He keeps some of his bees during the winter at Camasco not very far from Varallo, others in other places near and moves them up to Alagna, at the head of the Val Sesia, towards the end of May that they may make their honey from the spring flowers and excellent honey they make. About a fortnight ago I happened to meet him bringing down ten of his hives.
And Rome is governed by one that cannot walk in the same path with such a man, whatever be the road. But God will not long endure him. He will be thrust down into the pit with Simon Magus; and his feet, when he arrives there, will thrust down the man of Alagna still lower.
I see the time at hand when a descendant of mine will be called into Italy, and the spear that Judas jousted with shall transfix the bowels of Florence. Another of my posterity sells his daughter for a sum of money to a Marquis of Ferrara. Another seizes the pope in Alagna, and mocks Christ over again in the person of his Vicar. A fourth rends the veil of the temple, solely to seize its money.