He singles out two essential methods of organizing home affairs in such a way as to instil the quality of virtu in the whole body of the citizens.
This, then, is the sign of virtu in rulers and citizens alike: each must be prepared to advance not his own interests but the general good, not his own posterity but the common fatherland.
Even in a civil republic, leaders would emerge who had the quality of virtu , who could negotiate with fortune, and who understood political necessity.
Cavendish is appropriating Machiavellian virtu as a female as well as male quality.
These may be divided into three sometimes overlapping categories: relics, souvenirs, and objects of (sometimes easy) virtu .
Post's financial resources enabled her to purchase works of primarily French and Russian origin in a wide variety of categories including furniture, porcelain, glass, textiles, and objets de vertu .
Sothely as a man goynge fer in pilgrimage, clepide his seruauntis, and bitoke to hem his goodis; And to oon he aue fyue talentis, forsothe to an other two, but to an other oon, to eche after his owne vertu ; and went forth anoon.
Queen Charlotte was hardly mentioned, even though she was an avid collector of gems, natural history specimens and objets de vertu .
The paintings hung in a small cabinet in which were also located a number of antiquities and objets de vertu , in a heterogeneous arrangement like that of a wonder collection.
Here he assembled a large but indifferent collection of objects of virtu , prints, and curiosities, several of which were purchased in Italy by Mann, which attracted fashionable attention.