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By Murray Leinster

ISBN-10: 1612100112

ISBN-13: 9781612100111

"Nobody ever observed the message-torp. It wasn't to be anticipated. It got here in on a direction that prolonged backward to someplace close to the Rift—where there was Huks—and for a really, very good way it had traveled as in basic terms message-torps do shuttle. It hopped part a light-year in overdrive, and got here again to normality lengthy sufficient for its photocells to examine the star-filled universe all approximately. Then it hopped one other part light-year, etc. For a protracted, very long time it traveled during this jerky fashion."

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Or, pour tout État, soit ancien, soit nouveau, soit mixte, les principales bases sont de bonnes lois et de bonnes armes. Mais, comme là où il n'y a point de bonnes armes, il ne peut y avoir de bonnes lois, et qu'au contraire il y a de bonnes lois là où il y a de bonnes armes, ce n'est que des armes que j'ai ici dessein de parler. Je dis donc que les armes qu'un prince peut employer pour la défense de son État lui sont propres, ou sont mercenaires, auxiliaires, ou mixtes, et que les mercenaires et les auxiliaires sont non seulement inutiles, mais même dangereuses.

Après s'être donné des forces telles qu'il les voulait, et avoir détruit en grande partie celles de son voisinage qui pouvaient lui nuire, le duc, se trouvant très puissant, se croyait presque entièrement assuré contre les dangers actuels ; et voulant poursuivre ses conquêtes, il était encore retenu par la considération de la France : car il savait que le roi, qui enfin s'était aperçu de son erreur, ne lui permettrait point de telles entreprises. En conséquence, il commença à rechercher des amitiés nouvelles et à tergiverser avec les Français, lorsqu'ils marchaient vers le royaume de Naples contre les Espagnols, qui faisaient le siège de Gaëte ; il projetait même de les mettre hors d'état de le contrarier ; et il en serait venu bientôt à bout, si Alexandre avait vécu plus longtemps.

On verra comment Philippe, père d'Alexandre le Grand, comment une foule d'autres princes et de républiques, avaient su se donner des troupes nationales et les organiser. Je m'en rapporte à l'instruction qu'on peut tirer de ces exemples. – 61 – CHAPITRE XIV Des fonctions qui appartiennent au prince, par rapport à la milice La guerre, les institutions et les règles qui la concernent sont le seul objet auquel un prince doive donner ses pensées et son application, et dont il lui convienne de faire son métier : c'est là la vraie profession de quiconque gouverne ; et par elle, non seulement ceux qui sont nés princes peuvent se maintenir, mais encore ceux qui sont nés simples particuliers peuvent souvent devenir princes.

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