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  • adj. Of or relating to the family or the faction of the Guelphs.


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  • Acton puts the following in quotation marks, and credits "this language" to "the most celebrated of all the Guelphic writers," St. Thomas Aquinas:

    Was Aquinas a Whig?

  • Guelphic Order which he wore, and the Americans, with a shout, rushed up the companion to the quarter-deck, upon the astonished foe.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Guelphic party; the two new Companies of the Trades were dissolved, and all who had been subject to them assigned to their former companies.

    The History of Florence

  • The pope, too, in order to keep Tuscany in the Guelphic interest, made Charles imperial vicar over the province.

    The History of Florence

  • It appeared to the heads of the Guelphic faction that their enemies would be greatly strengthened, and themselves in considerable danger in case a hostile Signory should resolve on their subjugation.

    The History of Florence

  • He was a bold, ambitious man; and being resolved at any event to diminish the power of Charles, induced the Emperor Rodolph to complain that he had a governor in Tuscany favorable to the Guelphic faction, who after the death of Manfred had been replaced by him.

    The History of Florence

  • Nor did the evil confine itself to the city alone, for the whole country was divided upon it, so that the Captains of the Six Parts, and whoever were attached to the Guelphic party or the well-being of the republic, were very much afraid that this new division would occasion the destruction of the city, and give new life to the Ghibelline faction.

    The History of Florence

  • Guelphic party resumed their ascendancy, and by new reforms among the PARTS, so remodeled the administration as to be able to dispose of the offices of the captains and the twenty-four citizens at pleasure.

    The History of Florence

  • In the first place they were going to attack a Guelphic city, that had always been friendly to the Florentine people, and had frequently, at great hazard, received the Guelphs into her bosom when they were expelled from their own country.

    The History of Florence

  • Florence was at this time in a very unhappy condition; for the great Guelphic families had become insolent, and set aside the authority of the magistrates; so that murders and other atrocities were daily committed, and the perpetrators escaped unpunished, under the protection of one or other of the nobility.

    The History of Florence


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