Most important of all, they are associated with the fate of Cola di Rienzo.
Cola had his first stomach-ache, was hurt, was miserable, prepared to howl.
Cola di Rienzi has proposed a Code of Law that shall be our shield.
Who should see that the shield become what he proposes, but Cola di Rienzi?
The chronicler of the life of Cola, however, takes no notice of this ceremony.