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My motive for writing these Memoirs—My father's family—Removal of the family to Florence—My childhood—My father takes me to Pistoia, but I run away from his house to return to my mother—From Pistoia I go with my father to Prato—My first study in drawing—Strong impression made upon me by an old print—My father's opposition to my studies—My sorrow at being so far from my mother—I run the risk of being burnt—Having grown tall, fears are entertained for my health—I return to my mother at Florence and work with Ammanati—I go to Siena and study ornate design in the Academy—Carlo Pini gives me lessons in drawing the human figure—Signor Angelo Barbetti's prophecy—I run away from Siena, and on foot go to my mother at Florence—Signor Paolo Sani—Death of my sister Clementina—My mother's infirmity of eyesight—My brother Lorenzo goes to the poorhouse—My aversion to learn reading and writing—My first library, and inexperience of books, ...MY MOTIVE FOR WRITING THESE MEMOIRS—MY FATHER'S FAMILY—REMOVAL OF THE FAMILY TO FLORENCE—MY CHILDHOOD—MY FATHER TAKES ME TO PISTOIA, BUT I RUN AWAY FROM HIS HOUSE TO RETURN TO MY MOTHER—FROM PISTOIA I GO WITH MY FATHER TO PRATO—MY FIRST STUDY IN DRAWING—STRONG IMPRESSION MADE UPON ME BY AN OLD PRINT—MY FATHER'S OPPOSITION TO MY STUDIES—MY SORROW AT BEING SO FAR FROM MY MOTHER—I RUN THE RISK OF BEING BURNT—HAVING GROWN TALL, FEARS ARE ENTERTAINED FOR MY HEALTH—I RETURN TO MY MOTHER AT FLORENCE AND WORK WITH AMMANATI—I GO TO SIENA AND STUDY ORNATE DESIGN IN THE ACADEMY—CARLO PINI GIVES ME LESSONS IN DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE—SIGNOR ANGELO BARBETTI'S PROPHECYI RUN AWAY FROM SIENA, AND ON FOOT GO TO MY MOTHER AT FLORENCE—SIGNOR PAOLO SANI—DEATH OF MY SISTER CLEMENTINA—MY MOTHER'S INFIRMITY OF EYESIGHT—MY BROTHER LORENZO GOES TO THE POORHOUSE—MY AVERSION TO LEARN READING AND WRITING—MY FIRST LIBRARY, AND INEXPERIENCE OF BOOKS.