Venice: An Historical Sketch of the Republic

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Rívington, Percival, 1895 - Venice (Italy) - 434 pages
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Page 387 - It is the voice of the Servite monk which speaks throughout the struggle; it is the intellectual grasp and clarity of the Friulian peasant which enunciates the formulas whereby Venice summed up her official and public, though not her individual and private, conception of the relations between Church and State.
Page 238 - I see vessels as large as my house with masts taller than its towers. They sail to all parts of. the world, and brave a thousand dangers. They carry wine to England ; honey to the Scythians ; saffron, oil, linen to Assyria, Armenia, Persia and Arabia ; wood to Egypt and Greece ; they return laden with merchandise to be distributed all over Europe. Where the sea ends, their sailors quit the ships and travel on to trade with India and China ; they cross the Caucasus and the Ganges, and reach the Eastern...
Page 387 - In her last great encounter with the Curia, she [Venice] was enabled by the genius of one man, Paolo Sarpi, to formulate, and to formulate splendidly, the conception of her political attitude towards Rome. It is the voice of the Servite monk which speaks throughout the struggle " HF Brown, Venice, p. 387. Johnson wrote a short biography of Paolo Sarpi for The Gentleman's Magazine (1738) and issued proposals for a translation of his History of the Council of Trent. p. 44, /. 1...
Page 386 - Home remonstrated, the Doge replied that " it is impossible for the Republic to search the boxes of the English ambassador, when we are absolutely certain that he is living most reserved and quietly, causing no scandal whatever. We know nothing of these dangerous works, and if they had existed we should have heard of them, for we do not keep our eyes shut in matters of religion.
Page 147 - Comea next a clerk who holds a great cross all beautiful with gold, silver, and precious stones ; a second clerk carries the Gospels, and a third a silver censer, and all three are dressed in damask of gold. Then follow the twenty-two canons of S.
Page 164 - ... regulation all those — and they were the vast majority — who had neither sat themselves nor could prove that a paternal ancestor had sat in the Great Council, were virtually disfranchised, for that Council was the root of political life in the State, and exclusion from it meant political annihilation. In 1315 a list of all those who were eligible for election was compiled, and only legitimate children of parents belonging to the favoured class were allowed to appear in this register, known...
Page 283 - ... Romagna, and he had defeated Florence in battle after battle, Zagonara, Val di Lamone, Rapallo, Anghiari. In desperation the Florentines declared that if the Venetians would not help them to retain their liberties, they would pull the house about their ears. " When we refused," they said, " to help Genoa, she made Visconti her Lord ; if you refuse to help us we will make him King.
Page 10 - Then I came to a third lido, and I saw the whole place filled with a diverse multitude of people, and many bulls and cows, with calves. And when I drew near, lo ! an old man sitting on the ground, and he spoke to me, while nigh unto him stood a younger man. The old man said unto me, ' I am Peter, prince and apostle, the pastor of the flock. I charge you honour me, and build me a church that there, on my nativity, all the people of...

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