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Stones of Venice

Introductory Chapters and Local Indices for the Use of Travellers While Staying in Venice and Verona

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Author: John Ruskin
Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,536 / 215 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,526
mnybks.net#: 6028
Genres: Travel,
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greater number of travellers passing hastily through the city. Nor is it less worthy of remark, that the two most important temples of Venice, next to the ducal chapel, owe their size and magnificence, not to national effort, but to the energy of the Franciscan and Dominican monks, supported by the vast organization of those great societies on the mainland of Italy, and countenanced by the most pious, and perhaps also, in his generation, the most wise, of all the princes of Venice, [Footnote: Tomaso Mocenigo, above named, Section V.] who now rests beneath the roof of one of those very temples, and whose life is not satirized by the images of the Virtues which a Tuscan sculptor has placed around his tomb.

SECTION X. There are, therefore, two strange and solemn lights in which we have to regard almost every scene in the fitful history of the Rivo Alto. We find, on the one hand, a deep, and constant tone of individual religion characterizing the lives of the citizens of Venice in her greatness; we find this s

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