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The shadow of the Venetian blind on the painted wall,
Shadows of the snake-plant and cacti, the plaster animals,
The things of this world reveal their essential absurdity when they are put in the Venetian context. In the unreal realm of the ca ...
I was happy there,
part Venetian vase,
part Swiss watch, part Indian head.
If I be left behind,
A moth of peace, and he go to the war,
I know our country disposition well;
In Venice they do let God see the pranks
Yet by your gracious patience
I will a round unvarnished tale deliver
Of my whole course of love.
Rude am I in my speech,
And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace.
Once did She hold the gorgeous East in fee;
And was the safeguard of the West:
And, when she took unto herself a Mate,
She must espouse the everlasting Sea.
Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade
Of that which once was great, is passed away.
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