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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 statue of St George Maggiore about 5 ft high said to be the first work of the great sculptor Canova.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Down into the Court again we pass out from these terrible localities of inquisitions and cruelties so closely blended with pomp and power, and under the western arches, into the short wide street called the Piazzetta, leading from the Promenade (Molo) back to the square of St Mark-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Standing in the Piazzetta facing the sea, on our left is the Doges Palace On our right is the Library “Antica Silvania di St Marco” a splendid large building begun in 1536, its cornice ornamented with a long row of fine statuary, and in front of us two tall granite columns.   The left one surmounted with the winged Lion of St Mark the emblem of the tutulary [sic] Saint of Venice, and ^on^ the right column a statue of St Theodore on a xxxx Crocodile, the patron saint of the ancient republic, while in front of them is the favorite resort of hundreds of Gondolas, and out in the sea rises the square tower of the church of St. Georgio Maggiore, on the right of which is the cruciform church with dome and apses, on a fortified island belonging to the adjoining Benedictine Monastery-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We have had a charming Gondola ride.   From our Hotel straight out in the Adriatic to St. Georgio Maggiore, around it to the left.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Piazzetta-]

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