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Examples of Bk
Which betrayed not, or crushed not, or wept not her cause.
True, the chains of the Catholic clank o'er his rags, The Castle still stands, and the Senate's no more, And the Famine which dwelt on her freedomless crags Is extending its steps to her desolate shore.
Aye, roar in his train! let thine orators lash Their fanciful spirits to pamper his pride- Not thus did thy Grattan indignantly flash His soul o'er the freedom implored and denied.
Were he God-as he is but the commonest clay, With scarce fewer wrinkles than sins on his brow- Such servile devotion might shame him away.
The Venetian chroniclers who were Faliero's contemporaries, and Anonimo Torriano, a Trevisan, who wrote before Zuccato, are silent.
The story appears for the first time in the chronicle of Bartolomeo Zuccato, notajo e cancelliere of the Comune di Treviso, which belongs to the first half of the sixteenth century.