"Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee;
And was the safeguard of the west: the worth
Of Venice did not fall below her birth,
Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty."
William Wordsworth On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic, l. 1 (1807)

“Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee;
And was the safeguard of the west: the worth
Of Venice did not fall below her birth,
Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty.”
William Wordsworth On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic, l. 1 (1807)

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