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Identifier: halstravelsineur00wigg
Title: Hal's travels in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land : a twelve months' tour during which he saw many wonderful things and a vast deal of fun
Year: 1861 (1860s)
Authors: Wiggs, A. R. (Alexander R.)
Subjects: Wiggs, A. R. (Alexandaer R.) Voyages and travels
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Printed for the author by J. B. M'Ferrin
Contributing Library: Duke University Libraries
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er the waters sweep. These gondoliers dont sing any more. I havelistened for one of their songs ever since my arrivalhere, but have heard nary song. The Grand Canal is to Venice what Broadway isto New York—the great thoroughfare. I havespent much time in gliding up and down this canal,gazing at the great and gorgeous palaces, wonder-stricken, with eyes stretched to a size little less thantea-cups. And then the flashing eyes that beamand sparkle from the palace windows, and thegraceful forms that lean from the balconies, set myheart all a-flutter. I imagine that Jessica, the fairJewess, looked as they look, when watching for herLorenzo; (believe thats the name of the fellow whostole old Shylocks daughter.) And I have stood upon the Rialto, the splendidarch that spans this Grand Canal. Hard by it is theExchange, (it is a market now for fishes,) whereAntonio and Shylock were wont in former timesto talk of trade and commerce, and where Antoniospat upon the Jews gabardine, and called him

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iJ^J II ALS TRAVELS. 95 dog; and it was there, or thereabout, tlic bondwas sealed for the pound of flesh. Some of theShylock family arc said to be still found in theneighborhood. The Rialto is a specimen of archi-tecture never surpassed, either in ancient or inmodern times. Numerous little shops for the saleof bogus jewelry, cheap goods, and worthlesstrinkets, are now upon this bridge. St. Marks Square is the centre of attraction inVenice. It is an open space of several acres, pavedwith marble slabs, and surrounded with buildingsof great magnificence. These houses are occupiedas splendid shops and brilliant cafes, with colonnades.It is a place of general resort, and bands of musicoften play in it. The diie of the city, and strangersinnumerable, may always be found in St. MarksSquare. In front of the cafes, people of all nationsunder the sun may be seen sipping their punch,their wine, or their coffee—playing cards, dominoes,or chess. On one side of this square stands St. MarksCathedr


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