by Philip Greenspun; revised December 2007

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"The Venetian people have little to call their own--little more than the bare privilege of leading their lives in the most beautiful of towns. Their habitations are decayed; their taxes heavy; their pockets light; their opportunities few. ...

"... The only way to care for Venice as she deserves it, is to give her a chance to touch you often--to linger and remain and return."

-- Henry James (1843-1916)