On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic

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Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee;
And was the safeguard of the west: the worth
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Of Venice did not fall below her birth,
Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty.
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She was a maiden City, bright and free;
No guile seduced, no force could violate;
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And, when she took unto herself a Mate,
She must espouse the everlasting Sea.
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And what if she had seen those glories fade,
Those titles vanish, and that strength decay;
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Yet shall some tribute of regret be paid
When her long life hath reached its final day:
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Men are we, and must grieve when even the Shade
Of that which once was great is passed away.
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~ William Wordsworth ~
1802
Details below ~
Credits ~
Hair ~ Wasabi Pills ~ “Kylee” – iceberg
Headpiece ~ Illusions ~ “Anna French Hood”
Skin ~ Nomine ~ “Grady Vamp Red” (custom)
Eyes ~ Tacky Star ~ “Blood Fest” – Lighter Large – vein 1
Mask 1 ~ Illusions ~ “Columbina”
Mask 2 ~ Illusions ~ “Curiata”
Additional makeup ~ MOCK Cosmetics ~ “Mock and Mole”
Additional Makeup ~ “lipstripe” by G.E
Necklace ~ PIXLIGHTS FACTORY ~ “Bloody heart necklace”
Coat ~ FATEwear ~ “Desmond” – volcano
Trousers ~  ColdLogic ~ “gassel” – red (XXS – CUFF1)
Shoes ~ Lassitude & Ennui ~ “Estampie” – wine red velvet
Shot on location in Second Life at Venexia
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7 responses

  1. There is an old Neanderthal saying, “Those who hide behind masks, obscure their faces…but too oft leave their hair unguarded. Unf.”

    July 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

    • A most interesting reference! What was the Cro-Magnon position on the topic?

      July 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      • They were all for lies and obfuscation.

        July 8, 2013 at 1:13 am

      • Le sigh. To be expected.

        July 8, 2013 at 2:52 am

      • tout

        Standing of course.

        July 8, 2013 at 7:40 am

      • Still standing, or standing still? Never mind, both are true. 🙂

        July 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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