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By Andrea Di Robilant

Within the waning days of Venice's glory within the mid-1700s, Andrea Memmo was once scion to at least one the city's oldest patrician households. on the age of twenty-four he fell passionately in love with sixteen-year-old Giustiniana Wynne, the gorgeous, illegitimate daughter of a Venetian mom and British father. due to their dramatically varied positions in society, they can no longer marry. And Giustiniana's mom, afraid that an affair could smash her daughter's percentages to shape a superior union, forbade them to determine one another. Her prohibition in simple terms fueled their wish and so all started their torrid, mystery seven-year-affair, enlisting the help of a couple of intimates and servants (willing to chance their very own positions) to trip love letters backward and forward and to aid facilitate their clandestine conferences. finally, Giustiniana discovered herself pregnant and he or she grew to become for aid to the notorious Casanova--himself infatuated with her.

Two and part centuries later, the incredible tale of this star-crossed couple is informed in a wide ranging narrative, re-created partially from the passionate, clandestine letters Andrea and Giustiniana wrote to one another.

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S. Houston at San Francisco, July 14, 1938 A prince, wrote Machiavelli, must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves. Those that wish to be only lions do not understand this. Therefore, a prudent ruler ought not to keep faith when by so doing it would be against his interest, and when the reasons which made him bind himself no longer exist.

As a Federalist member of the state convention he voted under Alexander Hamilton’s brilliant leadership to ratify the new federal Constitution in opposition to the great landowners along the Hudson. Then the line veered steadily away from politics. Isaac’s son James (1760-1847) went to Princeton, became a sugar refiner and banker, was a Federalist member of the New York State Assembly for one term, bred horses, and bought land along the Hudson near Poughkeepsie. His son Isaac (1790-1863) had no interest in politics: he was a Princeton man, a student of medicine and botany, a breeder of cattle and horses, and became a Dutchess County squire.

It was a world of benevolent authority, with class lines separating the close little family of three at the top from the nurses and governesses, and these in turn from the maids and cooks indoors, and these in turn from the stableboys and farm hands outside. It was a world with the sound and smack of the sea, carried in Sara’s rendering of the sea chanteys she had learned on the long voyage to China. It was a world of broad horizons, where Paris and London and Nauheim were familiar places one visited almost every year.

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