1893 text

“Two long boats that were made in Venice, called gondolas, were by the Duke of Venice (Dominico Contareni) presented to His Majesty; , and the attending watermen, being four, were in very rich clothes, crimson satin; very big were their breeches and doublets; they wore also very large shirts of the same satin, very richly laced.” — Rugge’s Diurnal. — B.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

11 Aug 2014, 9:36 p.m. - Bill

GONDOLA, a Venetian Wherry Boat. ---An Universal Etymological English Dictionary. N. Bailey, 1675.


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