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  • But Dorothea had counted a little too much on her own strength: the clearness and intensity of her mental action this morning were the continuance of a nervous exaltation which made her frame as dangerously responsive as a bit of finest Venetian crystal; and in looking at Rosamond, she suddenly found her heart swelling, and was unable to speak—all her effort was required to keep back tears.

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  • She has a collection of Venetian glass.
  • The Venetians joined with France against the Duke of Milan,
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince

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