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*** in 1777, and Immediately recollected, came on manded the intentiou of giving this order, and de board, along with others, from different islands endeavoured to persuade the people near me not

in the vicinity. They were desirous to see the to persist in such acts of violence; but it was to ship, and, on being taken below, where the no effect; for the constant answer was, “Hold

bread-fruit-plants were arranged, they testified your tongue, Sir, or yoù are dead this moment." Ek great surprise. A few of these being decayed, The master had by this time sent, requesting

we went on shore to procare soine in their place that he might come on deck, which was perinit

The natives exhibited numerous marks of the ted; but he was soon ordered back again to his a peculiar mourning which they express on losing cabin. My exertions to turn the side of affairs

their relatives ; such as bloody temples, their were continued; when Christian, changing the heads being deprived of most of the hair, and, cutlass he held for a bayonet, and holding me what was worse, almost the whole of them had by the cord about my hands with a strong gripe, lost some of their fingers. Several fine boys, threatened me with immediate death if I would

not above six years old, had lost both their litile not be quiet; and the villains around ine had ' fingers; and several of the men, besides these, had their pieces cocked and bayonets fixed. 11.1: parted with the middle finger of the right hand. Certain individuals were called on to get into

The chiefs went off with me to dinner, and the boat, and were hurried over the ship's side;

we carried on a brisk trade for yams; we also whence I concluded, that along with them I was biete got plantains and bread-fruit. But the yams were to be set adrift. Another effort to bring about

in great abundance, and very fine and large. a change produced nothing but menaces of hav

One of them weighed above forty-five pounds. ing my brains blown out. Pipe

Sailing canoes came, some of which contained The boatswain and those seamen who were to

not less than ninety passengers. Such a number be put into the boat, were allowed to collect are of them gradually arrived from different islands, twine, canvas, lines, sails, cordage, an eight

that it was impossible to get any thing done, and twenty gallon cask of water; and Mr. Sathe multitude became so great, and there was uuel got 150 pounds of bread, with a small

no chief of sufficient authority to command the quantity of rum and wine; also a quadrant and art in whole. I therefore ordered a watering party, compass; but he was prohibited, on pain of death,

then employed, to come on board, and sailed on to touch any map or astronomical book, and any 22 Sunday, the 26th of April.

instrument, or any of my surveys and drawinge. We kept near the island of Kotoo all the The mutineers having thus forced those of the bars afternoon of Monday, in hopes that some canoes seamen whom they wished to get rid of into the

would come off to the ship, but in this we were boat, Christian directed a dram to be served to disappointed. The wind being northerly, we. each of his crew. I then unhappily saw that steered to the westward in the evening, to pass nothing could be done to recover the ship. The south of Tofoa ; and I gave directions for this officers were next called on deck, and forced course to be continued during the night. The over the ship's side into the boat, while I was master had the first watch, the gunner the middle kept apart from every one abaft the mizen mast. watch, and Mr. Christian the morning watch. Christian, armed with a bayonet, held the cord This was the turn of duty for the night.

fastening my hands, an the guard around me Hitherto the voyage had advanced in a course stood with their pieces cocked; but on my daring of uninterrupted prosperity, and had been attended the ungrateful wretches to fire, they uncocked with circumstances equally pleasing and satis- them. Isaac Martin, one of them, I saw had an factory. But a very different scene was now to inclination to assist 'me; and as he fed me with be disclosed; a conspiracy had been formed, shadock, my lips being quite parched, we exwhich was to render all our past labour pro: plained each other's sentiments by looks. But doctive only of misery and distress; and it had this was observed, and he was removed. He been concerted with so much secrecy and cir- then got into the boat, attempting to leave the cumspection, that no one circumstance escaped ship; however, he was compelled to return. to betray the impending calamity.

Some others were also kept contrary to their
On the night of Monday, the watch was set inclination.
as I have described. Just before sunrise, on It appeared to ine, that Christian was some
Tuesday morning, while I was yet asleep, Mr. time in doubt whether he should keep the car-
Christian, with the master-at-arms, gunner's mate, penter or his mates. At' ngth he determined on
and Thomas Burkitt, seaman, came into my cabin, the latter, and the car iter was ordered into
and, seizing me, tied my hands with a cord be the boat. He was permitted, though not without
hind my back; threatening me with instant death opposition, to take his tool-chest.
if I spoke or inade the least noise. I never- Mr. Samuel secured my journals and commission,
theless called out as loud as I could, in hopes with some important ship-papers ; this he did
of assistance; but the officers not of their party with great resolution, though strictly watched.
were already securerl by sentinels at their doors. He attempted to save the time - keeper, and a
At my own cabin-door were three men, besides box with my surveys, drawings, and remarks for
the four withiu; all except Christian had mus- fifteen years past, which were very numerous,
kets and bayonets; he had only a cutlass. I was when he was hurried away with-Damn your
dragged out of bed, and forced on deck in my eyes, you are well off to get what you have.".
shirt, suffering great pain in the mean time from Much altercation took place among the mutin-
the rightness with which my hands were tied. que crew during the transaction of this whole
On demanding the reason of such violence, the affair. Some swore, “I'll be damned if he does
only answer was abuse for not holding my tongue. not find his way home, if he gets any thing with
The master, the gunner, surgeon, master's mate, him," meaning me; and when the carpenter's
and Nelson, the gardener, were kept confined chest was carrying away ,. “Damn my eyes, he
below, and the fore-hatch'way was guarded by will have a vessel built in a month ; while
sentinels. The boatswain and carpenter, and others ridiculed the helpless situation of the
also the clerk, were allowed to come on deck, boat, which was very deep in the water, and
where they saw me standing abaft the mizen- had so little room for those who were in her.
mast, with my hands tied behind my back, under As for Christian, he seemed as if meditating de-
a giard, with Christian at their head. The boat-struction on himself and every one else.
swain was then ordered to hoist out the launch, I asked for arms, but the mutineers laughed
accompanied by a threat, if he did not do it in- at me, and said I was well acquainted with the

people among whom I was going ; four cut lasses,
The boat being hoisted out, Mr. Hayward and however, were thrown into the boat, after we
Mr. Hallet, two of the midshipmen, and Mr. were veered astern.
Samuel, the clerk, were ordered into it. I de- The officers and mon being in the boat, they

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only waited for mo, of which the master-at-arms, of these alone I shonld gladly have taken him with Informed Christian, who then said, “Come, Cap- me. But he had always borne a good character. tain Bligh, your officers and men are now in When I had time to reflect, an inward satisthe boat, and you must go with them; if you faction prevented the depression of my spirits. attempt to make the least resistance, you will Yet, a few hours before, my situation had been instantly be put to death ;" and without further peculiarly flattering; I had a ship in the most ceremony, I was forced over the side by a tribe perfect order, stored with every necessary, both of armed ruffians, where they untied my hands. for health and service; the object of the voyage Being in the boat, we were veered astern by a was attained, and two-thirds of it now completed rope. A few pieces of pork were thrown to us, The remaining part had every prospect of sacalso the four cutlasses. The

armourer and

It will naturally be asked, what could be carpenter then called out to me to remember the cause of such a revolt? In answer, I can that they had no hand in the transaction. After only conjecture that the mutineers had flattered having been kept some time to make sport for theinselves with the hope of a happier life these unfeeling wretches, and having undergone among the Otaheitians than they could possibly much ridicule, we were at length cast adrift in cnjoy in England; which, joined to some female the open ocean.

connexions, most probably occasioned the whole Eighteen persons were with me in the boat - transaction. The women of Otaheite are handthe master, acting surgeon, botanist, gunner, some, mild, and cheerful in manners and corboatswain, carpenter, master, and quarter-ma-versation; possessed of great sensibility, and ster's mate, two quarter-masters, the sail-maker, have sufficient delicacy to make them be admired two cooks, my clerk, the butcher, and a boy and beloved. The chiefs were so much attached There remained on board, Fletcher Christian, to our people, that they rather encouraged their the master's mate; Peter Haywood, Edward stay among them than otherwise, and even Bade Young, George Stewart, midshipmen; the ma-them promises of large possessions. Under these, ster.at-arms, gunner's mate, boatswain's mate, and many other concomitant circumstances, it gardener, armourer, carpenter's mate, carpenter's ought hardly to be the subject of surprise that crew, and fourteen seamen, being altogether the a set of sailors, most of the void of connexions, most able men of the ship's company. Having should be led away, where they had the power little or no wind, we rowed pretty fast towards of fixing themselves in the midst of pleniy, in the island of Tofoa, which bore north-east about one of the finest islands in the world, where ten leagues distant. The ship while in sight there was no necessity to labour, and where the steered west-north - west, but this I considered allurements of dissipation are beyond any cenonly as a feint, for when we were sent away, ception that can be formed of it. The utmost, “Hüzza for Otaheite!" was frequently heard however, that a Commander could have expected, among the mutineers.

was desertions, such as have already happened Christian, the chief of them, was of a respect- more or less in the South Seas, and not an act able family in the north of England. This was of open mutiny. the third voyage he had made with me. Not- But the secrecy of this matiny surpasses bewithstanding the roughness with which I was lief. Thirteen of the party who were now with treated, the remembrance of past kindnesses me had always lived forward among the seamen; produced some remorse in him. While they were yet neither they, nor the messmales of Chrisforcing me out of the ship, I asked him whether tian, Stewart, Haywood, aud Young, had ever this was a proper return for the many instances observed any circumstance to excite suspicion he had experienced of my friendship? He ap- of what was plotting; and it is pot wonderful if peared disturbed at the question, and answered, I fell a sacrifice to it, my mind being, entirely with much emotion, “That-Captain Bligh-thai free from suspicion. Perhaps, had marincs been is the thing-I am in hell-I am in hell." His on board, a sentinel at my cabin-door night abilities to take charge of the third watch, as I have prevented it; for I constantly slept with had so divided the ship's company, were fully the door open, that the officer of the watch equal to the task. Haywood was also of a re- might have access to me on all occasions. If spectable family in the north of England, and a the mutiny had been occasioned by any griefyoung man of abilities, as well as Christian. ances, either real or imaginary, I must have These two had been objects of my particular discovered symptoms of discontent, wbich would regard and attention, and I had taken great pains have put me on my guard; but it was far otherto instrnct them , having entertained pes that, wise. With Christian, in particula I was on as professional men, they would have become a the most friendly terms; that very day he was credit to their country. Young was well re- engaged to have dined with me; and the precommended ; and Stewart of creditable parents ceding night he excused himself from supping in the Orkneys, at which place, on the return of with me on pretence of indisposition, for whick the Resolution from the South' Seas in 1780, we i felt concerned, having no suspicions of his received so many civilities, that in consideration honour or integrity.

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He who from out their fountain - dwellingo The torrent with the many hues of heaven. (p. 359.

rained This Iris is formed by the rays of the sun Eros and Anteros, at Gadara. over the lower part of the Alpine torrents: it

(p. 360. is exactly like a rainbow, come down to pay a The philosopher lamblicus. "The story of the visit, and so close that you may walk into it :- raising of Eros and Anteros may be found in this effect laste till noon.

his lifc, by Eunapius. It is well told.

-She replied

-The giant-eons In words of dubious import, but fulfilld.

of the embrace of angels.

(p. 366. [p. 361.

“That the Sons of God saw the daughters of The story of Pausanias, king of Sparta (who men, that they were fair." commanded the Greeks at the battle of Platea, “There were giants in the earth in those and afterwards perished for an attempt to be- days; and also after that, when the Sons of God tray the Lacedemonians), and Cleonice, is told came in unto the daughters of men, and they in Plutarch's life of Cimon; and in the Laconics bare children to them, the same became mighty of Pausanias tho Sophist, in his descriptiou of men which were of old, men of renown."--Genesis, Greece.

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[p. 376.

I smote the tardy bishop at Treviso.

Then, when the Hebrew's in thy palaces. (p. 410. An historical fact.

The chief palaces on the Brenta now belong

to the Jews, who in the earlier times of the A gondola with one oar only. [p. 379. Republic were only allowed to inhabit Mestri, A gondola is not like a common boat, but is and not to enter the city of Venice. The whole as easily rowed with one oar as with two (though commerce is in the hands of the Jews and of course not 80 swiftly), and often is so from Greeks, and the Huns form the garrison. motives of privacy, and (since the decay of Venice) of economy.

Thou den of drunkards with the blood of princes.

(p. 410. They think themselves

of the first fifty Doges, five abdicated-five Engaged in secret to the Signory. (p. 388. were banished with their eyes put out--five An historical fact.

were MASSACRED-and nine deposed; 80 that

nineteen out of fifty lost the throne by violence, Within our palace precincts at San Polo. besides two who fell in battle: this occurred

(p. 398. long previous to the reign of Marino Faliero. The Doge's private family-palace.

One of his more immediate predecessors, Andrea

Dandolo, died of vexation. Marino Faliero him“Signor of the Night.". (p: 400. self perished as related. Amongst his successors, “I Signori di Notte" held an important charge Foscari, after seeing his son repeatedly tortured to the old Republic.

and banished, was deposed, and died of breaking

a blood-vessel, on hearing the bell of Saint Festal Thursday.

[p. 403. Mark's toll for the election of his successor. “Giovedi Grasso," "fat or greasy Thursday," Morosini was impeached for the loss of Candia; which I cannot literally translate in the text, but this was previous to his dukedom, during was the day.

which he conquered the Morea, and was styled

the Peloponnesian. Faliero might truly say, Guards ! let their mouths be gagg'd, even in

"Thou den of drunkards with the blood of the act.

[p. 403. Historical fact.


Say, conscript fathers, shall she be admitted ?

[p. 405

A P P E N D I X. The Venetian senate took the same title as the Roman, of “Conscript Fathers."

I. 'Tis with age, then.

[p. 409. This was the actual reply of Bailli, maire of

MCCCLIV. Paris, to a Frenchman who made him the same MARINO FALIBRO, DOGE XLIX. reproach on his way to execution, in the earliest part of their revolution. I find in reading over “Fa eletto da quarantuno Elettori, il quale (since the completion of this tragedy), for the era Cavaliere e Conte di Valdemarino in Trivifirst time these six years, “Venice Preserved," giana, ed era ricco, e si trovava Ambasciadore a similar reply on a different occasion by Re- a Roma. - - E cosi a di 11. di Settembre fu nault, and other coincidences arising from the creato il prefato Marino Faliero Doge. E susubject. I need hardly remind the gentlest reader, bito furono spedite lettere al detto Doge, il quale thai such coincidences must be accidental, from era a Roma Oratore al Legato di Papa Innothe very facility of their detection by reference cenzo VI. ch'era in Avignone. Fu preso nel to so popular a play on the stage and in the gran Consiglio d'eleggere dodici Ambasciadori closet as Otway's chef-d'æuvre.

incontro a Marino Faliero Doge il quale veniva

da Roma. E giunto a Chioggia, il Podestà mandò Beggars for nobles, panders for a people! Taddeo Giustiniani suo figliuolo incontro, con

[p. 410. quindici Ganzaruoli. e poi venuto a S. Cle. Should the dramatic picture seem harsh, let mente nel Racintoro, venne un gran caligo, adeo the reader look to the historical, of the period che il Bucintoro non si poté levare. Laonde il prophesied, or rather of the few years preced- Doge co' Gentiluomini nelle piatte vennero di ing that period. Voltaire calculated their inostre lungo in questa 'Terra a' 5. d'Ottobre del 1354. benemerite Meretrici” at 12,000 of regulars, E dovendo smontare alla riva della Paglia per without including volunteers and local militia, lo caligo andarono ad ismontare alla riva della on what authority I know not; but it is perhaps Piazza in mezzo alle due Colonne dove si fa la the unly part of the population not decreased. Giustizia, che fu un malissimo augurio. E a' 6.

la mattina venne alla Chiesa di San Marco alla | liero suo nipote, il quale stava con lol in Pa laudazione di quello."

lazzo, e entrarono in questa macchinazione. Ne Trattato di Messet Marino_Faliero Doge, si partirono di li, che mandarono per Filippe tratto da una Cronica antica. Essendo venuto Calendaro, nomo marittimo e di gran seguito, e il Giovedì della Caccia, fu fatta giusta il solito per Bertncci Israello, ingegnere e uomo astela Caccia. E a' que' tempi dopo fatta la Caccia tissimo. E consigliatisi_iusieme diede ordine å 8andava in Pallazo del Doge in una di quelle chiamare alcuni altri. E così per alconi giorai Sale, e con donne faccvasi una festicciuola, dove la notte si riducevano insieme in Palazzo in si ballava fino alla prima Campana, e veniva casa del Doge. E chiamarono a parte a parte una Colazione ; la quale spesa faceva Messer lo altri, videlicet Niccolò Fagiuolo, Giovanni da Doge, quando v'era la Dogaressa. E poscia Corfù, Stefano Fagiano, Niccolò dalle Bende, tutii andavano a casa sua. Sopra la qual festa, Niccolò Biondo, e Stefano Trivisano. B ordine pare, che Ser Michele Steno, molto giovane e di fare sedici o diciasette Capi in diversi luoghi povero Gentiluomo, ma ardito e astuto, il qual' della Terra, i quali avessero eadaan di loro era innamorato in certa donzella della Doga- quarant'uomini provvigionati, preparati, non diressa, essendo sul Solajo appresso le Donne, fa- cendo a' detti suoi quaranta quello, che veles cesse cert' atto non conveniente, adeo che il sero fare. Ma che il giorno stabilito si mostrasse Doge comendò ch'e' fosse buttato giù dal Solajo. di far questione tra loro in diversi laoghi, aeE cosi quegli Scudieri del Doge lo spinsero giù ciocchè il Doge facesse sonare a San Marco le di quel Solajo. Laonde a Ser Michele parve, Campane, le quali non si possono suonare, s che fossegli stata fatta troppo grande ignominia egli nol comanda. E al suono delle Campane E non considerando altramente il fine, ma so- questi sedici o diciasette co' suoi uomini renis pra quella passione fornita la Festa, é andati sero a San Marco alle strade, che battano in tutti via, quella notte egli andò, e sulla cadrega, Piazza. E cosi i nobili e primarj Cittadini, che dove sedeva il Doge nella Sala dell' Udienza venissero in Piazza, per sapere del ronore cið (perchè allora i Dogi non tenevano panno di ch'era, li tagliassero a pezzi. E seguito questo, seta sopra la cadrega, ma sedevano in una ca- che fosse chiamato per Signore Messer Marino drega di legno) scrisse alcune parole dironeste Faliero Doge. E fermate le cose tra loro, eta del Doge e della Dogaressa, cioè : Marin Faliero bilito fu, che questo dovess' essere a' 15 d'Aprile dalla bella moglie: Altri la gode, ed egli la man- del 1355' in giorno di Mercoledi. La quale matiene. E la mattina furono vedute tali parole chinazione trattata fu tra loro tanto segretascritte. E parve una brutta cosa. E per la mente, che mai nè pure se ne sospettò, non che Signoria fu commessa la cosa agli Avvogadori se ne sapesse cos' alcuna. Ma il Signor Iddio, del Comune con grande efficacia. I quali Avvo- che ha sempre ajutato questa gloriosissima Città, çadori subito diedero taglia grande per venire e che per le santimonie e giustizie sue mai nos in chiaro della verità di chi avea scritto tal let- l'ha abbandonata, ispirò a un Beltramo Bergatera. E tandem si seppe, che Michele Steno masco, il quale fu messo Capo di quarant' uomini avcale scritte. E fu per la Quarantia preso di per uno de detti congiurati (il quale intese ritenerlo; e ritenuto confessò, che in quella pas- qualche parola, sicche comprese l'effetto, che sione di essere stato spinto giù dal Solajo, pre- doveva succedere, e il qual era di casa di Ser. sente la sua amante, egli aveale scritte. Onde Niccolò Lioni de Santo Stefano) di andare a di... poi fu placitato nel detto Consiglio, e parve al d'Aprile a Casa del detto Ser Niccolò Lioni. E Consiglio si per rispetto all' età, come per la gli 'disse ogni cosa dell'ordin dato. Il quale caldezza d'amore, di condannarlo a compiere due intese le cose, rimase come morto ; e intese mesi in prigione serrato, e poi ch' e' fusse ban- molte particolarità, il detto Beltramo il prego dito di Venezia e dal distretto per un'anno. Per che lo tenesse segreto, e glielo disse, acciocche la qual condennagione tanto piccola il Doge ne il detto Ser Niccolò non si partisse di casa a di prese grande sdegno, parendogli che non fosse 15 acciochè egli non fosse' morto. Ed egli vostata fatta quella estimazione della cosa, che lendo partirsi, il fece ritenere a suoi di casa, e ricercava la sua dignità del Ducato. E diceva, serrarlo in una camera. Ed esso andò a casa ch'eglino doveano averlo fatto appiccare per la di M. Giovanni Gradenigo Nasone, il quale fa gola, o saltem bandirlo in perpetuo da Venezia. poi Doge, che stava anch'egli a Santo Stefano; E perchè (qnando deve succedere un effetto è é dissegli la cosa. La quale parendogli, com'era, necessario che vi concorra la cagione a fare tal d'una grandissima importanza, tutti e due andaeffetto) era destinato, che a Messer Marino Doge rono a casa di Ser Marco Cornaro, che stava fosse tagliata la testa, perciò occorse, che en- a San Felice. E dettogli il itto, tutti e tre trata la Quaresima il giorno dopo che fu con- deliberarono di venire a casa del detto Ser Nicdannato il detto Ser Michele Steno, un Gentil-colò Lioni, ed esaminare il detto Beltramo. E uomo da Cà Barbaro, di natura collerico, an- quello esaininato, intese le cose, il fecero stare dassc all' Arsenale, domandasse certe cose ai serrato. E andarono tutti e tre a San Salvatore Padroni, ed era alla presenza de Signori l'Am- in Sacristia, e mandarono i loro famigli a chimiraglio dell' Arsenale. Il quale intesa la do- amare i Consiglieri, gli Avvogadori, i Capi de manda, disse, che non si poteva fare. Quel Gen- Dieci, e que del Consiglio. E ridotti insieme tiluomo venne a parole coll'Ammiraglio, e die- dissero loro le cose. I quali rimasero morti. B degli un pugno su un'ochio. E perché avea un'- deliberarono di mandare pel detto Beltramo, e anello in deto, collo anello gli ruppe la pelle, e fattolo venire cautamente, ed esaminatolo, e vefece sangue.

e l'Ammiraglio cosi battuto e in- rificate le cose, ancorchè ne sentissero gran passanguinato andò al Doge a lamentarsi, acciocchè sione, pure pensarono la provvisione. E manil Doge facesse fare gran punizione contra il darono pe' Capi de Quaranta, pe' Signori di detto da Cà Barbaro: 11 Doge disse: Che vuoi notte, pe Capi de Sestieri, e pe Cinque della che ti faccia? Guarda le ignominiose parole Pace. B ordinato, ch' eglino co' loro uomini scritte di me,, e il modo ch'è stato punito quel trovassero degli altri buoni nomini, e naadasribaldo di Michele Steno, che le scrisse. E quale sero a casa de Capi de congiurati, ut supra stima hanno i Quaranta fatto della persona no- mettessero loro le mani addosso. E tolsero i stra. Laonde l'Ammiraglio gli disse: Messer lo detti le Maestrerie dell' Arsenale, acciocchè i Doge, se voi volete farvi Signore, e fare tagliare provvisionati de conginrati non potessero offentutti questi becchi Gentiluomini a pezzi, mi basta derli. E si ridussero in Palazzo verso la sera. l'animo, dandomi voi ajuto, di farvi Signore di Dove ridotti fecero scrrare le porte de la corte questa Terra. E allora voi potrete castigare del Palazzo. E mandarono a ordinare ai Canntutti costoro. Intese queste, il Doge disse, Come panaro, che non sonasse le Campane. E cosi fa si può fare una simile cosa? E cosi entrarono eseguito, e messe le mani addosso a tutti i noin ragionamento.

minati di sopra, furono que condotti al Palazzo. "Il Doge mando a chiamare Ser Bertucci Fa-le vedendo 'Il Consiglio de* Dieoi, che il Dege

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era nella cospirazione, presero di eleggere venti di notte. Ed essendo stati impiocati I traditori, de primarj della Terra, di giunta al detto Con- e tagliata la testa al Doge, rimase la Terra in siglio a consigliare, non peră che potessero met- gran riposo, e quiete. E come in una Cronica tere pallotta.

ho trovato, fu portato il Corpo del Doge in una E chiamati questi venti nel Consiglio dei Dieci, barca con otto doppieri a seppelire nella sua fu mandato per Messer Marino Faliero Doge, arca a San Giovanni e Paolo, la quale al preil quale andava pel Palazzo con gran gente, gen- sente è in quell' andito per mezzo la Chiesuola tiluomini, e altra buona gente, che non sapeano di Santa Maria della Pace, fatta fare pel Vesancora coine il fatto stava. In questo tempo fu covo Gabriello di Bergamo, e un Cassone di condotto, preso, e ligato, Bertucci Israello, uno Pietra con queste lettere. Heic jacet Dominus de' Capi del trattato per que' di Santa Croce, Marinus Faletro Dux. E nel gran Consiglio non e ancora fu preso Zanello del Brin, Nicoletto di gli è stato fatto alcon Brieve, ma il luogo vacuo Rosa, e Nicoletto Alberto, il Guardiaga, e altri con lettere, che dicono cosi: Hic est locus Mauomini da mare, e di altre condizioni, i quali rini Faletro, decapitati pro criminibus. E pare, furono esaminati, e trovata la verità del tradi- che la sua casa fosse data alla Chiesa di Sant' mento. A di 16. d'Aprile fu sentenziato pel detto Apostolo, la qual era quella grande sol Ponte. Consiglio de Dieci, che Filippo Calandario, e Tamen vedo il contrario che è pure di Cà PaBertucci Israello fossero appiccati alle Colonne liero, o che i Falieri la ricuperassero con danari rosse del balconate del Palazzo, nelle quali sta dalla Chiesa. Nè voglio restar di scrivere ala vedere il Doge la festa della Caccia. E cosi cuni, che volevano, che fosse messo nel suo furono appiccati con spranghe in bocca. E nel breve, cioè: Marinus Faletro Dur. Temeritas giorno seguente questi furono condannati, Nic-me cepit. Pænas lui, decapitatus pro criminibus. colò Zuccuolo, Nicoletto Blondo, Nicoletto Doro, Altri vi fecero un Distico assai degno al sue Marco Giuda, Jacomello Dagolino, Nicoletto merito, il quale è questo, da essere posto su la Fedele figliuolo di Filippo Calendaro, Marco sua sepultura : Torello detto Israello, Stefano Trivisano Cam

Dux Venetum jacet heic, patriam qui probiatore di Santa Margherita, Antonio dalle

dere tentans, Bende. Furono tutti presi a Chioggia, che fuggivano, e dipoi in diversi giorni a due a due, e

Sceptra, decus, censum, perdidit, atque caput." a uno a uno, per sentenza fatta nel detto Consiglio de' Dieci, furono appiccati per la gola “Non voglio restar di scrivere quello che ho alle Colonne, continuando dalle rosse del Pa- letto in una Cronica, cioè, che Marino Faliero lazzo, seguendo fin verso il Canale. E altri trovandosi Podestà e Capitano a Treviso, e do. presi furono lasciati, perchè sentirono il fatto, vendosi fare una Processione, il Vescovo stette ma non vi furono tal che fu dato loro ad inten- troppo a far venire il Corpo di Cristo. Il detto dere per questi capi, che venissero coll' arme, Faliero era di tanta superbia e arroganza, che per prendere alcuni malfattori in servigio della diede un buffetto al prefato Vescovo, per modo Signoria, nè altro sapeano. Fu ancora liberato ch' egli quasi cadde in terra. Però fu permesso, Nicoletto Alberto, il Guardiaga, e Bartolommeo che il Faliero perdette l'intelletto, e fece la Ciriuola, e suo figliuolo, e molti altri, che non mala morte, come ho scritto di sopra." erano in colpa.

“Ea di 16. d'Aprile, giorno di Venerdì, fu Cronica di Sanuto-Muratori S. S. Rerum Itasentenziato nel detto Consiglio de' Dieci, di ta- licaron-vol. XXII. 628—639. gliare la testa a Messer Marino Faliero Doge sul pato della Scala di pierra, dove i Dogi giurano il primo sagramento, quando montano prima in Palazzo. E cosi serrato il Palazzo la mat

II. tina seguente a ora di Terza, fu tagliata la testa al detto Doge a dì 17. d'Aprile. E prima

MCCCLIV. la beretta fu tolta di testa al detto Doge, avanti che venisse giù dalla Scala. E compiuta la giu- MARINO FALIERO, DOGE XLIX. stizia, pare che un Capo de' Dieci andasse alle Colonne del Palazzo sopra la Piazza, e no- On the eleventh day of September, in the year strasse la spada insanguinata a tutti, dicendo: of our Lord 1354, Marino Faliero was elected E stata fatta la gran giustizia del Traditore. and chosen to be the Duke of the Commonwealth E aperta la Porta tutti entrarono

lentro con of Venice. He was Count of Valdemarino, in gran furia a vedere il Doge, ch' era stato giu- the Marches of Treviso, and a Knight and a stiziato. E' da sapere, che a fare la detta giu- wealthy man to boot. As soon as the election stizia non fu Ser Giovanni Sanudo il Consigliere, was completed, it was resolved in the Great perchè era andato a casa per difetto della per- Council, that a deputation of twelve should be Bona, sicchè furono quatordici seli, che ballotta-despatched to Marino Faliero the Duke, who rono, cioè cinque Consiglieri, e nove del Con- was then on his way from Rome; for, when he siglio de Diece. E fu preso, che tutti i beni was chosen, he was Embassador at the court of del Doge fossero confiscati nel Comune, e cosi | the Holy Father, at Roine,-the Holy Father degli altri traditori. E fu conceduto al detto i himself held his court at Avignon. When MesDoge pel detto Consiglio de' Dieci, ch' egli po- ser Marino Faliero the Duke was about to land tesse ordinare del suo per Ducati due mila. in this city, on the fifth day of October, 1354, a Ancora fu preso, che tutti i Consiglieri, e Avo-thick haze came on, and darkened the air; and gadori del Comune, que' del Consiglio de' Dieci, he was enforced to land on the place of Saint e della Giunta, chi erano stati a fare la detta Mark, between the two columns on the spot sentenza del Doge,, e d'altri, avessero licenza di where evil doers are put to death; and all portar arme di dì e di notte in Venezia c da thought that this was the worst of tokens.-Xor Grado fino a Cavarzere, ch' è sotto il Dogato, must I forget to write that which I have read con due fanti in vita loro, stando i fanti con in a chronicle.- When Messer Marino Faliero essi in casa al suo pane e al suo vino. E chi was podesta and Captain of Treviso, the Bishop non avesse fanti, potesse dar tal licenza a' suoi delayed coming in with the holy sacrament, on figliuoli ovvero fratelli, due però e non più. a day when a procession was to take place. Now Eziandio fu data licenza dell' arme a quattro the said Marino Faliero was so very proud and Notaj della Cancelleria, cioè della Corte Mag-wrathful, that he buffeted the Bishop, and almost giore, che furono a prendere le deposizioni e in-struck him to the ground. And, therefore, Icaquisizioni, in perpetuo a loro soli, i quali fa- ven allowed Marino Faliero io go out of his rouo Amadio, Nicoletto di Loreno, Steffanello, right senscs, in order that he might bring hime Pietro de Compostelli, Scrivani de Signori self to an evil death.

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