Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription THE HISTORIAN AN ARTIST. 165
of whom, in early periods, exercised in some degree the privi-
leges of the artist, if not the romancer."
The event occurs in the first periods of Venetian story,
somewhere about A. D. 932, the reigning doge being Candiano
the Second. It is good material for the dramatist. I should
commend it to Mr. Boker, as the subject of an operatic melo-
drama. In the hands of our young friend Marvel, it could be
wrought into a very pretty and delicate and dreamy work of
sentimental fiction."