Sir Richard Torkington in Palazzo Ducale - in the middle of 1517

from The Oldest Diary of English Travel, pages 32-33:

The Duke with grett Triumphe and solemnyte with all the Senyorye went in ther Archa trimuphali, which ys in maner of a sayle of a straange facion and wonder stately . . . And so they rowed in to the see, with the assistens of ther Patriarche, And ther Spoused the see with a ryng. The spousall words be In signum veri perpetuique Domini. And therwith the Duke lete fall the ryng in to the see, the processe and the ceremonyes whereof war to long to wryte. Thanne thaye Rode to the Abbey of Seynt Nicholas to blake Monkys that stond by juste be them, And all thaye brake ther fastes, And so retornyd…   more >>
cite as

Sir Richard Torkington, The Oldest Diary of English Travel. In John Julius Norwich (ed.), Five centuries of music in Venice (:London, 1991), p. 32-33. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Palazzo Ducale


Sir Richard Torkington

Listening to

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trumpets and minstrels at dinner

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1517
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:56:05 +0000