Two Foscari

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A poetic drama by Byron, published 1821.

Jacopo, son of the doge of Venice, Francesco Foscari, has twice been exiled. He has been brought back from exile on a charge of treasonable correspondence, and the play opens with his examination on the rack. The doge, broken‐hearted at his disgrace, signs the sentence for his third perpetual exile. But Jacopo dies with horror at the prospect of another banishment. The Council of Ten meanwhile require the abdication of the old doge. He at once leaves the palace, and as he descends the steps he falls and dies.

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