Trust: Anonymous Prisoner In The Doge’s Palace, Venice

shutterstock_43755661From the man I trust, may God defend me.
From the man I trust not, I will defend myself.

These bitter lines were found carved on a dungeon wall in the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

‘Put not your trust in princes’ goes the saying, but many of us at the end of a long life will have had the experience of putting our trust in the wrong people who were not even princes. Not many, but just one such experience is hard to surmount.

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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