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Bridge of Sighs

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which connects the palace of the Doge with the state prisons of Venice. Over this bridge the state prisoners were conveyed from the judgement-hall to the place of execution.

“I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs,

A palace and a prison on each hand.”


Byron: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, iv. 1.

⁂ Waterloo Bridge, in London, used, some years ago, when suicides were frequent there, to be called The Bridge of Sighs.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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