It is as if he had stripped off the stately robe and the ducal cap, and shown the soul of Venice in the bare child of the lagoons.
But it was not until the year 1443 that the Montefeltri acquired their ducal title.
Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Bright would doubtless have gone much further in the path of reform if unfettered by ducal retainers.
Black velvet slippers are on his feet, and his ducal cap is of black velvet.
Then followed the names of his rival lovers, and a list of the vast sums she had filched from the ducal treasury.
"You had better take his place," said the ducal proprietor to Harold.
Francesco Sforza, the last and childless heir of the ducal house, was left in Milan till his death, which happened in 1535.
He took careful aim in the direction of the ducal tent, and loosed the quarrel.
The ducal museum contains a rich collection of antique and medieval curiosities, engravings and pictures.
And the colored marbles of the ducal palace fairly palpitate.