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"Some day I'll start" "I'd like to, but I'm busy." So it is that many who really have writing ability never learn how to make it count.

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There was prosperity in 1450, too

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The great wealth of Venice, then the richest city in the world, it owed to the sea. And when the sea dwindled in importance, when the bulk of the world's trade was diverted elsewhere, Venice dwindled too.

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