A piece of advice
Love’s labours
Malipiero was furious at Teresa’s games. Money and a marriage offer were of no avail. Teresa claimed that she could not be the cause of Malipiero’s social downfall, the certain outcome of a marriage between the senator and a commoner. Sexual relationships between members of different social classes were acceptable, but Venetian society disapproved of more permanent liaisons. In his frustration, Malipiero asked for the advice of his 15-year old protégé. Casanova suggested, in turn, that the senator bribe, rape, permanently ban, or murder Teresa. Personally, he did not even go to her place, reluctant to become as miserable as the old man.
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