Byron's Doge is almost, if not quite, as unhistorical as his Bonivard or his Mazeppa.
It is only a play upon words to say they are "parables" for parables are not unhistorical.
They say your fencing is unhistorical; no doubt it is so, and you knew it.
Mysticism is here conceived as unethical, unhistorical, and unrational.
As Eucken says, 'Ancient views of life bore throughout ...