Edward Wright in Venice - in the beginning of the 1720's
from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, page 103:
They had at Venice splendid Evening Litanies at an Altar under the Procuratics, which was brightly illuminated. The Litanists waited the Motions of a Mountebank who practis'd just by; and as soon as his Affair was over, the Bell rung for the Congregation to adjourn from the Piazza to the Portico; 'twas in vain to offer at it before.
Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509014227484 accessed: 3 March, 2024
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