Edward Wright in Rome - in the beginning of the 1720's
from Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722, page 280:
When they came to the Piazza di Scossa Cavalli (about a quarter of a Mile from the Church, they call it a great deal more) they fetch'd a Compass about that Piazza, and went up by the Portico on the other side the Area before S. Peter's into the Church. His Holiness ascending the great Altar, gave his Benediction, and elevated the Host. At the Elevation, there was heard such a Sound of the People thumping their Breasts, as you hear when a Regiment of Soldiers are grounding their Musquets.—Anthems singing before and after.
Edward Wright, Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722 (London, 1730), p. 280. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1509015854178 accessed: 23 February, 2024
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|Catholic Anthem singing
|in the beginning of the 1720's
|in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public