Joseph Forsyth in Siena - early 19th Century

from Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803, page 110:

 

The pope had reserved for this great festival the Beatification of Peter, a Senese comb-maker, whom the church had neglected to canonize till now. Poor Peter was honoured with all the solemnity of music, high-mass, an officiating cardinal, a florid panegyric, pictured angels bearing his tools to heaven, and combing their own hair as they soared; but he received five hundred years ago a greater honour than all, a verse of praise from Dante.

cite as

Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 110. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1513778386504 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: Siena

Listeners

Joseph Forsyth
Teacher, Writer
1763-1815

Listening to

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Catholic ceremonial music

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:59:46 +0000
Approved on Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:48:48 +0000