Joseph Forsyth in Florence - early 19th Century

from Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803, page 367:

At Florence, on the contrary [compared to Pisa] some favourite altars are worn smooth by the lips of the devout. On every house are crosses painted to protect it, as the snakes of old, from dirt and the devil. It was here that I first saw soldiers disciplined into prayer by the beat of a drum.

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Joseph Forsyth, Remarks on antiquities, arts and letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803 (London, 1816), p. 367. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1516542359807 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: Florence

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Joseph Forsyth
Teacher, Writer
1763-1815

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Drum beating

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Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:45:59 +0000
Approved on Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:09:41 +0000