excerpt from 'Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722' pp. 62-63 (125 words)

excerpt from 'Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722' pp. 62-63 (125 words)

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Some Observations made travelling through France, Italy etc., in the years 1720-1722

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The Venetians are excessively lavish of their white Wax Tapers in their Processions, at their Night-Litanies, and at the Quaranta Hore; i. e. the Exposition of the Host for forty Hours, for the gaining of Indulgences. I have seen near five hundred lighted up at once over one Altar, rising Pyramid-wise, almost to the Top of the Church; and a glorious Shew it makes. […] In some Churches, upon such an Occasion, we have seen Jewels set in Stars, and other Figures, and Rays of Silver coming from them plac'd among the Candles; which made such a Glittering, there was scarce any looking upon them. The solemn Musick playing, and Incense wafting all the while, entertaining several Senses at once, after the most agreeable Manner.

 

The Venetians are excessively lavish of their white Wax Tapers in their Processions, at their Night-Litanies, and at the Quaranta Hore; i. e. the Exposition of the Host for forty Hours, for the gaining of Indulgences. I have seen near five hundred lighted up at once over one Altar, rising Pyramid-wise, almost to the Top of the Church; and a glorious Shew it makes. […] In some Churches, upon such an Occasion, we have seen Jewels set in Stars, and other Figures, and Rays of Silver coming from them plac'd among the Candles; which made such a Glittering, there was scarce any looking upon them. The solemn Musick playing, and Incense wafting all the while, entertaining several Senses at once, after the most agreeable Manner.

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