Sicilian Ways and Days (Classic Reprint)

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In Funeral Customs we see the dead carried in an arm-chair around the village, a custom which is lost now, though an exception is made in the smaller villages in favour of the parish priest when he dies, and we find that this exception is maintained also in Tuscany, at S. Stefano di Calcinaia.

That this is a very old custom can be seen by some sculptures on Greek and Roman tombs, where corpses are carried in this lugubrious manner.

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