Bulletin to He Pennsylvania Museum, Vol. 7

Bulletin to He Pennsylvania Museum, Vol. 7 : July, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Bulletin to He Pennsylvania Museum, Vol. 7: July, 1909 St. Simon (i714) speaks of the questions Of etiquette raised by the upholstered benches of the Presidents who, during the sitting of Parliament, sat more than one foot higher than the poor dukes, whose benches were less well provided and appeared on the level with mere councillors. It is only in I759 that benches were taken off the stage of theatres, not Only seats of honor, but plain benches, so that as many as two hundred persons might crowd the stage, leaving no room for exits. At this time, however, the bench's majestic proportions had been reduced. It was no longer provided with a coffre and it had lost its dais, even the back had gradually been lowered, so that, in the course of the eighteenth century, it was hardly recognizable. Then it was that for drawing - room purposes it was upholstered and turned into a sofa, while the bench of ancient days was relegated to ante-chambers where alone it now is found, and in churches, where its use has continued. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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