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REQUIEM MASS FOR KING VICTOR EMMANUEL. On the morning-of the 9th inst. their Majesties the Xinp and Queen of Italy, accompanied by the Queen and the Prince of Portugal, Prince Amadeo, and the Duke of Genoa, attended by their respective suites, drove in plain mourning carriages to the church of Santissimo Sudario, to be present at the solemn Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of King Victor Emmanuel. It was a mass which, according to Court etiquette, should have been celebrated in a private chapel of the Royal Palace, but the chapels in the Quiriual having been formally decon- secrated before the clerical authorities left it in 1870, the national church of the Piedmontese in Borne was the only place remaining at the disposal of the Royal family. The church was splendidly decorated for the occasion, being draped throughout, both internally and externally, by black velvet ornamented with silver. Concealing the altar picture was an immense plain silver cross on a black field. On the catafalque, which was surrounded by 120 great wax torches, lay the crown, the sceptre, the mantle of the Order, and the collar of the Annunziata, and above it a great crown was suspended from the vaulting, from which a pavilion of ermine descended. Upon the catafalque we read, Acceptus erat in oculis universi populi, et ambtdavk in via patris sui, me declinavit ab ea" (" He was acceptable in the eyes of all the people, and he walked in the ways of his father, nor swerved therefronv") altid other firatilar passages from the Scriptures. The choir was led by Professor Rotli; the mass was' by Casciolini, the Dies irse by Pitoni, and the Benedtctus, which was particularly fine, by Botoli. The mass, which was celebrated by Canon Anzino, Private Chaplain of the late King, assisted by the Royal Chaplains, Rossi and Matte", was strictly private, being attended only by the Boyal party and their households, the Knights of the Collar of the Annunziata, the more distinguished members of the Boman Italian nobility, and a very few others. The streets were densely crowded, and people were anxious to obtain a sight of their Majesties; but strict silence, as suited the occasion, was maintained.

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