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Pall-bearers

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The custom of appointing men of mark for pall-bearers, has come to us from the Romans. Julius Cæsar had magistrates for his pall-bearers; Augustus Cæsar had senators; Germanicus had tribunes and centurions; Æmilʹis L. Paulus had the chief men of Macedonia who happened to be at Rome at the time; but the poor were carried on a plain bier on men’s shoulders.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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