Mutes at Funerals

This was a Roman custom. The undertaker, attended with lictors dressed in black, marched with the corpse; and the undertaker, as master of the ceremonies, assigned to each follower his proper place in the procession.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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