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The Wearing of the Green

or, The Prosecuted Funeral Procession

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Author: A. M. Sullivan
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,446 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 216
Added to site: 2005.12.09
mnybks.net#: 12144
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a quarter to twelve, the first rank of men moved forward. Almost every one had an umbrella, but they were thoroughly saturated with the never-ceasing down-pour. As the steady, well-kept, twelve-deep ranks moved slowly out, some ease was given to those pent up behind; and it was really wonderful to see the facility with which the people adapted themselves to the orders of their directors. Every chance of falling in was seized, and soon the procession was in motion. The first five hundred men were of the artisan class. They were dressed very respectably, and each man wore upon his left shoulder a green rosette, and on his left arm a band of crape. Numbers had hat-bands depending to the shoulder; others had close crape intertwined carefully with green ribbon around their hats; and the great majority of the better sort adhered to this plan, which was executed with a skill unmistakably feminine. Here and there at intervals a man appeared with a broad green scarf around his

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