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    Penitents bench

    Hello,

    Can anybody explain to me what penitents bench technically means?

    "Mr. President," boomed Campbell, his bass bellowing with brutal violence across the hall. "I know when I am licked. We canīt afford play a dirty trick. Me for the penitents bench! Boys, letīs play the game. Three cheers for Judge Sterling, and the Square Deal!"

    The Vamipre Of Vespuccia, Aleister Crowley, 1921

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Penitents bench

    A bench (seat) for penitents.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Penitents bench

    Thank you. But where can one find it? In a church? It seems to be a dated phrase.
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    Re: Penitents bench

    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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