Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant; Illustrated with Cuts

Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant; Illustrated with Cuts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...finger: which, like the Romanfafces, are brought in bundles to the place of punifhment; where the offender receives upon his buttocks, or the foles of his feet, from fifty, to a thoufand ftrokes, according to the nature and atrocity of his crime. But for unnatural luft, not only the parts abovementioned are chaftifed, but the belly like wife; apunifhment generally attended with death. For clipping or debafing the pubiick coin, the old Egyptian punifhment, viz. the cutting off" the hands ofthetranfgrejjbr, is inflicted. When a. Jew or a Chrijlian flave, or fubject is guilty of murder, or any other capital crime, he is carried without the gates oi the city, and burnt alive: but the Moors and Arabs are either impaled for the fame crime, or elfe they are hung up by the neck, over the battlements of the city walls, or elfe they are thrown 9 Thus we read of the elders in the gate, (Deut. xx'u. 15, and xxv. j.) and (If. xxix. 21. Amn v. jo.) of him that reproveth and rebuketh in the gate, and Daniel, ii. 49. that be fat in the gate of the king. The Ottoman court likewifc, feems to have been called ike part, from the diftribution of juflice, and the difpatch of pubiick bufmefs that in carried on in the gates of it. It was in this manner probably, that St. Paul was thrice beaten with rods, tfa Jp'p'wCil&luu, fays he, 2 Cor. xi. 25. The Cboufes, likewife, whofe office it is to inflict this, punifhment, appear to be no other than fo many Roman lifttn armed out with their fafces. Diad. Sic. 1. i. p. 50. upon upon the chingan or hooks ' that are fixed all over the walls below, where fometimes they break from one hook to another, and hang in the moil exquifite torments, thirty or forty hours. The Turks are rk- - not publickly punilhed, like...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516176
  • 9781236516176