Universal History, Ancient And Modern

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Fordyce Mavor

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ... a confused murmur is heard, which, it is pretended, are the voices of the Jannanins, who declare that her 4 crime, crime, though meriting the most rigorous chastisement, will be pardoned, on account of its being the first offence. The same voices also impose on her certain mortifications and penances, and recommend tliat she live in such chastity, as not even to take a male child into her arms, or touch the dross of a man. The Quojas are persuaded, that fear and shame are punishments sufficiently adequate to the first offence; but if she relapse into libertinism, and the fact be proved, the bllimo, or high-priest, and one of his ministers, accompanied by proper officers, repair wiih a loud noise to the house of her husband, and seize the criminal, who, amidst the hootings and insults of the populace, is carried thrice round the town. She is then, without being allowed to defend herself by any evidence, or to avoid punishment by promises of repentance and reformation, conducted to a wood, which is consecrated to the Jannanins, whose voices are no longer heard, and where she is put to death. In order that the power of the Jannanins may contmue to be dreaded by the women, it is undoubtedly necessary to remove them from the council, in which these spirits are supposed to be present. We may, therefore, reasonably conclude, that it is the male brotherhood alone of the belli, who compose that assembly. When a person is accused of theft or murder, and there do not appear sufficient proofs of his guilt, he is commanded to be tried by bellimo, which is a composition of herbs and the bark of trees, and which he is obliged to hold in his hands for a certain time, when, if he have committed the action for which he is blamed, blisters Vol. XIV. S wil1 will...

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ... a confused murmur is heard, which, it is pretended, are the voices of the Jannanins, who declare that her 4 crime, cri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217416470

ISBN - 13:9780217416474

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