tion was called Tetrapla : the translations being from the creation to Abraham than the Hebrew arranged opposite to one another in four columns. Bible. Dr. Kennicot, in the dissertation prefixed He also added one column, containing the He- to his Hebrew Bible, has shown it to be very probrew text in Hebrew letters, and another ex bable that the chronology of the Hebrew Scriphibiting it in Greek. In a second edition he tures, since the period just mentioned, was corpublished two additional Greek versions; one of rupted by the Jews, between the year 175 and which was found at Nicopolis, and the other at 200, and that the chronology of the Septuagint Jericho; this was called the Hexapla. By com- is more agreeable to truth. It is a fact, that paring so many translations, Origen endeavoured during the second and third centuries the Hebrew to form a correct copy of the Scriptures. Where Scriptures were almost entirely in the hands of they all agreed, he considered them as right. the Jews, while the Septuagint was confined to The passages which he found in the LXX., but the Christians. The Jews had therefore a very not in the Hebrew text, he marked with an obe- favorable opportunity for this corruption. The lisk: what he found in the Hebrew, but not in following is the reason which is given by orithe LXX., he marked with an asterisk. St. Jerome ental writers : it being a very ancient tradition says that the additions which Origen made to that the Messiah was to come in the sixth chithe LXX., and marked with an asterisk, were liad, because he was to come in the last days taken from. Theodotion. From this valuable (founded on a mystical application of the six work of Origen, the version of the LXX. was days' creation), the contrivance was to shorten transcribed in a separate volume, with the aste- the age of the world from about 3500 to 3760: risks and obelisks, for the use of the churches; and thence to prove that Jesus could not be the and from this circumstance the great work itself Messiah. Dr. Kennicot adds that some Hebrew was neglected and lost. About the year 300 two copies having the larger chronology were extant new editions of the LXX. were published ; the till the time of Eusebius, and some till the year one by Hesychius an Egyptian bishop, and the 700. other by Lucian a presbyter of Antioch. But, as SEPTUM, in anatomy, an enclosure or partithese authors did not mark with any note of dis- tion; a term applied to several parts of the body, tinction the alterations which they had made, which serve to separate one part from another ; their editions do not possess the advantages of as, septum narium, or parțition between the nosOrigen's. The best edition of the LXX. is that trils, &c. of Dr. Grabe, which was published in the be SEPTUM LUCIDUM. See ANATOMY. ginking of the last century. He had access to

SEP'ULCHRE, n. s. & Fr. sepulchre; two MSS., nearly of equal antiquity, the one

Sepul'chral, adj. [v. a. Lat. sepulchrum. A found in the Vatican library at Rome, the other

SEP'ULTURE, n. s. in the Royal library at St. James's, which was presented to Charles I. by Cyril, patriarch of

entomb; bury: sepulture is, burial; interment. Alexandria, and hence it is commonly called the His miracles, and our redemption, wrought; Alexandrian MS. Anxious to discover which Where I, by thee inspired, his praises sung, of these was according to the edition of Origen, And on his sepulchre my offering hung. Sandys. Dr. Grabe collected the fragments of the Hexapla,

To entail him and 's heirs unto the crown, and found they agreed with the Alexandrian What is it but to make thy sepulchre ? MS., but not with the Vatican, where it differed

Shakspeare. Henry VI. with the other. Hence he concluded that the Go to thy lady's grave, and call her thence ; Alexandrian MS. was taken from the edition of Or, at the least, in hers sepulchre thine. Shakspeare. Origen. By comparing the quotations from Flies and spiders get a sepulchre in amber more Scripture in the works of Athanasius and St. durable than the monument and embalming of any

Bacon. Cyril, who were patriarchs of Alexandria at the king, time St. Jerome says Hesychius' edition of the

Whilst our souls negotiate there, LXX. was there used, with the Vatican MS., he

We like sepulchral statues lay;

All day the same our postures were, found they agreed so well that he justly inferred

And we said nothing all the day. Donne, that that MS. was taken from the edition of Hesychius. This version was in use to the time where merit is not sepulchred alive ;

I am glad to see that time survive, of our blessed Saviour, and is that out of which where good men's virtues them to honours bring, most of the citations in the New Testament from And not to dangers.

Ben Jonson the Old are taken. It was also the ordinary and canonical translation made use of by the continued burning, without supply, in the sepulchres

Perpetual lamps for many hundred years have Christian church in the earliest ages; and it still of the ancients.

Wilkins. subsists in the churches both of the east and

Mine eye hath found that sad sepulchral rock, west. Those who desire a more particular ac- That was the casket of heaven's richest store. count of the Septuagint translations may consult

Million. Hody de Bibliorum Textibus, Prideaux's Con

Thou so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie, nections, Owen's Enquiry into the Septuagint That kings for such a tomb would wish to die. Id. Version, Blair's Lectures on the Canon, and Michælis's Introduction to the New Testament, into a stone, was nothing else but that during her

That Niobe, weeping over her children, was turned last edition.

life she erected over her sepulture a marble tomb of SEPTUAGINT CHRONOLOGY, the chronology her own.

Browne, which is formed from the dates and periods of If not one common sepulchre contains time mentioned in the Septuagint translation of Our bodies, or one urn our last remains, the Old Testament. It reckons 1500 years more Yet Ceyx and Aicyone shall join. Dryden. Vol. XX.


grave; tomb: to

Where we may royal sepulture prepare ;

Sequacious of the lyre : With speed to Meselinda bring relief,

But bright Cecilia raised the wonder higher ; Recal her spirits and moderate her grief. Id. When to her organ vocal breath was given,

In England sepulture, or burial of the dead, may An angel heard, be deferred and put off for the debts of the person And straight appeared, deceased. Ayliffe, Mistaking earth for heaven.

Dryden. Disparted streams shall from their channels fly, In the greater bodies the forge was easy, the matAnd, deep surcharged, by sandy mountains lie ter being ductile and sequacious, and obedient to the Obscurely sepulchred.

Prior. hand and stroke of the artificer, and apt to be drawn, Sepulchral lies our holy walls to grace,

formed or moulded.

Ray. And new-year odes.

Pope's Dunciad. Above those superstitious horrors that enslave SEPULCHRE is chiefly used in speaking of the The fond sequacious herd, to mystick faith burying places of the ancients, those of the mo

And blind amazement prone, the' enlightened few

Thomson. derns being usually called tombs. Sepulchres

The glorious stranger hail. were held sacred and inviolable; and the care

SEQUANA, a river of ancient Gaul, which taken of them has always been held a religious separated the territories of the Belgæ and the duty, grounded on the fear of God, and the be- Celtæ. It is now called the Seine. Strabo 4, lief of the soul's immortality. Those who have Mela iii. 2, Lucan i. v. 425. searched or violated them have been thought

SEQUANI, a people anciently inhabiting a odious by all nations, and were always severely part of Gallia Celtica, annexed to Belgica by punished. The Egyptians called sepulchres eter- Augustus, separated from the Helvetii by Mount nal houses, in contradistinction to their ordinary Jura, with the Rhine on the east (Strabo), borhouses or palaces, which they called inns, on dering on the Ædui, and Segustiano to the south, account of their short stay in the one in com

and Lingones to the west (Tacitus). It was parison of their long abode in the other. See lately called FRANCHE COMTE. See that article. Томв.

SÉʻQUEL, n. s. Fr. sequelle; Lat. sequela. SEPULCHRE, Knights of the Holy, a mili- Conclusion; succeeding part. tary order, established in Palestine about the Let any principal thing, as the sun or the moon, year 1114. The knights of this order in Flan- but once cease, fail or swerve, and who doeth not ders chose Philip II., king of Spain, for their easily conceive that the sequel thereof would be ruin

both to itself and whatsoever dependeth on it? master, in 1558, and afterwards his son; but the

Hooker. grand-master of the order of Malta prevailed on

What sequel is there in this argument ?. An archthe last to resign ; and, when afterwards the duke deacon is the chief deacon : ergo, he is only a deaof Nevers assumed the same quality in France, con.

Whitgift. the same grand-master by his interest and cre If black scandal or foul-faced reproach dit procured a like renunciation of him, and a Attend the sequel of your imposition, confirmation of the union of this order to that of Your mere enforcement shall acquittance me. Malta.

Shakspeare. Richard III. SEPULCHRE, Regular Canons OF ST., a reli

In these he put two weights,

Milton. gious order, formerly instituted at Jerusalem, in The sequel each of parting and of fight.

Was he not a man of wisdom ? Yes, but he was honor of the holy sepulchre, or the tomb of Jesus Christ. Many of these canons

poor: but was he not also successful ? True, but brought from the Holy Land into Europe, parti- off that unavoidable sequel in the next verse, the poor

still he was poor : grant this, and you cannot keep cularly into France, by Louis the Younger; into man's wisdom is despised.

South. Poland, by Jaxa, a Polish gentleman; and into Flanders, by the counts thereof; many also came

SEʻQUENT, adj. & n. S. Latin, sequens.

SE'QUENCE, N. S. into England. This order was, however, sup


Following ; suicpressed by Pope Innocent VIII., who gave its ceeding: a follower: sequence is order of suc

cession. revenues and effects to that of our Lady of Bethlehem; which also becoming extinct, they were

How art thou a king, bestowed on the knights of St. John of Jeru- But by fair sequence and succession ?

Shakspeare. Richard III. salem. But the suppression did not take effect Let


trial be my own confession : in Poland, where they still subsist, as also in seve- Immediate sentence then, and sequent death, ral provinces of Germany. These canons follow Is all the grace I beg. Id. Measure for Measure. the rule of St. Augustine.

Here he hath framed a letter to a sequent of the SEPULVEDA (John Genes de), a Spanish stranger queen's, which accidentally miscarried. writer, born at Cordova in 1491. He became

Shakspeare. chaplain and historiographer to the emperor The cause proceedeth from a precedent sequence Charles V.; and wrote À Vindication of the and series of the seasons of the year. Cruelties of the Spaniards against the Indians;

Bacon's Natural History. and other works. He died at Salamanca, in

There he dies, and leaves his race 1572.

Growing into a nation, and now grown' SEQUACIOUS, adj. ? Lat.

Suspected to a sequent king, who seeks


To stop their overgrowth. Milton's Paradise Lost. SEQUAC'ITY, n. s. toughness.

SEQUESTER, adj. Fr. sequestrer; low Matter whereof creatures are produced, hath a

SEQUES'TRABLE, v. a. Lat. sequestro. To secloseness, lentor, and sequacity.


parate from others for Bacon's Natural History.

SEQUESTRA'TION, n. s. the sake of privacy; Orpheus could lead the savage race,

SEQUESTRA'TOR. separate generally ; And trees uprooted left their place,

remove; set aside from the owner's use for that


SEQUACIOUS, adj. I tillez pouvant ductility;

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of his creditors: all the derivatives follow one or by instruction; in which case the sequestration is other of these senses.

committed either to the curate alone, or to the A thing as seasonable in grief as in joy, as decent curate and church-wardens jointly. Sometimes being added unto actions of greatest weight and so- the profits of a living in controversy, either by the lemnity, as being used when men most sequester them- consent of the parties, or the judge's authority, selves from action.

Hooker. are sequestered and placed for safety in a third Why are you sequestered from all your train ? hand till the suit is determined, a minister being


appointed by the judge to serve the cure, and alHis addiction was to courses vain ;

lowed a certain salary out of the profits. SomeI never noted in him any study,

times they are sequestered for neglect of duty, for Any retirement, any sequestration From open haunts and popularity. Id. Henry V.

dilapidations, or for satisfying the debts of the Although I had wholly sequestered my civil affairs,


SEQUESTRATION, yet I set down, out of experience in business and con

in chancery, is a commission versation in books, what I thought pertinent to this usually directed to seven persons therein named, 'affair.

Bacon. empowering them to seize the defendant's perI am fallen into the hands of publicans and seques- sonal estate, and the profits of his real, and to trators, and they have taken all from me. Taylor. detain them, subject to the order of the court. In shady bower

It issues on the return of the serjeant at arms, More sacred and sequestered, though but feigned, wherein it is certified that the defendant had Pan or Silvanus never slept.


secreted himself. Sequestrations were first inHartshorn, and divers other bodies belonging to troduced by Sir Nicholas Bacon, lord keeper in the animal kingdom, abound with a not uneasily se- the reign of queen Elizabeth; before which the questrable salt.

The metals remain unsevered, the fire only divid- court found some difficulty in enforcing its proing the body into smaller particles, hindering rest

cess and decrees; and they do not seem to be in and continuity, without any sequestration of elemen- the nature of process to bring in the defendant, tary principles.

Id. but only intended to enforce the performance of It was his taylor and his cook, his fine fashion, the court's decree. and his French ragouts, which sequestered him; and, d SEQUESTRATION is also made, in London, in a word, he came by his poverty as sinful as some upon an action of debt; the course of proceedusually do by their riches.

South. ing in which case is this :— The action being enThere must be leisure, retirement, solitude, and a tered, the officer goes to the defendant's shop or sequestration of a man's self from the noise of the warehouse, when no person is there, and takes a world; for truth scorns to be seen by eyes much fixt padlock, and hangs it on the door, uttering these upon inferior objects.

Id. In general contagions more perish for want of ne

words: “I do sequester this warehouse, and the cessaries than by the malignity of the disease, they in this

action, to the use of the plaintiff,' &c.,

goods and merchandise therein, of the defendant being sequestrated from mankind.

Arbuthnot on Aliments.

after which he sets on his seal, and makes a reYe sacred Nine! that all my soul possess,

turn of the sequestration in the compter; and, Whose raptures fire me, and whose visions bless, four days being passed after the return made, the Bear me, oh bear me, to sequestered scenes

plaintiff may, at the next court, have judgment Of bowery mazes, and surrounding greens. Pope. to open the shop or warehouse, and to have the

If there be a single spot in the glebe more barren goods appraised by two freemen, who are to be the rector or vicar may be obliged, by the caprice or sworn at the next court held for that compter; pique of the bishop, to build upon under pain of se- and then the serjeant puts his hand to the bill of questration.

Swift. appraisement, and the court grants judgment SEQUESTRATION, in common law, is setting thereon; but yet the defendant may put in bail aside the thing in controversy, from the posses- before satisfaction, and by that means dissolve the sion of both the parties that contend for it. In. sequestration; and, after satisfaction, may put in which sense it is either voluntary, as when done bail to disprove the debt, &c. by the consent of the parties ; or necessary, as SEQUIN, a gold coin, struck at Venice, and where it is done by the judge, of his own autho- in several parts of the grand seignior's dominions. rity, whether the parties will or not. '

In Turkey it is called dahab, or piece of gold, SEQUESTRATION, in the civil law, is the act of and according to Volney is in value about 6s. 3d. the ordinary, disposing of the goods and chat- sterling. It varies, however, considerably in its tels of one deceased, whose estates no man will value in different countries. At Venice it is (or meddle with. A widow is also said to sequester, was) equal to about 9s. 2d. sterling. The Venewhen she disclaims having any thing to do with tian sequins are in great request in Syria, from the estate of her deceased husband. Among the the fineness of their standard, and the practice Romanists, in questions of marriage, where the they have of employing them for women's trinwife complains of impotency in the husband, kets. The fashion of these trinkets does not reshe is to be sequestered into a convent, or into quire much art; the piece of gold is simply the hands of matrons, till the process be deter- pierced, to suspend it by a chain, likewise of mined.

gold, which flows upon the breast. The more SEQUESTRATION is also used for the act of ga. sequins that are attached to this chain, and the thering the fruits of a benefice void, to the use of greater the number of these chains, the more is the next incumbent. Sometimes a benefice is a woman thought to be ornamented. This is the kept under sequestration for many years, when favorite luxury, and the emulation of all ranks. it is of so small value that no clergyman fit to Even the female peasants for want of gold wear serve the cure will be at the charge of taking it piastres or smaller pieces : but the women of a

certain rank disdain silver; they will accept of sents from the provinces and the Greek islands, nothing but sequins of Venice, or large Spanish and most of them the children of Christian papieces, and crusadoes. Some of them wear 200 rents. The brave prince Heraclius for some or 300, as well lying flat, as strung one on ano years abolished the infamous tribute of children ther, and hung near the forehead, at the edge of of both sexes, which Georgia formerly paid every the head dress. It is a real load; but they do year to the Porte. The number of women in not think they can pay too dearly for the satis- the Harem depends on the taste of the reigning faction of exhibiting this treasure at the public sultan. Sultan Selim had 2000, Achmet bad bath, before a crowd of rivals, to awaken whose but 300, and the late sultan had nearly 1600. jealousy constitutes their chief pleasure. The On their admission they are committed to the effect of this luxury on commerce is the with care of old ladies, taught sewing, embroidery, drawing considerable sums from circulation, music, dancing, &c., and furnished with the which remain dead; besides, that when any of richest clothes and ornaments. They all sleep these pieces return into common use, having lost in separate beds, and between every fifth there their weight by being pierced, it becomes neces is a preceptress. Their chief governess is called sary to weigh them. The practice of weighing Katon Kiaga. They are said to be obliged to money is general in Syria, Egypt, and all Tur- wait on one another by rotation; the last that is key. No piece, however effaced, is refused there; entered serves her who preceded her and herself. the merchant draws out his scales and weighs it, These ladies are scarcely ever suffered to go as in the days of Abraham. In considerable abroad, except when the grand seignior removes payments, an agent of exchange is sent for, who from one place to another, when a troop of black counts paras by thousands, rejects all the false eunuchs conveys them to the boats, which are money, and weighs all the sequins, either sepa- enclosed with lattices and linen curtains; and rately or together.

when they go by land they are put into close SEQUIÑIUS, a native of Alba, who gave one chariots, and signals are made at certain disof his daughters in marriage to Curiatius of tances, to give notice that none approach the Aiba, and the other to Horatius of Rome. The roads through which they march. Among the two sisters were delivered of three sons each on emperor's attendants are a number of mutes, the same day; and these youths, when they who act and converse by signs with great quickgrew up, fought the famous battle to decide the ness, and some dwarfs, who are exhibited for the superiority of their respective countries, and sultan's amusement. When he permits the wowhich ended in favor of Rome. See Horatii, men to walk in the gardens of the seraglio all and RONE.

people are ordered to retire, and on every side SERA'GLIO, n. s.

Italian ; perhaps orien- there is a guard of black eunuchs, with sabres tal.-Johnson. Heb. xm is a mansion. A in their hands, while others go their rounds to

hinder house of women kept for debauchery.

any person from seeing them. If any one

is found in the garden, even through ignorance There is a great deal more solid content to be

or inadvertence, he is instantly killed, and his found in a constant course of well living, than in the head brought to the feet of the grand seignior, voluptuousness of a seraglio.


who rewards the guards for their vigilance. SomeSeraglio is formed from the Persian word times the grand seignior passes into the gardens seraw, or Turkish word saria, which signifies a to amuse himself when the women are there; house, and is commonly used to express the and it is then that they make use of their utmost house or palace of a prince. In this sense it is efforts, by dancing, singing, seducing gestures, frequently used at Constantinople; the houses and amorous blandishments, to attract his affecof foreign ambassadors are called seraglios. But tions. It is not permitted that the monarch it is commonly used by way of eminence for the should take a virgin to his bed, except during palace of the grand seignior at Constantinople. the solemn festivals, and on occasion of some

The SERAGLIO OF THE GRAND Seignior is in extraordinary rejoicings, or the arrival of some fact his court, where his concubines are lodged, good news. Upon such occasions, if the sultan and where the youth are trained up for the chief chooses a new companion, he enters into the posts of the empire. It is a triangle about three apartment of the women, who are ranged in Italian miles round, wholly within the city of files by the governesses, to whom he speaks, and Constantinople, at the end of the promontory intimates the person he likes best. The others Chrysoceras, now called the Seraglio Point. now follow her to the bath, washing, perfuming, The buildings run back to the top of the hill, and and dressing her superbly, and finally conductthence are gardens that reach to the edge of the ing her, singing and dancing, to the imperial bed

It is enclosed with a high and strong wall, chamber of the grand seignior. Scarcely has the upon which there are several watch towers: and new elected favorite entered the chamber, introit has many gates, some of which open towards duced by the grand eunuch who is upon guard, the sea side, and the rest into the city; but the than she kneels down, and at the call of the chief gate is one of the latter, which is constantly sultan creeps into the foot of the bed : after a guarded by a company of capoochees, or por- certain time, upon a signal given by the sultan, ters; in the night it is well guarded towards the the governess of the girls, with all her suite, enter

The outward appearance is not elegant; the apartment, and take her back again, conductthe architecture being irregular, consisting of ing her with the same ceremony to the women's separate edifices in the form of pavilions and apartments : if by good fortune she becomes domes. The ladies are a collection of beautiful pregnant, and is delivered of a boy, she is called young women, chiefly sent until of late as pre- asaki sultaness, that is to say, sultaness-mother;



for the first son she has the honor to be crowned and trinkets; but this could never be sufficient and she has the liberty of forming her court. tu support the expenses they must incur. Their Eunuchs are also assigned for her guard, and greatest dependence therefore was on the preparticular service. No other ladies, though deli- sents they received from those Europeans and vered of boys, are either crowned or maintained Moors who visited the court, and who employed with such costly distinction as the first; however, their influence in obtaining some particular favor they have their service apart, and handsome ap- from the emperor. This was the most successful pointments. After the death of the sultan, the mode that could be adopted. When M. Lemmothers of the inale children are shut up in the priere was at Morocco, a Jew, desirous of obtainold seraglio, whence they can never come out ing a very advantageous favor from the emperor, any more, unless any of their sons ascend the for which he had been a long time unsuccessfully throne. Baron de Tott informs us that the fe- soliciting, sent to all the principal ladies of the male slave who becomes the mother of a sultan, harem presents of pearls to a very large amount: and lives long enough to see her son mount the the consequence was that they all went in a body throne, is the only woman who at that period to the emperor, and immediately obtained the alone acquires the distinction of sultana-mother; wished for concession. The ladies separately she is till then in the interior of her prison with furnish their own rooms, hire their own domesher son. The title bachl-kadun, or principal tics, and, in fact, do what they please in the woman, is the first dignity of the grand seignior's harem, but are not permitted to go out without harem.

an express order from the emperor, who very SERAGLIO, or HAREM, OF THE EMPEROR OP seldom grants them that favor, except when they MOROCCO.-The account of this seraglio, by M. are to be remored from one palace to another. Lempriere, is still interesting. Being a surgeon, In that case a party of soldiers is despatched a he was admitted into the harem to prescribe for little distance before them to disperse the male some of the ladies who were indisposed, and was passengers, and prevent their being seen. This therefore enabled to give a particular account of previous step being taken, a piece of linen cloth this female prison. The harem forms a part of is tied round the lower part of the face, and afterthe palace. The apartments, which are all on wards these miserable females cover themselves the ground floor, are square, very lofty, and four entirely with their haicks, and either mount of them enclose a spacious square court, into mules, which they ride like men, or, what is more which they open by means of large folding doors. usual, are put into a square carriage or litter, In the centre of these courts, which are floored constructed for this purpose, which by its latticewith blue and white chequered tiling, is a foun- work allows them to see without being seen. In tain, supplied by pipes from a large reservoir on this manner they set off, under a guard of black the outside of the palace, which serves for the eunuchs. This journey, and sometimes a walk frequent ablutions recommended by the Maho within the bounds of the palace, is the only exmetan religion. The whole of the harem consists ercise they are permitted to take. The late emof about twelve of these courts, communicating peror's harem consisted of between sixty and with each other by narrow passages, which afford 100 females, besides their numerous domestics a free access from one part of it to another, and and slaves. Many of the concubines were of which all the women are allowed to avail Moorish women : several were European slaves, themselves. The apartments are ornamented on who had either been made captives, or purchased the outside with beautiful carved wood. In the by the emperor; and some were negroes. In this inside most of the rooms are hung with rich da group the Europeans, or their descendants, bad mask of various colors; the floors are covered by far the greatest claim to the character of handwith beautiful carpets, and there are mattresses some. There was one, in particular, who was a disposed at different distances, for the purposes native of Spain, and taken into the harem at of sitting and sleeping. The apartments are also about the same age as Lalla Douyaw, who was furnished at each extremity with an elegant indeed a perfect beauty ; and many others were European mahogany bedstead, hung with damask, almost equally handsome. The eunuchs, who having on it several mattresses placed one over have the entire charge of the women, and who the other, which are covered with various colored in fact live always ainong them, are the children silks ; but these beds are merely for ornament. of negro slaves. They are general y either very In all the apartments the ceiling is wood, carved short and fat, or else iall, deform.ed, and lame. and painted. The principal ornaments were Their voices have that particular tone which is oblarge and valuable looking glasses, hung on dif- servable in youths who are just arriving at manferent parts of the walls; clocks and watches of hood ; and their persons altogether afford a disdifferent sizes, in glass cases, were disposed in the gusting image of weakness and effeminacy. same manner. The sultana Lalla Batoom and M. Lempriere gives a very curious account another favorite were indulged with a whole of the manners of these immured females :- Atsquare to themselves; but the concubines were tended by a eunuch,' says he, after passing only each allowed a single room. Each female the gate of the harem, which is always locked, had a separate daily allowance from the emperor, and under the care of a guard of eunuchs, we proportioned to the estimation in which they entered a narrow and dark passage, which soon were held by him. The late emperor's allow- brought us to the court, into which the women's ance was very trifling : Lalla Douyaw, the favorite chambers open. We here saw numbers of both sultana, had very little more than half-a-crown black and white women and children; some English a day, and the others less. He indeed concubines, some slaves. Jpon their observing inade them occasional presents of money, dress, the unusual figure of a European, the whole

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