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her, cut her to pieceës, and ate part of her. The circumstancees were too fhocking to relate. He was convicted [executed], and afterward hung in chains.*
The inhabitants of Decba, in the province of Guzerat, in India, according to Thevenot, were formerly man-eaters, and "it is not long fince," he fays, "that mans flesh was there publickly fold in the markets;" as it is fay'd to have
was from an officer commanding a party of horfe, who, hunting for tories [Irish] in a dark night, discover'd a light : drawing near, they found it a ruin'd cabin, and befeting it round, fome did alight and peep in at the window, where they faw a great fire of wood, and a company of miferable old women and children fiting round about it, and betwixt them and the fire a dead corpfe lay broiling, which, as the fire roafted, they cut off collops [from] and ate.'" (Colonel Lawrences Intereft of Ireland, 2d part, p. 86, 87, citeëd in Currys Review, II, 105.) Such were the blessings of Ireland under the protection of Engleish humanity! Unless the royal army, and national militia, and Orange volunteers, are much belye'd, the crueltys they commited upon the miferable Irish rebels, of all ageës, ranks, and fexes, were scarcely lefs than those allready defcribe'd. The compileër of these pageës, as he was fiting at dinner in a gentlemans houfe, hear'd the colonel of a regiment acknowlege, with horrour, the wretches he had put to death, in cold blood (which he and others prefent, cannot fail to recollect).
*Annual register, for that year.
+ Travels, Part 3, page 7. China.
fometimes been, in thofe of Cochin-China.* Human flesh is allfo, at this day, eaten in the iland of Sumatra by the Bata people.t
Aroe Tanete, king of Soping and the Bougi nefe, like the ancient inhabitants of Celebes, was a cannibal, and remarkablely fond of human flesh, fo that he even ufe'd to faten his prisoners, and, cuting their heart out alive, ate it raw, with pepper and falt, esteeming it the most delicious mor fel of all.
The Andamants, a nation of ilanders in the gulf of Bengal, are fuch barbarous favageës as to kil all who are unhapy enough to be driveën upon their coaft, "and eat them for food."S
The Anzigues, a nation of Africa, endue'd with many temporal benefits, and abounding with natures blesfings, delight in eating mans flesh more than any other food, coveting even their friends, whom they embowel with a greedy delight, faying, they can no way better express true affection than to incorporate their deareft friends and relations into themselves, as in love
* Sir James Stauntons Account of the embassy to China, ·I, 347.
+ Marsdens History of Sumatra, p. 298. Stavorinus, Voyage to the E. Indies, II, 221.
§ Duquesnes Voyage to the E. Indies, p. 120.
before, now in body, uniteing two in one. They have, allfo, shambles of men and womens flefh, jointed and cut in feveral pieceës, and fome, weary of life, voluntarily proffer themselves, to. the butcher, and are accordingly fod, and eaten.*
The Zuakins, another nation of this quarter,, fhew a feeming humanity to fuch strangers as are fhipwreck'd on their coaft, allowing them a convenient place to lodge in, with plenty of animal food to eat, and fometimes entertain them with their mufick," and then deftroy the fateft, as they have occafion to feast on them."t
The negros, from the inland parts,are, allmost, without exception, anthropophagi, have a terrible, tiger-like, fcarcely human aspect, and pointed or jaged teeth, clofeing together like thofe of a fox, Most of these are fo fierce and greedy after human flesh, that they bite large pieccës out of the arms or legs of their neighbours, and fellowflaves, which they fwallow with great avidity.‡
Robert More, furgeon of The Italian galley, being fent by his commander, captain John
* Herberts Travaile, 1634, p. 10.
Hamiltons Account of the E. Indies, 1, 30. He ads a fhocking inftance of the crew of a Turkish galley, half of which was, from time to time, put to the fpit.
Selections from literary journals, 1798, 1, 452; cites Oldendorp, p. 285.
Dagge, to the king of Dahomés camp, with prefents for his majesty, faw many strange things, especially human flesh fold publickly in the great market-place.* The Dahomes eat the bodys of those that are facrifice'd, which they boil, and look upon as holy food. This is confirm'd by a recent authority, in which we find that many African nations are addicted to this unnatural practice, and that, from the concurrent testimony of those who have been at Bonny, it is wel known that a Bonny man kils and eats an Andony man, and an Andony man treats a Bonny man in the fame way, whenever he has an opportunity and this in a familiar repait, and not merely in favage triumph after a victory,‡ [or as a religious facrifice].
The inhabitants of Cape Palmas on the coaft
* Snelgraves Account of Guinea, p. 53. See allfo, p. 41, and p. 133, an extraordinary inftance of cruelty practife'd by the Dahomés upon Mr.Testefole the Engleith governour, which concludes by their cuting his body in pieceës, broiling them on the coals, and eating them. Some of thofe that ate part of his flesh were, afterward, fo audacious as to tel feveral Portuguese gentlemen, who talk'd with them about it, "That ENGLEISH BEEF WAS VERY GOOD!”
Smiths Voyage to Guinea, p. 110.
Norrises Memoirs of Bosfa Abádee king of Dabomy, 1789, p. 10.
of Guinea, though posfefs'd of a country which affords them plenty of provifions, and wanting nothing that is necessary for the support of life, delight in human flesh whenever they can come at it.
The Hottentots eat any thing: they make no difference whether their meat is kil'd, or dead with any distemper, or whether it be mans flefh.*
The Gango negros, in Surinam, according to Stedman, are fuppofe'd to be anthropophagi or cannibals, like the Caribbee Indians, instigateëd by habitual and implacable revenge. "Amongst the rebels of that tribe," he fays, "after the takeing of Boucou, fome pots were found on the fire with HUMAN FLESH; which one of the officers had the curiofity to tafte, and declare'd it was not inferior to fome kinds of BEEF or PORK."+
*Schewitzers Voyage to the E. Indies, p. 239.
Narrative, II, 267. "I have been fince asfure'd," he ads, "by a mister Vangills, an American, that haveing traveled for a great number of miles iuland in Africa, he, at length, came to a place where human legs, arms, and thighs, hung upon wooden fhambles, and were expofe'd to sale, like butchers meat in Leadenhall-market and captain John Keene, formerly of the Dolphin cutter, pofitively asfure'd me, that when he, a few years fince, was on the coaft of Africa, a capt. Dunnigen, with his whole crew, belonging to the Nasíau fchooner, were cut in pieceës, falted, and eaten, by the negros