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her, cut her to pieceës, and ate part of her. The circumstanceës were too shocking 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 since,”

'" that mans flesh was there publickly fold in the markets ;'t as it is say'd to have

he says,

was from an officer commanding a party of horse, who, hunting for tories [Irish] in a dark night, discover'd a light : ... drawing near, they found it a ruin'd cabin, and beseting it round, some did alight and peep in at the window, where they saw a great fire of wood, and a company of miserable old women and children fiting round about it, and betwixt them and the fire a dead corple lay broiling, which, as, the fire roasted, they cut off collops (from) and ate."" (Colonel Lawrences Interest of Ireland, 2d part, p. 86, 87, citeëd in Currys Review, II, 105.) Such were the blessings of Ireland under the protection of Engleith humanity! Unless the royal army, and national militia, and Orange volunteers, are much belye’d, the crueltys they commited upon the miserable Irish rebels, of all ageës, ranks, and sexes, were scarcely less than those allready described. The compileër of these pageës, as he was fiting at dinner in a gentlemans house, heard the colonel of a regiment acknowlege, with horrour, the wretches he had put to death, in cold blood (which he and others present, cannot fail to recollect),

* Annual register, for that year,
+ Travels, Part 3, page 7. China,

fometimes been, in thote of Cochin-China.* Human flesh is allfo, at this day, eaten in the iland of Sumatra by the Bata people.

Aroe Tanete, king of Soping and the Bouginese, like the ancient inhabitants of Celebes, was a cannibal, and remarkablely fond of human flesh, so that he even use’d to faten his prisoners, andy cuting their heart out alive, ate it raw, with

pepper and salt, esteeming it the most delicious mor

sel of all, I

The Andamants, a nation of ilanders in the gulf of Bengal, are such barbarous savageës as to kil all who are unhapy enough to be driveën upon their coast, “ and eat them for food.”S

The Anzigues, a nation of Africa, endue'd with many temporal benefits, and abounding with natures blessings, delight in eating mans flesh more than any other food, coveting even their friends, whom they embowel with a greedy delight, saying, they cari 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,

1, 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, allso, shambles of men and womens flesh, jointed and cut in several pieceës, and some, weary of life, voluntarily proffer themselves, to. the butcher, and are accordingly fod and caten. *

The Zuakins,, another nation of this quarter, thew a seeming humanity to such strangers as are shipwreck'd on their coast, allowing them a convenient place to lodge in, with plenty of animal food to eat, and sometimes entertain them with their musick," and then destroy the fateft, as they have occasion to feast on them.”

The negros, from the inland parts,are, allmost, without exception, anthropophagi, liave a terrible, tiger-like, scarcely human aspect, and pointed or jaged teeth, clofeing together like those of a fox, Most of these are so fierce and greedy after human flesh, that they bite large pieccës out of the arms or legs of their neighbours, and fellowNaves, which they fwallow with great avidity. I

Robert More, furgeon of The Italian galley, being sent by his commander, captain John Dagge, to the king of Dahomés camp, with presents for his majesty, saw many strange things, especially human flesh sold publickly in the great market-place. * The Dahomés eat the bodys of those that are sacrifice’d, which they boil, and look upon as holy food.f 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 same way, whenever he has an opportunity: and this in a familiar repait, and not merely in favage triumph after a victory, I (or as a religious facrifice).

* Herberts Travaile, 1634, p. 10.

# Hamiltons Account of the E. Indies, 1, 30. He ads a shocking instance of the crew of a Turkish galley, half of which was, from time to time, put to the fpit.

Selections from literary journals, 1799, I, 452 ; cites Ol. dendorp, p. 285.

The inhabitants of Cape Palmas on the coast of Guinea, though possessid of a country which affords them plenty of provisions, and wanting nothing that is necessary for the support of life, delight in human flesh whenever they can come

* Snelgraves Account of Guinea, p. 53. See allso, p. 41, and p. 133, an extraordinary instance of cruelty practise'd by the Dahomés upon Mr. Testesole the Engleith governour, which concludes by their cuting his body in pieceës, broiling them on the coals, and eating them. Some of those that ate part of his flesh were, afterward, so audacious as to tel several Portuguese gentlemen, who talk'd with them about it, “That ENGLEISU BEEF WAS VERY GOOD !!! + Smiths Voyage to Guinea, p. 110.

Norrises Memoirs of Busfa Abádee king of Dabomy, 1789,

p. Io.

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 flesh.*

The Gango negros, in Surinam, according to Stedman, are suppose’d to be antiropophagi or cannibals, like the Caribbee Indians, instigateëd by habitual and implacable revenge..“ Amongst the rebels of that tribe,” he says,

after the takeing of Boucou, fome pots were found on the fire with HUMAN FLESH; which one of the officers had the curiosity to taste, and declare'd it was not inferior to some kinds of BEEF or PORK.”+

* Schewitzers Voyage to ibe E. Indies, p. 239. | Narrative, II, 267.

" I have been since assure'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 shambles, and were expose'd to fale, like butchers meat in Leadenhall-market : and captain John Keene, formerly of the Dolphin cutter, positively assured me, that when he, a few years since, was on the coast of Africa, a capt. Dunnigen, with his whole crew, belonging to the Nassau schooner, were cut in pieceës, salted, and eaten, by the negros

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