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" Human sacrifice in Dahome is founded upon a purely religious basis, which not only strengthens but perpetuates the custom. It is a touching instance of the King's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly sincere. "
A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome: With Notices of the So Called "Amazons ... - Page 13
by Sir Richard Francis Burton - 1893
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Mornings of the Recess, 1861-4, Volume 2

1864
...the Komasi-house to the Market-place, where the Min-gan performs sundry executions with his own hand. Human sacrifice in Dahome is founded upon a purely...perpetuates the custom. It is a touching instance, says Captain Burton, of the King's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly sincere. The Dahoman...
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The African Repository, Volume 40

Ralph Randolph Gurley - Slavery - 1864
...the Kpmasi-house to the Market-place, where the Min-gan performs sundry executions with his own hand. Human sacrifice in Dahome is founded upon a purely...only strengthens but perpetuates the custom. It is 3 touching instance, says Captain Burton, of the King's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 19-20

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Anthologies - 1869
...the accounts of them current in Europe have been greatly •exaggerated. ' Human sacrifice in Dahomey is founded upon a purely religious basis, which not...but perfectly sincere. The Dahoman sovereign must, as I have said, enter " Deadland" with royal state, accompanied by a ghostly court of wives, eunuchs,...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1872
...the accounts of them current in Europe have been greatly exaggerated. ' Human sacrifice in Dahomey is founded upon a purely religious basis, which not...but perfectly sincere. The Dahoman sovereign must, as I have said, enter " Deadland" with royal state, accompanied by a ghostly court of wives, eunuchs,...
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THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTON

THOMAS WRIGHT - 1906
...us, however, that in the case of the King of Dahomey, human sacrifice is not attributable to cruelty. "It is a touching instance of the King's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly sincere." The world to come is called by the Dahomans " Deadland." It receives the ' nidon ' or soul ; but in " Deadland...
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The Highly Civilized Man

Dane Kennedy - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 354 pages
...legitimate the established political and religious order. They were, he suggested with obvious relish, "a touching instance of the King's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly sincere." In obvious dissent with the policy of his own government, he warned that Gelele 's subjects "would...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 23

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1865
...So-sin Customs which he attended. Of the reason and motive of this frightful slaughter, he says, — ' Human sacrifice in Dahome is founded upon a purely...basis, which not only strengthens but perpetuates tbe custom. It is a touching instance of the king's filial piety, deplorably mistaken, but perfectly...
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