Note 066
From Chapter 68 of the Decline & Fall

See Phranza, l. iii. c. 20 21. His expressions are positive:

Ameras suâ manû jugulavit . . . volebat enim eo turpiter et nefarie abuti. Me miserum et infelicem

Yet he could only learn from report the bloody or impure scenes that were acted in the dark recesses of the seraglio.

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