Note 053
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

Suillis carnibus abstinent, says Solinus, (Polyhistor. c. 33,) who copies Pliny (l. viii. c. 68) in the strange supposition, that hogs can not live in Arabia. The Egyptians were actuated by a natural and superstitious horror for that unclean beast(Marsham, Canon. p. 205.). The old Arabians likewise practised, post coitum, the rite of ablution (Herodot. l. i. c. 80), which is sanctified by the Mahometan law (Reland, p. 75, etc., Chardin, or rather the Mollah of Shah Abbas, tom. iv. p. 71, etc.).

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