bagnio


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bagnio

1. A bathing establishment.
2. A brothel.
3. A Turkish prison.
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Celebrated characters such as the radical John Wilkes, courtesans Kitty Fisher and Mrs Abington, the magistrate Sir John Fielding and rake Colonel Francis Charteris shine in his descriptions and he gives gripping accounts of the mysterious kidnapping of Elizabeth Canning and the unsolved murder of Ann Bell, left brutalised by her client in a bagnio.
The gentleman, thinking she is a prostitute, takes her to a bagnio rather than to her home, where Betsy, finally realizing the danger she is in, panics, nearly faints, and marriages to convince the gentleman of both her social standing and virtue.
In this "other" realm of the Arabic world, he is entirely stripped of singularity as he ends up in a bagnio "with no particular master" (Cervantes 403).
At the end of day three, Amaryllis finds herself in a bagnio through the cunning and guile of Philander.
This Turkish bagnio perhaps simulates the Habermasian sphere of the development of communicative freedom.
Exasperated, the father concluded his letter: "I am apprehensive that the Playhouse has done nothing but prepare my boy for the highway, and my girls for a bagnio.
Cervantes's personal experiences as a captive for five years in a royal bagnio (prison) in Algiers inform the geographical, cultural, and social milieu of the plays.
It is quite true that antagonism between individuals occasionally becomes exacerbated; that in the course of action or intrigue, Moors and Christians call each other dogs and scoundrels; that the buffoon in The Bagnios of Algiers, the sacristan Tristan, is free with insults for the Moorish children who make fun of him and with jibes directed at the Jew whom he amuses himself by tormenting.
But perhaps because of its popularity and association with sensual touch, massage began to acquire an unsavoury reputation in the 1880s, and by the mid-1890s had begun to create scandal, as poorly trained masseurs, brothels and bagnios came to the attention of Victorian civic reformers.
Institutional histories of the Magdalen House, the Foundling Hospital, and the Society for the Reformation of Manners are interspersed with accounts of masquerades and Sunday entertainments in the more exclusive bagnios.