Cruickshank's own specialist knowledge provides descriptions of the bagnios
and of the speculative buildings where ill-gotten gains could be had.
There were all sorts of hostelries and stores, liveries, an opulent opera house, bagnios
and other pleasure palaces, and, naturally, a thriving cemetery on Boot Hill.
The bottomless pit encompasses us on one side, and stews and bagnios
on the other.
Languishing in the Algerian bagnios
from which he tried to escape four times, Cervantes could reflect on the morisco counterparts to his Arab and Turkish captors, not to mention the opportunistically zealous renegades, converts from Christianity who often did not compare favorably with his compatriot (forced) converts from Islam.
Fuchs and Ilika write only that the religious fervor it represents inserts a discordant note in the play's "distinctly humanist and cosmopolitan sensibility" (Bagnios