From History of Flagellation Among Different Nations. New York: Medical Publishing Co., 1930: pp. 1-3.
The figures in the upper half of this plate represent the Prison-Rod and Whipping-Post. The Rattan, Birch, and Loose Garment belong to ladies’ boarding schools in the last century. The Rule and Spatula (or “Jonathan”) were used in boy’s schools. The holes in the spatula raised blisters.
Beneath are the modern Jesuit discipline with the Whipping-Post or Hurdle in Wandsworth House of Correction. On either side are Knouts of leather and of twisted cord.
AMONG DIFFERENT NATIONS.
A NARRATIVE OF THE
STRANGE CUSTOMS AND CRUELTIES
AN ACCOUNT OF ITS PRACTICE AMONG
THE EARLY CHRISTIANS
AS A RELIGIOUS STIMULANT AND CORRECTOR OF MORALS.
ALSO ANECDOTES OF
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS
MEDICAL PUBLISHING CO.
THE MEDICAL PUBLISHING CO.
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I. — Formation of the Public Processions of Flagellants. Different success they met with in different countries.
FLAGELLATION CUSTOMS. — THE ROMANS.
ROMAN GALLANTS PUNISHED BY FLAGELLATION.
ANECDOTES OF ANCIENT SCHOOLMASTERS.
II. — Flagellations of a religious and voluntary kind were practiced among the ancient heathens.
VOLUNTARY FLAGELLATIONS AMONG THE EGYPTIANS, SYRIANS, AND ROMANS. — THE ROMANS.
III. — The practice of scourging one’s self unknown to the early Christians.
FLAGELLATION BESTOWED BY THE DEVIL.
IV. — Corrections of a flagellatory kind, inflicted by force; the common method of correcting offences of a religious nature; and the power of inflicting them possessed alike by Bishops and the heads of Monasteries.
V. — Discretionary power of employing disciplines, established in the convents of Nuns, and lodged in the hands of the Abbesses and Prioresses.
THE METHODS OF SELF MORTIFICATION AS APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PRACTICED IN EARLY TIMES.
FLAGELLATION OF SOVEREIGNS AND GREAT MEN.
VI. — Confessors assume to themselves a kind of flagellatory power over their Penitents.
VII. — The Church at large claims the
power of publicly inflicting the discipline of Flagellation. Instances of Kings and Princes who have submitted to it.
VIII. — A remarkable instance of flagellation performed in honour of the Virgin Mary.
ANOTHER STORY OF A FEMALE SAINT APPEASED BY FLAGELLATION.
IX. — Formation of the Public Processions of Flagellants. Different success they met with in different countries.
FULK, THE TRAITOR.
THE BOSTON MAGISTRATES AND THE CAPTAIN.
THE BITER BIT.
The Groom of Emperor Nicephorus.
18th century Court of Denmark.
The Duke of Vejar, in Spain.
Some Benedictine Friars.
The “Seminary of Good Boys,” of St. Lazare, Paris.
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