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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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Of the kingdom of Lamar

It is a journey of two score and twelve days thence to the kingdom of Lamar. Neither woman nor man wears clothing in that country, and they mock at any one whom they see clad, and they say God made Adam and Eve stark naked, and that it is right for everyone to be thus from that time to this. Their women never refuse any men in the world, and they say that God told them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth; and no man there can say, my own wife, and no woman can say, my own husband. And when one of their women bears a child, she gives it to the man that she herself pleases; and everything they have is in common, both land and gold and silver and women and men. And men are brought from other countries to be bought by them, and those that are fat they eat without delay, and those that are lean they fatten and eat afterwards.