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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

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There is another island there in which are goodly men and fit for war; and in that island the first night that a man weds a wife he hires another man to take her maidenhead, and if on the morrow he finds her to be a virgin he will inflict a passing great punishment on the hireling. I asked why they did this, and I was told that in that country many men had lain with maidens and, on the morrow, were found dead.