I believe it is the place where the rite of circumcision is performed.
The circumcision is an example of the power of poetry to raise the low and offensive.
They are going up to the city for the Mohammedan rite of circumcision.
This embraced the Sabbath for circumcision, and the Sabbath were then the only laws, or statutes, or commandments written.
This could not be done ...