And I suppose the same conditions obtain in the seraglios of Bali.
Women, in Constantinople, are confined in seraglios for life, or shut up in their apartments.
Their chiefs and princes have, besides, large harems or seraglios where domestic rivalship imbitters existence.
The wealthy have their seraglios and eunuchs, that take the place of the belt and lock.
He had seraglios of wives; but the lady whom he married in England was a washerwoman, with whom he did not cohabit.
They have occupied apartments in seraglios, but the beauties have never feared them as rivals.
They had magnificent palaces, enchanting gardens, seraglios filled with beautiful women.
I am persuaded, by different circumstances, that Byron could not have been in those sacred chambers of any of the seraglios.
The seraglios he had quitted in Singapore and Kobe and Rangoon were, in his own words, "a thing o' the past."
And there are sultans and sultanas and seraglios existing in England under English forms.