Posthumously burned for the sake of propriety. All the hiddens. Al the unknowables. All the unthinkables. The explorations. The eccentric tastes. Her reputation! Yes it all had to go up in smoke. The eroticism, the open sexuality transferred onto the Oriental and the Africa, the anger, the Orientalism, the atheism, the compendium of footnotes and side comments on the translation of the Kama Sutra, the detailed and graphic depictions of African sexual rites and human sacrifice. The down and dirty in the Sheik’s tent. Something would have to be left to the imagination. A pyre would be best solution. An act of purification in the best Catholic tradition. A nice flame induced from choice faggots to send the manuscripts to their maker. If the written would not bend to the gospel of J.C. then it had to go…
aBurton had willed to his wife all the manuscripts and journals except The Perfumed Garden, which apparently was promised to F.F. Arbuthnot, Burton’s partner in a society which was founded specifically for the publication of erotic literature of the East. But when Isabel Burton sat down for the first time to read its contents, she was appalled. Later she confided to friends that her husband came to her three times in a dream and commanded her to burn it. And she did. His manuscript of Catallus she then expurgated and retyped, and burned the original. She also purchased and destroyed as many copies as she could fine of his Stone Talk, a long satirical poem castigating British politicians and containing a few strictures against Catholicism and marriage which he had published under a pseudonym in 1865.
Finally she looked at the forty year accumulation of diaries and journals, said by those who had been permitted to examine them to be better than his books, better even than his conversation, and which contained all the thoughts, caustic comments, reports of conversation, summaries of letters, and all the fascinating jottings of this great Rabelasian adventurer. These too, she added to the holocaust.
Richard Burton KS (1883):’The male servants of some men carry on the mouth congress with their masters. It is also practised by some citizens, who know each other well, among themselves. Some women of the harem, when they are amorous, do the acts of the mouth on the yonis of one another, and some men do the same thing with women. The way of doing this (i.e. of kissing the yoni) should be known from kissing the mouth….
When a man and woman lie down in an inverted order, i.e. with the head of the one towards the feet of the other and carry on this congress, it is called the “congress of a crow”.’
For the sake of such things courtesans abandon men possessed of good qualities, liberal and clever, and become attached to low persons, such as slaves and elephant drivers. The Auparishtaka, or mouth congress, should never be done by a learned Brahman, by a minister that carries on the business of a state, or by a man of good reputation, because though the practice is allowed by the Shastras, there is no reason why it should be carried on, and need only be practised in particular cases. As for instance, the taste, and the strength, and the digestive qualities of the flesh of dogs are mentioned in works on medicine, but it does not therefore follow that it should be eaten by the wise. In the same way there are some men, some places and some times, with respect to which these practices can be made use of. A man should therefore pay regard to the place, to the time, and to the practice which is to be carried out, as also as to whether it is agreeable to his nature and to himself, and then he may or may not practise these things according to circumstances. But after all, these things being done secretly, and the mind of the man being fickle, how can it be known what any person will do at any particular time and for any particular purpose. Read More:http://www.spaceandmotion.com/kama-sutra-homosexuality.htm