Farrell, partly based on research by "Diogenes" "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter" was naval slang for corporal punishment administered to a young seaman over a gun as imagined in this artist's impression. See also the same scene from other angles. In the eighteenth century the Royal Navy encouraged boys as young as nine to enlist as 'servants' the lower age limit was raised to 13 in They acted as cabin boys to officers and senior seamen, but they were also apprentice seamen, 'learning the ropes' literally as they underwent sail training on the rigging.
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Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, He once wrote of himself, "I, like wax of the sacred bees when smitten by the sun, am melted when I look at the young limbs of boys. According to one ancient source, Bagoas "had been loved by Darius and was afterwards to be loved by Alexander. When Antinous died by drowning at the age of 21, Hadrian was grief-stricken. He had the dead boy deified, founded a city in Egypt to honor him, erected statues in honor of him through-out the empire, and commissioned sculptures, paintings and coins to be made bearing his likeness.