Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Rabat, Ribat, Arbat, Brat, or New Sallee, is a fortified port of Morocco, 130 miles south of Cape Spartel, at the mouth of the river Bu Bakrak. A great many European imports pass hence into the interior, and the wares of the country, such as carpets, pottery, brasswork, etc., are exported to northern markets. Sallee, on the other side of the river, is now a poor place. It was formerly the starting-point of the worst piratical marauders.

“Hope in this life is a perishing thing, but the hope of good men, when it is cut off from this world, is but removed like a tree, transplanted from this nursery to the garden of the Lord.”
–Matthew Henry, Commentary, Job 19