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  • The newspapers had seized the opportunity of the trials before the magistrate and before Mr. Justice Charles and had overwhelmed the public with such a sea of nauseous filth and impurity as could only be exposed to the public nostrils in pudibond England.

    Oscar Wilde

  • On 8 March, 1790, J.P. Kemble presented at Drury Lane a pudibond alteration of _The Rover_, which he dubbed _Love in Many Masks_ (8vo,

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I

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  • Prudish. Found in the preface to The Stuffed Owl, an Anthology of Bad Verse by D.B. Wyndham Lewis and Charles Lee

    February 28, 2013