David Nokes, 4 August 1988
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’Tis Nature’s Fault: Unauthorised Sexuality during the Enlightenment edited by Robert PurksMaccubin.
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The New Eighteenth Century: Theory, Politics, English Literature edited by Felicity Nussbaum and Laura Brown.
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“... Mary Fiddler, a fine blooming lass of 18, her – is like silk itself, and bubbles as white as snow; she is just in her prime, and fit for business, she is broke in this spring, by a well-known gentleman of the turf. Her movements are regular, her pace elegant, and her action is good: and when you mount her, she begins to f—k away to the tune of the ‘Dandy O ...”