Lower Extremities

Lower Extremities. “The Reader is requested to observe, that the Lower Extremities represented above do not belong to the Fair Damsel on the Plank, but to the Boatman beyond, upon whose Shoulder she is leaning. — We, however, recommend Flora to be more careful how she composes herself the next time she gets out of a Boat” Punch (3 September 1859): 96. [For another Punch comment on Victorian prudery, see “Honi Soit,“ &c.]

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