“Praying to Cupid for a Cure”: Venereal Disease, Prostitution, and the Marriage Market in Emma
objectfs] to many females being shut up together in nurseries, schools, or convents. I cannot recollect without indignation, the jokes and hoiden tricks which knots of young women indulge themselves in, when in my youth accident threw me, an awkward rustic, in their way They were almost on a par with the double meanings, which shake the convivial table when the glass has circulated freely. (128)
KeywordsFemale Body Venereal Disease Double Meaning Street Prostitution Tertiary Syphilis
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