Vulgar words in The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume III (Page 1)

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ass x 16
bastard x 1
blockhead x 4
buffoon x 2
damn x 69
hussy x 1
make love x 12
pimp x 13
piss x 1
whore x 38

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As tawdry Gown and Petticoat gain more (Tho on a dull diseas'd ill-favour'd Whore) Than prettier Frugal, tho on Holy-day, | When every City-Spark has leave to play_, | --Damn her, she must be sound, she is so gay; | _So let the Scenes be fine, you'll ne'er enquire For Sense, but lofty Flights in nimble Wire.

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_Jenny_, | Two Whores _Doll_, | _Nurse_, Ladies and Guests.

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No--He's no Country-Squire, Gentlemen, will not game, whore; nay, in my Conscience, you will hardly get your selves drunk in his Company--He treats A-la-mode, half Wine, half Water, and the rest--But to the Business, this Fellow loves his Sister dearly, and will not trust her in this leud Town, as he calls it, without him; and hither he has brought her to marry me.

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Your Pardon, sweet _Sharp_, my whole Design in it is to be Master of my self, and with part of her Portion to set up my Miss, _Betty Flauntit_; which, by the way, is the main end of my marrying; the rest you'll have your shares of--Now I am forc'd to take you up Suits at treble Prizes, have damn'd Wine and Meat put upon us, 'cause the Reckoning is to be book'd: But ready Money, ye Rogues!

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Faith, I was coming to pay my Respects and Services, and the rest--Thou know'st my meaning--The old Business of the Silver-World, _Ned_; by Fortune, it's a mad Age we live in, _Ned_; and here be so many--wicked Rogues, about this damn'd leud Town, that, 'faith, I am fain to speak in the vulgar modish Style, in my own Defence, and railly Matrimony and the rest.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 129   ~   ~   ~

Pretty--and drest with Love--a fine Figure, by Fortune: No, _Ned_, the painted Chariot gives a Lustre to every ordinary Face, and makes a Woman look like Quality; Ay, so like, by Fortune, that you shall not know one from t'other, till some scandalous, out-of-favour'd laid-aside Fellow of the Town, cry--Damn her for a Bitch--how scornfully the Whore regards me--She has forgot since _Jack_--such a one, and I, club'd for the keeping of her, when both our Stocks well manag'd wou'd not amount to above seven Shillings six Pence a week; besides now and then a Treat of a Breast of Mutton from the next Cook's.--Then the other laughs, and crys--Ay, rot her--and tells his Story too, and concludes with, Who manages the Jilt now; Why, faith, some dismal Coxcomb or other, you may be sure, replies the first.

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I must confess, I am unus'd to this kind of Dialogue; and I am an Ass, if I know what to say to such a Creature.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 449   ~   ~   ~

Take notice I am affronted in your Lodgings--for you, _Bellmour_--You take me for an Ass--therefore meet me to morrow Morning about five, with your Sword in your Hand, behind _Southampton_ House.

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Is't not enough, that I am affronted, have my Mistress taken away before my Face, hear my self call'd, dull, common Man, dull Animal, and the rest?--But I must after all give him leave to kill me too, if he can--And this is your damn'd Honourable _English_ way of shewing a Man's Courage.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 962   ~   ~   ~

Now, _Sham_, art not thou a damn'd lying Rogue, to make me saunter up and down the _Mall_ all this Morning, after a Woman that thou know'st in thy Conscience was not likely to be there?

~   ~   ~   Sentence 964   ~   ~   ~

Why, Sir--if her Maid will be a jilting Whore, how can I help it?--_Sharp_, thou know'st we presented her handsomly, and she protested she'd do't.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 977   ~   ~   ~

Cheat you, Sir!--if I ben't reveng'd on this She-Counsellor of the Patching and Painting, this Letter-in of Midnight Lovers, this Receiver of Bribes for stol'n Pleasures; may I be condemn'd never to make love to any thing of higher Quality.

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_Tho Whores in all things else the Mastery get, In this alone, like Wives, they must submit_.

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That has already damn'd it self, when it consented To break a Sacred Vow, and Marry here.

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Ay, Sir, 'tis a Revenge fit only for a Whore to take--And the Affront you receiv'd to Night, was by mistake.

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--I whore, drink, game, swear, lye, cheat, rob, pimp, hector, all, all I do that's vitious.

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Oh, thou'rt a puny Sinner!--I'll teach thee Arts (so rare) of Sin, the least of them shall damn thee.

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Lord, Mrs. _Driver_, I wonder you shou'd send for me, when other Women are in Company; you know of all things in the World, I hate Whores, they are the pratingst leudest poor Creatures in Nature; and I wou'd not, for any thing, Sir _Timothy_ shou'd know that I keep Company, 'twere enough to lose him.

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Lord, they think there are such Joys in Keeping, when I vow, _Driver_, after a while, a Miss has as painful a Life as a Wife; our Men drink, stay out late, and whore, like any Husbands.

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Damn it, give us more Wine.

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Faith, _Frank_, I'm a little maukish with sitting up all Night, and want a small refreshment this Morning--Did we not send for Whores?

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I'm for any thing that's out of the common Road of Sin; I love a Man that will be damn'd for something: to creep by slow degrees to Hell, as if he were afraid the World shou'd see which way he went, I scorn it, 'tis like a Conventicler--No, give me a Man, who to be certain of's Damnation, will break a solemn Vow to a contracted Maid.

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Cater-tray--a hundred Guineas--oh, damn the Dice--'tis mine--come, a full Glass--Damnation to my Uncle.

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Oh, damn 'em!

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Your Whores you mean, you Sot you.

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I cannot frame my Tongue to so much Blasphemy, as 'tis to say kind things to her--I'll try my Heart though--Fair Lady--Damn her, she is not fair--nor sweet--nor good--nor--something I must say for a beginning.

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Curse thee till thou art damn'd, as I do lost _Diana_.

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Ay, Sir, one she makes a very Ass of.

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She cries Whore first, brings him upon his Knees for her Fault; and a piece of Plate, or a new Petticoat, makes his Peace again.

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Well--I see there's not one honest Whore i'th' Nation, by Fortune.

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And I to meet a Whore, and now we are well met.

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A very Whore--a tawdry mercenary Whore!

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Sure I rose the wrong way to day, I have had such damn'd ill luck every way: First, to be sent for to such a Man as this _Bellmour_, and, as the Devil wou'd have it, to find my Knight there; then to be just upon the Point of making my Fortune, and to be interrupted by that virtuous Brother of his; then to have a Quarrel happen, that (before I could whisper him in the Ear, to say so much as, Meet me here again-- anon) forc'd me to quit the House, lest the Constable had done it for me; then that that silly Baud should discover all to my Cully.

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Now though I know this to be a damn'd Lye, yet the Devil has assisted her to make it look so like Truth, that I cannot in Honour but forgive her.

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Forgive me!--Who shall forgive you your debauch'd Whoring and Drinking?--marry, ye had need so, you are such a Ruffler, at least if y'are every where as you are at home with me--No, Sirrah, I'll never bed with you more; here I live sneaking without a Coach, or any thing to appear withal; when even those that were scandalous two Ages ago, can be seen in _Hide-Park_ in their fine Chariots, as if they had purchas'd it with a Maidenhead; whilst I, who keep myself intirely for you, can get nothing but the Fragments of your Debauches--I'll be damn'd before I'll endure it.

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Ay, Sir, this same Sister of his you must have; if it be but to put this insolent Whore _Flauntit_ out of favour, who manages this Fop intirely.

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In a Baudy-house, with Whores, Hectors, and Dice!

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Ay, there's his Grief; there is some jilting Hussy has drawn him in; but I'll revenge my self on both.

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And damn'd your self five hundred times.

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Oh, what a damn'd lying Pimp is this!--_Sham_, didst thou not hire a Fellow, (because I was damnably in Love, and in haste) to marry us, that was no Parson?

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I'd have you to know I merit her: And as for Leudness, I name no body, _Bellmour_--but only some have the Art of hiding it better than I--but for Whoring, Drinking, Dicing, and all the deadly Sins that thereupon depend, I thank my Stars, I come short of you: And since you say, I shall not have your Sister, by Fortune, I will have your Sister, and love your Sister, and lie with your Sister, inspite of you.

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Your Conventicling Miracles out-do All that the Whore of_ Babylon _e'er knew: By wondrous art you make Rogues honest Men, And when you please transform 'em Rogues again.

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| Then let 'em rail and hiss, and damn their fill, Your Verdict will be_ Ignoramus _still_.

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By all that's good, I'm mad, stark raving mad, To have a Woman young, rich, beautiful, Just on the point of yielding to my Love, Snatcht from my Arms by such a Beast as this; An old ridiculous Buffoon, past Pleasure, Past Love, or any thing that tends that way; Ill-favour'd, ill-bred, and ill-qualify'd, With more Diseases than a Horse past Service; And only blest with Fortune and my _Julia_; For him, I say, this Miser, to obtain her, After my tedious nights and days of Love, My midnight Watchings, Quarrels, Wounds and Dangers; --My Person not unhandsom too, By Heav'n, 'twas wondrous strange!

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Either, we'll furnish him with Bills on Signior Don _Francisco_, --Men and Baggage, and the business is done--he shall make Love to her.

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Is he so, pray tell him he need not take that pains; there's no occasion for't; besides 'twill be but in vain; for the Doctors have prescribed her Silence and Loneliness, 'tis good against the Fit; how this damn'd Fellow of a Rival torments me!

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But should we be unthrifty in our Loves, And for one Moment's joy give all away, And be hereafter damn'd to pine at distance?

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No, but they may do worse, they may look on ye, and Looking breeds Liking; and Liking, Love; and Love a damn'd thing, call'd Desire; and Desire begets the Devil and all of Mischief to young Wenches--Get ye gone in, I say--here's a Lord coming--and Lords are plaguy things to Women.

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He is a delicate fine Person, _Jacinta_; but, methinks he does not make Love enough to me.

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Oh, Madam, Persons of his Quality never make Love in Words, the greatness of their Actions show their Passion.

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Hum, and has the Devil serv'd me thus?--but no matter, I must be gadding, like an old Coxcomb, to _Cadiz_,--and then, jaunting to Sea, with a Pox, to take pains to be a Cuckold, to bring my Wife into a strange Land, amongst Unbelievers, with a vengeance, as if we had not honest Christian Cuckold-makers enough at home; Sot that I was, not to consider how many Merchants have been undone by trusting their Commodities out at Sea; why, what a damn'd ransom will the Rogues exact from me, and more for my Wife, because she's handsome; and then, 'tis ten to one, I have her turned upon my hands the worse for wearing; oh, damn'd Infidels!

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So, so, she's condemn'd; oh, damn'd _Mahometan_ Cannibal!

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Oh, damn'd circumcised _Turk_.

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no, I am a Scoundrel; I a Count, no, not I, a Dog, a very Chim--hum,--a Son of a Whore, I, not worthy your notice.

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I pimp for my own Wife!

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Damn dirty trash, your Beauty is sufficient--hum --Signior Don _Antonio_, get the Writings ready.

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What, intreat his Wife to be a Whore?

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And I, as no damn'd Wife, proud Daughter, or tormenting Chamber-maid can make me.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 5,519   ~   ~   ~

The little Obligation I have to some of the witty Sparks and Poets of the Town, has put me on a Vindication of this Comedy from those Censures that Malice, and ill Nature have thrown upon it, tho in vain: The Poets I heartily excuse, since there is a sort of Self-Interest in their Malice, which I shou'd rather call a witty Way they have in this Age, of Railing at every thing they find with pain successful, and never to shew good Nature and speak well of any thing; but when they are sure 'tis damn'd, then they afford it that worse Scandal, their Pity.

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The _Maids Tragedy_--see the Scene of undressing the Bride, and between the _King_ and _Amintor_, and after between the _King_ and _Evadne_--All these I Name as some of the best Plays I know; If I should repeat the Words exprest in these Scenes I mention, I might justly be charg'd with course ill Manners, and very little Modesty, and yet they so naturally fall into the places they are designed for, and so are proper for the Business, that there is not the least Fault to be found with them; though I say those things in any of mine wou'd damn the whole Peice, and alarm the Town.

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When for a drunken Sot, that had kind hours, And taking their own freedoms, left you yours; 'Twas your delib'rate choice your days to pass With a damn'd, sober, self-admiring Ass, Who thinks good usage for the Sex unfit, And slights ye out of Sparkishness and Wit.

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and those pursu'd like guilty me By rigid Laws, which put no difference 'Twixt fairly killing in my own Defence, And Murders bred by drunken Arguments, Whores, or the mean Revenges of a Coward.

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Your damn'd little Jade of a Mistress has learned of her Neighbours the Art of Swearing and Lying in abundance, and is-- _Bel_.

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Now I being the Confident in your Amours, the Jack-go-between-- the civil Pimp or so--you left her in charge with me at your Departure.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 6,057   ~   ~   ~

A very proper young Fellow, and as like old _Frank Fainwou'd_ as the Devil to the Collier; but, _Francis_, you are come into a very leud Town, _Francis_, for Whoring, and Plotting, and Roaring, and Drinking; but you must go to Church, _Francis_, and avoid ill Company, or you may make damnable Havock in my Cash, _Francis_, --what, you can keep Merchants Books?

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No, Sir, you had good Clothes when you came first, but they dwindled daily, till they dwindled to this old Campaign--with tan'd coloured Lining--once red--but now all Colours of the Rain-bow, a Cloke to sculk in a Nights, and a pair of piss-burn'd shammy Breeches.

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Ay,--but what shou'd I do with Money in these damn'd Breeches?

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The ringing of Bells is an Ass to't.

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--No, I am for things possible and Natural: Some Female Devil, old and damn'd to Ugliness, And past all Hopes of Courtship and Address, Full of another Devil called Desire, Has seen this Face--this Shape--this Youth, And thinks it's worth her Hire.

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It must be so: I must moil on in the damn'd dirty Road, And sure such Pay will make the Journey easy: _And for the Price of the dull drudging Night, All Day I'll purchase new and fresh Delight_.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 6,453   ~   ~   ~

Oh, swear a-new, Give me again thy Faith, thy Vows, thy Soul; For mine's so sick with this Day's fatal Business, It needs a Cordial of that mighty strength; Swear--swear, so as if thou break'st-- Thou mayst be--any thing--but damn'd, _Leticia_.

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Very scurvily, that is to say, be always fashionably drunk, despise the Tyranny of your Bed, and reign absolutely--keep a Seraglio of Women, and let my Bastard Issue inherit; be seen once a Quarter, or so, with you in the Park for Countenance, where we loll two several ways in the gilt Coach like _Janus_, or a Spread-Eagle.

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This Love's a damn'd bewitching thing--Now though I should lose my Assignation with my Devil, I cannot hold from seeing _Julia_ to night: hah--there, and with a Fop at her Feet.--Oh Vanity of Woman!

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Stay, _Julia_--Devil, be damn'd--for you shall tempt no more, I'll love and be undone--but she is gone-- And if I stay, the most that I shall gain Is but a reconciling Look, or Kiss.

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thou'rt an Ass, we are but even with the brisk Rogues, for they take away our Fame, cuckold us, and take away our Wives: so, so, my Cap, _Francis_.

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The Devil I do--this is a damn'd Preparation to Love.

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I know him--what, do you take me for a Pimp, Sir?

~   ~   ~   Sentence 7,017   ~   ~   ~

I know him--there's your Watch again, Sir; I'm your Friend, but no Pimp, Sir-- [_Rises in Rage_.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 7,019   ~   ~   ~

My Watch; I thank you, Sir--but why Pimp, Sir?

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A damn'd Rogue to deceive me thus.-- _Bel_.

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thou'rt an Ass, _Francis_--but no more--come, come, let's to bed-- _Let_.

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For once you shall prevail; and this damn'd Jant has pretty well mortified me:--a Pox of your Mutiny, _Francis_.--Come, I'll conduct thee to _Diana_, and lock thee in, that I may have thee safe, Rogue.-- _We'll give young Wenches leave to whine and blush, And fly those Blessings which--ads bobs, they wish_.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 7,441   ~   ~   ~

Griping as Hell--and as insatiable--worse than a Brokering Jew, not all the Twelve Tribes harbour such a damn'd Extortioner.

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Adod, I long for night, we are not half in kelter, this damn'd Ghost will not out of my Head yet.

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though he be but a Banker's Prentice, Madam, he's as pretty a Fellow of his Inches as any i'th' City--he has made love in Dancing-Schools, and to Ladies of Quality in the middle Gallery, and shall joke ye--and repartee with any Fore-man within the Walls--prithee to her--and commend me, I'll give thee a new Point Crevat.

~   ~   ~   Sentence 7,644   ~   ~   ~

A Fop, a Fool, a beaten Ass--a Blockhead.

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What a damn'd Shame's this, that Women shou'd be sacrificed to Fools, and Fops must run away with Heiresses--whilst we Men of Wit and Parts dress and dance, and cock and travel for nothing but to be tame Keepers.

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I'll enter the House with Fire and Sword, d'ye see, not that I care this--but I'll not be fob'd off--what, do they take me for a Fool--an Ass?

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The Rogue has damn'd luck sure, he has got a Fly-- Sir _Cau_.

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why, what a lavish Whore-master's this!

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Under favour, you're an Ass, Brother; this is the discreetest way of doing it, I take it.

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