Ladies of elastic virtue


“Another class who are great supporters of street music consists of ladies of elastic virtue and cosmopolitan tendencies, to whom it affords a decent excuse for displaying their fascinations at open windows.” (Charles Babbage, as quoted in The Code Book.)


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