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1795 - Description of Portsmouth

Dr. George Pinckard’s description of Portsmouth.

“But here hordes of pollinating females are seen reeling in drunkenness or plying upon the streets with a broad modesty which puts the great orb of noon to the blush. These daughters of Cypria are not only of manner peculiar, but likewise of such peculiar figure and apparel that it were, perhaps, difficult in any other part of England to find a correct resemblance to the “Sweet Poll of Portsmouth”.