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"The prissiness of respectable Victorian society was such that legs were hardly to be mentioned, let alone seen, and Charles Dickens wrote cumbrously of 'unmentionables' when he meant trousers."
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Justice Douglas Dissent
January 23, 1961
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Footnote 2: But in the Puritanical atmosphere of the 19th century the discipline was applied to the moral content of plays and applied so rigorously that the dramatists were barred from serious treatment of 'straight sex,' as well as the abnormalities. The prissiness of respectable Victorian society was such that legs were hardly to be mentioned, let alone seen, and Charles Dickens wrote cumbrously of 'unmentionables' when he meant trousers." NEW YORK TIMES, January 1, 1961


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