“The Harlots cry from Street to Street”

The Whore & Gambler by the State
Licencd build that Nations Fate.
The Harlots cry from Street to Street
Shall weave Old Englands winding Sheet.
The Winners Shout the Losers Curse
Dance before dead Englands Hearse.

— excerpt from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence”

 

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“Lupinar Romain,” from Histoire de la Prostitution Chez tous les Peuples du Monde, 1851

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