A Comparative Survey of Laws in Force for the Prohibition, Regulation, and Licensing of Vice in England and Other Countries; With an Appendix Giving the Text of Laws and Police Regulations as They Now Exist in England, in British

A Comparative Survey of Laws in Force for the Prohibition, Regulation, and Licensing of Vice in England and Other Countries; With an Appendix Giving the Text of Laws and Police Regulations as They Now Exist in England, in British

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...corner of the veil which covers so many shame"ful infamies in this direction, you would not be able to "believe what I told you. Without much education, of a "morality at the least doubtful, and in possession of an "arbitrary power which is beyond any possible control, the "agents of the morals-police are believed upon their simple "word, and their reports demand and obtain credence. "At Rheims girls are generally inscribed at the age of 16. "What can one expect of a girl of that age, who scarcely "begins to comprehend her own sensations 1 Her future is "destroyed by the will and power of inferior agents of the "administration, and at 20 years of age she is an object of "detestation to society, against which she naturally takes a "terrible revenge. What contradictions in our laws! A "minor girl has no civil rights whatever until her majority; "but when it is a question of morals, which is a graver Artesmx. "matter, the law is silent for her protection.--"On the contrary, she is the person injured: they forcibly "impose upon her an indelible stigma of infamy: and never"theless, she is only 16; an age at which reclamation is easy. "And whose is the fault 1 I have endeavoured to make my "feeble voice to be heard in high places. Will it reach them 1 "I do not know. In any case, sir, your estimable journal "can render great service to those girls first seduced, then "cast off and abandoned, and arbitrarily placed on the "register of common prostitutes. "Believe me, &c, "Charles De Bourbonne, "Judge of the Peace of the First Arrondissement of Rheims." "P.S.--As'a rule, here is the mode of action when...
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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648358
  • 9781236648358