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Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man?

      — King Henry VI. Part II, Act IV Scene 2

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KEYWORD: virginity

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Pericles
[IV, 2]

Bawd

1722

Boult, take you the marks of her, the colour of her
hair, complexion, height, age, with warrant of her
virginity; and cry 'He that will give most shall
have her first.' Such a maidenhead were no cheap
thing, if men were as they have been. Get this done
as I command you.

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Pericles
[IV, 6]

Bawd

2085

Boult, take her away; use her at thy pleasure:
crack the glass of her virginity, and make the rest malleable.

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