Some women kindle for vile fellows  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Roman ladies described by Petronius in the Satyricon: “Some women get heated up over the very dregs and can't feel any passion unless...among the lowest of the low”.

... when you admit that you are a slave ot low degree, you fan the passion of a lady who bums for you. Some women kindle for vile fellows, and cannot rouse any desire unless they have a slave or a servant in short garments in their eye. Some bum for a gladiator, or a muleteer smothered in dust, or an actor disgraced by exhibiting himself on the stage. My mistress is of this class ; she skips fourteen rows away from the orchestra, and hunts for a lover among the low people at the back." (Petronius (1925))




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