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Nell Gwyn: Lamentable Pickle

"Nell Gwin [once the favorite mistress of King Charles II] having Notice that Miss Davis was to be entertain'd at Night, by the King in his Bed Chamber, she invited the Lady to a Collation of Sweetmeats, which being made up with physical [medicinal] Ingredients, the Effects thereof had such an Operation upon the Harlot, when the King was Caressing her in Bed with the amorous Sports of Venus, that a violent and sudden Loosness obliging her Ladyship to discharge her Artillery, she made the King, as well as her self, in a most lamentable Pickle; which caused her Royal Master to turn her off, with the small Pension of a Thousand Pounds per Annum, in consideration for her former Services, in the Affairs of Love; after which she never appear'd again at Court."
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