A Delicate Inquiry Office
Human Species, Race, Human Development, Animal Behaviour
Discusses an advertisement from a 'young widow lady' who seeks to meet a 'gentleman' and is not fussy about 'colour'. Wonders how such a lady could advertise for 'an elderly nigger' and suggests that she is, 'as the well-spoken young lady said of the Gorilla, very plain'.
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