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The poorly kept and uncleanly kept stage is probably the reflection of the state of mind of the owner of the premises rather than an intentional disregard of sanitary conditions and of unclean fish curing, but regardless of the cause I am very sure that some fish is prepared for consumption without due regard of the fact that it is human food stuff.
Even Utopian insistence that nothing that is "filthy, loathsome, or uncleanly be brought into the city" is not a result of a concern about the integrity of the land but an anxiety about public health and the potential effect of "pestilent diseases" on an urban population (64).
"They told me you salute not at court but you kiss," comments a shocked Conn, the old shepherd of the play: "That courtesy would be uncleanly if courtiers were shepherds" (3.2.44).
They stand about me in such crowds that often I am half-suffocated with the stench which their uncleanly bodies give out.
Well that made its debut there in the 1920s - but it had to be removed almost immediately when women started using it in "an uncleanly manner".
(7) In Shakespeare's As You Like It (III, ii) Corin says "The courtier's hands are perfumed with civet," and Touchstone replies that "civet is of a baser birth than tar, the very uncleanly flux of a cat." The eighteenth-century poet Cowper wrote "I cannot talk with civet in the room, a fine puss gentleman that's all perfume ..." (8) As Alain Corbin explains in his excellent social history of smell in eighteenth/nineteenth-century France, The Foul and the Fragrant, this perfume, along with the better-known animal perfumes musk and ambergris, enjoyed significant popularity in seventeenth-century France, only to be rejected in the mid-eighteenth century in favor of more delicate, less arousing, floral perfumes (1986: 67).