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Their houses may be crowded with low, vulgar, filthy trash, exposing their wives to all kinds of blackguardism, and they have no fears of their doing wrong.
(14) In contrast, an initial report of the incident in an earlier issue of the Tuapeka Times condemned the prank as an exploit by 'some idiot who hasn't yet learned to distinguish humor from blackguardism' .
In May 1857, a leader in The Hertfordshire Advertiser stated: As we are lovers of good order and social improvement, we can but deeply deplore the blackguardism which, once a year, has been allowed to establish its saturnalia in the quiet village of Harpenden.'