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Some performers must have attracted audiences by means of their "extraordinary" attributes: Joseph Boruwlaski was a dwarf who played the guitar and fiddle, Thomas Topham a strongman who sang, Barbara Van Beck a bearded lady who played keyboard instruments, and Le Sieur and Madame Vernet a pair of posturers who played the violin, tambour di bass, and other instruments "to various & astonishing attitudes.
Answer: because they are a bunch of powerless posturers who have no nose for the stench that is enveloping their game.