||The Pearl – Volume 1
The Pearl, A Magazine of Facetiae and Voluptuous Reading was a monthly magazine issued for 18 months in 1879-1880 with two Christmas supplements. It contained erotic tales, rhymes, songs and parodies and was published in London between July 1879 to December 1880, when they were forced to shut down by the authorities for publishing rude and obscene literature.
The publisher was William Lazenby, who also wrote some of the contents. He followed it with The Oyster and The Boudoir (1883). Some of the poems are thought to have been written by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
In Volume No. 1:
SUB-UMBRA, OR SPORT AMONG THE SHE-NOODLES.
THE WANTON LASS.
THE VOLUPTUOUS EXPERIENCES OF AN OLD MAID.
NURSERY RHYMES, such as…
There was a young man of Wood Green, who tried to fart “God Save the Queen.”
When he reached the soprano,
He shot his guano,
And his breeches weren’t fit to be seen.
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