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O.G. Mason 
Syphiloderma Gummatosum 
1880-1885 (ca) 
Collotype, hand-coloured 
Private collection of John Wood 
Poem: Little Lady Lena
My tight little boots can kick so hard
Big bully boys have to cry.
You fubbs, you pugg, you little puss,
Kick, kick again
, they sweetly hiss.
Purree purree wuzzey tuzzey, they purr.
This is love, sweet muzzey love, you stir.
Little Lena, O Nicky, my Nacky,
My Naquilena, my Acky, my sweet sweet Nookie,
Kick, kick harder yet and let me lick
Your nacky knee and liqualena neck.
It burns, it churns, it sickens my bones,
But I return to suck your runs.
Your knee's sugared crust is pure, jerking joy
Though the pain it bring may me destroy.

John Wood
The suggestive language is in part taken from a well-known scene in Thomas Otway's play Venice Preserved (1682), a scene in which Aquilina, a dominatrix prostitute, is being begged by her client to kick and humiliate him.
John Wood Endurance and Suffering: Narratives of Disease in the 19th Century (Edition Galerie Vevais, 2009) [Note: First edition is dated March 2007 but was published in October 2008.] 

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