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  • And it is a curious reminiscence, but a true one, that both these great actors and their performances were taboo’d by “polite society” in New York and Boston at the time—probably as being too robustuous.

    The Old Bowery. November Boughs

  • And it is a curious reminiscence, but a true one, that both these great actors and their performances were taboo'd by "polite society" in New York and Boston at the time -- probably as being too robustuous.

    November Boughs ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • Especially a tall robustuous fellow, with a terrible javelin in his hand, much notched and splintered, as if it had dealt many a thrust.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • He edited on the side of caution: though assuring Clemens that “I have a pretty ‘robustuous taste,’ ”22 he understood that Mark Twain’s unprecedented use of vernacular pushed against the limits of public tolerance.

    Mark Twain

  • He edited on the side of caution: though assuring Clemens that “I have a pretty ‘robustuous taste,’ ”22 he understood that Mark Twain’s unprecedented use of vernacular pushed against the limits of public tolerance.

    Mark Twain

  • "polite society" in New York and Boston at the time -- probably as being too robustuous.

    Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy

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