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She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
Europeans are considered indelicate in many ways by other races, and a remark of Peschel l is to the point: " Were a pious Mussulman of Ferghana to be present at our balls and see the bare shoulders of our wives and daughters, and the semi-embraces of our round dances, he would silently wonder at the long-suffering of Allah who had not long 1 The Races of Man.
So that was how a lady announced she was pregnant under such indelicate circumstances.
This "Palace language" appears to have come into existence from a desire to avoid the employment in the presence of royalty of downright expressions of vulgarity or of words which might be capable of conveying an unpleasant or indelicate idea other than the meaning intended.
This unprincipled adventurer, even before Catherine's death in September 1548, paid indelicate attentions to Elizabeth.