Griffith-Jones also took the trouble to keep a detailed tally of thenovel's profanities, informing the jury that the word 'cunt' occurssome fourteen times. What he did not mention, however, was that 'cunt'was used (perhaps unrealistically) as a term of endearment: "'Th'art good cunt, though, aren't ter? Best bit o'cunt left on earth!['] 'What is cunt?' she said. 'An' doesn't ter know?Cunt! It's thee down theer [...] Cunt! Eh, that's the beauty o' thee,lass!'" (DH Lawrence, 1928).
The defence called a great many witnesses, who each attested to the literary merits of Lawrence and, to a lesser extent, itself. These defence witnesses were only seldom cross-examined (as CHRolph puts it: "'No questions', said the surprising Mr Griffith-Jones[...] he was to say it many times", 1961), and the prosecution calledno witnesses of its own at all ("Griffith-Jones now made the surprisingannouncement that he was calling no witnesses [...] The gasp ofsurprise in Court was reprehensibly audible").
The Magic of the Horse-Shoe, with other Folk-Lore Notes,by Robert Means Lawrence; Boston and New York;Houghton, Mifflin and Company; The Riverside Press, Cambridge 
As sediments slide down the continental slope and the river is prevented from building a proper lobe—as the delta plain subsides and is not replenished—erosion eats into the coastal marshes, and quantities of Louisiana steadily disappear. The net loss is over fifty square miles a year. In the middle of the nineteenth century, a fort was built about a thousand feet from a saltwater bay east of New Orleans. The fort is now collapsing into the bay. In a hundred years, Louisiana as a whole has decreased by a million acres. Plaquemines Parish is coming to pieces like old rotted cloth. A hundred years hence, there will in all likelihood be no Plaquemines Parish, no Terrebonne Parish. Such losses are being accelerated by access canals to the sites of oil and gas wells. After the canals are dredged, their width increases on its own, and they erode the region from the inside. A typical three-hundred-foot oil-and-gas canal will be six hundred feet wide in five years. There are in Louisiana ten thousand miles of canals. In the nineteen-fifties, after Louisiana had been made nervous by the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Corps of Engineers built the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a shipping canal that saves forty miles by traversing marsh country straight from New Orleans to the Gulf. The canal is known as Mr. Go, and shipping has largely ignored it. Mr. Go, having eroded laterally for twenty-five years, is as much as three times its original width. It has devastated twenty-four thousand acres of wetlands, replacing them with open water. A mile of marsh will reduce a coastal-storm-surge wave by about one inch. Where fifty miles of marsh are gone, fifty inches of additional water will inevitably surge. The Corps has been obliged to deal with this fact by completing the ring of levees around New Orleans, thus creating New Avignon, a walled medieval city accessed by an interstate that jumps over the walls.
D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. (Short Story Criticism) - Essay
The prosecutor's elitism and condescension is characteristic of much of thecensorship performed in Britain. For example, the British Board of FilmClassification (or "Big Bloody Fucking Cunts", according to EddyLawrence, 2005), contends that it must censor images that may be acorrupting influence, yet the material has yet to corrupt any of theBBFC examiners who view it 'on our behalf'. Similarly, sexuallyexplicit material is passed by the BBFC for 'arthouse' films withmiddle class audiences, though populist entertainment is more heavilycensored. Taboos - from their religious origins to the modernrestrictions on sexual words and images - exist as methods of socialregulation, and censorship is maintained for this purpose despite itsoutdated religious provenance and the paradoxes inherent in itsexecution.
Lawrence on the Metaphysics of Life
In 1901, at sixteen, Lawrence had been attempting to do his part for the family by working in a factory when his elder brother Ernest died of pneumonia. A few months later, Lawrence came down with the illness himself, and had to be nursed back to health by his mother, who escaped her crushing grief over one son by caring for another. “We have loved each other,” Lawrence would write, “almost with a husband and wife love, as well as filial and maternal. We knew each other by instinct.”
Lawrence and a searchable collection of works
Moore, Harry T. The Priest of Love: A Life of D. H. Lawrence. Carbondale, Ill: Souther Illinois Univ. Press, 1974. An excellent critical biography of Lawrence.