They wore a good deal of hair, not very neatly turned up behind, and were rather untidy about the shoes and stockings. They were not exactly pretty, perhaps; but they had a great deal of colour in their faces, and looked quite stout and healthy.
Being remarkably free and easy with their manners, Oliver thought them to be very nice girls indeed.
Which there is no doubt they were.
From Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist (1838)