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a poor woman fixteen pence for a stale the court of Brunswick till about the sheep's head and pluck, which would middle of April, and then make a tous not have sold a few weeks ago for above to Berlin. a groat. If the price even of the offal By letters from Amsterdam, of the meat is kept so high, how are the poor 14th, we learn that the hereditary Prince to live?
and Princess of Brunswick had a very Nearly at the same time a poor man narrow escape, in passing the Iffel on was obliged to pay three pence for a the 11th ult. in their way to Twickel; cow-heel, the ordinary price of which as in about an hour after they had pasiis only three haifpence; and another ed a dike, which contained the waters gave six-pence for a piece of tripe, of that river, the violence of those wawhich used always to be sold for three. ters, all of a sudden, made a very conpence halfpenny
fiderable breach in the dike, and carried The poor now pay at the rate of 6d. off a great part of the bank along with per pound for Chelhire cheese, and sd. them. for the ordinary Lancashire and War Since our people have been in posselwickshire; and falt butter is gd. and fion of the gulpli and river of St. Law fresh is. per pound.
rence, they have discovered a very vaLast Saturday died at Leith, aged luable whale fishery there, which was 109, Elizabeth Greig, a beggar-woman; unknown to the French. Upon this the retained her senses and spirit to the discovery the people of New England lalt; and a few days before her death fitted out ten vesiels, of near 100 tons hari vigour sufficient to go about in quest burden each, for that fishery in 1961, of alms.
and had such success, that in 1762 they On Wednesday sevennight died at sent out fifty vessels for the same purpose, Montrose, Alexander Strachen, of Tare and last year employed upwards of ry, Esq; in the 84th year of his age. eighty; and we are assured, that a till He is fucceeded by Alexander Strachen, larger number will be employed the ennow of Tarry, his grandchild. suing season. The quantity of whale
On Monday latt a woman, who fold bone, imported from New England milk, went into the house of a publican within these two years, has already re. in Deadman's Place, Southwark, and duced that commodity from sool. to was suddenly taken ill, when the land- 3501. a ton. lord very humanely ordered her to be
His royal highness the duke of York put to bed, where the foon after expir- proposes to visit the court of Berlin be. ed : in laying her out, 100 guineas was fore he returns to England, found sewed in her shift; and on search March 7. This day Sir John Hind ing her lodgings, a large quantity of Cotton, Bart. set out for Cambridge, plate was found : the above woman al- to offer himself a candidate to represent ways pleaded the greatest poverty, and the said county in parliament, in the used constantly to attend at her parish room of lord viscount Rostyn, now earl church on Sundays, in order to receive of Hardwicke. loaves and other charitable contributions. This day the captains Galbreth, A
Newcastle, March. 3. Last week di- bercrombie, Gardner and Griffin, who ed, in a greatly advanced age, Mr. are to command the Lord Anson, Prince Richard Sparrow, said to be possessed of of Wales, Solebay, and Beckenham, effects to the value of 20,000l. or up- lately stationed in the East Indies, wards. He was an unmarried man, sworn in before the court of directors and lived many years very privately as of the hon. East India company. a boarder in a small house, or rather Thursday the sheriffs of London cottage, on the river Wear, about ten and Middlesex went to the Parliament miles above Sunderland.
Houte, with a petition from the City, It's laid that the hereditary Prince for power to rebuild the gaol of Newau:ù Princess of Brunswick will stay at gate,
LIFE of the WOMAN of the Town, Concluded.
E left the night-cellar im- ed a remarkable alteration in myself
mediately, and I went home for the better. W
tired with what I had seen; My (pirits, my appetite, were mend. my curiosity was fatisfied, ed, my colour came once more in my
I would not have any more checks, I could hardly believe I was tours to become a spectator of mankind the same person, wlio, but so lately, -I had leen enough of them.
had looked lo pale, so relaxed, so void The next day I resolved to retire in. of appetite, without any spirits, but to the country, and break off all my what the factitious help of liquor af, connexions and dependancies ; I had forded me. acquired a large sum of money, and All the enjoyments I before had tasto was determined no longer to bear ca ed, compared to my prelent satisfactipriciousness.-My house I let to my ons, were but so many delirious dreams; partner, my jewels, lide. board of plate, I was no longer liable to be sent for and other such superfluities, I sold by to any libidinous debauchees, and en, auction.- I had found out a place in the dure all the milery of feigning affeccountry much to my fatisfaction, and tion; and suffering all the debilitated there I was resolved honestly to spend attempts of vitiated powerless tormente the remainder of my days. And as I ing inclination. had hitherto been careful of my person,
now my own mistress, and I thought it was time for me to consider none but those who have been depen. of what was hereafter to happen. dant, and dependant in so abject a state,
As soon as I had settled my affairs, as prostitution is, can conceive the hapI let out for Devonshire, only attended piness of my change. -My life was by one servant of my sex, whose fidelity now, indeed, a life of luxury; the more I had often experienced. --All the way I thought upon London, the more I on the road, I reflected with rapture on laughed at it. I enjoyed the happines the alteration of my condition. The of my situation, and was resolved never fields looked so lovely, so sweet smelt to trouble this metropolis again, nor be the air, the birds sung out fo musically, troubled in it. all seemed paradise around me.
I compared my late life and present I was recommended to a clergyman's condition, to that of a lad who had house to board at in the Southams. I been decoyed from his friends or matter, palled for the widow of an officer in the to ramble about the country with strolers, army, and was treated with the utinost and was at last returned to his friends respect; and in a few weeks I perteiv. again, and lived hapry. Yet it is VOL. III.
often seen, that when once rambling elegantly put on ; my behaviour I chose has been practised, by any young fellow, should be consonant to my appearance, let' his prospects be ever so good after and had the pleasure of hearing, in wards, he never can lettle, as he thould half whispers, from all parts of the do, there is a sort of an iniatuation in room, as I happened to be in, that I irregularity; a life of ease and inno. was a charming creature, and they were cence soon grows insipid to those, whore certain I must be a person of distinction. youth have been intoxicated by any in The vicar, with whom I lodged in temperances.
the Southams, had recommended me to It was fo with me. The life I lived, dance with a young gentleman of his acof ease and innocence, began to be 100 quaintance, whose estate lay near Mr. easy for me. The prejudices I had im- Dernly, the vicar's residence. bibed, could not be eradicated; I was This welt country Esquire had 200l. vice tainted, depraved in taste, and all per annum, was a passable man as to the fine prospects of the country, began figure, and seemed to have a great good to grow fainter and fainter to ine. nature, and some understanding, yet
I began to talk of London to my fer- nothing either in mind or person strikvant, 33 we used to walk out together ;' ing. Notwithstanding which, I had and was wont to say, that I wondered been so long rusticated from any thing what our old friends were doing in town; like address and gaiety, that I was peand used to with I could see them, and culiarly pleased at the assiduities of my not be seen, just for half an hour or so partner ; nay, what with the exercise, - but I declared, I never intended to the music, the warmth of the room, live in London again.
the fipping of negus now and then, But I did not know myself ; . the the pressing of palms, and other little more healthy I grew, the more I was auxiliaries, which happen on a night's in fpirits, and liigh in blood, and be- country dancing, and exhilerate the gan to wish for some of those satisfac- beart, liad such an effect on me, that tions, which, though I had formerly I, who had for so many months lived been glutted with, even to a loathing, recluse, was now on fire for possession ; yrt 110w a total deprivation of ilieni made the latent sparks of impure taste were their remembrance (weet as prohi. awakened in me; I had no checks bited goods will ever be most sought after. fiom rising shame to deter me, no
It is Hamlet, I think, wlio fays, – tender conscientious reflexions to damp Frailty, thy name is wonian - I contel's my desires ; but eager to indulge the myself to be fom-I grew tired for want impetuclity of my desires, I was mad of variety; the same scenes every day for enjoyment. made the country palling ; . I could not He attended me from the assembly to bear any longer to get up in a morning, where I lodged ; luckily the family, to to walk merely for the sake of walk, to show me the greater respect, fat up
for eat, drink, fleep one 24 lours, and the me; for had he,, as I could not but alk, next, and the next, ditto repeated, him to walk in when he had ushered me
T without one the moit trivial incident to home, and had we been alone, I should
7 alter the round. - I pined tor novelty; have yielded to his least importunity, and, as the allizes were to be foon at nay, so ungovernable grew my desires, I Exeter, I desired my landlord would nould more than half way met his wishes. write there, and secure lodgings for me As soon as he saw me home he took during the week.
his leave of me, and for the first time I appeared tliere at the affembly, and saluted me.-That kiss, I could then was complimented very much, not on. say with the girl in the Beggars Opera, lg for my person, but my talte in dress. His kiss was to sweet, &c. My cleaths which I wore, thoʻplain silks, That I languished and pined till ! were well fancied, and I felieve not in granted the rest.
In the afternoon, he called to enquire some particularities in the evening's after my health ; I was still in bed, re conversation, or that unaccountable flecting on what was like to happen; somewhat, which so often unites two on hearing his name, I desired he would persons of different sexes on their first Stay, and huddling on my cloaths, I meeting came down to him.
So it was with me; I used now and Before I came down, he had inade then so to indulge, and giving a loose the vicar, my landlord, his confidant, to desire, revel with some fellow of my and begged his recominendation to me, fancy for 3 or 4 days ;' but when the that I would accept of him as a husband. dull pause of exhausted appetite came
When the vicar told me this, and on, and the edge of novelty was worn withal gave me so good a character of off, we then, being heartily fatisfied na a person whom I already thought so fa each fide, used to part with the moft vourable of"; T'replied, that I did not extreme ind fference, as we had met in know-I should see could not tell. I the highest rapture. was very happy in iny single state-how But it now was not so; I was still ever, could not lay- and such evasive eager in paflions, my desires full as maiden-like answers--but as he ob. Itrong, but they were properly conducttained that day my content to
ed; my affections were fincere, and I he soon after obtained my consent to be who formerly was farigued, was fick married ; but before that day, I ho with every man's fondnels that I was nesly dicovered to him what I had been. obliged to endure; and though I was He was charmed with ny lincerity,
sure to be moit liberally paid for every and the very next day siicceeding my kiss that I granted, yet those toyings discovering myself we were married, were then the most nauseous of all acand I once more gave up all thoughts tions to me ; yet now I could fit for of London.
hours fondling with my husband, all I was now a lawful wife-there was now was elysium with me, I could dwell something I thought awful in the cere. for hours on his lips, it was happiness mony, and after it was over, I imagin. for me when he laid his cheeks on my ed myself of more consequence than neck; nay, I was even altered in my ever I had before been. Sure then, taste, no inore I wished to change, I thought I, there mult be founething despised variety, and my whole wishes really great in virtue, if only the outward were sentered in him, whom, without part of it can leem thus fatisfactory. Tame and affectation, I could publicly
I had received him as my husband, exprels my love for. as I thought him one I could like ; but The following winter, I was obliged I loonbegan to esteem him ; he was to come to London on account of my fond of me beyond descriprion ; I doted money, all which I generously, some upon him. My whole delight was him ; persons may lay foolishly, gave sny huso I was the girl of his affection ; he the band. But the most knowing people, man of my heart. He had married a they say, are one time or another the prostitute, one whom he knew to be so; niolt simply taken in. yet he tenderly loved me; my gratitude When we came to London, and I had to him was unbounded.
feitled every thing to my own fatisfacHow different are the true sensations tion, I had not even a with left for cyof love, from the violence of inordinate riofiiy; my husband was every thing to detires. Indeed I had otten, warmed
every thing to him. by bunipers and loose conversation, made But little did I know af either af us; an allignation with fume man in the com for this dear husband, this iny lord and pang, not for the sake of lucre, but malter, to whom I had made a present what I then thought love, and made of upwards of goool. aud a pe:1on he in my bed-fellow 101 14 nours, Whim, was olten pitaleu to lay was superior to
all the fortunes in the world; whose knew too much, I told her, myself of Jook was enough to make me fly to serve the miseries of her profession, to blame him, and prevent his even mention- her for accepting of a man who would ing what he wanted.
maintain her-but addressing myself to Yet this my spouse, when we had been my husband but a week' in London, picked up a What happened afterwards for some girl in the Strand, and the correspond time I can't relate; I was insensible, ence continued with such fondness on overcome by the different ftifled passions his fide, that he took her into keeping, of resentment, disappointment, pride, and told ine he liked London so well, he all at once striving to master me, I endid not intend to leave it for the winter deavouring to appear cool - it was too season.
much for me, I funk down in a swoonHis will was to me pleasure ; though I was taken home, put to bed, a fever I thought it strange, that any thing entued, which was attended with a mircould so particularly and suddenly at- carriage - I was for some time given o. tach him to be fond of a place, he had ver, but resolution more than medicine always before expressed a distaste to. I think recovered me I was determinBut I was not long kept in the dark; ed, a husband, who had behaved so untoo much experienced myself formerly gratefully to me, should never break my in feigning fondness, he could not de- heart. I strove against my illness, and ceive ; I found foon his affections were at last, contrary to all expectations, I estranged from me ; 'tis true, indeed, recover'd my former health, and I even he endeavoured to seem as tender as could endure again to look at myself. ever, but with me that could not do. I My husband with reverence iet soon discovered his haunts; and one day, me mention so dignified a title about 3 in the afternoon, surprized him thought proper only to enquire atter my and his lady in bed together.
health, never chose to appear in fight; Would not any one suppose that I and when he found my constitution eso Mould rave, fall upon the woman, raise tablished, went over with his lady to the neighbourhood, and do every other Jamaica to a brother he had there, who outrageous action ; had it heen a man had lived many years upon the island, who only kept me I should have done Villain and fool as the fellow was, on so; but the case was different, I was whom I had so rafhly bestowed myselfmarried ; I scorned to expose either my yet I must do him this piece of justice, husband or self, any more than what my that he did not take my fortune with first bursting into the room might oc- him, he left me above two thirds of it; casion. The curtains were undrawn, and having fold it all out of the stocks, and no window shutters to the fashes; and taken Bank bills for the money, they both started upright at my en. leaving only 500 l. for himself, he sent trance, and the girl seemed startled, as ine the Bank notes for the residue in a at the right of a bailiff; he could not pacquet by my servant-maid, and also a Itir, but sat like a person ftruck with a deed, wherein he made over the Devon. blast, and the use of his limbs, even shire eltate to me, as it was left him in power of motion in his face, taken from such a manner, that he could dispose of him.
it to whom he pleased. All in rage as I was I own, the He at the same time wrote a letter to vgliness of the girl's person, and her the clergyman in the Southams, wheregaliant's dattardly appearance, made part in he corroborated the powers he had of my fury fubfide into contempt, and given me, and at the fame time laid I gain d spirits sufficient to teat myself; the blame ot his misconduct entirely and looking at the unhappy girl, defi- upon himself, and like a malefactor ted her not to be frightend - I knew it confefied that he was infatuated, and was none of her fault. I pitied her-I didn't know what he did.