The modern fine lady (Google eBook)

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printed for R. Dodsley, and sold by M. Cooper, 1751 - Science - 8 pages
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Page 3 - OKILL'D in each art, that can adorn the fair, ^ The fprightly dance, the foft Italian air, The tofs of quality, and high-bred fleer, Now lady Harriot reach'd her fifteenth year. Wing'd with diverfions all her moments flew, Each, as it pafs'd, prefenting fomething new; Breakfafts and auctions wear the morn away, Each evening gives an opera, or a play; Then Brag's eternal joys all night remain, And kindly ufher in the morn again. For love no time has fhe, or inclination, Yet muft coquet it for the...
Page 8 - A peevifh miftrcls, and a fulky wife; Her nerves unbrac'd, her faded cheek grown pale With many a real, many a fancy'd ail ; Of cards, admirers, equipage bereft, Her infolence, and title only left; Severely humbled to her one-horfe chair, And the low paftimes of a country fair: Too wretched to endure one lonely day, Too proud one friendly vifit to repay, Too indolent to read, too criminal to pray. At length half dead, half mad, and quite confin'd, Shunning, and...
Page 7 - And envies every cinder-wench fhe meets : And now the dreaded country firft appears, With fighs unfeign'd the dying noife fhe hears Of diftant coaches fainter by degrees, Then ftarts, and trembles at the fight of trees. Silent and...
Page 8 - Too wretched to endure one lonely day, Too proud one friendly vifit to repay, Too indolent to read, too criminal to pray. At length half dead, half mad, and quite confin'd, Shunning, and...
Page 7 - Nor deigns fhe to return one aukward bow, But bounces in difdaining once to fpeak, And wipes the trickling tear from off her cheek. Now fee her in the fad decline of life, A peevifh miftrefs, and a fulky wife ; Her nerves unbrac'd, her.
Page 6 - The brimful parson, and the' exhausted rake. But still malignant fate her wish denies, Cards yield superior joys, to cards she flies ; All night from rout to rout her chairmen run, Again she plays, and is again undone. Behold her now in ruin's frightful jaws! Bonds, judgments, executions ope their paws; Seize jewels, furniture, and plate, nor spare The gilded chariot, or the tassel'd chair ; For lonely seat she's forced to quit the town, And-Tubbs3 conveys the wretched exile down.
Page 4 - Dolly's fofter charms. For wither'd lean right honourable arms; He bows with reverence at her facred fhrine, And treats her as if fprung from race divine, Which fhe returns with infolence and fcorn, Nor deigns to fmile on a plebeian born. Ere long by friends, by cards, and lovers crofs'd, Her fortune, health, and reputation loft; Her money gone, yet not a tradefman paid, Her fame, yet...
Page 4 - Th' embroider'd colonel flatters with a fneer, And the cropt enfign nuzzles in her ear. But with moft warmth her drefs and airs infpire Th...
Page 6 - ... frightful jaws ! Bonds, judgments, executions ope their paws ; Seize jewels, furniture, and plate, nor fpare The gilded chariot, or the tofl'el'd chair, For lonely feat fhe's forc'd to quit the town, And Tubbs conveys the wretched exile down.
Page 6 - fubbs conveys the wretched exile down. Now rumbling o'er the ftones of Tyburn-road, Ne'er prefs'd with a more griev'd or guilty load, She bids adieu to all the well-known ftreets, And envies...

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