The new cheats of London exposed; or, The frauds and tricks of the town laid open to both sexes: Being a guard against the iniquitous practices of that metropolis. Containing a new and clear discovery of all the various cheats, frauds, villainies, artifices, tricks, seductions, stratagems, impositions and deceptions, which are daily practised in London ... Interspersed with useful reflections and admonitions ...
For W. Clements, J. Sadler, and J. Eves, 1792 - Social Science - 96 pages
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Page 63 - ... themselves against the general reflections of the place. They talk continually, no matter of what, for they talk only to be taken notice of by those who pass by them ; for which reason they raise their voices for them who know them, not to pass without a bow en passant. At this place ladies walk four or five miles in a morning, with all the alacrity imaginable, who at home think it an insupportable fatigue to journey from one end of their chamber to another. " I have seen a beau stand reconnoitring...
Page 35 - ... Whore, compounded together, A Vermin so ravenous and malicious, and withal so subtle and designing, so formally chaste and hypocritically virtuous, and yet so scandalously common and impudently lewd, so proud, and yet so mercenary, and above all, so insolently ill natur'd, that in the short Character of a Jilt, are comprehended all the Vices, Follies and Impertinences of the whole Sex.
Page 36 - Lewdness entice you into Debauchery, the next Thing is, which of the Ladies you pitch upon, and the Terms.
Page 35 - ... she'll be put off with your nasty, shabby forty or fifty Guineas ? No truly, she rather thinks, that as Cases stand between you and her, you ought to cut off the Entail of your Estate, and settle a good part of it upon her for Life, and then let the Child Heir it afterwards ; and perhaps all this too may be...