Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Covent Garden Ladies 1788: Miss Harriet Lloyd

Harris's List of Covent-Garden Ladies for the year 1788

Miss Harriet Lloyd

Miss Harriet Ll—d, at a Toy Shop, German-Street

—————Born with every grace,
Ev'n envy must applaud so fair a face;
Such is her form as painters when they show
Their utmost art, on naked limbs bestow.

This pretty little smart girl, this true lover of the sport, is at present in keeping by a member of P————t, not far from St. James's; but not being sufficiently membered for her lower house, she appropriates the greatest part of the member's hard coin to support and keep in good humour two favourites of her own. The one a tender sprig of the law, the other a jolly hearty looking butcher; but still in spite of these three, she has her best apartment ready for any one that is master of five guineas, and will make her mistress of the same; it is neatly ornamented with chestnut coloured fringe, is snug and warm, and when not too warm (which we are told is sometimes the case) very comfortable; she is now only seventeen, her dark eyes have much lustre and more meaning: her limbs, tho' small, are well shaped, covered with a skin fair as the swan's neck, and soft as its down, they are perfectly pliable, and form a thousand true lovers knots, first to facilitate the entrance into her apartment, and then to keep the enraptured lodger there as long as possible. Indeed, she never lets one depart till he has paid his rent; but to shew she is not avaricious, she generally returns as much as she receives, in the like metal, tho' not in the same coin.