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

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

Miss Laver

Miss L—v—r, No. 17, Ogle Street, Queen Ann-Street East.

She darted from her eyes a side long glance
Just as she spoke, and, like her words, it flew,
Seem'd not to beg, what yet she bid to do.

This young nymph of fifteen is short, of a dark complexion, and inclinable to be lusty; she does not rely on chamber practice only, for she takes her evening excursions to seek for clients, who may put their case to her either in a tavern or her own apartments; her fee is from a crown to half a guinea, and she strives to earn her money by seeming to be agreeable; however, she may please some, and as we have only known her about four months she cannot have lost her appetite, but seems particularly fond of the sport.