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

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

Miss Sims

Miss S—ms, No. 82, Queen Ann's-Street East.

Like some fair flower, whose leaves all colours yield,
And opening, is with rarest odours fill'd;
As lofty pines o'ertop the lowly reed,
So does her graceful height most nymphs exceed.

Miss S—ms is fair and tall, and if well paired, would be a very proper mould to cast grenadiers in; she is about twenty, and though rather above the common heighth, is not ungraceful nor awkward. She knows her value, and will seldom accept of less than two guineas, which indeed, are well bestowed. It is remarkable, that her lovers are most commonly of a diminutive size. The vanity of surmounting such a fine tall woman, is, doubtless, an incentive to many, to so unmatch themselves, that they are content to be like a sweet-bread on a breast of veal. Yet, notwithstanding her size, we hear her low countries are far from being capacious, but like a well made boot, is drawn on the leg with some difficulty, and fits so close, as to give great pleasure to the wearer; it is about two years since her boot has been accustomed to wear legs in it, and though often soaled, (sold) yet never wears out.