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

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

Miss Tosen

Miss T—s—n, No. 2, Glanville-Street.

Had love's fair goddess been so strong in charms,
Rash Diomede had dropt his vent'rous arms;
No shameful victory the Greek had won,
But had a thousand wounds receiv'd instead of giving one.

This tit bit is not above sixteen, rather short; but pretty, having an excellent complexion, with fine blue eyes, light hair, and a very white, and regular set of teeth. Altho' she has not been six months upon the Pave de Londres, (having received a complete education, has learnt to dance, speak French, and play upon the guittar; and has likewise been initiated into all the mysteries of the Cyprian school; having read les Bejoux Indiscrets; the Woman of Pleasure; Rochester's Poems;) she is au fait de tout. Add to this, she has often viewed with rapture all Aretin's postures, and longed for the practice, as well as the theory. No wonder then that she should be inclined to give delight in every possible attitude, and has no kind of objection to yield, with becoming modesty, to take a coup a la levrette. She is at present in keeping by a citizen, who has suffered her to assume his name, but is always pleased when Mr. T. is not with her, to accommodate any gentleman in her pretty apartment a whole night, for which she expects two guineas.