Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Covent Garden Ladies 1788: Mrs Hollingberg

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

Mrs Hollingberg

Mrs. H—ll—ngb—rg, No. 4, Castle-Street, East.

In hell and earth, and seas and heaven above,
Love conquers all, and we must yield to force.

This lady, tho' an adept in the art, so nobly erases true impudence, with false modesty, that her lover would be almost lead to think his chosen fair, at first sight, an immaculate Virgin. The supreme gush, the enraptured moment she so mutually interchanges, or at least seems so to do, that she might well be stil'd the paragon of her sex; and so perfectly well convinced of her own proficiency in the art, (altho in spite, of those killing luminaries, embellished by a tolerable good skin, she has too large a mouth ever to be stil'd a beauty) she never will see her man a second time, unless Plutus has sufficiently shewn his power first. Our charmer was taken from her parents, and taught the use of the tree of life at a very early period; but never had the good fortune on her side to be much exalted: indeed, when we consider the more early part of her life was spent, and the whole of her education was received in a sea port town, we cannot be much surprised.