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

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

Mrs Spencer

Mrs. Sp—nc—r, No. 35, Newman-Street, Oxford-Road.

Wine whets the wit, improves its native force,
And gives a pleasant flavour to discourse.

This is fully verified in Mrs. S. who is never so good a companion as when a little enlivened with the juice of the grape but, always guided by prudence and discretion, she never goes so far as to render herself the least unpleasant. Her figure is tall, elegant and stately.

Her full orb'd chest lie open to the gale,
And teach the lily whiteness in the vale.

Her legs and feet are particularly neat and clean; she sings a good song, is a very good friend to mirth and good humour, and always steers clear of vulgarity. She is now in her twentieth year, possessed of every charm that encouraging age can boast, and but a very few months has left Hampshire; we therefore think two guineas bestowed upon her cannot be regretted.