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

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

Mrs Wood

Mrs. W——d, No 3, Lisle-street, Leicester Fields.

Oh! that deceit should steal such gentle shapes,
And with a virtuous vizard hide deep vice.

Mens palates are as various as their faces, and like a good ordinary we would offer up a dish for every palate. In the time of the ancient Romans we are told that the fat paps of the sow where held a great dainty. For those that have a relish for such a repast we recommend Mrs. Wood, and can assure them, such paps as she possesses are seldom to be met with. She keeps the house, and is wife to 'squire P—'s coachman, late of the stables, Bolton street; her front is well brazen'd; her face is continually upon the full grin, and as for talking bawdy, swearing, or bare fac'd indecency, she could vie with the ancient Meselina of Rome; she dispenses her favours for any sum to one whose arms are sufficiently long to embrace her, and may do now, but in the dog days must be intolerable.