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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - August 1, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 AUGUST To be continued every SAT u R IAY in the tffe fimilem fentis condecet Quemquem bominem attigtrit profeftb aut aut damnum darL A Common Strumpet fhould be like a Jhould bear off a whole who come nigh in Y ffieans of a Letter was about a Month ago pub liflied in this and which feemed to condemn the too rigorous Profecuti on of Women of as they are I find I have obtained a Character among thofe Ladies and their Abettors ofwhich I am not very as it would indeed very litcle become a Man of my In I collect from various Hints fentme by my Correfpondents that the Rakes and Harlots of the Town begin to regard me as their as calls a Friend to us A grave as he appears by his improves me very He tells That grey Hairs look odious on a green that a Colts Tooth is deteftable in a which hath no other with other Sarcafms of the like Kind which I fhall not Again Tom Wilding affures that old Saw ney is the reigning Toaft of all the Ladies at Jenny D and compli ments me much on being an as he phrafes one of a fair one who figns herfelf MARI MUR tells me I am a hearty and with about twenty that he is ready to rub down my old Back at any Time without a In real firft of thefe treats me with much more and the other with more than I deferve at their I do not indeed think with the virtuous Fury in that all Whores be burnt alive nor am I a Well wiflier to the Puniibment of efpecially while Bridewell continues to be what it a School rather for the Im than for the of I know a Magiftrate who never fends a Woman while flie retains even any external Mark of Decency and I have heard him that he never yet faw a Woman totally abandoned and loft to allSenfe of who had rtot already ftnifhed her Educa tion in that On the other I muft as plainly confefs that I cannot agree with thofe who look on a common as any very or very amiable I can not indeed bring myfelf to treat the Pro fefiion with much however lu crative it may fometimes the modeft Girl under a Bafket of Oyfteri attracts more than the Punk iri her Coach and In ferious what can ppflibly be meaner and than a Livelihood gained by whether the Pro feflbr be tumbled on or rolled in a If the poor Slave who lets out the Labour of his Body for be ranked in the lowed Order of the Com what hall we fay of one who lets out the Body itfelf This is in Reali to defcend below the Dignity of Hu man and to partake of the Office of a fays the witty Doctor fpeaking of an Shall we efteem him to be lefs a Beaft who carries his Burden in than him who carries it on his Back The Alteration of a fingle will bring the Quotation home to my NayHurnan Nature isbyfuch Proftitution debafed below the Anima1 where no fuch Bafenefs is The Females of every Species among them are fojicited and courted by the Males and their Confent is an Indulgence of theirown an Obedience to the Dilates of their Na To proftitute herfelf for to give up the Freedom of to fin againft Nature and to receive into her Embraces a Wretch whom fhe muft loath and To defile her felf with with a of too odious to be iTo tofuffer all this for the fake of is the Pro perty only I blufh when I fay it of the FaireftandLovelicftofallterreftrialBeingsi And as fuch Proftitutes are the loweft and fo are they the and wickedeft of all It is a trite that when a Womari quits her fhe difcards with ic every other To extend this to every frail Individual of the to carry it too far but if it be confined to thofe who arc become infamous by pub lic no I believe hath a greater Foundation in will be more ftrongly verified by Ex Hence I fuppofe the Epithet of boiteftj was nfed in Contradistinction to this for othefwife fome Violence would ap pear to be done to the Englifri Senfe of the In Fact their Minds are totally and are a Compound of every Species of But not to attempt to blacken a Blacka which would be at leaft as imper tinefrt a as to endeavour to wafh him I hall hint only at one In ftance of their and one from which very few of them are This is a Crime little fhort of it bears a near Refemblance to which is the word of all in its Confequence it partakes of the Nature of the very worft of even that of poifoning a The Contagion extends not only to an inno cent but like the divine to the Children of the third and fourth I fhall not dwell on this odious rtor fhall ffall into a Common expatiating on all the ruinous and dread ful Confequences which are almoft certairV to attend a Commerce with thefe Wo Such are to the Men of Bufinefs 3te Paper is to be tyrt the Univcrfal Rafter fhe Corner of
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