Weekly Journal, April 16, 1720

Weekly Journal

April 16, 1720

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Issue date: Tuesday, April 16, 1720

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Publication name: Weekly Journal

Location: London, Middlesex

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Years available: 1718 - 1720

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Weekly Journal (Newspaper) - April 16, 1720, London, Middlesex C W$ ) The Original eeklp Journal With frefh Advices, Foreign and Domeftick. SATURDAY April 16. 1720. Numb. Vl The MUSES GAZETTE. Fro?/! the City ofGaMentry in Eratonia, Upid and Venus, the tutelar God and Goddefs of this Ci-cy, who have their peculicr Refidence here, have lacely been horribly teai'd by the old Belle's and Bea,ux of this Place with frequent Importunities, on Account of the decay of their Chaims, ar.d the Inability cbey lye under to carry on their Amorous Intrigues. Aurangiia is one of the moll noifey Belle's upon this Occalion ; She was horn in an inland Province of the greater Acala-ntrs, but foon remov'd to this Ciry, as the more agreeable Scer.e or' Pleafure. - I have been, faid fhe, to the God and Goddefs, from my very Infancy, a moft zealous Vocary to your Deities ; tor my Mind was devorcd to your5 jo;, s, even before rny Body was capable, of receiving chem, and yet that was fo early, that may I perpetually fuffer under your Frowns if I remeniber that ever I was a Virgin ; nor luve I on^leed the leaii Occalion, during the whole Coarfe of jr�v Life, of facriticing' my Hoars to the joys of LoYej rever did Man ask me whom I deny'd, or fcarce dr> Hour pais, I am fure no: a D3>', that found me uremploy'd in carrying on, or finifhing fume Amorous Intrigue. When Youth and Beauty began to languifli, I took care to recruic them by Art, which ;made my time pal's on agreeably erougb, till Art itfelf prov'd incapable of any longer concealing the envious havock of Time and AgeJ but now alas ! 1 painc in vain I ufe advances to the Fellows co no manner of purpofe: All, the giy Airs 1 give myfelf, and whicft were formerly (o very fucceisful , now move only Laughter or Contempt ; when 1 ogle and give my Eyes the Amorous Roll, and even gloat upon the in. fenfible ftupid Crea'Ures, they are not the lead toueb'd or rtlov'd to grant me any ReTier; nay, when I proceed to by alidc the Guard, even of Decency itfelf, ar.d perfectly ask their Embraccf, they fly from me as from a Peft thac threatens them with fotne mortal Contagion ; fo that without the immediate Aflitianceof ycur Sovereign Godheads, I mull languiih cut the remainder of my Day* without any $�t\tU6t\on \ but the barren Memory of the Joys I have fefti, I chink ^h: long S,nes of my Services, deferve your immediate regard, fo far ac leaft as to wound but a Chairman or Poner in my behalf, thac mechinks would Le no hard Matter, iir.ee I ftill drefs gaily, which is a Charm thac often prevails with Men of higher Rank, and liner Tatle; if you defer: your Votaries in their old Age, who will, for the future, adore Cupid and Venrs, VTere ihe erded, and was follow'd by Scribonia, Lycc, Mefialina, with abode a hundred more to the fame purpart, tho* roc in the fame Words. The Women having done the^r AddrciTes and Cpm-plaincs, ojd Lim'berham, the Bc