The British mercury or annals of history, politics, manners, literature, arts etc. of the British Empire Volume 12, nos. 1-13

9781236366733: The British mercury or annals of history, politics, manners, literature, arts etc. of the British Empire Volume 12, nos. 1-13
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790 Excerpt: ...Admiral Hosier. Her death Was occasioned by grief, and her disappointment in aft application to go to the new settlement, with a person whom she lately cohabited with,' and whom astet tasting for transportation rbrrobbing her (at a pubtsc house she lately kept at Limehouse), she had made away with alt hes property to support, though hei not above 30 years of age. His admirer, who frorn a genteel address and education became totally depraved, had experienced such a variety of fortunes as seldom an individual, being sent to the East Indies in her youths where she was an intimate and companion with Yorrick's celebrated Eliza, and in keeping with several officers, till returning to England with an impaired constitution, she took up with a mountebank doctor, and afterwards became a strolling player, in whjch she was noted for her performance of Polly; and from which she became habitually attached to low company, and was kept by a person who was executed at Stafford for a highway robbery. She afterwards kept a house of 111'fame at Wapping and another at Portsmouth, during the war, when, she was married to the person whose name she lately bore, and who was then an armourer in the Tower; him she used to. cpnfine in a room, and at length treated as a servant) while she took another person into her house, &c. " From encouraging several riots with sailors, in which a Portuguese w»S: killed, she lost her licence, and became a procures, and.after tftprft Q 2 wards wards a fortune teller; in this capwity she was fineJ and imprisoned, for prejudicing a lady by intriguing with her servant; through this affair, her circum stances were so deranged, that with a few straw-beds she opened a two-penny lodging house in Shoreditcb, where she became possessed...

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