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Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, appro

priated solely to their Use and Amusement.

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i Esays on Love and Marriage 395 | 23 Select Enays on the Genius and Wri. 2 Account of the Son in Law

390
tings of Shakeipcare

434 3 The Mistaken Lover

399 23 Solutions to the Enigmatical List of 4 Occasional Letters to Bob Short 401

Court Drelles

435 5 Natural History of the Nightingale 402 24 Solutions to the Enigmatical List of 6 Military Distress

403
Judges

ib. 7 Meditations at Midnighe 408 25 Solutions and Questions

ib. 8 The Governess

410 26 POETRY -Daphnis and Mira, a 9 Character of Charles I.,

41% Pastoral Dialogue-Advice to a Friend 10 The true Point of Honour

414 - The Press - Gang, a Fact-On the n Thoughts on the present State of the fair Miss Prologue to AlbinaNation

Answer to the Rebus for July-Solution 12 The Matron

419 to the Enigmatical List of young La13 Account of Albina, Countess of Rai. dies of Srepney Causeway--Solution to mond

421

che Enigmatical List of Ladies in Broad 14 History of the Princess Padmani 423 Street, Ratcliff-Solution to the Enig. 15 Letter from F. Scudamore to Lady matical Description of the Lady's Dress Saville

425

- On the amiable Miss B-da, of 16 Description of Africa

427 D-k-e-Street, Bug-On Miss Jane 17 The Female Reformer

429 W-s, of Samy-C-My-Lines ex18 Letter from Mrs. Percy to Miss Willis tempore, by a Lady at Gran ham 437

-440 19 Letters of Aza

27 Foreign News

441 20 The Treacherous Husband 431 28 Home News

443 21 History of Captain Herbert and Miss

447 Nugent 433 30 Marriages, Deaths, &c.

ibid

ibid 430

29 Births

This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz. 1. Two elegant Patterns for Ladies Shoes. 2. A beautiful historical Picture of the

Miltaken Lover : and 3. A new Song set to Music by Mr. Hudson.

LONDON : Fringed for G. Robinfon, No. 25, Paternoster-Row, where Fayours

from Correspondents will be received.

W

E are sorry to begin our address with calling upon Henrietta R

the author of La Vir d'Emilı, Mifs Clara R--, and others, to wind up their respective pieces. Had we been guilty of obtruding upon the public our own productions as those of other persons, we should have richly deserved the many reproaches which we have received from, we fuppose, an unavoidable fufpenfe in the promised continuations of many narratives. The last ingenious lady will, we hope, excufe us for continuing the letters of Aza, which we' are sorry that her own avocations have hitherto prevented; but as soon as she shall condescend to break through the gloom with which we are at present surrounded, we promise her to replace our pen in the ink-stand.

We could with that the author of Sir Oddity Whimsical would have furnished us with more of his letters, and assured us, under his real signature, that he would perfect the series.

We are obliged to Indiana for No. 1, 2, 3, in July, and about fix more from the writer of Miss Clifford to Miss Granby. This notification, and the insertion of the Letters of Mrs. Scudamere and Captain Herbert, we hope, will fatisfy our fair coinplainants, Amilia, Hen: ietta, c. Gowe, Clarifja, Phillis, Harriot, Mary 1, Harriet D-, Ann L-, Clara B-, Susannah C-, Elizabeth W-, Bridget H-, Carolina S-, Sarah A-, R. and S. ! But we are forry to adel that the writer of Miss Clifford, &c. complains of being in a bad state of health: we wish her better, and hope for a continuation of her favours.

Befides the pieces above in the prose line, we are to acknowledge another Philosophical Account of the Use of the Holes in the Lids of Tea-Pots, requested page 156.

The lady who desires the conclusion to the Cruel Brother, will be so kind as to recollect that it was published above a year ago.

The author of the Moral Asviser will oblige Une Inconnu with a continuation of his lucubrations. Letter from a young Lady, not yet Sixteen, to C. E. is received. Letters fr m Mifs Charlotte Willoughby should be attended with the fubsequent ones ; as ihould those from Alrs. Perry to Miss Willis, from Lavinia, or some security that the continuation will not be suspended. Miss Seymour to Mijs Reynolds falls under the fame description. The value and usefulness of Knowledge, by J. L--3, is received with gratitude to the author for his exuberant supplies. T.K. C-'s solution of the queen's dress, and likewise her request that the lady who favoured us with the Enigmarical Description of ber Majesty's Drefi, will likewise favour us with that of our sovereign, we hope will be noticed. We

e are obliged to our correspondents for the following enigmas and rebus. ses, the Lif of Names in Clare-Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by Damon, Angelic Fair.ones of lenterden, by Timanıbes. Rivers in England, by C. Gow. Lift of Engijs Artists, by I-T-- Ladies of Whitechapel, by Augulia Sophie. Birds and Biafls, by R-W-g-. A Baket of Fruit, by Candace. Lift of Religious Books, by M. B-g-il. List of Entertainments, by Charlotte Lacy. Plays, by Dramaticus. Single

, young Women of Rotherbitbe, hy a Rorberoffian. Gentleinen in Doctors Commoni, by Anonymous. "Ladies in Huntingdon, by lgnotus. Ladies al Basingstoke, by a Conftant Reader. Patriotic Members of Parliament, by Alonza. Collection of Plays, by H. B. Young Ladies at Swansea, by Silvia. A Dream, &c.

In the poetic department we are favoured with Verses on an extraordinary Per. former on ihe Violin, by 'Trimbush, jun. On Slander, by a Confiant Reader. On the Abfence and Marriage of a Sifter, and Solution to the Rebus in July Magazine, by Anna N. and Indiana H. Acrostic by T.S. on being pricked with a Thorn, by

A Defcriptive Poem, in Augujt, by Maria. Indian Ode, Set by Mr. Stone, Organist of Malborough. With a number of other pieces too numerous to be specified, but not too numerous to engage our gratitude.

The continuation of Omrah is obliged to be deferred for want of room,

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THE

Lady's Magazine ;

For AUGUST,

1779.

Essays on Love and MARRIAGE. heighten the fatisfactions, and deaden

the sorrows of it. It is a pity that a ESSA Y I.

paffion which has in it a capacity of Love is a smoke rais'd with the fume of fighis, making life happy, should not be culBeiog purg'd, a fire sparkling in lover's eyes, tivated to the utmost advantage. ReaBeing vex'd, a fea nourished with lovers tears; son, prudence, and good-nature, rightWhat is it elle a madness mod discreet,

ly applied, can thoroughly accomplith A choaking gall, and a preserving (woct!

this great end, provided they have alSHAKESPEARE.

ways a real and constant love to work THE poets, the moralists, the upon.

painters, in all their descriptions, The following allegory, invented allegories, and pictures, have repré- by Plato, is inscribed by him to his sented love as a soft torment, a bitter admired Socrates, whom he represents sweet, a pleafing pain, or an agreeable as discoursing with his friends, and distress; and have only expressed the giving the history of love. fame thought in the same manner.

At the birth of beauty, fays he, The joining of pleafure and pain to there was a great feast made, and magether in such defires, seems to me the ny guests were invited. Among the rest önly pointed thought I ever read which wa, the god Plenty, who was the son is natural; and it must have proceeded of the goddess Prudence, and inherited from its being the universal sense and many of his mother's virtues. After a experience of mankind, that they have full entertainment, he retired into the all spoken of it in the same manner. garden of Jupiter, which was hung

It is certain there is no other par with a great variety of ambrosial fruits, fion which produces such contrary ef- and seems to have been a very proper refeas in fo great a degree : but this treat for such a guest. In the meantime may be said for love, that if you strike an unhappy female, called Poverty, it out of the soul, life would be infipid, having heard of this great feast reand our being but half animated. Hu- paired to it in hopes of finding relief. man nature would link into deadness The firit place the lights upon was Juand lethargy, if not quickened with piter's garden, which generally ítands fome active principle; and as for all open to people of all conditions. Poothers, whether ambition, envy, or verty enters, and by chance firds the avarice, which are apt to possess the god plerity asleep in it. She was im. mind in the absence of this passion, it mediately fired with his charms, laid must be allowed that they have greater herself down by his fide, and managed pains, without the compensation of matters so well, that the conceived a Tuch exquifite pleasures as those we child bị him. The world was very find in love. The great fill is $o much in suspence opon the occasion,

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