The life of Lavinia Beswick, alias Fenton, alias Polly Peachum: containing, her birth and education. Her Intrigues at a Boarding School. Her first Acquaintance with a certain Portugueze Nobleman. The Time when, and Person to whom she bestow'd her first Favours. A particular Account of her Conversation with a Mercer, now living near the Royal Exchange. Or the Portugueze Nobleman being confin'd in the Fleet, and the honourable Method she took to gain him his Liberty. A Copy of Verses which she composed on a Fop, which conduced to her Acquaintance with Mr. Huddy, for whose Benefit, at the New Theatre in the Hay-Market, the first appear'd on the Stage. A particular Account of a Benefit she shar'd with one Mr. Gilbert, a few Week-After Mr. Huddy's, at the same Theatre. Her first Admittance into the Theatre-Royal in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields: Her Weekly Salary, both now and then; and the Time when, and the Cause why, it was raised. Of her Wit gaining her more Lovers than her Beauty. The Horse-Courser dismounted, yet saves his Distance. A Poet structing under the Protection of the Nine Muses. Another Poet, who would attack Ulysses and Penelope in a barbarous Manner, is severely handled by Polly in a Satyrical Stanza. Her Judgment in Poetry, and History Painting. And the reasonable Reason why so many great Men have been her Humble Servants. The whole interspers'd with convincing proofs of her ingenuity, wit, and smart repartees. And concluding with some remarkable instances of her humanity to the distressed

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Published: London printed for A. Moore, near St. Paul's ; and sold by the booksellers and pamphlet-shops in London and Westminster 1728, [1728]
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Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T66505. - P. 11, line 5 ends: carelessly. Variant: p. 11, line 5 ends: care-. - Price from imprint: price One Shilling. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The bookseller's name in the imprint is fictitious. - With a half-title
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