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the public, that I feel sure that all those who are denied the privilege of an open correspondence, might, with a little ingenuity, find a way of communication that would baffle those whose eyes they fear; but at the same time let them remember that parents, guardians, and friends will have discovered in my pages that what looks so unintelligible at first sight may, with a little patience, be read as easily as the plainest English printed in our'newspapers.
THE AGONY COLUMN
OF THE “TIMES.”
1.-Monday, January 13, 1800. THE ANSWER of a LETTER to an OFFICER at
HEREFORD is, “That he was.”
2.—Thursday, December 18, 1800. A CARD.-If the Lady who a Gentleman handed into
her carriage from Covent Garden Theatre, on Wednesday, the third of this month, will oblige the Advertiser with a line to Z. Z., Spring Garden Coffee House, saying if married or single, she will quiet the mind of a young Nobleman, who has tried, but in vain, to find the Lady. The carriage was ordered to Bond Street. The.Lady may depend on honour and secrecy. Nothing but the most honourable interview is intended. The Lady was in mourning, and sufficiently cloathed to distinguish her for possessing every virtue and charm that man could desire in a female that he would make choice of for a Wife. Deception will be detected, as the Lady's person can never be forgot.
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3.—Saturday, May 16, 1801. ELIZA’S Second LETTER has been received. The
Inserter of this candidly acknowledges a preengagement; but if " Eliza” wishes for further explanaţion, she will please to address herself to the Inserter's Father,
4.- Wednesday, July 15, 1801. TO ELIZA.- It is with deep regret the Person feels
I himself again called upon publicly to address ELIZA on the subject of her very unpleasant Letters, after repeated solicitations to discontinue them. He is perfectly satisfied in his own mind to have acted honourably towards her, for her peace of mind sake has candidly and unreservedly made known to her his situation, consequently she well knows he cannot in honour, even if he were disposed, accede to her wishes. It is useless for her therefore to trouble him with more, or to write elsewhere, as she may rest assured, from him they will meet with the fate of the two last, which were committed to the flames unopened, and likewise in the other quarter, the contempt they justly merit.
5.-Tuesday, December 15, 1801. M ATRIMONY.—The friend of a Gentleman (a
1 Bachelor), about 26, who is a Man of good property, agreeable person, and in an old-established profitable Business in one of the best and most fashionable streets at the West-end of the Town, wishes to see him made happy by an honourable union with an amiable Female of good education, pleasing manners, and some property. This Advertisement is inserted by his Friend without his knowledge, by which means he hopes to introduce a Lady to his wishes, and prevent the possibility of prejudice on his part by this too common channel of information. Any Lady (Widow or Spinster) not exceeding 30 years of age, who may answer this Advertisement (not out of curiosity only), may depend on secrecy, and the greatest honour and most respectable reference, by addressing a line to Mr. Thomas Price, to be left at the Printing-office, Grocer's Hall-court, Poultry,
6.— Tuesday, December 22, 1801. TO a LADY.—The GENTLEMAN who lately re
ceived TWO LETTERS from a Lady, is extremely sorry that the first did not reach him in time to avail himself of its contents, and thereby escape the Rebuke contained in the second. He will shortly be obliged to leave Town in a few months for Ireland. If this should meet the eye of his Fair Correspondent, he hopes she will honour him with another, directed as the last, between this and Saturday,
7.—Thursday, December 31, 1801. TF the GENTLEMAN (supposed a Foreigner) who
kindly took a YOUNG LADY from No. 13, Charlotte-street, Rathbone-Place, to Bristol, the beginning of September last, will appoint a Place and Time of Meeting with the Advertiser, whose discretion and secrecy may be depended upon, it may be attended with real benefit to the young Lady, Direct to D, G., at John's Coffee-house, Cornhill.
8.—Thursday, December 23, 1802. TNCOGNITA'S elegant and well-composed EPISTLE,
of the 19th instant, has had all the impression that possibly could be expected : another, with real name and place of abode, may be safely ventured. An immediate intercourse is earnestly requested by
9.- Wednesday, December 28, 1803. MATRIMONY.-A TRADESMAN, in a pleasant
- part of London, wishes to meet with a PARTNER for LIFE. A handsome face is not so much his wish as an agreeable, prudent Person; a Widow would not be objected to if her age did not much exceed his own, which is under 30. Some fortune is expected. A line to A. B., under cover to Mr. Woffington, No. 41, Lombard-street, post paid, will meet with the strictest honour and secrecy.
10.—Monday, February 13, 1804.
.: 11.-Saturday, June 16, 1804. TOM-AM E. “Forget” you? By Heaven
I cannot! Engraven on my soul is your memory, in deepest characters, which time vainly will endeavour to efface, contracted as now must be its span, since without one remonstrance, one expostulation, you can resolve for ever to forget me. Wherefore, then, often warned, persist in exciting a reluctant, indeed, but never more unfeigned, sensibility, only to wound it? DO I DESERVE THIS? Is it generous ? Is it equitable? But severe no longer, welcome now, is the mandate of authority, enjoining oblivion of
ORL--O. 12. -- Tuesday, September 4, 1804. A CARD.-H. J. A. presents his most respectful
compliments to the Catholic Widow Lady, residing near London-bridge, and earnestly requests a speedy interview. Should this meet the Lady's, or any