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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
Harris's List: Miss Hindes
This is where Mrs Hindes, late 18th century prostitute lived.
Location: 6 Church Street, Soho, London
Description: Reproduced from Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies, 1793.
Beauty like mine would warm a hermit's heart,
Remove his calmness and disturb his rest,
Expel religion from his sacred grove,
And all his passions soften into love.
It gives peculiar pleasure to the writer of this biography to present the public with as delightful a female as ever graced the cyprian train; if unaffected beauty blended with extreme good-nature be entitled to notice, this charming goddess of health must certainly attract admiration.
A captain in the marines which lately with this dying nymph (by which name she now attunes) this lady's conversation breaths so much of the accomplished woman of fashion, that we advise none but what are real gentlemen to approach that shrine of this delicate fair one; her disposition is lively, amorous and engaging; her temper indisputably (for sweetness) surpasses any we have ever had occasion to mention; her beautiful person is not only to be seen but to be admired.
She has a wonderful art in raising up those of her male friends who are inclined to droop while in her enchanting company.
She never wishes any gentleman to come a second time unless he proves himself to be a man of honour at the first visit; five pounds five shillings is the present this lady expects for the distribution of her private concerns. Twenty years have been devoted in bringing to perfection this adorable siren.
Note1: Church Street is now called Romilly Street.
Note2: image does not reflect the person but the theme.