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the republican arms, will suddenly | liest of the sex to an ictimels grave..
of lords:-1 with bishops would mind
and propagate religion instead of To the Editor of the LADY'S scandal. An old woman af forty! MAGAZINE.
Ecod! gentlemen, I believe their SIR,
reverences would find a woman of THE following letter was first pub. that age young enough for the younglified in a morning paper; and,
| est of them.
eit of them. as it contains sentiments which
But, gentlemen, what must be the are much approved of by myself, con equence, if a woman between and others of my female acquaint. thirty and forty is to be deemed and ance, (though. I do assure vou, considered as old? Why, the con. we are not antiquared tallies) I! fequence will be, that their husbands,
could with to see it preserved in perverted by such doétrines, con· your agreeable miscellany. trady to all experience and conviction, I remain
will go aftray in search of young Your constant reader,
women; and I humbly suppose, that and occasional correspondent, if women of the above age are old,
we can seek for young women only in the nurjeries and babr-boules.
Ladies of any age, who forget what 90 the Managers of the Telegraph.
is due to their character, may be GENTLEMEN, .
called naughty women; nay, you are T Shall not dispute the utility of welcome to give theni every epithet I old women to a well-regulated l you can find in Doctors' Commons. state, nor inquire whether certain orin Dr. Johnson's Dictionary:- but connections lately formed may not there is no law which can entitle you have a political tendency of very to call them old women, when, by Ierious consequences. But I humbly doing so, you overturn all establishconceive, that while you and the ed rules for judging of age, and other papers have exprefled a very attack every virtuous woman who proper indignation at follies of such has had the misfortune (thall I call enormous magnitude as to unite all it?) to outlive the age of birty-five. mankind in an abhorrence of them, It is bad enough to say that a woyou have carried your indignation man is “ past her prinie," or "old too far, farther, I am sure, than enough to be wiler;" but to force your intention, and have inadvert us all into the oblivion of jenility ently wounded the feelings of the (there's a learned word for you!) is virtuous part of the lex.
to depart from all the rules of good. Gentlemen, in one word, you have breeding, and to convince the world said that ladies between thirt, and that, with you at least, the “ age of forty are old women! a charge of so chivalry is past." atrocious a nature, that I am at a To be sure, gentlemen, no punilli. loss to find words to express either the ment is too severe for those married barbarity of it, or the mischief it ladies who feduce young gentlemen; may do in the gay and polite world. but then you are to congder, that in You may perceive, that if such an inflicting punilhment the guilty only abominable doEtrine was once be- mould juffer. It would be a very lieved, it would tend to cut off half strange thing is, when a man is the age of woman, and send the love. I hanged at the Old.Bailey, half the
world should experience a degree of rev. Mr. - * of Homerton. lotincation. Now, you ought to saw the children last summer, when advert, that though there is no great-, upon a visit at my house. If they er punishment than to call a woman can be admitted, it will be doing of a particular time of life old, yet great good to the parents as well as unfortunately it does not affect her the coildren; for their circum. only. It is a kind of rhetorical stances are so low as to prevent (end. punishment, and, by analozy, ex- ling them to any likely place at their leods to all of the faine age. own expense. I remain, fir, I am, gentlemen,
Your very much obliged friend with due deference,
and servant, : . (last birthday)
BENJAMIN PYNE, THIRTY-SIX. Duxford, 1cob June, 1796, Hoides-Lane, July 3, 2796.
! WE certify that the four eldest of Copy of a LETTER sent to the the children who are cleaf and dumb V u Y SECRETARY to be are not defective in intellect, but ASYLUM for i be MAINTENANCE discover a very clear understanding, 690 EDUCATION of the DEAF and
Me and Eom. FISHER, Minister. DUBB CHILDREN of ibi Poor.
Rich. Hitch, Church-warden,
| Mr. John Aldizam, no. 116, DEAR SIR,
Ber mondfer-free, London. T Received your very kind letter,
and as foon as possible I send the answers to the questions you desire.
On FalsEHOOD. You inquire ny employment-I IN the dark catalogue of human bire a little farm of eleven pounds a 1 vices, there is not, perhaps, any year, in the village of Duxford, in one so universally regarded with Cambridge hire, on which I live, and contempt as falsehood. Yet, para. by whichi I endeavour to obtain an doxical as it may seem, there is not, honest living. You alk the number I believe, any other which spreads of my children, and their age- its contagion through fo large a have eight, as follows:
proportion of the human species. Those who can speak and hear While with one voice it is universally Richard Coleman, twelve years old; reprobated, ftill it is every where John Coleman, three years old. practised with different modifications,
Those which foliow can neither and with illusive denominations, speak nor hear
invented to screen its deformity ; EitherColeman, thirteen years old; lo nun erous are those who indulge George Coleman, ten years old; in some favourite kind of duplicity, Mary Coleman, nine years old; and fondly vindicate the one species William Coleman, five years old; of falsehood to which they are indi. Ann Coleman, two years old; vidually prone. The effects of this Jaines Coleman, three months old. contemptible vice in the moral
i ciaís this last with the deaf ones, world are Gmilar to those of some for I have reason to believe he can- trees in the vegetable creation; it · not hear.
has qualities that are fatally deftruc. tive to every generous principle,
| where its influence is allowed to preI Have written this for the poor doininate, in the same manner as man who lives next door to me, and those are said to poison every wholecan certify the whole to be true. fonse plant over which they extend Mii o Hackney, and the their dade.it