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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
1. An Elegant PORTRAIT of the RIGHT HONOURABLE VISCOUNTESS ST ASAPH.'
2. TWO WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES in the FASHIONS of the SEASON, COLOURED.
FOR FEBRUARY, 1909.
3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-forte; composed exclusively for this Work, by Mr. WILLIAM KITCHENER.
4. Two elegant and new PATTERNS for NEEDLE-WORK.
Julia; a Russian tale ......
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS- BEAUTIES OF THE BRITISH POETS.
BEAUTIES OF ALEXANDER POPE.
Viscountess St. Asaph ......
A short narrative of the celebrated Mrs.
Conradine; or, Innocence triumphant.... 51
The triumph of Truth......
London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southampton-Street, Strand, March 1, 1809.
TO OUR READERS.
THE Plates of Fashion in our present Number contain two Figures only; but it is not our intention to confine them to that number, as we shall occasionally give three or four Figures, and introduce correspondent furniture; and as a substitute for the Outline Plate, we shall uniformly COLOUR the Fashions in every future Number.
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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
For FEBRUARY, 1809.
The Forty-second Number.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE VISCOUNTESS ST. ASAPH.
THE Right Honourable Charlotte Vis- || sex in every station of life.-The imputacountess St. Asaph (a beautiful Portrait of || tions of vulgar calumny against the great whom, from the admired pencil of Hopp. were never so little merited as at present; ner, embellishes the present Number of for it must be remarked to the honour of La Belle Assemblée), is the eldest daughter the British Court, and is indeed chiefly of Algernon, Earl of Beverly, by Isabella owing to the example and vigilance of her Susana, second daughter of Peter Burrel, Majesty, that there is a constant and steady Esq. of Beckenham, in the County of Kent. discountenance, in the circle of St. James's, Her Ladyship is married to George Vis- of all those females who have anywise discount St. Asaph, only son of John Earl of credited themselves by a disregard of pubAshburnham. lic reputation.
Lady St. Asaph, from her rank and high station, occupies a considerable degree of attention in the sphere in which she moves; and it is but justice to her Ladyship to state, that the scrutiny of her conduct well justifies an admiration of her virtues.
There probably never was a period in which the females of the British Court exhibited a more laudable and splendid pattern of those virtues which adorn the
The Court, at least the female part of it, under the controuling and matronly prudence of the Queen, is made what it ought to be,-the conservator and example of morals and chastity of manners in fashionable life; the source from which refinement flows; and in which, however fashion may bear sovereign sway, she is never suffered to infringe upon the severity of virtue.