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M Browne del Engrad by Newnham late Apprentice & Pupil to LK.Sherwin of whose Abilities this Plate may serve as a Specimen.

BELLAMY'S APOLOGY. VOL.IV.

Mr Bellamy & Wr. Moore, alarmed by Ruffians in their Bed-chamber.

Printed for J. Bell British Library Strand London March 11786.

AN

APOLOGY

FOR THE

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IF E

OF

GEORGE ANNE BELLAMY,
LATE OF COVENT-GARDEN THEÅTRE.

WRITTEN BY HERSELF.

To which is annexed,

Her original Letter to JOHN CALCRAFT, Esq.
advertised to be published in October 1767,
but which was then violently fuppreffed.

"The Web of our Life is of a mingled Yarn, Good and Ill
" together; our Virtues would be proud, if our Faults whipt
"them not; and our Crimes would despair, if they were not
" cherished by our Virtues."

All's Well that Ends Well, A& 4, Scene iii.

THE FOURTH EDITION..

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

THE AUTHOR,

And fold by J. BELL, at the British-Library, STRAND,

M DCC LXXXVI.

ENGLISH OXFORD LIBRARY:

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APOLOGY

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GEORGE ANNE BELLAMY.

LETTER

LXXIII.

July 25, 17

My journey from Bristol-to Chefster was very

difagreeable, as it was across the country, and through bad roads. When I got to that city, I met my fervants, together with all my paraphernalia, plate, and every thing but the money I expected for the overplus of my jewels. Mr. Calcraft wrote to me; but he took no notice of what alone could have made his letter agreeable. As the epiftle is rather a curious one, I will copy it. Young gentlemen may learn from it how to write to their fweethearts.

"Chrift Jefus God, why do you keep me in "this torment. If you will not write, tell me fo, and make me completely miferable. I "have had a letter from my Lord, and have feen that to your maid; by which I find you are "unalterable in your refolution. I hate Holl

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wood,

"wood, and every place which reminds me how happy I have been in your company. Caroline "has almoft broke my heart with fhewing me "the sweet letter which accompanied your fair❝ing. Every body is made happy but me; but "vexation and the gout will foon relieve you "from the man you hate. I have ordered the plate, your new fedan, and books, to be sent you. "I have fent you the parchment I have found, "which I fuppofe is the counterpart of your an"nuity; but, depend upon it, I fhall not think it "fufficient for your fupport. For God's fake! "write to me; and be affured, whilft 1 have "breath, I am affectionately yours.

"Signed,

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JOHN CALCRAFT." The parchment mentioned in the above letter was that given me by Mr. Davy, the person who had lent me the five hundred pounds. It was a writing to show that I had only fold the annuity conditionally. Mr. Calcraft's barefaced meannefs, in pretending to be ignorant of what he had before upbraided me with, increased if poffible my difguft and contempt.

Unfortunately for me, I kept these feelings, with the injuries which occafioned them, a fecret from every body but Lady Tyrawley; whilft my former friend, the person who had fucceeded me

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