On the landing-place of the first pair of stairs, we were met by a youn_entleman, extremely well dress'd, and a very pretty figure, to whom I was t_e indebted for the first essay of the pleasures of the house. He saluted m_ith great gallantry, and handed me into the drawing room, the floor of whic_as overspread with a Turkey carpet, and all its furniture voluptuousl_dapted to every demand of the most study'd luxury; now too it was, by mean_f a pro- fuse illumination, enliven'd by a light scarce inferior, and perhap_ore favourable to joy, more tenderly pleasing, than that of broad sun-shine.
On my entrance into the room, I had the satisfaction to hear a buzz o_pprobation run through the whole company which now consisted of fou_entlemen, including my parti- cular (this was the cant-term of the house fo_ne's gallant for the time), the three young women, in a neat flowin_ishabille, the mistress of the academy, and myself. I was welcomed an_aluted by a kiss all round, in which, however, it was easy to discover, i_he superior warmth of that of the men, the distinction of the sexes.
Aw'd and confounded as I was at seeing myself sur- rounded, caress'd, and mad_ourt to by so many strangers, I could not immediately familiarize myself t_ll that air of gaiety and joy which dictated their compliments, and animate_heir caresses.
They assur'd me that I was so perfectly to their taste as to have but on_ault against me, which I might easily be cur'd of, and that was my modesty: this, they observ'd, might pass for a beauty the more with those who wanted i_or a heightener; but their maxim was, that it was an impertinent mixture, an_ash'd the cup so as to spoil the sincere draught of pleasure; they consider'_t accordingly as their mortal enemy, and gave it no quarter wherever they me_ith it. This was a prologue not unworthy of the revels that ensu'd.
In the midst of all the frolic and wantonnesses, which this joyous band ha_resently, and all naturally, run into, an elegant supper was serv'd in, an_e sat down to it, my spark-elect placing himself next to me, and the othe_ouples without order or ceremony. The delicate cheer and good wine soo_anish'd all reserve; the conversation grew as lively as could be wished, without taking too loose a turn: these professors of pleasure knew too well, to stale impressions of it, or evaporate the imagination in words, before th_ime of action. Kisses however were snatch'd at times, or where a handkerchie_ound the neck interpos'd its feeble barrier, it was not extremely respected: the hands of the men went to work with their usual petulance, till th_rovocations on both sides rose to such a pitch that my particular's proposa_or beginning the country-dances was received with instant assent: for, as h_aughingly added, he fancied the instru- ments were in tune. This was a signa_or preparation, that the complaisant Mrs. Cole, who understood life, took fo_er cue of disappearing; no longer so fit for personal service herself, an_ontent with having settled the order of battle, she left us the field, t_ight it out at discretion.
As soon as she was gone, the table was remov'd form the middle, and became _ide-board; a couch was brought into its place, of which when I whisperingl_nquired the reason, of my particular, he told me that as it was chiefly on m_ccount that this convention was met, the parties intended at once to humou_heir taste of variety in pleasures, and by an open publick enjoyment, to se_e broke of any taint of reserve or modesty, which they look'd on as th_oison of joy; that though they occasionally preached pleasure, and lived u_o the text, they did not enthusiastically set up for missionaries, and onl_ndulg'd themselves in the delights of a practical instruction of all th_retty women they lik'd well enough to bestow it upon, and who fell pro- perl_n the way of it; but that as such a proposal might be too violent, to_hocking for a young beginner, the old standers were to set an example, whic_e hoped I would not be averse to follow, since it was to him I was devolv'_n favour of the first experiment; but that still I was per- fectly at m_iberty to refuse the party, which being in its nature one of pleasure, suppos'd an exclusion of all force or constraint.
My countenance expressed, no doubt, my surprise as my silence did m_cquiescence. I was now embarked, and thoroughly determined on any voyage th_ompany would take me on.
The first that stood up, to open the ball, were a cor- net of horse, and tha_weetest of olive-beauties, the soft and amorous Louisa. He led her to th_ouch "nothing loth," on which he gave her the fall, and extended her at he_ength with an air of roughness and vigour, relishing high of amorou_agerness and impatience. The girl, spreading herself to the best advantage, with her head upon the pillow, was so concentred in what she was about, tha_ur presence seemed the least of her care and concern. Her petticoats, throw_p with her shift, discovered to the company the finest turn'd legs and thigh_hat could be imagined, and in broad display, that gave us a full view of tha_elicious cleft of flesh into which the pleasing hair-grown mount over it, parted and presented a most inviting entrance between two close-hedges, delicately soft and pouting. Her gallant was now ready, having disencumber'_imself from his cloaths, overloaded with lace, and presently, his shir_emoved, shew'd us his forces in high plight, bandied and ready for action.
But giving us no time to consider the dimensions, he threw himself instantl_ver his charming antagonist, who receiv'd him as he pushed at once dead a_ark like a heroine, without flinching; for surely never was gir_onstitutionally truer to the taste of joy, or sincerer in the expressions o_ts sensations, than she was: we could observe pleasure lighten in her eyes, as he introduc'd his plenipotentiary instrument into her; till, at length, having indulg'd her to its utmost reach, its irritations grew so violent, an_ave her the spurs so furiously, that collected within herself, and lost t_verything but the enjoyment of her favourite feelings, she retorted hi_hrusts with a just concert of springy heaves, keeping time so exactly wit_he most pathetic sighs, that one might have number'd the strokes in agitatio_y their distinct murmurs, whilst her active limbs kept wreath- ing an_ntertwisting with his, in convulsive folds: then the turtle-billing kisses, and the poignant painless love- bites, which they both exchang'd in a rage o_elight, all conspiring towards the melting period. It soon came on whe_ouisa, in the ravings of her pleasure-frenzy, impotent of all restraint, cried out: "Oh Sir! … Good Sir! … pray do not spare me! ah! ah! … " All he_ccents now faltering into heart-fetched sighs, she clos'd her eyes in th_weet death, in the instant of which she was embalm'd by an injection, o_hich we could easily see the signs in the quiet, dying, languid posture o_er late so furious driver, who was stopp'd of a sudden, breathing short, panting, and, for the time, giving up the spirit of pleasure. As soon as h_as dismounted, Louisa sprung up, shook her petticoats, and running up to me, gave me a kiss and drew me to the side-board, to which she was herself hande_y her gallant, where they made me pledge them in a glass of wine, and toast _roll health of Louisa's proposal in high frolic.
By this time the second couple was ready to enter the lists: which were _oung baronet, and that delicatest of charmers, the winning, tender Harriet.
My gentle esquire came to acquaint me with it, and brought me back to th_cene of action.
And, surely, never did one of her profession accompany her dispositions fo_he bare-faced part she was engaged to play with such a peculiar grace o_weetness, modesty and yielding coyness, as she did. All her air and motion_reath'd only unreserv'd, unlimited complaisance without the least mixture o_mpudence, or prostitution. But what was yet more surprising, her spark-elect, in the midst of the dissolution of a publick open enjoyment, doted on her t_is- traction, and had, by dint of love and sentiments, touched her heart, tho' for a while the restraint of their engagement to the house laid him unde_ kind of necessity of complying with an institution which himself had had th_reatest share in establishing.
Harriet was then led to the vacant couch by her gallant, blushing as sh_ook'd at me, and with eyes made to justify any thing, tenderly bespeaking o_e the most favourable construction of the step she was thus irresistibl_rawn into.
Her lover, for such he was, sat her down at the foot of the couch, and passin_is arm round her neck, preluded with a kiss fervently applied to her lips, that visibly gave her life and spirit to go thro' with the scene; and as h_iss'd, he gently inclined her head, till it fell back on a pillow disposed t_eceive it, and leaning himself down all the way with her, at onc_ountenanc'd and endear'd her fall to her. There, as if he had guess'd ou_ishes, or meant to gratify at once his pleasure and his pride, in being th_aster, by the title of present possession, of beauties delicate beyon_magination, he discovered her breasts to his own touch, and our common view; but oh! what delicious manuals of love devotion! how inimitable fine moulded!
small, round, firm, and excellently white: the grain of their skin, s_oothing, so flattering to the touch! and their nipples, that crown'd them, the sweetest buds of beauty. When he had feasted his eyes with the touch an_erusal, feasted his lips with kisses of the highest relish, imprinted o_hose all-delicious twin orbs, the proceeded downwards.
Her legs still kept the ground; and now, with the ten- derest attention not t_hock or alarm her too suddenly, he, by degrees, rather stole than rolled u_er petticoats; at which, as if a signal had been given, Louisa and Emily too_old of her legs, in pure wantonness, and, in ease to her, kept them stretche_ide abroad. Then lay exposed, or, to speak more properly, display'd th_reatest parade in nature of female charms. The whole company, who, excep_yself, had often seen them, seemed as much dazzled, surpriz'd and delighted, as any one could be who had now beheld them for the first time. Beauties s_xcessive could not but enjoy the privileges of eternal novelty. Her thigh_ere so ex- quisitely fashioned, that either more in, or more out of fles_han they were, they would have declined from that point of perfection the_resented. But what infinitely enrich'd and adorn'd them, was the swee_ntersection formed, where they met, at the bottom of the smoothest, roundest, whitest belly, by that central furrow which nature had sunk there, between, the soft relieve of two pouting ridges, and which in this was in perfec_ymmetry of delicacy and minia- ture with the rest of her frame. No! nothin_n nature could be of a beautifuller cut; then, the dark umbrage of the down_pring-moss that over-arched it bestowed, on the luxury of the landscape, _ouching warmth, a tender finishing, beyond the expression of words, or eve_he paint of thought.
Her truly enamour'd gallant, who had stood absorbed and engrossed by th_leasure of the sight long enough to afford us time to feast ours (no fear o_lutting!) addressed him- self at length to the materials of enjoyment, an_ifting the linen veil that hung between us and his master member of th_evels, exhibited one whose eminent size proclaimed the owner a true woman'_ero. He was, besides, in every other respect an accomplish'd gentleman, an_n the bloom and vigour of youth. Standing then between Harriet's legs, whic_ere supported by her two companions at their widest exten- sion, with on_and he gently disclosed the lips of that luscious mouth of nature, whils_ith the other, he stooped his mighty machine to its lure, from the height o_is stiff stand-up towards his belly; the lips, kept open by his fin- gers, received its broad shelving head of coral hue: and when he had nestled it in, he hovered there a little, and the girls then deliver'd over to his hips th_greeable office of supporting her thighs; and now, as if meant to spin ou_is pleasure, and give it the more play for its life, he passed up hi_nstrument so slow that we lost sight of it inch by inch, till at length i_as wholly taken into the soft laboratory of love, and the mossy mounts o_ach fairly met together. In the mean time, we could plainly mark th_rodigious effect the progressions of this delightful energy wrought in thi_elicious girl, gradually heightening her beauty as they heightened he_leasure. Her countenance and whole frame grew more animated; the faint blus_f her cheeks, gaining ground on the white, deepened into a florid vivi_ermilion glow, her naturally brilliant eyes now sparkled with ten-fol_ustre; her languor was vanish'd, and she appeared, quick spirited, and aliv_ll over. He now fixed, nailed, this tender creature with his home-drive_edge, so that she lay passive by force, and unable to stir, till beginning t_lay a strain of arms against this vein of delicacy, as he urged the to-and- fro confriction, he awaken'd, rous'd, and touch'd her so to the heart, tha_nable to contain herself, she could not but reply to his motions as briskl_s her nicety of frame would admit of, till the raging stings of the pleasur_ising towards the point, made her wild with the intolerable sensations of it, and she now threw her legs and arms about at random, as she lay lost in th_weet transport; which on his side declared itself by quicker, eager thrusts, convulsive gasps, burning sighs, swift laborious breathings, eyes dartin_umid fires: all faithful tokens of the imminent approaches of the last gas_f joy. It came on at length: the baronet led the extasy, which she criticall_oined in, as she felt the melting symptoms from him, in the nick of whic_lewing more ardently than ever his lips to hers, he shewed all the signs o_hat agony of bliss being strong upon him, in which he gave her the finishin_itillation; inly thrill'd with which, we saw plainly that she answered i_own with all effusion of spirit and matter she was mistress of, whilst _eneral soft shudder ran through all her limbs, which she gave a stretch-ou_f, and lay motionless, breathless, dying with dear delight; and in the heigh_f its expression, shewing, through the nearly closed lids of her eyes, jus_he edges of their black, the rest being rolled strongly upwards in thei_xtasy; then her sweet mouth appear'd languishingly open, with the tip of he_ongue leaning negligently towards the lower range of her white teeth, whils_he natural ruby colour of her lips glowed with heightened life. Was not thi_ subject to dwell upon? And accordingly her lover still kept on her, with a_biding delectation, till compressed, squeezed and distilled to the last drop, he took leave with one fervent kiss, expressing satisfy'd desires, bu_nextinguish'd love.
As soon as he was off, I ran to her, and sitting down on the couch by her, rais'd her head, which she declin'd gently, and hung on my bosom, to hide he_lushes and con- fusion at what had pass'd, till by degrees she recompose_erself and accepted of a restorative glass of wine from my spark, who ha_eft me to fetch it her, whilst her own was re-adjusting his affairs an_uttoning up; after which he led her, leaning languishingly upon him, to ou_tand of view round the couch.
And now Emily's partner had taken her out for her share in the dance, whe_his transcendently fair and sweet tempered creature readily stood up; and i_ complexion to put the rose and lily out of countenance, extreme prett_eatures, and that florid health and bloom for which the country-girls are s_ovely, might pass her for a beauty, this she certainly was, and one ot th_ost striking of the fair ones.
Her gallant began first, as she stood, to disengage her breasts, and restor_hem to the liberty of nature, from the easy confinement of no more than _air of jumps; but on their coming out to view, we thought a new light wa_dded to the room, so superiourly shining was their whiteness; then they ros_n so happy a swell as to compose her a well- formed fulness of bosom, tha_ad such an effect on the eye as to seem flesh hardening into marble, of whic_t emulated the polished gloss, and far surpassed even the whitest, in th_ife and lustre of its colours, white veined with blue. Refrain who could fro_uch provoking enticements to it in reach? He touched her breasts, firs_ightly, when the glossy smoothness of the skin eluded his hand, and made i_lip along the surface; he press'd them, and the springy flesh that fille_hem thus pitted by force, rose again reboundingly with his hand, and on th_nstant effac'd the pressure: and alike indeed was the consistence of al_hose parts of her body throughout, where the fulness of flesh compacts an_onstitutes all that fine firmness which the touch is so highly attach'd to.
When he had thus largely pleased himself with this branch of dalliance an_elight, he truss'd up her petticoat and shift in a wisp to her waist, wher_eing tuck'd in, she stood fairly naked on every side; a blush at thi_verspread her lovely face, and her eyes down cast to the ground seemed to b_or quarter, when she had so great a right to triumph in all the treasures o_outh and beauty that she now so victoriously display'd. Her legs wer_erfectly well shaped and her thighs, which she kept pretty close, shewed s_hite, so round, so substantial and abound- ing in firm flesh, that nothin_ould offer a stronger recom- mendation to the luxury of the touch, which h_ccordingly did not fail to indulge himself in. Then gently removing her hand, which in the first emotion of natural modesty she had carried thither, he gav_s rather a glimpse than a view of that soft narrow chink running its littl_ength downwards and hiding the remains of it between her thighs; but plai_as to be seen the fringe of light-brown curls, in beauteous growth over it, that with their silky gloss created a pleas- ing variety from the surroundin_hite, whose lustre too, their gentle embrowning shade, considerably raised.
Her spark then endeavoured, as she stood, by disclosing her thighs, to gain u_ completer sight of that central charm of attraction, but not obtaining it s_onveniently in that attitude, he led her to the foot of the couch, an_ringing to it one of the pillows, gently inclin'd her head down, so that a_he leaned with it over her crossed hands, strad- dling with her thighs wid_pread, and jutting her body out, she presented a full back view of he_erson, naked to the waist. Her posteriours, plump, smooth, and prominent, form'd luxuriant tracts of animated snow, that splendidly filled the eye, til_t was commanded down the parting or separation of those exquisitely whit_liffs, by their narrow vale, and was there stopt, and attracted by the em- bowered bottom-cavity, that terminated this delightful vista and stoo_oderately gaping from the influence of her bended posture, so that th_greeable, interior red of the sides of the orifice came into view, and wit_espect to the white that dazzled round it, gave somewhat the idea of a pin_lash in the glossiest white satin. Her gallant, who was a gentleman abou_hirty, somewhat inclin'd to a fatness that was in no sort displeasing, improving the hint thus tendered him of this mode of enjoyment, after settlin_er well in this posture, and encouraging her with kisses and caresses t_tand him through, drew out his affair ready erected, and whose extrem_ength, rather disproportion'd to its breadth, was the more surprizing, a_hat excess is not often the case with those of his corpulent habit; makin_hen the right and direct application, he drove it up to the guard, whilst th_ound bulge of those Turkish beauties of her's tallying with the hollow mad_ith the bent of his belly and thighs, as they curved inwards, brought al_hose parts, surely not undelightfully, into warm touch, and clos_onjunction; his hands he kept passing round her body, and employed in toyin_ith her enchanting breasts. As soon too as she felt him at home as he coul_each, she lifted her head a little from the pillow, and turning her neck, without much straining, but her cheeks glowing with the deepest scar- let, an_ smile of the tenderest satisfaction, met the kiss he press'd forward to giv_er as they were thus close joined together: when leaving him to pursue hi_elights, she hid again her face and blushes with her hands and pillow, an_hus stood passively and as favourably too as she could, whilst he kept layin_t her with repeated thrusts and making the meeting flesh on both side_esound again with the vio- lence of them; then ever as he backen'd from her, we could see between them part of his long whitestaff foamingly in motion, till, as he went on again and closed with her, the interposing hillocks too_t out of sight. Sometimes he took his hands from the semi-globes of he_osoms, and transferred the pressure of them to those larger ones, the presen_ub- jects of his soft blockade, which he squeez'd, grasp'd and play'd with, till at length a pursuit of driving, so hotly urged, brought on the height o_he fit, with such overpower- ing pleasure, that his fair partner became, no_ecessary to support him, panting, fainting and dying as he discharged; whic_he no sooner felt the killing sweetness of, than un- able to keep her legs, and yielding to the mighty intoxica- tion, she reeled, and falling forward o_he couch, made it a necessity for him, if he would preserve the war_leasure- hold, to fall upon her, where they perfected, in a continue_onjunction of body and extatic flow, their scheme of joys for that time.
As soon as he had disengag'd, the charming Emily got up, and we crowded roun_er with congratulations and other offi- cious little services; for it is t_e noted, that though all modesty and reserve were banished from th_ransaction of these pleasures, good manners and politeness were inviolabl_bserv'd: here was no gross ribaldry, no offensive or rude behaviour, o_ngenerous reproaches to the girls for their compliance with the humours an_esires of the men. On the contrary, nothing was wanting to soothe, encourage, and soften the sense of their condition to them. Men know not in general ho_uch they destroy of their own pleasure, when they break through the respec_nd tenderness due to our sex, and even to those of it who live only b_leasing them. And this was a maxim perfectly well understood by these polit_oluptuaries, these profound adepts in the great art and sci- ence o_leasure, who never shew'd these votaries of theirs a more tender respect tha_t the time of those exercises of their complaisance, when they unlock'd thei_reasures of concealed beauty, and shewed out in the pride of their nativ_harms, ever-more touching surely than when they paraded it in the artificia_nes of dress and ornament.
The frolick was now come round to me, and it being my turn of subscription t_he will and pleasure of my particu- lar elect, as well as to that of th_ompany, he came to me, and saluting me very tenderly, with a flatterin_agerness, put me in mind of the compliances my presence there author- iz'_he hopes of, and at the same time repeated to me that if all this force o_xample had not surmounted any repug- nance I might have to concur with th_umours and desires of the company, that though the play was bespoke for m_enefit, and great as his own private disappointment might be, he would suffe_ny thing, sooner than be the instrument of im- posing a disagreeable task o_e.
To this I answered, without the least hesitation or mincing grimace, that ha_ not even contracted a kind of engagement to be at his disposal without th_east reserve, the example of such agreeable companions would alone deter- mine me and that I was in no pain about any thing but my appearing to so grea_ disadvantage after such superior beauties. And take notice that I thought a_ spoke. The frankness of the answer pleas'd them all; my particular wa_omplimented on his acquisition, and, by way of indirect flattery to me, openly envied.
Mrs. Cole, by the way, could not have given me a greater mark of her regar_han in managing for me the choice of this young gentleman for my master o_he ceremonies: for, inde- pendent of his noble birth and the great fortune h_as heir to, his person was even uncommonly pleasing, well shaped and tall; his face mark'd with the small-pox, but no more than what added a grace o_ore manliness to features rather turn- ed to softness and delicacy, wa_arvellously enliven'd by eyes which were of the clearest sparkling black; i_hort, he was one whom any woman would, in the familiar style, readily call _ery pretty fellow.
I was now handed by him to the cock-pit of our match, where, as I was dresse_n nothing but a white morning gown, he vouchsafed to play the male-Abigail o_his occasion, and spared me the confusion that would have attended th_orward- ness of undressing myself: my gown then was loosen'd in a trice, an_ divested of it; my stay next offered an obstacle which readily gave way, Louisa very readily furnishing a pair of scissors to cut the lace; off wen_hat shell and dropping my upper-coat, I was reduced to my under one and m_hift, the open bosom of which gave the hands and eyes all the lib- erty the_ould wish. Here I imagin'd the stripping was to stop, but I reckoned short: my spark, at the desire of the rest, tenderly begged that I would not suffe_he small re- mains of a covering to rob them of a full view of my whol_erson; and for me, who was too flexibly obsequious to dis- pute any poin_ith them, and who considered the little more that remain'd as ver_mmaterial, I readily assented to what- ever he pleased. In an instant, then, my under-petticoat was untied and at my feet, and my shift drawn over my head, so that my cap, slightly fasten'd, came off with it, and brought all my hai_own (of which, be it again remembered without vanity, that I had a very fin_ead) in loose disorderly ring- lets, over my neck and shoulders, to the no_nfavourable set-off of my skin.
I now stood before my judges in all the truth of nature, to whom I could no_ppear a very disagreeable figure, if you please to recollect what I hav_efore said of my person, which time, that at certain periods of life robs u_very instant of our charms, had, at that of mine, then greatly improved int_ull and open bloom, for I wanted some months of eighteen. My breasts, whic_n the state of nudity are ever capital points, now in no more than i_raceful pleni- tude, maintained a firmness and steady independence of an_tay or support that dared and invited the test of the touch. Then I was a_all, as slim-shaped as could be consistent with all that juicy plumpness o_lesh, ever the most grate- ful to the senses of sight and touch, which I owe_o the health and youth of my constitution. I had not, however, so thoroughl_enounc'd all innate shame as not to suffer great confusion at the state I sa_yself in; but the whole troop round me, men and women, relieved me with ever_ark of ap- plause and satisfaction, every flattering attention to raise an_nspire me with even sentiments of pride on the figure I made, which, m_riend gallantly protested, infinitely out- shone all other birthday finer_hatever; so that had I leave to set down, for sincere, all the compliment_hese connois- seurs overwhelmed me with upon this occasion, I might flatte_yself with having pass'd my examination with the approbation of the learned.
My friend however, who for this time had alone the dis- posal of me, humoure_heir curiosity, and perhaps his own, so far that he placed me in all th_ariety of postures and lights imaginable, pointing out every beauty unde_very as- pect of it, not without such parentheses of kisses, such in- flammatory liberties of his roving hands, as made all shame fly before them, and a blushing glow give place to a warmer one of desire, which led me even t_ind some relish in the present scene.
But in this general survey, you may be sure, the most material spot of me wa_ot excus'd the strictest visitation; nor was it but agreed, that I had no_he least reason to be diffident of passing even for a maid, on occasion: s_ncon- siderable a flaw had my preceding adventures created there, and so soo_ad the blemish of an over-stretch been repaired and worn out at my age, an_n my naturally small make in that part.
Now, whether my partner had exhausted all the modes of regaling the touch o_ight, or whether he was now ungovern- ably wound up to strike, I know not; but briskly throwing off his clothes, the prodigious heat bred by a clos_oom, a great fire, numerous candles, and even the inflammatory warmth o_hese scenes, induced him to lay aside his shirt too, when his breeches, before loosen'd, now gave up their contents to view, and shew'd in front th_nemy I had to en- gage with, stiffly bearing up the port of its hea_nhooded, and glowing red. Then I plainly saw what I had to trust to: it wa_ne of those just true-siz'd instruments, of which the masters have a bette_ommand than the more unwieldy, inordinate siz'd ones are generally under.
Straining me then close to his bosom, as he stood up fore-right against me an_pplying to the obvious niche its peculiar idol, he aimed at inserting it, which, as I forwardly favoured, he effected at once by canting up my thigh_ver his naked hips, and made me receive every inch, and close home; so tha_tuck upon the pleasure-pivot, and clinging round his neck, in which and i_is hair I hid my face, burningly flushing with my present feelings as much a_ith shame, my bosom glew'd to his; he carried me once round the couch, o_hich he then, without quitting the middle-fastness, or dischannelling, lai_e down, and began the pleasure-grist. But so provokingly predisposed an_rimed as we were, by all the moving sights of the night, our imagination wa_oo much heated not to melt us of the soonest: and accordingly, I no soone_elt the warm spray darted up my inwards from him, but I was punctually o_low, to share the momentary extasy; but I had yet greater reason to boast o_ut harmony: for finding that all the flames of desire were not yet quench'_ithin me, but that rather, like wetted coals, I glowed the fiercer for thi_prinkling, my hot-mettled spark, sympathizing with me, and loaded for _ouble fire, recontinu'd the sweet battery with undying vigour; greatl_leas'd at which I gratefully endea- voured to accommodate all my motions t_is best advantage and delight; kisses, squeezes, tender murmurs, all cam_nto play, till our joys, growing more turbulent and riotous, threw us into _ond disorder, and as they raged to a point, bore us far from ourselves int_n ocean of boundless plea- sures, into which we both plunged together in _ransport of taste. Now all the impressions of burning desire, from the livel_cenes I had been spectatress of, ripened by the heat of this exercise, an_ollecting to a head, throbb'd and agi- tated me with insupportabl_rritations: I did not now enjoy a calm of reason enough to perceive, but _xtatically, in- deed, felt the power of such rare and exquisite provocatives, as the examples of the night had proved towards thus exalting our pleasures: which, with great joy, I sensibly found my gallant shared in, by his nervou_nd home expressions of it: his eyes flashing eloquent flames, his actio_nfuriated with the stings of it, all conspiring to rise my delight by assur- ing me of his. Lifted then to the utmost pitch of joy that human life ca_ear,undestroyed by excess, I touch'd that sweetly critical point, whenc_carce prevented by the injec- tion from my partner, I dissolved, and breakin_ut into a deep drawn sigh, sent my whole sensitive soul down to that passag_here escape was denied it, by its being so delici- ously plugged and chok'_p. Thus we lay a few blissful in- stants, overpowered, still, and languid; till, as the sense of pleasure stagnated, we recover'd from out trance, and h_lipt out of me, not however before he had protested his ex- trem_atisfaction by the tenderest kiss and embrace, as well as by the most cordia_xpressions.
The company, who had stood round us in a profound silence, when all was over, help'd me to hurry on my cloaths in an instant, and complimented me on th_incere homage they could not escape observing had been done (as they terme_t) to the sovereignty of my charms, in my receiving a double payment o_ribute at one juncture. But my partner, now dress'd again, signaliz'd, abov_ll, a fondness unbated by the circumstance of recent enjoyment; the girls to_iss'd and embraced me, assuring me that for that time, or indeed any other, unless I pleased, I was to go thro' no farther publick trials, and that I wa_ow consummatedly initiated, and one of them.
As it was an inviolable law for every gallant to keep to his partner, for th_ight especially, and even till he relinquish'd possession over to th_ommunity, in order to preserve a pleasing property and to avoid the disgust_nd indelicacy of another arrangement, the company, after a short refection o_iscuits and wine, tea and chocolate, served in at now about one in th_orning, broke up, and went off in pairs. Mrs. Cole had prepared my spark an_e an occasional field-bed, to which we retir'd, and there ended the night i_ne continued strain of pleasure, sprightly and uncloy'd enough for us not t_ave formed one wish for its ever knowing an end. In the morning, after _estorative breakfast in bed, he got up, and with very tender assurances of _articular regard for me, left me to the composure and refreshment of a swee_lumber; waking out of which, and getting up to dress before Mrs. Cole shoul_ome in, I found in one of my pockets a purse of guineas, which he had slip_here; and just as I was musing on a liberality I had certainly not expected, Mrs. Cole came in, to whom I immediately communicated the present, an_aturally offered her whatever share she pleas'd: but assuring me that th_entleman had very nobly rewarded her, she would on no terms, no entreaties, no shape I could put it in, receive any part of it. Her denial, she observed, was not affectation of grimace, and proceeded to read me such admirabl_essons on the economy of my person and my purse as I became amply paid for m_eneral attention and conformity to in the course of my acquaintance with th_own. After which, changing the discourse, she fell on the pleasures of th_receding night, where I learn'd, without much surprize, as I began to ente_n her character, that she had seen every thing that had passed, from _onvenient place managed solely for that purpose, and of which she readil_ade me the confidante.
She had scarce finish'd this, when the little troop of love, the girls m_ompanions, broke in and renewed their compliments and caresses. I observe_ith pleasure that the fatigues and exercises of the night had not usurped i_he least on the life of their complexion, or the freshness of their bloom: this I found, by their confession, was owing to the management and advice o_ur rare directress. They went down then to figure it, as usual, in the shop, whilst I repair'd to my lodgings, where I employed myself till I returned t_inner at Mrs. Cole's.
Here I staid in constant amusement, with one or other of these charming girls, till about five in the evening; when seiz'd with a sudden drowsy fit, I wa_revailed on to go up and doze it off on Harriet's bed, who left me on it t_y repose. There then I lay down in my cloaths and fell fast asleep, and ha_ow enjoyed, by guess, about an hour's rest, when I was pleasingly disturbe_y my new and favourite gal- lant, who, enquiring for me, was readily directe_here to find me. Coming then into my chamber, and seeing me lie alone, wit_y face turn'd from the light towards the inside of the bed, he, without mor_do, just slipped off his breeches, for the greater ease and enjoyment of th_aked touch; and softly turning up my petticoat and shift behind, opened th_rospect of the back avenue to the genial seat of pleasure; where, as I lay a_y side length, inclining rather face downward, I appeared full fair, an_iable to be entered. /Laying himself then gently down by me, he invested m_ehind, and giving me to feel the warmth of his body as he applied his thigh_nd belly close to me, and the endeavours of that machine, whose touch ha_omething so exquisitely singular in it, to make its way good into me. I wak'_retty much star- tled at first, but seeing who it was, disposed myself t_urn to him, when he gave me a kiss, and desiring me to keep my posture, jus_ifted up my upper thigh, and ascertaining the right opening, soon drove it u_o the farthest: satisfied with which, and solacing himself with lying s_lose in those parts, he suspended motion, and thus steeped in pleasure, kep_e lying on my side, into him, spoon-fashion, as he term'd it, from the snu_ndent of the back part of my thighs, and all upwards, into the space of th_ending between his thighs and belly; till, after some time, that restless an_urbulent inmate, impatient by nature of longer quiet, urg'd him to action, which now prosecuting with all the usual train of toying, kissing, and th_ike, ended at length in the liquid proof on both sides, that we had no_xhausted, or at least were quickly recruited of last night's draughts o_leasure in us.
With this noble and agreeable youth liv'd I in perfect joy and constancy. H_as full bent on keeping me to himself, for the honey-month at least; but hi_tay in London was not even so long, his father, who had a post in Ireland, taking him abruptly with him on his repairing thither. Yet even then I wa_ear keeping hold of his affection and person, as he had propos'd, and I ha_onsented to follow him in order to go to Ireland after him, as soon as h_ould be settled there; but meeting with an agreeable and advantageous matc_n that king- dom, he chose the wiser part, and forebore sending for me, bu_t the same time took care that I should receive a very magni- ficent present, which did not however compensate for all my deep regret on my loss of him.
This event also created a chasm in our little society, which Mrs. Cole, on th_oot of her usual caution, was in no haste to fill up; but then it redouble_er attention to pro- cure me, in the advantages of a traffic for _ounterfeit maidenhead, some consolation for the sort of widowhood I had bee_eft in; and this was a scheme she had never lost pro- spect of, and onl_aited for a proper person to bring it to bear with.
But I was, it seems, fated to be my own caterer in this, as I had been in m_irst trial of the market.
I had now pass'd near a month in the enjoyment of all the pleasures o_amiliarity and society with my companions, whose particular favourites (th_aronet excepted, who soon after took Harriet home) had all, on the terms o_ommunity establish'd in the house, solicited the gratification of their tast_or variety in my embraces; but I had with the utmost art and address, o_arious pretexts, eluded their pursuit, without giving them cause to complain; and this reserve I used neither out of dislike of them, or disgust of th_hing, but my true reason was my attachment to my own, and my tenderness o_nvading the choice of my companions, who outwardly exempt, as they seem'd, from jealousy, could not but in secret like me the better for the regard I ha_or, without making a merit of it to them. Thus easy, and beloved by the whol_amily, did I go on; when one day, that, about five in the afternoon, _tepped over to a fruiterer's shop in Covent Garden, to pick some table frui_or myself and the young women, I met with the following adventure.
Whilst I was chaffering for the fruit I wanted, I ob- serv'd myself follow'_y a young gentleman, whose rich dress first attracted my notice; for th_est, he had no- thing remarkable in his person, except that he was pale, thin-made, and ventur'd himself upon legs rather of the slenderest. Easy wa_t to perceive, without seeming to perceive it, that it was me he wanted to b_t; and keeping his eyes fixed on me, till he came to the same basket that _tood at, and cheapening, or rather giving the first price ask'd for th_ruit, began his approaches. Now most certainly I was not at all out of figur_o pass for a modest girl. I had neither the feathers nor fumet of a taudr_own- miss: a straw hat, a white gown, clean linen, and above all, a certai_atural and easy air of modesty (which the appear- ances of never forsook me, even on those occasions that I most broke in upon it, in practice) were al_igns that gave him no opening to conjecture my condition. He spoke to me; an_his address from a stranger throwing a blush into my cheeks that still se_im wider off the truth, I answered him with an aukwardness and confusion th_ore apt to impose, as there was really a mixture of the genuine in them. Bu_hen proceeding, on the foot of having broken the ice, to join discourse, h_ent into other leading questions, I put so much innocence, simplicity, an_ven childishness into my answers that on no better foundation, liking m_erson as he did, I will answer for it, he would have been sworn for m_odesty. There is, in short, in the men, when once they are caught, by the ey_specially, a fund of cullibility that their lordly wisdom little dreams of, and in virtue of which the most sagacious of them are seen so often our dupes.
Amongst other queries he put to me, one was whether I was married. I replie_hat I was too young to think of that this many a year. To that of my age, _nswered, and sunk a year upon him, passing myself for not seventeen. As to m_ay of life, I told him I had serv'd an apprenticeship to a milliner i_reston, and was come to town after a relation, that I had found, on m_rrival, was dead, and now liv'd journey-woman to a milliner in town. Tha_ast article, indeed, was not much of the side of what I pretended to pas_or; but it did pass, under favour of the growing passion I had inspir'd hi_ith. After he had next got out of me, very dextrously as he thought, what _ad no sort of design to make reserve of, my own, my mistress's name, an_lace of abode, he loaded me with fruit, all the rarest and dearest he coul_ick out, and sent me home, pondering on what might be the consequence of thi_dventure.
As soon then as I came to Mrs. Cole's, I related to her all that passed, o_hich she very judiciously concluded that if he did not come after me ther_as no harm done, and that, if he did, as her presage suggested to her h_ould, his character and his views should be well sifted, so as to kno_hether the game was worth the springs; that in the mean time nothing wa_asier than my part in it, since no more rested on me than to follow her cu_nd promptership through- out, to the last act. The next morning, after a_vening spent on his side, as we afterwards learnt, in perquisitions into Mrs.
Cole's char- acter in the neighbourhood (than which nothing could be mor_avourable to her design upon him), my gentleman came in his chariot to th_hop, where Mrs. Cole alone had an inkling of his errand. Asking then for her, he easily made a beginning of acquaintance by be-speaking some millinery ware: when, as I sat without lifting up my eyes, and pursuing the hem of a ruffl_ith the utmost composure and simplicity of industry, Mrs. Cole took notic_hat the first impressions I made on him ran no risk of being destroyed b_hose of Louisa and Emily, who were then sitting at work by me. After vainl_ndeavouring to catch my eyes in re-encounter with his (as I held my hea_own, affecting a kind of consciousness of guilt for having, by speaking t_im, given him encouragement and means of following me), and after giving Mrs.
Cole direction when to bring the things home herself, and the time he shoul_xpect them, he went out, taking with him some goods that he paid fo_iberally, for the better grace of his introduction.