NABOKV-L post 0017533, Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:34:55 -0500

Re: THOUGHTS: Charlotte Hayes in LO
MC: Your revelations concerning Charlotte Hayes are interesting indeed. Now that I've done some Googling, I see that CH was "the most famous madam of her day" and particularly was known for her stable of "Nymphs." Here are a few links of interest:

Here, we see CH taking in Emily Warren, a girl not quite twelve years old, and making her part of her brothel:,M1,M1

And a poem:

As for the source of the French text, it seem likely that it is this:
Nocturnal Revels or, The History of King's Place and other Modern Nunneries, 2 vols. London: Printed by M. Goadby, 1779.
See here:,M1


Matt Roth

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