Saturday, March 07, 2009

Beautiful Molly Mogg

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1766 Died in the unmarried state: Molly Mogg (or Mog), an inn keeper's daughter from the Rose Inn, Wokingham (or Oakingham), Berkshire, England, and a woman of great beauty who had been immortalized in a ballad, popular in Britain and America (possibly Australia and elsewhere too but I have no info) called Molly Mogg, by the three great writers John Gay, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, with a lesser light, John Arbuthnot. It is said that Molly’s sister Sally was even more beautiful. A portrait of Gay still hangs in the inn ...

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