Raymond

From the darker side of Dandyism


 

 "in a course of drunken gaiety and gross sensuality, with intervals of study perhaps yet more criminal, with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation, he lived worthless and useless, and blazed out his youth and health in lavish voluptuousness".

Samuel Johnson on John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680)