"Gaming and liquor have debauched more women than all the solicitations of the whole race of man."
That must be true. And he looks like a man who KNOWS. Obviously a true philanderer... kind regards, Martina
It looks like you know your rakes, Martina!
Hanger - a puppy's lacky.
Gaming and Liquor, eh? Would that be George Gaming and Andrew Liquor? I wonder how they managed to beat the rest of the male population in the selfish & irresponsible category.
Fair enough comment. But it's true for the boys too.That's one of the things I've never understood about the pre-World War II English upperclass: why is gaming away your life and property acceptable but working for a living so that you're rich and happy not okay?
I hope he qualified his thoughts.
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Scandalous tid-bits from England's finest socialite of the Georgian age.