Libertines Real and Fictional in Rochester, Shadwell, Wycherley, and Boswell

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... of Rochester, Charles Sedley, William Wycherley, and George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham at brothels

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..., the group of libertines consisting of Rochester, Sedley, Buckingham, and Wycherley disbanded by the 1680s

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... Mankind, Rochester writes: "And, with the rabble world, their laws obey" (Satyr 1. 199, my emphasis

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... recount to him (Silverman 210). Friendship and Libertinism in "Upon His Drinking A Bowl" Rochester

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... behavior accordingly; for Rochester's narrator, that means men must modify their uses of reason

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... to base life on a voluntaristic or instinctual basis: Rochester is himself too rationalistic to deny

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... in Rochester, in his identifying as a libertine, the poetic persona does not denounce living according

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... with optimism-not in spite of his impotence, but because of it. According to Dustin Griffin, "age in Rochester

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... Rochester's libertine poetic persona in A Satyr against Mankind, Don John's interpretation of Hobbes

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... libertines make to their specific agendas. The Gould Episode Contrary to Rochester's poetic persona, Boswell

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... most consummate dissembling whore" (Boswell 160). Unlike Rochester's narrator, he decides to live

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... as both a libertine and a follower of reason (1. 48). Unlike Rochester's libertine, Boswell obviously does

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... and misinterpret Hobbesian philosophy to justify their behavior. Rochester, Wycherley, Shadwell, and Boswell all