PART I: THE YOUNG EXUBERANT
The Upper Crust
Money is Magic
The Coquette
The Profligate
How to Beg (Like the Bon Ton)
The Doctrine of Drinking
The Gamester
At The Mermaid
Lusty Wenches
In Praise of Cuckolds
In Praise of Crones
Ornaments
Bedlamites’ Courtship
Pickpockets’ Wedding
Libido
The Problem with Love Poetry
The Cad’s Confession 
Petruchio’s Prologue
The Rights of Women
Prologue to The Comedy of Errors
The Lazy Lackey
The Roaring Girl 
 The Debtors’ University
The Old Law
Life Isn’t Fair
   
PART II: THE ILLIBERAL LANDOWNER
Democracy’s a Damned Nuisance
Parliament of Idiots 
Vote Monarchy! 
Popularity
The Haut Monde
R.S.V.P.
Dernier Cri
The Brothel’s Politics
The Document
Citizen Capet’s Defense
Loi des Suspects
Powdered Wigs 
The Merry Beggars
The Leisure Class
The Unwashed Masses
Overthrow the Government! 
The Love Song of Robespierre
Tax the Poor
Fin de Siècle
A Whiff of Grapeshot
When Monarchy Was Fun
Wortley Clutterbuck
Dead White Males

PART III: THE PENSIONER, BUT NO WISER
The Better Sort
The Genius
The Bore
Vanity
Lord Foppington
Rutilio’s Repentance     
Lessons in Loving Wisely
The Jester
A Valentine to Nincompoops 
Courtiers and Courtesans
The Circle of Thievery
Misanthropes’ Lullaby
Misanthropes’ Holiday
Boilly’s Final Thoughts 
Etiquette  
Lady Foppington’s Predicament  
Perfidious Friends
Falstaff’s Account
Laudanum
Kubla Khan
Pied Piper


Illustration originally published in Portland Review 2018.