How Lusty a Swinger

How lusty a swinger
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, is excellent for passing the time at work. Unless, as I did, you get caught with Signior Dildo on your monitor. Sample verse:

    ‘The Countess of Falmouth, of whom people tell
    Her footmen wear shirts of a guinea an ell,
    Might save that expense, if she did but know
    How lusty a swinger is Signior Dildo.’

Samuel Johnson said of Rochester:

    “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”.

I can’t decide between Rochester and the Dalai Lama as my moral compass this year. Today I lean towards R., but it’s Friday.