Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:29:10 -0500
From: Alan Baragona baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU
Subject: Re: new subject
At 12:08 PM 11/7/97 EST, Monkmag wrote:
In a message dated 11/7/97 7:31:34 AM, you wrote:
And the Hell- Fire Club, aka the Mad Monks of Medmenham Abbey (founded c
1755), a group of profligates which included Francis Dashwood, The Earl of
Sandwich and John Wilkes. Their summer revels included orgies and obscene
parodies of Catholic ritual.
Gosh, I didn't we Mad Monks of Monk Magazine had such illustrious
predecessors. Thankyou for the factoid.
aka Jim Monk
Monk, The Mobile Magazine
Author, How to Talk American
For a modern dramatization of the Hell-Fire club that Bob Ness refers to,
see Tony Richardson's film version of Fielding's _Joseph Andrews_ (there's
nothing like it in the book, and I always thought Richardson was playing
fast and loose with his picture of the 18th century until Bob pointed out to
me years ago that,even if Richardson didn't get Fielding right, he
definitely got the dark side of the Enlightenment right).