Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 13:29:10 -0500 From: Alan Baragona 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: > ><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. > >Jim Crotty >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). Alan B.