a rake's progress

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a rake's progress

old-fashioned A journey of self-indulgence, hedonism, and moral deterioration. The young man, free to explore Europe with a sizable sum of money in his pocket, was eager to embark on a rake's progress and see what pleasures he could find.
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a rake's progress

a progressive deterioration, especially through self-indulgence.
A rake is a fashionable or wealthy man with dissolute or promiscuous habits. A Rake's Progress was the title of a series of engravings by William Hogarth ( 1697–1764 ). They depicted the rake's life progressing from wealthy and privileged origins to debt, despair, and death on the gallows.
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TOMORROW GOODWOOD: 2.00 Mubhij, 2.30 Rake's Progress, 3.05 Paper Star, 3.40 SUEGIOO (NAP), 4.10 Boy In The Bar, 4.45 Monaafasah, 5.15 Spirit Of May.
TOP TIPS - GOODWOOD: 2.00 Mubhij, 2.30 Rake's Progress, 3.05 Paper Star, 3.40 SUEGIOO (NAP), 4.10 Boy In The Bar, 4.45 Monaafasah, 5.15 Spirit Of May.
He has worked on countless productions around the world, including Tosca, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Cinderella, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Rake's Progress, Scottish Opera, Maria Stuarda, Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Elektra, Lyric Opera, Chicago.
It is instructive to trace the rake's progress since the Cuban Democracy Act, 1992.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 11 September 2017: September 11 marks the day Igor Stravinsky's Opera "The Rake's Progress" was first performed in Venice in 1951.
Heather revealed the secret to her success after landing a 440-1 treble with Childesplay (8-1) and Rake's Progress (6-1) at her local Newbury track, and Fair Selene (6-1) at Chepstow.
Big Tour (7.20 Wolverhampton) progressed well in maidens to score at the third attempt, over a mile, at Windsor last month and there was no disgrace in his second behind Saturday's Shergar Cup fourth Rake's Progress when up to 1m2f at Newbury latest.
This was followed by A Rake's Progress, both series depicting persons undergoing gradual social and moral decline brought about by vices.
Hogarth's masterpiece A Rake's Progress, charting the downfall of Tom Brakewell, shows him prostate on the floor, surrounded by crazies.
Exploring the British fascination with taste and class, the exhibition from Grayson Perry features tapestries inspired by 18th century painter William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress. Perry's tapestries follow the life of fictional character, Tim Rakewell, as he develops from infancy to adolescence.
To date, she's built her career mainly on supporting roles in regional houses and summer festivals, such as the Rooster in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen in Aspen or Barbarina in an Opera Hamilton Nozze di Figaro, with the occasional lead, such as Anne Truelove in Stravinsky's A Rake's Progress with Pacific Opera Victoria.
Rake's progress Keep clearing fallen leaves and branches from the lawn and beds.
Among his pupils at the RCA in the 1950s and 1960s he counted Norman Ackroyd and David Hockney--whose Rake's Progress etchings were made under Trevelyan's tutelag--and the College hosted a retrospective in 1998.
Halifax-born tenor Ed Lyon can sing everything from Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady to Stravinsky's Rake's Progress and he demonstrated his amazing flexibility in beautiful perfor f mances of arias from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Novello's Dancing Years, Flotow's Martha and Lehar's Land of Smiles.