A rake’s progress

Hogarth via Virgil Avenue storefront.

1. The Heir:

infancy
Unfortunately, Scene 2 (The Levee) appears to be lost. Destroyed in a fire, perhaps. Oh well; we will continue along to:

3. The Orgy:

youth
Hm. Scenes 4 (The Arrest) and 5 (The Marriage) also seem to be missing. Proceeding on…

6. The Gaming House:

maturity
And where is Scene 7 (The Prison)? This collection could really use some work. Okay, let’s just wrap things up with

8. The Madhouse:

dissolution
Wow. This was quite the morality tale. Please pass the biscuits.

 

 

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