In continuing the tradition of providing valuable services to the public through this blog, I extend the following tribute to all the good people that may be reading my scribblings. I present here Mr. William Hogarth's famous 1732 pictorial narrative, "A Rake's Progress," shewing folly in most disgraceful lights, rendering the avoidance of folly a moral duty.
My reader shall be pleased to discover that I have chosen to display only the parts of the pictures that focus on our hero's face and the immediate area around it; for by doing so, I may more effectively edify my 21st century gentleman readers, and guide their moral development.
|The Young Heir Takes Possession of the Miser's Effects|
|Surrounded by Artists and Professors|
|Arrested for Debt|
|Married to an Old Maid|
|Scene in a Gaming House|
|The Prison Scene|
|In the Madhouse|