Rochester told the historian Gibert Burnet that "for five years together he was continually drunk; not all the while under the visible effect of it." He was repeatedly banished- and as often recalled- by the King he scurrilously lampooned. Drink made him "extravagantly pleasant"; it also led to disgraces like the smashing of the royal sundial and the brawl at Epsom in which his friend Mr. Downes was killed. Greene plausibly links the most famous of Rochester's masquerades to the aftermath of the Epsom affray: he vanished from London and a mysterious Dr. Alexander Bendo- astrologer, diviner of dreams, dispenser of beauty aids and cures for women's diseases- set up shop on Tower Hill. "Dr. Bendo's" advertisement is one of the most dazzling virtuoso pieces of 17th-century prose. In its impromptu rush of quackery and Biblical cadences, its promises of marvels and its teasing challenge to distinguish the counterfeit from the real. Greene astutely notes "the cracks in the universe of Hobbes, the disturbing doubts in his disbelief, which may have been in Rochester's mind even in the midst of his masquerade, so riddled is the broadsheet with half truths."
DAMN GOOD REASONS FOR EFFING AND BLINDING AT WORK
verb UK INFORMAL
eff and blind to swear, using words that are considered offensive by some people
adjective [before noun]
UK SLANG used to add force to an expression. Some people might consider this offensive:
He's such an effing nuisance!
n., pl. -denc·es.-->
- Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
- The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
- A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
- General inflection or modulation of the voice.
- Music. A progression of chords moving to a harmonic close, point of rest, or sense of resolution.
[Middle English, from Old French *cadence, from Old Italian cadenza, from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, a falling, from Latin cadēns, cadent-, present participle of cadere, to fall.]
━━ n. （詩の）リズム; （声の）抑揚; 【楽】終止法.
damn (BLAME) Show phonetics
to blame or strongly criticize something or someone:
The inquiry into the disaster damns the company for its lack of safety precautions.
damning Show phonetics
describes a report, finding, remark, etc. which is very critical or which shows clearly that someone is wrong, guilty or has behaved very badly:
He made some fairly damning remarks about the government's refusal to deal with the problem.
The two men were convicted on some extremely damning evidence.come back/home to roost
to return to cause problems:
All his earlier mistakes are coming home to roost.
the regular rise and fall of the voice