John Wilmot


Born
in Ditchley, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
April 01, 1647

Died
July 26, 1680

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See John Wilmot Rochester for pseudonymous works by the Russian spiritualist V.I. Kryzhanovskaya.

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was an English libertine, a friend of King Charles II, and the writer of much satirical and bawdy poetry.

He was the toast of the Restoration court and a patron of the arts. He married an heiress, Elizabeth Malet, but had many mistresses, including the actress Elizabeth Barry and drank himself to death at the tender age of 33.
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The Complete Poems

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Selected Works

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The Works of The Earl of Ro...

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Selected Poems

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3.93 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1680 — 3 editions
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A Satyr against Reason and ...

3.88 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1674
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Sodom, or the Quintessence ...

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The Debt to Pleasure: John ...

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The Complete Works

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Lord Rochester (Everyman's ...

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The Letters Of John Wilmot,...

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More books by John Wilmot…
“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
John Wilmot

“Now piercèd is her virgin zone;
She feels the foe within it.
She hears a broken amorous groan,
The panting lover's fainting moan,
Just in the happy minute.”
John Wilmot, The Complete Poems

“I have to speak my mind. Because what is in my mind is always more interesting than what is happening in the world outside my mind.”
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

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