ROCHESTER:Son of a whore
, God damn
you, can you tell
A peerless peer the readiest way to Hell
, sworn of my own make
Oaths would fright the Furies
and make Pluto
I've swived more whore
s more ways than Sodom
E'er knew, or the college of Rome's cardinals.
Witness heroic scars, look here, ne'er go,Cerecloth
s and ulcer
s from top to toe.Frighted at my own mischiefs I have fled
And bravely left my life's defender dead,
Broke housed to break chastity, and dyed
That floor with murder which my lust denied.Pox on't
, why do I speak of these poor things?
I have blasphemed my God and libelled kings.The readiest way to Hell
? Come quick, ne'er stir.
The readiest way, my lord, 's by Rochester
-- John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester