A rogues' gallery of mountebanks, charlatans and scoundrels
Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Olympic quote of the day
Credit to an unnamed friend of the Artful Dodger who passed this on:
comes to the games i think we’ve been labouring under a misapprehension: We
thought we were hosts like the queen is at a posh garden party, when actually
we’re hosts in the way that John Hurt is in Alien.”
Macheath, the notorious highwayman, has retired from a life of crime and can now be found behind the bar of Peachum's Tavern, favourite haunt of the rakes, rogues and vagabonds of 18th century Newgate and setting of 'The Beggars' Opera'. Visitors are always welcome; help yourself to a virtual tankard of ale and read on...