In many ways, Robinson's critique of fashionable life was nothing new: one need only recall the laughable bellicosity of Flash or the foppery of Fribble
in David Garrick's Miss in Her Teens (1747) or of the numerous anti-gambling dramas that preceded Nobody.
Friendly's at 966 Grafton St., Worcester, is offering guests a $2 Original Burger and 10-ounce Junior Fribble
Combo through July 20 as a way of celebrating the restaurant's updated menu and "refreshed'' appearance.
Because of fashion's potential to blur social distinctions, says Haulman, people feared it "might disrupt legitimate relations between men and women and a smoothly functioning 'marriage market' among social equals." The male fop or fribble
and his female counterpart, the coquette, "threatened to ascend the social ladder through social and romantic conquest." With fine clothes, they might snare socially superior mates who mistook style for substance.
The Pretty Gentleman, or Softness of Manners Vindicated from the false Ridicule exhibited under the Character of William Fribble
Stick-in-the-muds will prefer "clot", "chump", and "herbert", you can come more up to date with "chucklehead" or "muppet", or move into the really trendy with "fribble
", "gink" and "ning-nong" (which sounds like a politically-corrected version of something earlier that is now regarded as offensive).
Others include fribble
, ning-nong and gink, American slang for a fool.
Brandon asked you to Friendly's for a Fribble
, and you had the best time.
The Secrets Of The Rock is a playful mystery for kids featuring Fribble
Mouse and his delightful friends.
The exhibition includes images showing him in roles from Shakespeare's Richard III to the effeminate Mr Fribble
in the popular farce, Miss in her Teens.
[...] Lightning rivet me in the Embraces of my Muse eternally if I don't--Allons, my Dear, the Subject!
Riot, and Lord Chalkstone, and adding them to Lethe over the years since the original production in 1741; moreover, his Fribble
and Daffodil were loudly applauded by English audiences.