In France, meliora probant, deteriora sequuntur - the people are too much a race of gadabouts
to maintain those household proprieties of which, indeed, they have a delicate appreciation, or at least the elements of a proper sense.
I am not to be stopped on the king's service by every gadabout
Yet why should I, after all, abuse the gadabout
propensities of my countrymen?
As always, the theme is love, the pursuit of it, the loss of it, or the dream of it, mainly from old men pursuing much younger women, or London gadabouts
, foppish, superficial and greedy, a strata of 17th century society at whom Congreve tilts unsparingly.
Today we assume footballers have always been gadabouts
with models and drunks but it wasn'the case before him.
THE idea of pilgrimage is associated with fraud once again in another story, "The Gadabouts
Among its many ancient treasures, a search for 'new Flat season' trawled up a fantastic film from 1944, when, far from digging in for the war, hundreds of turf-obsessed gadabouts
were rowing gaily to Windsor for the Upper Sixpenny Stakes (in which, in the first dismal upset of the year, 1-4 shot Orestes failed to get past The Solicitor).
The Sex Education Show (Channel 4, 8pm) suggests two contrasting things: Britain's teenagers are quite naive (and charming) in that they don't know much about sex, but also that kids today are not an immoral shower of sexcrazed gadabouts
as some adults would have you believe.
Put it in a secluded leafy location, within half a mile of major employers and commuter rail services and it becomes an even better bet for when young gadabouts
form partnerships and need more space.