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  • But oh to chose, and putting Kylemore aside, Liz Carlyle's Keiran Neville in Never Romance a Rake is wonderful because he thinks he's led such a terrible life that he deserves to be dying, yet he still manages to put the heroine first, rescue her, fall in love with her, and make sure she'll be okay when he's gone.

    NZ/Aus Authors: Anna Campbell - Captive of Sin

  • From the custom task, I called Rake and captured the output.

    MSDN Blogs

  • I almost dare affirm that those two Works of his, which he calls the Rake's and the Harlot's Progress, are calculated more to serve the Cause of Virtue, and for the Preservation of Mankind, than all the Folio's of Morality which have been ever written; and a sober Family should no more be without them, than without the Whole Duty of Man in their House.”

    Fielding

  • In the meantime, DirecTV is filling the gap with shows that have had successful runs outside the U.S., including an Australian drama called "Rake," and a Canadian comedy called "Call Me Fitz" starring Jason Priestley.

    DirecTV Delves Deeper Into Content

  • In some of his best-known work, suites of pictures called A Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode, he made genre paintings out of the hypocrisies and calamities of London life of the time.

    The Hogarth Show

  • Evelyn Waugh's short novel is subtitled The Rake's Regress and concerns:

    Waugh Revisited

  • A Rake is a man always to be pitied; and if he lives, is one day certainly reclaimed; for his faults proceed not from choice or inclination, but from strong passions and appetites, which are in youth too violent for the curb of reason, good sense, good manners, and good nature: all which he must have by nature and education, before he can be allowed to be, or have been of this order.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • It was originally called Rake-lane, and Rocky-lane from

    Recollections of Old Liverpool

  • The commander known as Rake, wearing a helmet and a heavy beard, watched plumes of smoke rise in the middle distance.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Entitled Rake, it will chronicle the cases of a criminal defence lawyer who defends difficult cases.

    The Border Mail - Front Page

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