John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
An Engraving of Rochester

Welcome to my Rochester website. There is a distressing lack of information about this brilliant poet available on the World Wide Web, and in an effort to counteract this, I have created this website. At the moment, it is primarily concerned with my Honors Thesis at Occidental College, but will eventually contain quite a bit more about the Earl.

A word of warning is perhaps appropriate. Several of the poems discussed in my Thesis and presented here on the website contain graphic descriptions of sexual acts as well as vulgar and/or obscene words. If things of this nature offend you, I suggest you go someplace safer. By browsing this website, you acknowlege that the content is potentially offensive, and affirm that you are of whatever the appropriate age for reading such matter is in your area.

--Ealasaid A. Haas

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