Write on, crie on, yawle to the common sort Of thickskin'd auditours: such rotten stuffs, More fit to fill the paunch of Esquiline, Then feed the hearings of judiciall eares, Yee shades tryumphe, while foggy Ignorance Clouds bright Apollos beauty: Time will cleere, The misty dullnesse of Spectators Eeys, Then wofull hisses to your fopperies, O age when every Scriveners boy shall dippe Prophaning quills into Thessaliaes Spring, When every artist prentice that hath read The pleasant panty of conceipts, shall dare, To write as confident as Hercules.
Marston at Paul's might have taken advantage of such material, which he later disowns in his introduction to lack Drum's Entertaiment, where he vows "not to torment your listening ears/With mouldy fopperies of stale poetry,/ Unpossible dry musty Fictions" (3:179).
an innocent Satyre to promote Morality, and by a surprizing kind of raillery Tax the grave fopperies
and beloved vices of the doting world; when men have made the most serious things dwindle into meer words; and Venue and honesty, (not to say, Religion and Conscience it self) are esteem'd or made use of, but as Terms of Are to deceive the ignorant, and serve the turns of interest,faction, or ambition.
He] vowes not to torment your listning eares With mouldy fopperies
of stale Poetry, Vnpossible drie musty Fictions(2)
They are faults, Defects, Fopperies
, and follies, and Disadvantages.
I believe the prevalence of Duelling, in this kingdom, is considerable, owing to our fondness for even the fopperies
arid vices of our neighbours on the continent .
Here in Spectator 45 he registers apprehensions about what trade might admit to English shores, advocating even peacetime embargoes against the importation of "French Fopperies
Le Corbusier - the architect designer noted for his austerity, looked coldly on Ruhlmann's opulence as merely pandering to the fopperies
In Foxe's account of Latimer's conversion, he describes how Latimer "forsook the School doctors and other such fopperies
and became an earnest student of true divinity.
The harmless Virgin just begun Through female Fopperies
to run, Frequents the Opera, Park and Play, Sees the same Faces ev'ry Day; Her Heart ne'er entertains a Spark; She loves the Opera, Play and Park.
Thomas Rowlandson, the great 18th century caricaturist, whose prints have always been a top favourite with collectors, sneered at the fopperies
of 18th century sexual athletes in prints of a distinctly erotic nature -many of which poked fun at the royals of the day and their activities with their mistresses.