The Rake's Progress – The Rose Tavern by William Hogarth
Short for Rakehell. His mission is to seduce wealthy women, impregnate them with his venomous seed and used them until their fortune is depleted. He is poison with a penis.
A clerk required to maintain a posh stylish look to appear well educated and a man of power. In order to get well paying jobs or marry a female of noble birth. One had to "play the part." 2.) British A Cockney rhyming slang for a shark.