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Promise sun and stars, but not the moon
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Graffiti were not unknown in Restoration times. It is alleged that the Earl of Rochester, temporarily disillusioned with his sovereign, King Charles II, scrawled on the bedchamber of His Majesty the following:. Broken promises and silly deeds, however, no matter who the perpetrator, do not just simply cease to be, but end up on the moon. There is a legend that the moon is a repository of all our worldly folly - that it contains a treasure-house of wasted effort, misspent wealth and talents misapplied, of fruitless tears and unfulfilled desires. As Alexander Pope describes it:.