Beau Brummel. George Bryan. (1778-1840.) Le Beau D'Orsay. Father of Count D'Orsay, and called by Byron Jeune Cupidon. Beau Fielding, called “Handsome Fielding” by Charles II., whose name was Hendrome Fielding. He died in Scotland Yard, London.
The “Sir Fopling Flutter” of Etheredge. (The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter. Beau Nash.
Son of a Welsh gentleman, a notorious diner-out. He under-took the management of the bath-rooms at Bath, and conducted the public balls with a splendour and decorum never before witnessed. In old age he sank into poverty. (1674-1761.)
noted for his finery, vanity, and poverty. (Goldsmith: Citizen of the World.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894