Marquis

In Britain, a marquis is a nobleman ranking next below a duke. This assessment of Robin is something of a switch from what Samuel Johnson (45) had to say about Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his natural son: "They teach the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing master."

Pronunciation: 
MAR-kwis
Context: 

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.

Opera: 
Act: 
Act I
Sketch of Manners and morals