"they would fix a Dorimant "

The Man of Mode frontispiece
Public DomainThe Man of Mode frontispiece - Credit: George Etherege
The Man of Mode, or, Sir Fopling Flutter is a Restoration comedy by George Etherege.  It was written in 1676 and first performed the same year. The main character is Dorimant, an immoral womaniser.  The character may have been based on John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester and a recognised libertine.  Sir Fopling is freshly returned from being "cultured" in Paris, and tries to emulate the callous womanising style of Dorimant. Dorimant, however, schemes to use Fopling to get rid of his current lover, Miss Loveit, in order to seek out new conquests.