Costume in England: A History of Dress from the Earliest Period Until the Close of the Eighteenth Century

Chapman and Hall, 1860 - 607 Seiten

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Seite 253 - I came one morning into the House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor...
Seite 253 - I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor : his linen was plain and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hat-band, his stature was of a good size, his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour, for the subjectmatter would...
Seite 375 - The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.
Seite 553 - While spouts run clattering o'er the roof by fits, And ever and anon with frightful din The leather sounds ; he trembles from within. So when...
Seite 121 - Then was there flowing hair, and extravagant dress ; and then was invented the fashion of shoes with curved points : then the model for young men was to rival women in delicacy of person, to mimic their gait, to walk with loose gesture, half-naked.
Seite 371 - Whilst they, sir, to relieve him in the fable, Make their loose comments upon every word, Gesture, or look, I use; mock me all over, From my flat cap unto my shining shoes; And, out of their impetuous rioting phant'sies, Beget some slander that shall dwell with me.
Seite 290 - ... heavy complaint against fringed gloves. To be brief, there is scarce an ornament of either sex which one or other of my correspondents has not inveighed against with some bitterness, and recommended to my observation. I must, therefore, once for all, inform my readers, that it is not my intention to sink the dignity of this my paper, with reflections upon red...
Seite 322 - Let her flaps fly behind, for a yard at the least ; Let her curls meet just under her chin ; Let these curls be supported, to keep up the jest, With an hundred, instead of one pin. Let her gown be...
Seite 388 - By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine.
Seite 210 - anatomised" them as well as the ladies ; and most efficiently has he wielded his lancet, and cut them up in a very workmanlike manner, from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet. His satire will illustrate the points of costume exhibited in the above engraving ; but I may just mention the authorities from which the figures are derived.

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