Costume in England: A History of Dress from the Earliest Period Till the Close of the Eighteenth Century : To which is Appended an Illustrated Glossary of Terms for All Articles of Use Or Ornament Worn about the Person

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Chapman and Hall, 1846 - 618 páginas
 

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Página 452 - By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine.
Página 309 - I came into the House one morning, 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 ; 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 hatband. His stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish; his...
Página 319 - This day the King begins to put on his vest, and I did see several persons of the House of Lords and Commons too, great courtiers, who are in it; being a long cassocke close to the body, of black cloth, and pinked with white silk under it, and a coat over it, and the legs ruffled with black riband like a pigeon's leg ; and, upon the whole, I wish the King may keep it, for it is a very fine and handsome garment.
Página 353 - ... the execution of such his office. An operator of this nature might act under me, with the same regard as a surgeon to a physician ; the one might be employed in healing those blotches and tumours which break out in the body, while the other is sweetening the blood and rectifying the constitution.
Página 579 - 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...
Página 318 - Up, and put on my coloured silk suit, very fine, and my new periwig, bought a good while since, but durst not wear, because the plague was in Westminster when I bought it; and it is a wonder what will be the fashion after the plague is done, as to periwigs, for nobody will dare to buy any hair, for fear of the infection, that it had been cut off the heads of people dead of the plague My Lord Brouncker, Sir J.
Página 434 - So many mermaids, tended her i' th' eyes, And made their bends adornings. At the helm A seeming mermaid steers. The silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands, That yarely frame the office. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her people out upon her; and Antony...
Página 372 - Let your gown be a sack, blue, yellow, or green, And frizzle your elbows with ruffles sixteen ; Furl off your lawn apron with flounces in rows, Puff and pucker up knots on your arms and your toes ; Make your petticoats short, that a hoop eight yards wide May decently show how your garters are tied.
Página 452 - I have heard it observed among them, that by how much the nobler a woman is, by so much the higher are her chapineys. All their gentlewomen and most of their wives and...
Página 431 - I instructed thee in the phrases of our eloquent occupation, as — How, sir, will you be trimmed ? Will you have your beard like a spade or a bodkin ? A pent-house on your upper lip, or an ally on your chin ? A low curl on your head like a Bull, or dangling locke like a Spaniell ? Your Mustachoes sharpe at the ends like Shomakers' aules, or hanging downe to your mouth like Goates' flakes ? Your Love-lockes wreathed with a silken twist, or shaggie to fall on your shoulders.

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