Two Centuries of Costume in America, MDCXX-MDCCCXX, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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The Macmillan Company, 1903 - Costume - 824 pages
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Page 517 - Her hair in front is craped at least a foot high, much in the form of a churn bottom upward, and topped off with a wire skeleton in the same form covered with black gauze, which hangs in streamers down her back. Her hair behind is in a large braid, turned up, and confined with a monstrous large crooked comb. She reminded me of the monstrous cap worn by the Marquis La Fayette's valet commonly called, on this account, the Marquis
Page 503 - But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering.
Page 558 - Of sounding an alarm assaults these doors Till the street rings ; no stationary steeds Cough their own knell, while, heedless of the sound, The silent circle fan themselves, and quake : But here the needle plies its busy task, The pattern grows, the well-depicted...
Page 471 - ... them look very light : the robings and facings were little green banks with all sorts of weeds, and the sleeves and the rest of the gown loose twining branches of the same sort as those on the petticoat : many of the leaves were finished with gold, and part of the stumps of the trees looked like the gilding of the sun.
Page 508 - I find the Ladies of Honour dressed in their riding garbs, with coats and doublets with deep skirts, just, for all the world, like mine; and buttoned their doublets up the breast, with perriwigs and with hats; so that, only for a long petticoat dragging under their men's coats, nobody could take them for women in any point whatever; which was an odde sight, and a sight did not please me.
Page 451 - Some lusty courtiers also and gentlemen of courage do wear either rings of gold, stones, or pearl in their ears, whereby they imagine the workmanship of God not to be a little amended.
Page 471 - I must describe first : her petticoat was black velvet embroidered with chenille, the pattern a large stone vase filled with ramping flowers that spread almost over a breadth of the petticoat from the bottom to the top ; between each vase of flowers was a pattern of gold shells, and foliage embossed and most heavily rich...
Page 681 - Upon the bloody shore. Stand to it, noble pikemen, And look you round about: And shoot you right, you bow-men, And we will keep them out: You musquet and calliver men, Do you prove true to me, I'le be the formost man in fight, Says brave Lord Willoughbey.
Page 741 - Play not the peacock, looking everywhere about you to see if you be well decked, if your shoes fit well, if your stockings sit neatly, and clothes handsomely.
Page 506 - ... other. And least it should fall down, it is vnder propped with forks, wiers, and I cannot tell what, like grim sterne monsters, rather than chaste Christian matrones.

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