Costume of Colonial Times

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1894 - Clothing and dress - 264 pages

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Page 196 - One to whom th' examining justice sure would cry, ' Sir, by your priesthood, tell me what you are.' His clothes were strange, though coarse, and black, though bare, Sleeveless his jerkin was, and it had been Velvet, but 'twas now — so much ground was seen — Become tufftaffaty ; and our children shall See it plain rash awhile, then nought at all. The thing hath travell'd, and, faith, speaks all tongues, And only knoweth what to all states belongs. Made of th' accents and best phrase of all these,...
Page 42 - O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 50 - WHat Creature's this with his short hairs, His little band and huge long ears, That this new faith hath founded, The Puritans were never such, The Saints themselves, had ne'er so much, Oh, such a knave's a Roundhead.
Page 5 - ... not to permit any but the council and heads of hundreds to wear gold in their cloaths or to wear silk till they make it themselves...
Page 30 - You can have no idea of the life of continued amusement I live in. I can scarce have a moment to myself I have stole this while everybody is retired to dress for dinner. I am but just come from under Mr. J. Black's hands and most elegantly am I dressed for a ball this evening at Smith's where we have one every Thursday. You would not know the room 'tis so much improv'd.
Page 131 - ... even with the petticoat. The hats are quite a different shape from what they used to be : they have no slope in the crown, scarce any rim, and are turned up at each side, and worn very much on the side of the head. Several of them are made of chipped wood, commonly known as cane hats ; they are all lined : one that has come for Mrs. Bingham is lined with white, and trimmed with broad purple ribbon, put round in large puffs, with a bow on the left side.
Page 237 - A payre of startuppes had he on his feete, That lased were up to the small of the legge ; Homelie they were, and easier than meete, And in their soles full many a wooden pegge.
Page 8 - Tis an odd sight, that except some of the very Elevated Sort few Persons wear Perukes, so that you would imagine they were all sick or going to bed ; Common People wear Woolen and Yarn Caps, but the better ones wear white Holland or Cotton. Thus they travel fifty miles from Home. It may be cooler for ought I know, but methinks 'tis very ridiculous.
Page 31 - Smiths — the Hat we found in your Mother's Closet wou'd be of a proper size. I have an afternoon cap with one wing — tho...

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