Edinburgh in the nineteenth century: being a diary of the chief events which have occurred in the city from 1800 A.D. to 1900 A.D., together with an account of the building of the south bridge, and a sketch of the fashions, chiefly in ladies' attire during the last 100 years

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William Matthews Gilbert
J. & R. Allan, 1901 - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 303 pages
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Page 248 - a single-breasted jacket, which in due time got a tail and became a coat; brown corduroy breeches tied at the knees by a showy knot of brown cotton tape; worsted stockings in winter, blue cotton stockings in summer, and white cotton for dress; clumsy shoes, made to be used on either foot,
Page 243 - The ruffs are gone, and the long female waist Yields to the Grecian, more voluptuous taste ; While circling braids the copious tresses bind, And the bare neck spreads beautiful behind. Our Senators and Peers no longer go Like men in armour glittering in a row, But for the cloak and pointed beard we note The close-crept head, and little short
Page 248 - a shirt fastened at the neck by a black ribbon, and except on dress days, unruffled. A cloth waistcoat, rather large, with two rows of buttons and button-holes so that it could be buttoned on either side;
Page 30 - the last years of the eighteenth century, and the early years of the nineteenth century,
Page 248 - brass or copper buckles. The coat and waistcoat were always of glaring colours such as bright blue, grass green, and scarlet.
Page 75 - tribute of a grateful country to her gallant and illustrious sons, as a memorial of the past and incentive to the future heroism of the men of Scotland, was founded
Page 135 - the occasion of the marriage of the Prince of Wales with the Princess Alexandra of Denmark,
Page 9 - in order to know my secret sentiments of the people and of His Grace. If this practice is not stopped the Ministers cannot hope for any real information.
Page 294 - numerous and varied contributions to medical science and to literature, and particularly whose distinguished discoveries and appliances for the alleviation of human suffering, have served to maintain and extend the reputation of the city and its medical school, and entitle him to the respect and gratitude of his fellow-citizens.
Page 206 - concourse of people, laid the first stone of this bridge, intended to form a convenient communication between the city of Edinburgh and its suburbs, and an access not unworthy of

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