Umbrellas and Their History

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E. Wilson, 1855 - Umbrellas - 64 pages

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Page 26 - tis fair, yet seems to call a coach. The tuck'd-up sempstress walks with hasty strides, While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides Here various kinds, by various fortunes led, Commence acquaintance underneath a shed.
Page 26 - The young gentleman belonging to the Custom House, who, in the fear of rain, borrowed the umbrella at Will's coffee-house, in Cornhill, of the mistress, is hereby advertised that to be dry from head to foot on the like occasion, he shall be welcome to the maid's pattens.
Page 25 - Good housewives all the winter's rage despise, Defended by the riding-hood's disguise ; Or, underneath th' umbrella's oily shed, Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread: Let Persian dames th...
Page 23 - Italian tongue umbrellas, that is, things that minister shadow unto them for shelter against the scorching heat of the sun. These are made of leather something answerable to the form of a little canopy, and hooped in the inside with divers little wooden hoops that extend the umbrella in a pretty large compass.

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