At the Sign of the Barber's Pole: Studies in Hirsute History

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J.R. Tutin, 1904 - Barbers - 121 pages
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Page 100 - Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two.
Page 12 - They have also other kinds of cuts innumerable; and therefore when you come to be trimmed, they will ask you whether you will be cut to look terrible to your enemy, or amiable to your friend, grim and stern in countenance, or pleasant and demure (for they have divers kinds of cuts for all these purposes, or else they lie).
Page 77 - 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.
Page 78 - 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 77 - Up; and put on my coloured silk suit very fine, and my new periwigg, 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 periwiggs, for nobody will dare to buy any haire, for fear of the infection, that it had been cut off...
Page 93 - 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...
Page 77 - At Mr. Jervas's, my old barber, I did try two or three borders and perriwiggs, meaning to wear one ; and yet I have no stomach [for it], but that the pains of keeping my hair clean is so great. He trimmed me, and at last I parted, but my mind was almost altered from my first purpose, from the trouble that I foresee will be in wearing them also.
Page 86 - The devil take me if I have found it ! But, come, gentlemen, if I must go with you, I must have a physician's habit ; for a physician can no more prescribe without a full wig than without a fee.
Page 12 - And when they come to washing, oh ! how gingerly they behave themselves therein; for then shall your mouth be bossed with the lather, or...
Page 38 - Their beards extravagant reform'd must be ; Some with the quadrate, some triangle fashion, Some circular, some oval in translation ; Some perpendicular in longitude, Some like a thicket for their crassitude : That heights, depth breadths, triform, square, oval, round, And rules geometrical in beards are found.

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