A Cyclopedia Of Costume Vol. II A General History Of Costume In Europe


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It is from 1879, not 1819.

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Página 226 - And here is to be noted that the minister, at the time of the Communion and at all other times in his ministration, shall use neither alb, vestment, nor cope; but being Archbishop or Bishop, he shall have and wear a rochet ; and being a priest or deacon, he shall have and wear a surplice only.
Página 394 - True? representing some principal pieces of the reign of Henry the Eighth, which was set forth with many extraordinary circumstances of pomp and majesty, even to the matting of the stage; the knights of the order, with their Georges and Garter, the guards with their embroidered coats, and the like; sufficient, in truth, within a while to make greatness very familiar...
Página 403 - ... as to the right adjusting of her train, lest it should chance to trip up her heels, or incommode her, as she walks to and fro upon the stage. It is, in my opinion, a very odd spectacle, to see a queen venting her passion in a disordered motion, and a little boy taking care all the while that they do not ruffle the tail of her gown. The parts that the two persons act on the stage at the same time, are very different : the princess is afraid lest she should incur the displeasure of the king her...
Página 403 - As these superfluous ornaments upon the head make a great man, a princess generally receives her grandeur from those additional incumbrances that fall into her tail : I mean the broad sweeping train that follows her in all her motions, and finds constant employment for a boy who stands behind her to open and spread it to advantage.
Página 389 - Englande, thei were appareled in garmentes long and brode, wrought all with gold, with visers and cappes of gold, and after the banket doen, these Maskers came in, with...
Página 403 - The ordinary method of making an hero, is to clap a huge plume of feathers upon his head, which rises so very high, that there is often a greater length from his chin to the top of his head, than to the sole of his foot. One would believe, that we thought a great man and a tall man the same thing.
Página 230 - French standing collar: your treble-quadruple daedalian ruffs, nor your stiffnecked rabatos, that have more arches for pride to row under, than can stand under five London bridges, durst not then set themselves out in print ; for the patent for starch could by no means be signed. Fashions then was counted a disease — and horses died of it...
Página 403 - ... notwithstanding any anxieties which he pretends for his mistress, his country, or his friends, one may see by his action, that his greatest care and concern is to keep the plume of feathers from falling off his head.
Página 394 - Oceanus, presented in a human form, the colour of his flesh blue, and shadowed with a robe of sea-green; his head grey and horned, as he is described by the ancients; his beard of the like mixed colour. He was garlanded with algae, or seagrass, and in his hand a trident.
Página 394 - ... to break, as imitating that orderly disorder which is common in nature. In front of this sea were placed six Tritons, in moving and sprightly actions ; their upper parts human save that their hairs were blue, as partaking of the sea colour- — • their desinent parts fish, mounted above their heads, and all varied in disposition.

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