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" There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller... "
New Monthly Magazine - Page 191
redigeeritud poolt - 1854
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Sir John Vanbrugh

John Vanbrugh - 1896 - 501 lehte
...June 22, 1711— "it shot up (about ten years ago) to a very great height, insomuch that the female of part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that we appeared grasshoppers before thcm." In No. 265 he returns to the attack,...
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THE SPECTATOR

1897
...variable a thing in Nature as a Lady's Head-dress * Within my own Memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty Degrees, About ten Years ago it shot...were much taller than the Men, The Women were of such an enormous Stature, that we appeared as Grasshoppers before them i At present the whole Sex is in...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1898 - 249 lehte
...detail the library which one of these ladies8 1 Within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago, it shot...part of our species were much taller than the men. . . . At present the whole sex is in a manner dwarfed and shrunk into a ra.ce of beauties that seems...
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The Spectator, 2. köide

George Atherton Aitken - 1898
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress : within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...female part of our species were much taller than the men.1 The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them.'...
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The Spectator, 2. köide

George Atherton Aitken - 1898
...insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men.1 The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers...before them.' ~ At present the whole sex is in a manner dwarfed and shrunk into a race of beauties that seems almost another species. I remember several ladies,...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison - 1899 - 178 lehte
...society. 78 is. Head-dresses. In No. 98 of the Spectator, Addison says, speaking of the head-dress : " About ten years ago, it shot up to a very great height,...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature that we appeared as grasshoppers before them." XIX. SIR ROGER AT THE ASSIZES. 79....
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison - 1899 - 178 lehte
...society. 78 18. Head-dresses. In No. 98 of the Spectator, Addison says, speaking of the head-dress : " About ten years ago, it shot up to a very great height,...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature that we appeared as grasshoppers before them." XIX. SIR ROGER AT THE ASSIZES. 79....
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From "The Spectator"

Joseph Addison - 1899 - 178 lehte
...society. 78 18. Head-dresses. In No. 98 of the Spectator, Addison says, speaking of the head-dress : " About ten years ago, it shot up to a very great height,...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature that we appeared as grasshoppers before them." XIX. SIR ROGER AT THE ASSIZES. 79....
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Selections from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Kenneth Deighton - 1901 - 220 lehte
...insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that "we appeared as grasshoppers before them" : at present the whole ses is in a manner 10 dwarfed and shrunk into a race of beauties that seems almost another species....
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Social New York Under the Georges, 1714-1776: Houses, Streets, and Country ...

Esther Singleton - 1902 - 407 lehte
...variable a thing in nature," and asserting that " within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...of our species were much taller than the men." The witty satirist is, of course, referring to the commode, or fontange, that originated with Mademoiselle...
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