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63 Apparel Quotes

They were attempting to put on Raimant from naked bodies won.

Matthew Green Quotes , Source: The Spleen

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Old Grimes is dead, that good old man, We ne'er shall see him more; He used to wear a long black coat All button'd down before.

Albert G. Greene Quotes , Source: Old Grimes

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Old Abram Brown is dead and gone,-- You'll never see him more; He used to wear a long brown coat That buttoned down before.

James O. Halliwell Quotes , Source: Nursery Rhymes of England--Tales

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A sweet disorder in the dresse Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Delight in Disorder

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A winning wave, (deserving note.) In the tempestuous petticote, A careless shoe-string, in whose tye I see a wilde civility,-- Doe more bewitch me than when art Is too precise in every part.

Robert Herrick Quotes , Source: Delight in Disorder

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It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Song of the Shirt

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A vest as admired Voltiger had on, Which from this Island's foes his grandsire won, Whose artful colour pass'd the Tyrian dye, Obliged to triumph in this legacy.

Lord Howard "Ned" Howard Quotes , Source: The British Princes (p. 96), the lines are thought to be a forgery of William Henry Ireland

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After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: A Wedding-Gown--Jerrold's Wit

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Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Boswell's Life of Johnson

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Still to be neat, still to be drest, As you were going to a feast, Still to be powder'd, all perfum'd. Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Epicaene; or, The Silent Woman (act I, sc. 1, song)

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Apes are apes though clothed in scarlet.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Poetaster (act 5, sc. 3)

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Each Bond-street buck conceits, unhappy elf; He shows his clothes! alas! he shows himself. O that they knew, these overdrest self-lovers, What hides the body oft the mind discovers.

John Keats Quotes , Source: Epigrams--Clothes

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Neat, not gaudy.

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: in a letter to Wordsworth

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Dwellers in huts and in marble halls-- From Shepherdess up to Queen-- Cared little for bonnets, and less for shawls, And nothing for crinoline. But now simplicity's not the rage, And it's funny to think how cold The dress they wore in the Golden Age Would seem in the Age of Gold.

Henry S. Leigh Quotes , Source: The Two Ages (st. 4)

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Not caring, so that sumpter-horse, the back Be hung with gaudy trappings, in what course Yea, rags most beggarly, they clothe the soul.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Fireside Travels

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Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly.

John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie) Quotes , Source: Euphues (p. 39), (1759 edition)

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Be pain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my deary, kiss me! and be quiet.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes , Source: Summary of Lord Littelton's Advice

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Old Rose is dead, that good old man, We ne'er shall see him more; He used to wear an old blue coat All buttoned down before.

Old Song Quotes , Source: Old Rose (pt. I, ch. II), song referred to in Izaak Walton's "Compleat Angler"

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When this old cap was new 'Tis since two hundred years.

Old Song Quotes , Source: Old Rose (pt. I, ch. II), song referred to in Izaak Walton's "Compleat Angler"

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He was a wight of high renowne, And thosne but of a low degree; Itt's pride that putts the countrye downe, Man, take thine old cloake about thee.

Thomas Percy Quotes , Source: Reliques--Take thy Old Cloake about Thee

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My galligaskins, that have long withstood The winter's fury, and encroaching frosts, By time subdues (what will not time subdue!) An horrid chasm disclosed.

John Philips Quotes , Source: The Splendid Shilling (l. 121)

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Fare you well, my lord, and believe this of me: there can be no kernel in this light nut; the soul of this man is his clothes. Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Lafew at II, v)

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(Cloten:) Thou villain base, Know'st me not by my clothes? (Guiderius:) No, nor thy tailor, rascal, Who is thy grandfather. He made those clothes, Which, as it seems, make thee.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten & Guiderius at IV, ii)

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Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy, For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are of a most select and generous chief in that.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at I, iii)

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See where she comes, apparelled like the spring, Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king Of every virtue gives renown to men!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Pericles at I, i)

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