And now, my honey love,
Will we return unto thy father's house
And revel it as bravely as the best,
With silken coats and caps and golden rings,
With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things;
With scarfs and fans and double change of brav'ry,
With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knav'ry.
Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at IV, iii)
He will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a color she
abhors, and cross-gartered, a fashion she detests; and he will
smile upon her, which will now be so unsuitable to her
disposition, being addicted to a melancholy as she is, that it
cannot but turn him into a notable contempt.
Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Maria at II, v)
Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow,
Emblem right meet of decency does yield.
Quotes , Source: The Schoolmistress (st. 6)
Now old Tredgortha's dead and gone,
We ne'er shall see him more;
He used to wear an old grey coat,
All buttoned down before.
Quotes , Source: Bibliotheca Stafforiensis
Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind
She wore, nor aught of borrowed gloss in Nature's stead;
And, then her long, loose hair flung round her head
Fell carelessly behind.
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)
Quotes , Source: Self-Tormentor (act II, sc. 2)
So for thy spirit did devise
Its Maker seemly garniture,
Of its own essence parcel pure.--
From grave simplicities a dress,
And reticent demureness,
And love encinctured with reserve;
Which the woven vesture would subserve.
For outward robes in their ostents
Should show the soul's habiliments.
Therefore I say,--Thou'rt fair even so,
But better Fair I use to know.
Quotes , Source: Gilded Gold (st. 2)
O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein,
But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns,
And heightens ease with grace.
James Thomson (1)
Quotes , Source: Castle of Indolence (canto I, st. 26)
Her polish'd limbs,
Veil'd in a simple robe, their best attire;
Beyond the pomp of dress; for Loveliness
Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,
But is, when unadorn'd the most.
James Thomson (1)
Quotes , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 202)
Amply, that in her husband's eye looks lovely,--
The truest mirror that an honest wife
Can see her beauty in!
Quotes , Source: The Honeymoon (act III, sc. 4)
How his eyes languish! how his thoughts adore
That painted coat, which Joseph never wore!
He shows, on holidays, a sacred pin,
That touch'd the ruff, that touched Queen Bess' chin.
Quotes , Source: Love of Fame (satire IV, l. 119)
Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt,
And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt.
Quotes , Source: To Mr. Pope (epistle I, l. 283)