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So tedious is this day As is the night before some festival To an impatient child that hath new robes And may not wear them.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at III, ii)

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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.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at IV, iii)

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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.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Maria at II, v)

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Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblem right meet of decency does yield.

William Shenstone Quotes , Source: The Schoolmistress (st. 6)

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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.

Rupert Simms Quotes , Source: Bibliotheca Stafforiensis

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 202)

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She's adorned Amply, that in her husband's eye looks lovely,-- The truest mirror that an honest wife Can see her beauty in!

John Tobin Quotes , Source: The Honeymoon (act III, sc. 4)

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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.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Love of Fame (satire IV, l. 119)

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Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: To Mr. Pope (epistle I, l. 283)

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Dress does not give knowledge. [Sp., La ropa no da ciencia.]

Tomas de Yriarte (Iriarte) Quotes , Source: Fables (XXVII)

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