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TO

ELIZABETH,

MARCHIONESS OF STAFFORD,

AND COUNTEES OF SUTHERLAND
ETC. ETC. ETC.
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RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY HER LADYSHIP'S

MOST OBEDIENT AND

MOST HUMBLE SERVANTS

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ANECDOTES OF FASHION.

"Which, like the image of the Sun himself,
Glories in coursing through the diverse signs
Which blazon in the zodiac of heaven."

FERGUSSON.

EARLY GRECIAN COSTUME. Whether we regard the Grecian attire of the head or of the body, it is precisely that of the earliest and rudest periods which exhibits in its arrangement the greatest degree of study, almost to foppishness. In those Grecian basso-relievos and statues, which either really are of very early workmanship, or which at least profess to imitate the style of work of the early ages (formerly mistaken for Etruscan,) every lock of hair is divided into symmetrical curls or ringlets, and every fold of the garment into parallel plaits; and not only the internal evidence of those monuments themselves, but the concurring testimony of authors, shows that in those remote ages, heated irons were employed both to curl the hair and beard, and to plait

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