Social New York Under The Georges, 1714-1776; Houses, Streets, And Country Homes, With Chapters On…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byEsther Singleton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EXTRAVAGANCE AND ECONOMY After having enumerated the various articles of costume and toilets and examined the contents of the milliners' and mantua-makers' shops, it is very evident that the New York woman of fashion differed slightly, if at all, from her London prototype. If anything more is needed to prove this, we may mention that when Anstey wrote his New Bath Guide in 1 766, he made a list of all the articles that a belle was forced to carry with her to that gay watering-place: "Bring O bring thy essence-pot, Amber, musk, and bergamot, Kau-de-chipre, eau de luce. Sans-pareil and citron-juice; Nor thy band-box leave behind, Fill'd with stores of every kind; All the enraptur'd bard supposes. Who to Fancy, odes composes; All that Fancy's self has feigned, In a band-box is contained. Printed lawns and checker'd shades, Crepe that's worn by love-lorn maids, Water'd tabbies, tlower'd brocades, Violets, pinks, Italian posies, Myrtles, jessamin, and roses, Aprons, caps, and kerchiefs clean, Straw-built hats and bonnets green, Catguts, gauzes, tippets, ruffs. Fans, and hoods, and feather'd mulls, Stomachers and paris-nets, Ear-rings, necklaces, aigrels. Fringes, blonds, and n1ignionets, Fine vermilion for the cheek, Velvet patches ii la grique." Everything included here we have found in the shops and on the toilet-tables in New York, and many of them long before 1766. The checker'd shades, the water'd tabbies, the straw hats, the catgut gauze, the ruffs, the tippets, the mignionets, the feathered muffs and the paint and patches had been familiar for many years to the ladies of New York. They dressed for the assemblies, balls, routs and card-parties with the same interest that they did in London, and had no idea of being behind the European fashions. They flirted and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EXTRAVAGANCE AND ECONOMY After having enumerated the various articles of costume and toilets and examined the contents of the milline...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553575

ISBN - 13:9780217553575

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