England in the Days of Old
It will not now be without interest to direct attention to a few of the many styles of wigs.
Randle Holme, in his "Academy of Armory," published in 1684, has some interesting illustrations, and we will draw upon him for a couple of pictures. Our first example is called the campaign-wig. He says it "hath knots or bobs, or dildo, on each side, with a curled forehead." This is not so cumbrous as the periwig we have noticed.
[Illustration: PERIWIG WITH TAIL.]
Another example from Holme is a smaller style of periwig with tail, and from this wig doubtless originated the familiar pig-tail. It was of various forms, and Swift says:--
"We who wear our wigs With fantail and with snake."
A third example given by Holme is named the "short-bob," and is a plain peruke, imitating a nat