England in the Days of Old

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England in the Days of Old by William Andrews

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This volume of new studies on old-time themes, chiefly concerning the social and domestic life of England, is sent forth with a hope that it may prove entertaining and instructive. It is a companion work to

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ile the master of it was tripping it nicely upon his toes, or humming to himself." Down to the middle of the eighteenth century, wigs continued to increase in size.

It will not now be without interest to direct attention to a few of the many styles of wigs.

[Illustration: CAMPAIGN-WIG.]

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

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