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Fine clothes are good only as they supply the want of other means of procuring respect.

SAMUEL JOHNSON -Boswell's Life. (1776) Apes are apes though clothed in scarlet.

BEN JONSON-Poetaster. Act V. Sc. 3.




Old Rose is dead, that good old man,

We ne'er shall see him more;
He used to wear an old blue coat

All buttoned down before.
Old Rose. Song referred to in WALTON'S Com-

pleat Angler. Pt. I. Ch. II.
Old Abram Brown is dead and gone,-

You'll never see him more;
He used to wear a long brown coat

That buttoned down before.
HALLIWELL Nursery Rhymes of England.

John Lee is dead, that good old man,-

We ne'er shall see him more:
He used to wear an old drab coat

All buttoned down before.
To the memory of John Lee, who died May 21,

1823. An inscription in Matherne Church

yard. 7 A sweet disorder in the dresse Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse.

HERRICKDelight in Disorder.

Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast,
Still to be powder’d, still perfum'd.
Lady, it is to be presumed,
Though art's hid causes are not found,
All is not sweet, all is not sound.
BEN JONSONEpicone; or, The Silent Woman.

Act I. Sc. 1. (Song). Trans. from BONNE-
FONIUS. First part an imitation of PETRO-

Each Bond-street buck conceits, unhappy elf;
He shows his clothes! alas! he shows himself.
O that they knew, these overdrest self-lovers,
What hides the body oft the mind discovers.

KEATSEpigrams. Clothes.




Neat, not gaudy.
CHARLES LAMBLetter to Wordsworth. June

11, 1806. (See also HAMLET)
Dwellers in huts and in marble halls

From Shepherdess up to Queen-
Cared little for bonnets, and less for shawls,

And nothing for crinoline.
But now simplicity's not the rage,

And it's funny to think how cold
The dress they wore in the Golden Age

Would seem in the Age of Gold.
HENRY S. LEIGHThe Two Ages. St. 4.

A winning wave, (deserving note)
In the tempestuous petticote,
A careless shoe-string, in whose tye
I see a wilde civility,
Doe more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.

HERRICKDelight in Disorder.


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Not caring, so that sumpter-horse, the back Be hung with gaudy trappings, in what course Yea, rags most beggarly, they clothe the soul.

LOWELL-Fireside Travels.

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And, then her long, loose hair flung deftly round

her head Fell carelessly behind. TERENCE—Self-Tormentor. Act II. Sc. 2.

F. W. RICORD's trans.



He was a wight of high renowne,
And thosne but of a low degree:
Itt's pride that putts the countrye downe,
Man, take thine old cloake about thee.
THOMAS PERCY-Reliques. Take thy Old Cloake

about Thee.
My galligaskins, that have long withstood
The winter's fury, and encroaching frosts,
By time subdued (what will not time subdue!)
An horrid chasm disclosed.

JOHN PHILIPSThe Splendid Shilling. L. 121. The soul of this man is his clothes. All's Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 5.

L. 45.

So for thy spirit did devise
Its Maker seemly garniture,
Of its own essence parcel pure,
From grave simplicities a dress,
And reticent demureness,
And love encinctured with reserve;
Which the woven vesture would subserve.
For outward robes in their ostents
Should show the soul's habiliments.
Therefore I say, -Thou'rt fair even so,
But better Fair I use to know.

FRANCIS THOMPSON–Gilded Gold. St. 2.



Thou villain base, Know'st me not by my clothes?

Cymbeline. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 80.

5 Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. Line 70.

O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein,
But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns,
And heightens ease with grace.
THOMSON—Castle of Indolence. Canto I.

St. 26.



See where she comes, apparell'd like the spring.

Pericles. Act I. Sc. i. L. 12.


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, adorn'd the most.
THOMSON-Seasons. Autumn. L. 202.

(See also ARIOSTO)

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 TOBINThe Honeymoon. Act III.

Sc. 4.



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.

Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 28.

8 With silken coats, and caps, and golden rings, With ruffs, and cuffs, and farthingales, and

things; With scarfs, and fans, and double change of

bravery, With amber bracelets, beads, and all this knav

ery Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 55. 9 He will come to her in yellow stockings, and 'tis a color she abhors; and cross-gartered, a fashion she detests.

Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 216.

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

SHENSTONE—The Schoolmistress. St. 6.

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. YOUNG-Love of Fame. Satire IV. L. 119.


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

YOUNG—To Mr. Pope. Epistle I. L. 283.



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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, at beginning of list of JOHN

TREDGORTHA's works in Bibliotheca Staf-
fordiensis. (1894)

(See also GREENE) 12

She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with

a pitchfork. SWIFT-Polite Conversation. Dialogue I.

13 Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind She wore, por aught of borrowed gloss in Na

ture's stead;


Who gather round, and wonder at the tale
Of horrid apparition, tall and ghastly,
That walks at dead of night, or takes his stand
O'er some new-open'd grave; and, (strange to

Evanishes at crowing of the cock.

BLAIRThe Grave, L. 67.

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The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted

dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets.

Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 115.

12 There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the

grave. To tell us this.

Hamlet. Act. I. Sc. 5. L. 126.

Think not I am what I appear.

BYRONBride of Abydos. Canto I. Sc. 12.




I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 52. 14

What are these, So wither'd, and so wild in their attire; That look not like the inhabitants o' th' earth, And yet are on 't?

Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 39.

As large as life, and twice as natural.

Looking Glass. Ch. VII.
All that glisters is not gold.
CERVANTES — Don Quixote. Pt. II.

XXXIII. GOOGEEglogs, etc. (1563)
UDALL— Ralph Royster Doyster. (1566)
(For variations of same see ALANUS, CHAU-
BERT, LYDGATE, Merchant of Venice, MID-

DLETON, SPENSER.) But every thyng which schyneth as the gold, Nis nat gold, as that I have herd it told. CHAUCER-Canterbury Tales. Chanounes Ye

manne's Tale. Preamble. L. 17, 362.



Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?

Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 33.

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Hyt is not al golde that glareth.
CHAUCER-House of Fame. Bk. I. L. 272.

(See also CERVANTES) Habit maketh no monke, ne wearing of guilt

spurs maketh no knight.
CHAUCER—Testament of Love. Bk. II.

(See also ERASMUS) Appearances to save, his only care; So things seem right, no matter what they are.

CHURCHILL-Rosciad. L. 299. Que tout n'est pas or c'on voit luire.

Everything is not gold that one sees shining. Li Diz de freire Denise Cordelier. (Circa 1300) (See also CERVANTES)

We understood Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought. That one might almost say her body thought. DONNE-Funeral Elegies. Of the Progress of

the Soul. By occasion of Religious Death of

Mistress Elizabeth Drury.
All, as they say, that glitters is not gold.
DRYDEN-Hind and the Panther.

(See also CERVANTES) Cucullus (or Cuculla) non facit monachum.

The habit does not make the monk.
Quoted by ERASMUS.

(See also CHAUCER, HENRY VIII., RABELAIS) Handsome is that handsome does. FIELDING-Tom Jones. Bk. IV. Ch. XII.

GOLDSMITH-Vicar of Wakefield. Ch. I. He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.

THOS. FULLERLife of the Duke of Alva.

By outward show let's not be cheated;
An ass should like an ass be treated.
Gay-Fables. The Packhorse and Carrier. Pt.

II. L. 99.
Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream.

W. S. GILBERT~H.M.S. Pinafore.

Not all that tempts your wandering eyes
And heedless hearts is lawful prize,
Nor all that glisters gold.
GRAY-Ode on a Favorite Cat.

(See also CERVANTES) 13 Gloomy as night he stands. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XI. L. 744. POPE's

trans. 14 Judge not according to the appearance. John. VII. 24.

(See also JUVENAL)
Fronti nulla fides.

Trust not to outward show.
JUVENAL-Satires. II. 8.


All is not gold that glisteneth.
MIDDLETON-A Fair Quarrel. Act V. Sc. 1.

(See also CERVANTES) Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsæ.

They come to see, they come that they themselves may be seen. OVID--Ars Amatoria. 99.


Non semper ea sunt, quæ videntur; decipit
Frons prima multos: rara mens intelligit
Quod interiore condidit cura angulo.

Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind. PHÆDRUS. Bk. IV. Prol. 5.

L'habit ne fait le moine.

The dress does not make the monk.
RABELAIS-Prologue. _I.

(See also ERASMUS)
All hoods make not monks.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 23.

(See also ERASMUS) 27 All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told; Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold.

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 7. L. 65.


Looked as if she had walked straight out of the Ark. SYDNEY SMITH-Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol.

I. Ch. 7.

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A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.


Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.

An immense, misshapen, marvelous monster whose eye is out. VERGIL-Æneid. III. 658.

6 Of the terrible doubt of appearances, Of the uncertainty after all, that we may-be de

luded, That may-be reliance and hope are but specula

tions after all, That may-be identity beyond the grave is a

beautiful fable only. May-be the things I perceive, the animals, plants,

men, hills, shining and flowing waters, The skies of day and night, colors, densities,

forms, may-be these are (as doubtless they are) only apparitions, and the real some

thing has yet to be known. WALT. WHITMAN–Of the Terrible Doubt of


“L'appétit vient en mangeant,” disoit Angeston, “mais la soif s'en va en beuvant.”

“Appetite comeswith eating,” saysAngeston, “but thirst departs with drinking. RABELAIS—Works. Bk. I. Ch. V. (ANGES

TON was JEROME LE HANGESTE, doctor and scholar, who died 1538.)

(See also MONTAIGNF) Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life-a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite. SENECA—Epistles. XX.

Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite. Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 24.

Read o'er this; And after, this; and then to breakfast, with What appetite you have.

Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 201.





A man of sense can artifice disdain,
As men of wealth may venture to go

plain. I find the fool when I behold the screen, For 'tis the wise man's interest to be seen.

YOUNG—Love of Fame. Satire II. L. 193.

Now good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both!
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 38.

(See also DRYDEN) 21

Who riseth from a feast With that keen appetite that he sits down?

Merchant of Venice. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 8.


Doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age. Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 3. L.


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Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite?

Richard II. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 296.

The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness,
And in the taste confounds the appetite.

Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 11.

25 And through the hall there walked to and fro

A jolly yeoman, marshall of the same, Whose name was Appetite; he did bestow Both guestes and meate, whenever in they

came, And knew them how to order without blame. SPENSERFaerie Queene. Bk. II. Canto IX.

St. 28.

I find no abhorring in my appetite.

DONNE-Devotion. L'anima mia gustava di quel cibo, Che saziando di sè, di sè s'asseta. My soul tasted that heavenly food, which gives

new appetite while it satiates. DANTE-Purgatorio. XXXI. 128.




Keen appetite
And quick digestion wait on you and yours.
DRYDEN-Cleomenes. Act IV. Sc. 1.

(See also Macbeth)

Young children and chickens would ever be eating. TUSSERPoints of Huswifery. Supper Mat

ters. V.

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