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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Fashion
 
          Squinting upon the lustre
Of the rich Rings which on his fingers glistre;
And, snuffing with a wrythed nose the Amber,
The Musk and Civet that perfum’d the chamber.
        Du Bartas—Divine Weekes and Workes. Second Week. Third Day. Pt. III.
  1
          Nothing is thought rare
Which is not new, and follow’d; yet we know
That what was worn some twenty years ago
Comes into grace again.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—Prologue to the Noble Gentleman. L. 4.
  2
He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.
        Burton—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. Sec. II. Memb. 2. Subsect. 3.
  3
And as the French we conquer’d once,
Now give us laws for pantaloons,
The length of breeches and the gathers,
Port-cannons, periwigs, and feathers.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 923.
  4
Fashion—a word which knaves and fools may use,
Their knavery and folly to excuse.
        Churchill—Rosciad. L. 455.
  5
As good be out of the World as out of the Fashion.
        Colley Cibber—Love’s Last Shift. Act II.
  6
The fashion of this world passeth away.
        I Corinthians. VII. 31.
  7
The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
The observ’d of all observers.
        Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 161.
  8
Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
That, sure, they’ve worn out Christendom.
        Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 14.
  9
  You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only I do not like the fashion of your garments.
        King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 83.
  10
  I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
        Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 148.
  11
I’ll be at charges for a looking-glass,
And entertain some score or two of tailors,
To study fashions to adorn my body:
Since I am crept in favour with myself,
I will maintain it with some little cost.
        Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 256.
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