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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Fashion
 
A fop of fashion is the mercer’s friend, the tailor’s fool and his own foe.  1
As good be out of the world as out of the fashion.  2
Better be dead than out of fashion.  3
Fashion, a word which fools use,
Their knavery and folly to excuse.  Churchill.
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Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.  Latin.  5
For fashion’s sake as dogs go to church.  6
Men after the modern fashion and asses after the ancient.  Italian.  7
Nothing is fashionable until it be deformed.  Ben Jonson.  8
Tailors and writers must mind the fashion.  9
We are led into the most improper things we commit by the force of fashion.  Spectator.  10
When advised to adopt a new fashion remember the fox without a tail.  11
While the world lasts fashion will lead it by the nose.  Cowper.  12
 
 
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