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He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, like a madman, laughs at the rattling of his fetters. For, indeed, clothes ought to be our remembrancers of our lost innocency. 1. FULLER-The Holy and Profane States. Apparel.
Still to be neat, still to be drest,
So tedious is this day,
As in the night before some festival
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 2. The soul of this man is his clothes. 0. All's Well That Ends Well.
Act II. Sc. 5. 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 knavery.
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV.
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.