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The hat is the ultimatum moriens of respectability.

HOLMES-The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. VIII.

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The Quaker loves an ample brim,

A hat that bows to no Salaam;
And dear the beaver is to him
As if it never made a dam.
Hood-All Round my Hat.

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A sermon on a hat: ""The hat, my boy, the hat, whatever it may be, is in itself nothing-makes nothing, goes for nothing; but, be sure of it, everything in life depends upon the cock of the hat. For how many men-we put it to your own experience, reader-have made their way through the thronging crowds that beset fortune, not by the innate worth and excellence of their hats, but simply, as Sampson Piebald has it, by 'the cock of their hats'? The cock's all."

DOUGLAS JERROLD-The Romance of a Keyhole. Ch. III

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Above the morning lark.

Taming of the Shrew. Induction. Sc. 2. L. 45.

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The wild hawk stood with the down on his beak
And stared with his foot on the prey.
TENNYSON-The Poet's Song.

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