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" As scriv'ners draw away the bankers' trade. Howe'er, the poet 's safe enough to-day, They cannot censure an unfinish'd play. But, as when vizard-mask appears in pit, Straight every man who thinks himself a wit Perks up, and, managing his comb with grace,... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 111
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 8

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...talk." Our author alludes to the same fashion, in the Prologue to the " Conquest of Grenada," Part II. Straight every man who thinks himself a wit, Perks up, and, managing his comb with grace. With Ins white wig sets off his uut-browu face. The same custom is alluded to by Congreve, and is supposed...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...Prologue to the " Conquest of Grenada." Part II. Straight every man who thinks himself a wit, J'•'ik , up, and, managing his comb with grace, With his white wig sets otf his nut-brown face. The same custom is alluded to by Congreve, and is supposed t have remained...
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Prologues and Epilogues: Celebrated for Their Poetical Merit ...

Prologues - Prologues and epilogues - 1810 - 263 pages
...unfinifh'd play. But, as when vizard mafk appears in pit, . Straight, every man who thinks himfelf a wit, Perks up, and managing his comb, with grace, With his white wig fets off his nut-brown face: That done, bears up to th' prize, and views each limb; ; To know her by...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810 - 614 pages
...alludes to it, in the Prologue to i infill-, a and Almaliide : " But, as when vizard masque appears in pit, Straight every man, who thinks himself a wit, Perks up ; and managing hit comb with grace, With his white wig sets off his nut-brown face." And Mincing, in Tlte Way of the...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 8

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...talk." Our author alludes to the same fashion, in the Prologue to the " Conquest of Grenada," Part II. Straight every man who thinks himself a wit, Perks...grace, With his white wig sets off his nut-brown face. The same custom is alluded to by Congreve, and is supposed to have remained fashionable during Queen...
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The Tatler, Volume 3

1822
...business, even in the company of ladies, and at public places. ' But as when vizard mask appears in pit, Straight every man who thinks himself a wit,...grace, With his white wig sets off his nut-brown face.' DRYDEN, Prologue to ' Almanzor and Almahide.' — ' he looked, indeed, and sighed, and set his cravat-string,...
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A Select Collection of Old Plays: The chronicle of Edward the First; The ...

Robert Dodsley - English drama - 1827
...Dryden alludes to it, in the Prologue to Almamor and Almahide : " But, as when vizard masque appears in pit Straight every man, who thinks himself a wit,...grace, With his white wig sets off his nut-brown face." And Mincing, in The Way of the World, says, " The gentlemen stay but to comb, madam, and will wait...
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A Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words ...

William Toone - English language - 1832 - 479 pages
...introduced combing their heads and talking. AI S 3. Straight every man who thinks himself a wit Perks up a managing his comb with grace. With his white wig sets off his nut brown face. DKYDIN'S PRO. TO ALMANZOR AND Al.MAIlIIIK. He look'd indeed and sigh'd, and set his...
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Costume in England: A History of Dress from the Earliest Period Till the ...

Frederick William Fairholt - Clothing and dress - 1846 - 618 pages
...giving the following among other quotations in illustration of it: " But as when vizard mask appears in pit, Straight every man, who thinks himself a wit,...his comb with grace, With his white wig sets off his nut-hrown face." Dryden's Prologue to Almanzor and Almahide. "The gentlemen stay hut to comh, madam,...
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Costume in England: A History of Dress from the Earliest Period Till the ...

Frederick William Fairholt - Costume - 1846 - 618 pages
...giving the following among other quotations in illustration of it : " But as when vizard mask appears in pit, Straight every man, who thinks himself a wit,...and managing his comb with grace, With his white wig seta off his nut-brown face." Dryden's Prologue to Alnumzor and Almahide. "The gentlemen stay but to...
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