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Mundus Muliebris:

Or, The
Ladies
Dreſſing-Room
Unlock’d,
And her Toilette
Spread.

In Burleſque.

Together
With the Fop-Dictionary, Compiled
for the Uſe of the Fair Sex.

Tanquam famæ diſcrimen agatur, Aut Animæ: tanta eſt quærendi cura decoris. Juvenal. Sat. 6. Such care for a becoming Dreſs they take, As if their Life and Honour were at Stake.

London:
Printed for R. Bentley in Ruſſel-Street in Covent
Garden
. 16901690.

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Preface.

This Paper was not to come abroad without a Preface as well as Comment, for Inſtruction of our young Maſter, who newly launch’d from the Univerſity (where has has loſt a year or two) is not yet Travell’d, or if haply he has made le petit Tour (with the formal thing his Governour ) Whom the French call Maitre des ours, a Bearward having never yet Read Tully’s Offices through, ſince he came from School ſets up for a Beau, and Equipp’d for the Town at his Return, comes to ſeek Adventures in an Ocean full of Rocks, and Shelves, and wants a skilful Pilot to Steer him, as much as any Veſſel that goes to the Indies; and oftentimes returns home Leaky, and as poorly freighted, as thoſe who have been near Shipwrack’d, or loſt their Voyage.

It is for direction of ſuch as are ſetting out towards this great and famous Emporium (whether the deſign be for Miſs or Marriage) what Cargo he muſt provide; not as Merchants do for America, Glaſs Beads, and Baubles in exchange for Gold and Pearl; but Gold and Pearl, and all that’s precious, for that which is of leſs value than Knives and Children’s Rattles.

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You ſee, Squires, what you are to prepare for as Adventurers, or by way of Barter, if you think to Traffick here, and to carry the Fair One, eſpecially if ſhe be at her own diſpoſal (or being come ſome conſiderable time out of the Country) has been initiated into the Converſation of the Town: The Refined Lady expects her Servants and humble Admirers ſhould Court her in the Forms and Decencies of making Love in Faſhion: In order to this, you muſt often Treat her at the Play, the Park, and the Muſick; preſent her at the Raffle, follow her to Tunbridge at the ſeason of drinking of Waters, though you have no need of them your ſelf: You muſt improve all occaſions of celebrating her Shape, and how well the Mode becomes her, though it be ne’er ſo Fantaſtical and Ridiculous; that ſhe Sings like an Angel, Dances like a Goddeſs; and that you are Charm’d with her Wit and Beauty: Above all, you muſt be ſure to find ſome Fault or Imperfection in all other Ladies of the Town, and to laugh at the Fopps like your ſelf: With this, a little Practice will qualifie you for the Converſation and Miſtery of the Ruelle; and if the whole Morning be Spent between the Glaſs and the Comb, that your Perruque fit well, and Cravat-Strings be adjuſted as things of importance; with theſe and the like accompliſhments you’l emerge a conſummate Beau, Anglice, a Coxcomb. But the Dancing-Maſter will ſtill be neceſſary to preſerve your good Meen, and fit you for the Winter-Ball.

Thus you ſee, young Sparks, how the Stile and Method of Wooing is quite changed as well as the Language, ſince the days of our Fore-Fathers (of unhappy Memory v A3r Memory, ſimple and plain Men as they were) who Courted and choſe their Wives for their Modeſty, Frugality, keeping at Home, Good-Houſewifery, and other Oeconomical Virtues then in Reputation: And when the young Damſels were taught all theſe in the Country, and their Parents Houſes, the Portion they brought was more in Virtue than Money, and ſhe was a richer Match than one who could have brought a Million, and nothing elſe to commend her. The Preſents which were made when all was concluded, were a Ring, a Necklace of Pearl, and perhaps another fair Jewel, the Bona paraphernalia of her prudent Mother, whoſe Nuptial Kirtle, Gown and Petticoat laſted as many Anniverſaries as the happy Couple liv’d together, and were at laſt bequeathed with a Purſe of old Gold, RoſeNobles, Spur-Royals, and Spankers, as an Houſe-Loom to her Grand Daughter.

They had Cupboards of Ancient, Uſeful Plate, whole Cheſts of Damaſk for the Table, and ſtore of fine Holland Sheets (white as the driven Snow) and fragrant of Roſe and Lavender for the Bed; and the ſturdy Oaken Bedſtead, and Furniture of the Houſe, laſted one whole Century; the Shovel-Board, and other long Tables both in Hall and Parlour were as fixed as the Freehold; nothing was moveable ſave JoyntStools, the Black-Jacks, Silver Tankards, and Bowls: And though many things fell out between the Cup and the Lip, when Nappy Ale, March Beer, Metheglin, Malmeſey, and Old Sherry, got the Aſcendant amongſt the Blew-Coats, and Badges, they ſung Old Symon, and Cheviot-Chaſe, and danc’d brave Arthur, and were able to draw a Bow, that made the Proud Monſieur Trembleble vi A3v ble at the Whizze of the Grey Gooſe-Feather: ’Twas then Ancient Hoſpitality was kept up in Town, and Country, by which the Tenants were enabled to pay their Landlords at punctual day: The Poor were Relieved bountifully, and Charity was as warm as the Kitchin, where the Fire was perpetual.

In thoſe happy days, Sure-Foot, the grave and ſteady Mare, carried the Good Knight, and his Courteous Lady behind him to Church, and to Viſit the Neighbourhood, without ſo many Hell-Carts, Ratling Coaches, and a crue of Damme-Lacqueys, which a Grave Livery Servant or two ſupply’d, who Rid before and made way for his Worſhip.

Things of Uſe were Natural, Plain, and Wholeſome; nothing was ſuperfluous, nothing neceſſary wanting; and Men of Eſtate ſtudied the Publick Good, and gave Example of true Piety, Loyalty, Juſtice, Sobriety, Charity, and the good Neighbourhood compos’d moſt differences: Perjury, Suborning Witneſſes, Alimony, Avowed Adulteries, and Miſſes (publickly own’d) were Prodigies in thoſe days, and Laws were Reaſon, not Craft, when Men’s Titles were ſecure, and they ſerved their Generation with Honour; left their Patrimonial Eſtates improv’d, to an Hopeful Heir, who paſſing from the Free-School to the Colledge, and thence to the Inns of Court, acquainting himſelf with a competent Tincture of the Laws of his Country, followed the Example of his Worthy Anceſtors; and if he Travell’d abroad, it was not to count Steeples, and bring home Feather, and Ribbon, and the Sins of other Nations; but to gain ſuch Experience, as rendred him uſeful to his Prince and Country upon occaſion, and confirm’d him in the Love of both of ’em above any other.

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The Virgins and Young Ladies of that Golden Age, quæſierunt lanam & linum; Prov. 31. 13.19. put their hands to the Spindle, nor diſdain’d they the Needle; were obſequious, and helpful to their Parents; inſtructed in the Managery of the Family, and gave Preſages of making excellent Wives; nor then did they Read ſo many Romances, ſee ſo many Plays, and ſmutty Farces; ſet up for Viſits, and have their days of Audience, and Idle paſs-time. Honest Gleek, Ruff, and Honours, diverted the Ladies at Chriſtmas, and they knew not ſo much as the Names of Ombre, Comet, and Baſſet. Their Retirements were Devout and Religious Books, and their Recreations in the Diſtillatory, the knowledge of Plants and their Virtues, for the comfort of their poor Neighbours, and uſe of the Family, which wholſome plain Dyet, and Kitching Physick, preſerved in perfect Health: In thoſe days, the Scurvy, Spleen, &c. were ſcarce heard of, till Foreign Drinks and Mixtures were wantonly in introduc’d. Nor were the young Gentlewomen ſo univerſally afflicted with Hyſterical Fits; nor, though extreamly modeſt, at all Melancholy, or leſs Gay, and in good Humour; they could touch the Lute, and Virginal, ſing like to the Damask Rose and their Breath was as ſweet as their Voices: They danc’d the Canarys, Spaniſh Pavan, and Selengers Round upon Sippets, with as much Grace and Lovelineſs, as any Iſaac, Monſieur, or Italian of them all, can Teach with his Fop-call, and Apiſh Poſtures.

To ſhew you then, how the World is alter’d among us, ſince Foreign Manners, the Luxury (more than Aſiatick, which was the final Ruine of the Greateſt, Wiſeſt, and moſt Noble Monarchy upon Earth) has univerſally obtain’d among us, corrupting ancient ſimplicity; and in what viii A4v what extravagant Form the young Gallant we deſcrib’d, is to Court the Sex, and make his Addreſſes (whether his Expedition be for Marriage or Miſtreſs) it has been thought good by ſome Charitable hands, that have contributed to this Catalogue, to preſent him with an Enumeration of particulars, and Computation of the Charges of the Adventurer, as follows.

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A Voyage to Maryland; Or, the Ladies Dressing-Room.

Negotii ſibi volet qui vim parare, Navim, & Mulierem, hæc duo comparato. Nam nullæ magis Res duæ plus Negotii Habent, forte ſi occeperis exornare. Neque unquam ſatis hæ duæ Res ornantur. Neque eis ulla ornandi ſatis ſatietas eſt. Plaut. Poenulus. Act. I. Scen. 2. Whoever has a mind to abundance of trouble, Let him furniſh himſelf with a Ship and a Woman, For no two things will find you more Employment, If once you begin to rig them out with all their Streamers, B Nor 2 B1v 2 Nor are they ever ſufficiently adorned, Or ſatiſfy’d, that you have done enough to ſet them forth.

He that will needs to Marry-Land

Adventure, firſt muſt underſtand

For’s Bark, what Tackle to prepare,

’Gainſt Wind and Weather, wear and tare:

Of Point d’Eſpagne a rich Cornet,

Two Night-Rails, and a Scarf beſet

With a great Lace, a Colleret.

One black Gown of Rich Silk, which odd is

Without one Colour’d, Embroider’d Bodice:

Four Petticoats for Page to hold up,

Four ſhort ones nearer to the Crup:

Three Manteaus, nor can Madam leſs

Proviſion have for due undreſs;

Nor demy Sultane, Spagnolet,

Nor Fringe to ſweep the Mall forget:

Of under Bodice three neat pair

Embroider’d, and of Shoos as fair:

Short under Petticoats pure fine,

Some of Japan Stuff, ſome of Chine,

With 3 B2r 3

With Knee-high Galoon bottomed,

Another quilted White and Red;

With a broad Flanders Lace below:

Four pair of Bas de ſoy ſhot through

With Silver, Diamond Buckles too,

For Garters, and as Rich for Shoo.

Twice twelve day Smocks of Holland fine,

With Cambric Sleeves, rich Point to joyn,

(For ſhe deſpiſes Colbertine.)

Twelve more for night, all Flanders lac’d,

Or elſe ſhe’ll think her ſelf diſgrac’d:

The ſame her Night-Gown muſt adorn,

With Two Point Waſtcoats for the Morn:

Of Pocket Mouchoirs Noſe to drain,

A dozen lac’d, a dozen plain:

Three Night-Gowns of rich Indian Stuff,

Four Cuſhion-Cloths are ſcarce enough,

Of Point, and Flanders, nor forget

Slippers embroidered on Velvet:

A Manteau Girdle, Ruby Buckle,

And Brilliant Diamond Rings for Knuckle:

Fans painted, and perfumed three;

Three Muffs of Sable, Ermine, Grey;

Nor reckon it among the Baubles,

A Palatine alſo of Sables.

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A Saphire Bodkin for the Hair,

Or ſparkling Facet Diamond there:

Then Turquois, Ruby, Emrauld Rings

For Fingers, and ſuch petty things;

As Diamond Pendants for the Ears,

Muſt needs be had, or two Pearl Pears,

Pearl Neck-lace, large and Oriental,

And Diamond, and of Amber pale;

For Oranges bears every Buſh,

Nor values ſhe cheap things a ruſh.

Then Bracelets for her Wriſts beſpeak,

(Unleſs her Heart-ſtrings you will break)

With Diamond Croche for Breaſt and Bum,

Till to hang more on there’s no room.

Beſides these Jewels you muſt get

Cuff Buckles, and an handſom Set

Of Tags for Palatine, a curious Haſp

The Manteau ’bout her Neck to claſp:

Nor may ſhe want a Ruby Locket,

Nor the fine ſweet quilted Pocket;

To play at Ombre, or Baſſet,

She a rich Pulvil Purſe muſt get,

With Guineas fill’d, on Cards to lay,

With which ſhe fancies moſt to play:

Nor 5 B3r 5

Nor is ſhe troubled at ill fortune,

For ſhould the bank be ſo importune,

To rob her of her glittering Store,

The amorous Fop will furniſh more.

Penſive and mute, behind her ſhoulder

He ſtands, till by her loſs grown bolder,

Into her lap Rouleau conveys,

The ſofteſt thing a Lover ſays:

She graſps it in her greedy hands,

Then beſt his Paſſion underſtands;

When tedious languiſhing has fail’d,

Rouleau has conſtantly prevail’d.

But to go on where we left off,

Though you may think what’s ſaid enough;

This is not half that does belong

To the fantaſtick Female Throng:

In Pin-up Ruffles now ſhe flaunts,

About her Sleeves are Engageants:

Of Ribbon, various Echelles,

Gloves trimm’d, and lac’d as fine as Nell’s.

Twelve dozen Martial, whole, and half,

Of Jonquil, Tuberoſe, don’t laugh)

Frangipan, Orange, Violett,

Narciſſus, Jaſſemin, Ambrett:

And 6 B3v 6

And ſome of Chicken skin for night,

To keep her Hands plump, ſoft, and white:

Mouches for puſhes, to be ſure,

From Paris the trés-fine procure,

And Spaniſh Paper, Lip, and Cheek,

With Spittle ſweetly to belick:

Nor therefore ſpare in the next place,

The Pocket Sprunking Looking-Glaſs;

Calembuc Combs in Pulvil caſe,

To ſet, and trim the Hair and Face:

And that the Cheeks may both agree,

Plumpers to fill the Cavity.

The Settée, Cupée place aright,

Frelange, Fontange, Favorite;

Monté la haut, and Paliſade,

Sorti, Flandan, (great helps to Trade)

Burgoigne, Jardiné, Cornett,

Frilal next upper Pinner ſet,

Round which it does our Ladies pleaſe

To ſpread the Hood call’d Rayonnés:

Behind the Noddle every Baggage

Wears bundle Choux, in English Cabbage.

Nor Cruches ſhe, nor Confidents,

Nor Passagers nor Bergers wants;

And 7 B4r 7

And when this Grace Nature denies,

An Artificial Tour ſupplies;

All which with Meurtriers unite,

And Creve-Cœrs ſilly Fops to ſmite,

Or take in Toil at Park or Play,

Nor Holy Church is ſafe, they ſay,

Where decent Veil was wont to hide

The modeſt Sex Religious Pride:

Leſt theſe yet prove too great a Load,

’Tis all compris’d in the Commode;

Pins tipt with Diamond Point, and head,

By which the Curls are faſtened,

In radiant Firmament ſet out,

And over all the Hood ſur-tout:

Thus Face that E’rſt near head was plac’d

Imagine now about the Waſt,

For Tour on Tour, and Tire on Tire,

Like Steeple Bow, or Grantham Spire,

Or Septizonium once at Rome,

(But does not half ſo well become

Fair Ladies Head) you here behold

Beauty by Tyrant Mode controll’d.

The graceful Oval, and the Round,

This Horſe Tire does quite confound;

And 8 B4v 8

And Ears like Satyr, Large and Raw,

And bony Face, and hollow Jaw;

This monſtrous Dreſs does now reveal

Which well plac’d Curles did once conceal.

Beſides all theſe, ’tis always meant

You furniſh her Appartment,

With Moreclack Tapiſtry, Damask Bed,

Or Velvet richly embroidered:

Branches, Braſero, Caſſolets,

A Cofre-fort, and Cabinets,

Vaſas of Silver, Porcelan, ſtore

To ſet, and range about the Floor:

The Chimney Furniture of Plate,

(For Iron’s now quite out of date:)

Tea-Table, Skreens, Trunks, and Stand,

Large Looking-Glaſs richly Japan’d,

An hanging Shelf, to which belongs

Romances, Plays, and Amorous Songs;

Repeating Clocks, the hour to ſhow

When to the Play ’tis time to go,

In Pompous Coach, or elſe Sedan’d

With Equipage along the Strand,

And with her new Beau Foppling mann’d.

A new 9 C1r 9

A new Scene to us next preſents,

The Dreſſing-Room, and Implements,

Of Toilet Plate Gilt, and Emboſs’d,

And ſeveral other things of Coſt:

The Table Miroir, one Glue Pot,

One for Pomatum, and what not?

Of Waſhes, Unguents, and Coſmeticks,

A pair of Silver Candleſticks;

Snuffers, and Snuff-diſh, Boxes more,

For Powders, Patches, Waters ſtore,

In ſilver Flasks, or Bottles, Cups

Cover’d, or open, to waſh Chaps;

Nor may Hungarian Queen’s be wanting,

Nor ſtore of Spirits againſt fainting:

Of other waters rich, and ſweet,

To ſprinkle Handkerchief is meet;

D’Ange, Orange, Mill-Fleur, Myrtle,

Whole Quarts the Chamber to bequirtle:

Of Eſſence rare, & le meilleure

From Rome, from Florence, Montpellier,

In Filgran Caſſet to repel,

When Scent of Gouſſet does rebel,

Though powder’d Allom be as good

Well ſtrew’d on, and well underſtood;

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For Vapours that offend the Laſs,

Of Sal-armoniack a Glaſs:

Nor Bruſh for Gown, nor Oval Salver,

Nor Pincuſhion, nor Box of Silver,

Baskets of Fil’gran, long and round,

Or if Japonian to be found,

And the whole Town ſo many yield,

Calembuc Combs by dozens fill’d

You muſt preſent, and a world more,

She’s a poor Miſs can count her ſtore.

The Working Apron too from France,

With all its trim Apurtenance;

Loo Masks, and whole, as Wind do blow,

And Miſs abroad’s diſpos’d to go:

Hoods by whole dozens, White and Black,

And ſtore of Coiffs ſhe muſt not lack,

Nor Velvet Scarfs about her Back,

To keep her warm; all theſe at leaſt

In Amber’d Skins, or quilted Cheſt

Richly perfum’d, ſhe Lays, and rare

Powders for Garments, ſome for Hair

Of Cyprus, and of Corduba,

And the Rich Polvil of Goa:

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Nor here omit the Bob of Gold

Which a Pomander Ball does hold,

This to her ſide ſhe does attach

With Gold Crochet, or French Pennache,

More uſeful far than Ferula,

For any ſaucy Coxcomb’s Jaw:

A graceful Swing to this belongs,

Which he returns in Cringe, and Songs,

And languiſhings to kiſs the hand,

That can Perfumed blows command.

All theſe, and more in order ſet,

A large rich Cloth of Gold Toilet

Does cover, and to put up Rags,

Two high Embroider’d Sweet Bags,

Or a large Perfum’d Spaniſh Skin,

To wrap up all theſe Trinkets in.

But I had almoſt quite forgot,

A Tea and Chocolate Pot,

With Molionet, and Caudle Cup,

Reſtoring Breakfaſt to ſup up:

Porcelan Saucers, Spoons of Gold,

Diſhes that refin’d Sugars hold;

Paſtillios de Bocca we

In Box of beaten Gold do ſee,

C2 Inchas’d 12 C2v 12

Inchas’d with Diamonds, and Tweeze

As Rich and Coſtly as all theſe,

To which a bunch of Onyxes,

And many a Golden Seal there dangles,

Myſterious Cyphers, and new fangles.

Gold is her Toothpick, Gold her Watch is,

And Gold is every thing ſhe touches:

But tir’d with numbers I give o’re,

Arithmetick can add no more,

Thus Rigg’d the Veſſel, and Equipp’d,

She is for all Adventures Shipp’d,

And Portion e’re the year goes round,

Does with her Vanity confound.

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The
Fop-Dictionary;

Or, an
Alphabetical Catalogue
Of the
Hard and Foreign Names, and Terms of
the Art Coſmetick, &c.
Together
With their Interpretations, for Inſtruction of
the Unlearned.

London:
Printed for R. Bentley, in Ruſſel-Street in Covent-
Garden
. 16901690.

14 C3v 15 C4r

The Fop-Dictionary.

Or, An Alphabetical Catalogue of the hard and foreign Names, and Terms of the Art Cosmetick, &c. together with their Interpretations, for Inſtruction of the Unlearned.

Attache
Any thing which faſtens to another, &c.
Bas de ſoye ſhot through
Silk Stockings with Gold, or Silver thread wove into the Clock.
Berger
A plain ſmall Lock (a la Sheperdeſſe) turn’d up with a Puff.
Bourgoigne 16
Bourgoigne
The firſt part of the Dreſs for the Head next the Hair.
Branches
Hanging Candleſticks, like thoſe uſed in Churches.
Braſiere
A large Veſſel, or moving-Hearth of Silver for Coals, tranſportable into any Room, much uſed in Spain.
Calumbuc
A certain precious Wood, of an agreeable Scent, brought from the Indies.
Campaine
A kind of narrow picked Lace.
Caſſet
A Dreſſing Box.
Caſſolet
Perfuming Pot or Cenſer.
Choux
The great round Boſs or Bundle, reſembling a Cabbage, from whence the French give it that name.
Cofre-fort
A ſtrong Box of ſome precious or hard wood, &c. bound with gilded Ribs.
Colbertine
A Lace reſembling Net-work, of the Fabrick of Monsieur Colbert, Superintendent of the French Kings Manufactures.
Collaret
A ſort of Gorget.
Commode
A Frame of Wire, cover’d with Silk, on which 1 wordflawed-reproduction 17 D1r 17 the whole Head-Attire is adjuſted at once upon a Buſt, or property of Wood carved to the Breaſts, like that which Perruque-makers ſet upon their Stalls.
Confidants
Smaller Curles near the Ears.
Cornet
The upper Pinner, dangling about the Cheeks, like Hounds Ears.
Coſmeticks
Here uſed for any Effeminate Ornament, alſo artificial Complections and Perfumes.
Creve-cœur
Heart-Breakers, the two ſmall curl’d Locks at the Nape of the Neck.
Crochet
The Hook to which are chain’d the Ladies Watch, Seals, and other Intaglias, &c.
Cruches
Certain ſmaller Curles, placed on the Forehead.
Cuppée
A kind of Pinner.
Echelles
A Pectoral, or Stomacher lac’d with Ribbon, like the rounds of a Ladder.
Engageants
Deep double Ruffles, hanging down to the Wrists.
Favorites
Locks dangling on the Temples.
Ferula
An Inſtrument of Wood us’d for Correction of D lighter 18 D1v 18 lighter faults, more ſenſibly known to School- Boys than to Ladies.
Fil-grain’d
Dreſſing-Boxes, Baskets, or whatever elſe is made of Silver Wire-work.
Flandan
A kind of Pinner joyning with the Bonnet.
Firmament
Diamonds, or other precious Stones heading the Pins which they ſtick in the Tour, and Hair, like Stars.
Frelan
Bonnet and Pinner together.
Font-Ange
The Top-knot, ſo call’d from Mademoiſelle de Fontange, one of the French King’s Miſtreſſes, who firſt wore it.
Gris
The Grey Furr of Squirrels bellies.
Japonian
Any thing Variſh’d with Laccar, or China Poliſhing, or that is old or fantaſtical.
Jardinée
That ſingle Pinner next the Bourgogne.
Loo Maske
An half Mask.
Martial
The Name of a famous French Perfumer, emulateing the Frangipani of Rome.
Miroir
In general, any Looking-Glaſs; but here, for the 19 D2r 19 the Table, Toilet, or Pocket Sprunking- Glaſs.
Molionet
The Inſtrument us’d to mingle Chocolate with the Water.
Monte la haut
Certain degrees of Wire to raiſe the Dreſs.
Mouchoire
It were Rude, Vulgar, and Uncourtly to call it Handkerchief.
Mouches
Flies, or, Black Patches, by the Vulgar.
Meurtrieres
Murderers; a certain Knot in the Hair, which ties and unites the Curls.
Palatine
Formerly call’d Sables, or Tippet, becauſe made of the Tails of that Animal.
Paliſade
A Wire ſuſtaining the Hair next to the Dutcheſs, or firſt Knot.
Paſſagere
A Curl’d Lock next the Temples.
Paſtillo di Bocca
Perfum’d Lozenges to improve the Breath.
Pennache
Any Bunch or Taſſel of ſmall Ribbon.
Plumpers
Certain very thin, round, and light Balls, to plump out, and fill up the Cavities of the Cheeks, much us’d by old Court-Counteſſes.
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Polvil
The Portugal term for the moſt exquiſite Powders and Perfumes.
Raggs
A Compendious Name generally us’d for all ſorts of Point, Lace, &c. whence the Women who bring them to Ladies Chambers are called Ragg- Women; but whilſt in their Shops, ExchangeWomen.
Rare, le meilleures
Beſt, and moſt Excellent; but in Language de beau, rare & le meilleure, happily rhyming with Mont pellier.
Rayonné
Upper Hood, pinn’d in Circle, like the Sun- Beams.
Rouleau
Is Forty Nine Guineas, made up in a Paper Roll, which Monſieur F―― Sir J―― and Father B―― lend to loſing Gameſters, that are good Men, and have Fifty in Return.
Ruffles
By our Fore-fathers call’d Cuffs.
Settée
The double Pinner.
Sorti
A little Knot of ſmall Ribbon, peeping out between the Pinner and Bonnet.
Septizonium
A very high Tower in Rome, built by the Emperor Severus, of Seven Ranks and Pillars, ſet one upon the other, and diminiſhing to the Top 21 D3r 21 Top, like the Ladies new Dreſs for their Heads, which was the mode among the Roman Dames, and is exactly deſcrib’d by Juvenal in his 6th Satyr. Tot premit ordinibus, tot adhuc Compagibus altum Ædificat caput; Andromachen a fronte videbis; Poſt minor eſt―― Such Rows of Curles preſs’d on each other lye, She builds her Head ſo many Stories high, That look on her before, and you would ſwear Hector’s tall Wife Andromache ſhe were, Behind a Pigmy――
Spaniſh Paper
A beautiful red Colour, which the Ladies, &c. in Spain paint their Faces withal.
Spagnolet
A kind of narrow-ſleev’d Gown, a la Spagnole.
Sprunking
A Dutch term for Pruning, Tiffing, Trimming, and ſetting out, by the Glaſs or Pocket Miroir.
Sultane
A Gown trimm’d with Buttons, and Loops.
Surtout
A Night-Hood covering the entire Dreſs.
Toilet
Corruptly call’d the Twilight, but originally ſignifying a little Cloth.
Tour
An artificial Dreſs of Hair on the Forehead, &c.
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Tré fine
Langage de beau. Extreamly fine, and delicate, cum muliis aliis.

For beſides theſe, there are a world more, as Aſſaſin, or Venez a moy, A certain Breaſt-knot, as much as to ſay, Come to me, Sir, &c.

Dutcheſſe. A Knot next to the Hair, immediately above the Tour, &c. with innumerable others now obſolete, and for the preſent out of uſe; but we confine our ſelves to thoſe in Vogue.

To conclude, Thoſe who have the curioſity, by comparing theſe Terms with the Ancients, thereby to inform themſelves, how this elegant Science is improv’d, eſpecially ſince we have ſubmitted to, and ſtill continue under the Empire of the French, (for want of ſome Royal or Illuſtrious Ladies Invention and Courage, to give the Law of the Mode to her own Country, and to Vindicate it from Foreign Tyranny) may for Divine Hiſtory conſult Iſaiah 6th ch. ver. 16, &c. and for Prophane, read Plautus his Poenulus, Act. I. Scen. 2. and his Aulularia, Act. 3. Scen. 5.

Finis.