The Early Days of the Nineteenth Century in England, 1800-1820 Volume 1 William Connor Sydney

ISBN: 9781230325675

Published: September 12th 2013

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The Early Days of the Nineteenth Century in England, 1800-1820 Volume 1  by  William Connor Sydney

The Early Days of the Nineteenth Century in England, 1800-1820 Volume 1 by William Connor Sydney
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781230325675 | 4.67 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... DIVISION II. Dress, Civil, Military, and Naval--Female Dress--Municipal London -- Conveyances--Lighting--Police Service--Housebreakers and Murderers--Body-Snatehers--Fashionable London--London Tradesmen-- Law and Medicine--Furniture--Table Customs--Dissipation--Fashionable Foppery and Exclusiveness--Coffee Houses--Amusements.

DRESS. CIVIL, MILITARY, AND NAVAL. It is when we direct our attention to the attire of English men and women in the early days of the nineteenth century that we can perceive in some respects more vividly the portentous contrast between those times and those in which we live. The progress of the French Revolution and the widespread dissemination of Republican principles both left their mark upon English costume.

Nowhere was the change more noticeable than in male dress. The colours were still bright during the first decade of the century, but breeches disappeared and pantaloons were worn in their stead. This, however, was only to a limited extent. Modes of dress were still in vogue among the higher classes of English society, survivals of which occasionally meet the eye in the regulation court-suits, in the livery of the upper servants attached to some of the more wealthy households, in the bright hues of the chase, in the civic and municipal pageantry, and in the resplendent colours of army-costume.

External class-distinctions were still perceptible. Rank, position, riches, assumption, could still be outwardly indicated, as in the preceding age, by expensive and showy dress. Nor was this distinctive attire confined only to those bubbles of the day, the dashing bucks, the beaux, and the dandies, who were the exponents of what may be considered the unconventional lengths and eccentricities of fashion.

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