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REIGN OF LOUIS XVI. (CONTINUED).

Peasant dress is universal—Fashion "a la Marlborough"—Caps—Bonnets—Mdlles. Fredin and Quentin—Ruches—Low bodices ; " postiches "—Costume of Contat-Suzanne— Fashions "a la Figaro "—Literature and politics signified in dress; the Princess de Monaco's pouf—Pouf "a la circonstance the " inoculation" pouf— The " innocence made manifest" caraco—The "harpy " costume—Coats, cravats, and waistcoats—Sailor jackets and " pierrots "—Deshabilles; " the lying fichu "— Etiquette in dress—Seasonable costumes—The queen's card-table—State of trade in Paris, circa 1787—" Pinceauteuses,' or female colourers 171

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