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covered the head of the bloody Judge Jeffries, of whose repeiia tance and death a very interesting account is introduced. The wig becomes the property afterwards of Willian the third; the Duke of Marlborough, of Dean Swift, of Orator Henly, and other worthies. Of the history of Wigs our author gives a very amusing account in his preface, part of which we shall extract for the information of our readers. . . . . . . . .
“Even among savage nations, you find a disposition not to be
content with the covering which nature had given to the head, The Myuntes carry on their heads a board about 15 inches square, with which they cover their hair, and fasten it with wax, and it being a woody country, they are often entangled by their headdress, and when they comb their hair, which is only once a year, they are a full hour melting the wax. “ The inhabitants of Natal, as we are told by Duhalde, wear wigs made of the fat of oxen from six to ten inches high, then
anoint the head with purer grease, which mixing with the hair,
folio bonnets for life. - - - - - - - - “But though the ancients used coverings of artificial hair, yet they partook very little of the character of our Periwig, and the composition which first entitled them to that name was hardly known so early as 1500. Budaeus describes one in 1534. The first on record in England is said to have beeh worn by Saxon, Henry the VIIIth’s fool. . . . - “ The first that were made were so heavy that they weighed two pounds, being fastened on a kind of cushion, such as they knit lace on: the cawl, by the introduction of which they were much lightened, being a subsequent improvement. . . . . . . . . . “ Though Wigs were contrived to conceal natural or accidental baldness, they soon became so ridiculously fashionable, as to be worn by such had no defects to hide, in preference to the most beautiful locks, the gift of all bounteous nature, which were sacrificed to make way for them. ...' . . “ The clergy were long before they adopted them, and the French clergy used them first. Cardinat Grimaldi forbade their use to priests without dispensation or necessity. Monsieur Thyer wrote a treatise on the subjeet, whe esteems a priest's head under a Peruke, a monster in the church, nor can he conceive any thing so scandalous as an abbot with a florid countenance and well curled Wig; loss of hair being thought to arise from disease. To “The players, from knowing what diversity of character is produced by the Wig, generally, wore them on the stage in Shakepeare's time, which occasions that great Dramatist to say, “It offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters.” . . . . . ..., . . . . . . . * The bar assumed the Wig about 1660, and as Alexander Stephens, in his Lecture on #. humourously analyzes it— “ there are special-pleadings in the fore-top, pleas, rejoinders, re* : * ~ * plications,
pleations, and demursers in turn of the eurls, knotty points in
the twist of the tail, the length of a chancery suit in the depth of a full bottom; and a Serjeant’s black coif, as much as tells us that the law is a sort of blister plaster, and never to be used but in desperate cases.” “ About the close of the 17th Century, Perukes were made to represent natural curls of hair, but in such a stream, that ten heads would not have furnished an equal quantity, as it flowed down the back, and hung over the shoulders half way down the arms." - “ Louis the XIVth’s Wig was so enormous, that he was said to rob the heads of all his subjects to cover his own; and such was the use of hair in England for such compositions, that in 1700, a young country girl got sixty pounds for her head of hair, and the #. locks of an old woman, after death, sold for fifty pounds, as did Wigs in common for forty pounds, - - : o “. In 1720, or thereabouts, it became fashionable to tie one half of it on the left side into a club, as is represented in the Vigmette of the Title page, which professes to give the real model of Linnaeus’s Wig. . - - - - - - • * * Between 1730 and 1740 Bag Wigs came into fashion, and such as were plaited into a Queue, though till 1750 the long flow. ing Perukes maintained their ascendancy, . . . . “. In 1763 the use of Wigs in general began to decline, in so much that there was a petition from the master Peruke makers, of London and Westminster, to the King, in which they complain of the influx qf French hair dressers. P. viii.
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