Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Squinting upon the lustre
Of the rich Rings which on his fingers glistre;
And, snuffing with a wrythed nose the Amber,
The Musk and Civet that perfum’d the chamber.
Du Bartas—Divine Weekes and Workes. Second Week. Third Day. Pt. III.

Nothing is thought rare
Which is not new, and follow’d; yet we know
That what was worn some twenty years ago
Comes into grace again.
Beaumont and Fletcher—Prologue to the Noble Gentleman. L. 4.

He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.
Burton—Anatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. Sec. II. Memb. 2. Subsect. 3.

And as the French we conquer’d once,
Now give us laws for pantaloons,
The length of breeches and the gathers,
Port-cannons, periwigs, and feathers.
Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 923.

Fashion—a word which knaves and fools may use,
Their knavery and folly to excuse.
Churchill—Rosciad. L. 455.

As good be out of the World as out of the Fashion.
Colley Cibber—Love’s Last Shift. Act II.

The fashion of this world passeth away.
I Corinthians. VII. 31.

The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
The observ’d of all observers.
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 161.

Their clothes are after such a pagan cut too,
That, sure, they’ve worn out Christendom.
Henry VIII. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 14.

You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only I do not like the fashion of your garments.
King Lear. Act III. Sc. 6. L. 83.

I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 148.

I’ll be at charges for a looking-glass,
And entertain some score or two of tailors,
To study fashions to adorn my body:
Since I am crept in favour with myself,
I will maintain it with some little cost.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 256.