Aristocracy and fashion are certain inevitable results.
To say what good of fashion we can, it rests on reality, and hates nothing so much as pretenders; to exclude and mystify pretenders and send them into everlasting 'Coventry,' is its delight.
For fashion is not good sense absolute, but relative; not good sense private, but good sense entertaining company.
The painted phantasm Fashion rises to cast a species of derision on what we say.
These are the creators of Fashion, which is an attempt to organize beauty of behavior.
As the fashion
was, he wrote to her a series of sonnets, in one of which we learn that her name was Elizabeth.
As to the good man, Malicorne -- we speak of the syndic of Orleans -- he did not see more clearly into the present than others did into the future; and had no suspicion as he walked, every day, between three and five o'clock, after his dinner, upon the Place Sainte-Catherine, in his gray coat, cut after the fashion
of Louis XIII.
I've a good mind to do it anyway, just to teach you that duelling has gone out of fashion
It was this highly artificial but very beautiful poetic fashion which Wyatt deliberately set about to introduce into England.
Historically much the most important feature of Wyatt's experiment was the introduction of the sonnet, a very substantial service indeed; for not only did this form, like the love-theme, become by far the most popular one among English lyric poets of the next two generations, setting a fashion which was carried to an astonishing excess; but it is the only artificial form of foreign origin which has ever been really adopted and naturalized in English, and it still remains the best instrument for the terse expression of a single poetic thought.
His career was cut short in tragically ironical fashion at the age of thirty by the plots of his enemies and the dying bloodthirstiness of King Henry, which together led to his execution on a trumped-up charge of treason.
Wyatt and Surrey set a fashion at Court; for some years it seems to have been an almost necessary accomplishment for every young noble to turn off love poems after Italian and French models; for France too had now taken up the fashion.