If the aristocrat is only valid in fashionable circles and not with truckmen, he will never be a leader in fashion; and if the man of the people cannot speak on equal terms with the gentleman, so that the gentleman shall perceive that he is already really of his own order, he is not to be feared.
Thus grows up Fashion, an equivocal semblance, the most puissant, the most fantastic and frivolous, the most feared and followed, and which morals and violence assault in vain.
"Of course it is," said he; "to my mind, fashion is one of the wickedest things in the world.
"There is no reason at all," said he quietly, "except the fashion; they say that a horse would be so frightened to see the wheels of his own cart or carriage coming behind him that he would be sure to run away, although of course when he is ridden he sees them all about him if the streets are crowded.
Her furniture is still in the house, and I bought most of it--for a mere song you might say, because it was all so old- fashioned
that the trustees despaired of selling it.
As the fashion
was, he wrote to her a series of sonnets, in one of which we learn that her name was Elizabeth.
And Hetty's dreams were all of luxuries: to sit in a carpeted parlour, and always wear white stockings; to have some large beautiful ear- rings, such as were all the fashion
; to have Nottingham lace round the top of her gown, and something to make her handkerchief smell nice, like Miss Lydia Donnithorne's when she drew it out at church; and not to be obliged to get up early or be scolded by anybody.
The jealousies and heart-burnings thus occasioned among these so-styled children of nature are equally intense with those of the rival leaders of style and fashion
in the luxurious abodes of civilized life.
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
. Now let us see to your injuries."
It was this highly artificial but very beautiful poetic fashion
which Wyatt deliberately set about to introduce into England.
The Fox, unable even to taste it, met with a fitting requital, after the fashion
of her own hospitality.