Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Beauty's Lot: As I Now Am, So You Shall Be," 1778

Caption reads (to the best of my deciphering, and sic on the spelling throughout):
Beautys Lot
Adorn'd with Tates, I well could Boast, Of Tons and Macaronys Toast;
I once was Fair, Young, Frisky, Gay, Could Please with songs and Dance the Hay
Dear Belle's reflect Ye Morals see, As I now am, so You shall be.
Pub as the act directs Feb. 1, 1778...
From today's Bibliodyssey post about satirical attacks on 18th Century women's hairstyles; click here to see full post. Click on image to see much larger, lovelier version.