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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  An Englishman of fashion is like one of those souvenirs, bound in gold vellum, enriched with delicate engravings, on thick hot-pressed paper, fit for the hands of ladies and princes, but with nothing in it worth reading or remembering.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  A man of fashion is like a certain blue flower, growing spontaneously in ploughed grounds, which chokes the corn, spoils the crop, and takes up the room of something better.
            —Jean de La Bruyère
  For fashion’s sake, as bawds go to church.
            —John Webster
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