|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek;|
And then thou kembst the tuzzes on thy cheek:
Of these, my barbers take a costly care.
DrydenFourth Satire of Persius. L. 89.
| Of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished.|
Samuel JohnsonBoswells Life of Johnson. (1777).
|But he shaved with a shell when he chose,|
Twas the manner of primitive man.
Andrew LangDouble Ballad of Primitive Man.
|Thy boistrous locks, no worthy match|
For valour to assail, nor by the sword
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But by the barbers razor best subdued.
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 1,167.
| The first (barbers) that entered Italy came out of Sicily and it was in the 454 yeare after the foundation of Rome. Brought in they were by P. Ticinius Mena as Verra doth report for before that time they never cut their hair. The first that was shaven every day was Scipio Africanus, and after him cometh Augustus the Emperor who evermore used the rasor.|
PlinyNatural History. Bk. VII. Ch. LIX. Hollands trans.
| Our courteous Antony,|
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Being barberd ten times oer, goes to the feast.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 227.
|Whose beard they have singd off with brands of fire;|
And ever, as it blazd, they threw on him
Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair:
My master preaches patience to him and the while
His man with scissors nicks him like a fool.
Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 171.
| And his chin new reapd,|
Showd like a stubble-land at harvest-home.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 34.
| I must to the barbers; * * * for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face.|
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 23.
| The barbers man hath been seen with him, and the old ornament of his cheek hath already stuffed tennis-balls.|
Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 45.
|A Fellow in a market town,|
Most musical, cried Razors up and down.
John WolcotFarewell Odes. Ode 3.