Friday, January 21, 2011

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"In past times, there were certain fabrics, embellishments and enrichments reserved for women, but now men take everything for themselves if they number among those who profess to accouter themselves properly, charmingly, genteelly, gallantly, prettily, vainly, cutely, daintily, showily."

Henri Estienne (1528-1598), French printer and classical scholar
Les deux Dialogues du nouveau langage françois italienizé et autement desguizé, principalement entre les courtisans de ce temps (1578)

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