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(le says) to no covering under Heaven.' - How glorious to
our Prince, when he should bebold all his subjects clad with
the production of his own Country!' And it closes with prescribing some other improvements in dress, which were afterwards brought in. That anti-picturesque appendage, the hat, does not escape the Satirist's remark.
The wisest and most healthy of the ancients went continually bareheaded ; so Masinissa, Cæsar, so Hannibal us’d to go: But when I must be cover'd, I infinitely prefer the Buchingamo or Montero lately reform'd, before any other whatever, because it is most manly, usefull and steady. I have heard say that when a Turk would execrate one that displeases him, he wishes him as unstable as a Christian's Hat; and in effect 'tis observed, that no man can so plant it on another man's head but the owner do's immediately alter it, nor is it ever certain. All that can be reply'd in its behalf is, that it shades the face : but so would a Tuft of Feathers in the Montero, which is light and serviceable when the sun is hot, and at other times ornamental.
We have left ourselves no room to notice, otherwise than very generally, the documents which form Part II. of the second Volume; but, indeed, their value and interest arise altogether from the illustrations they incidentally furnish of the history of that period ; and we could make no use of them without going very much into biographical details. They consist of a private correspondence between Charles I. and Sir Edward Nicholas, beginning in the year 1641, when the King visited Scotland, and contiouing, at intervals, to the year 1648; a correspondence afterwards carried on by the same trusty secretary, with Charles II. and the Queen of Bohemia ; some unpublished letters to and from Sir Edward Hyde (afterwards earl of Clarendon) and Sir Rich. Browne; and some state papers elucidatory of the transactions of the period. Mr. Bray has taken considerable pains to render this portion of the volumes interesting, by illustrative notes, which display very extensive reading, and contain much acceptable information. The whole work, indeed, reflects the highest credit on the respectable Editor; and its value is much enhanced by the copious Indexes to the Diary and Letters, and to the Private Correspondence. There are some very good portraits,-Mr. Evelyn and his Lady, Sir Edward Nicholas, and Sir Richard Browne, besides some views and plans of the estates of the Evelyn family
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