The Vicar of Wakefield, when prepared for church on the first Sunday after his loss of fortune, reproving his wife and daughters for appearing in their usual finery. "These ruflflings and pinkings, and patchings will only make us hated by the wives of all our neighbours, etc."
Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its Foundation in 1769-1904. 8 vols. London: Henry Graves and Co. and George Bell, 1906.
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