"In a few minutes the grisette came in with her box of lace; — I will buy nothing, however, said I within myself. The grisette would show me everything; I was hard to please; she would not seem to see it; she opened her little magazine and laid all her laces one after another before me, etc." [Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey/]


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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