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Being a divine, a ghostly confessor,
With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek;
And then thoukemb'st the tuzzes on thy cheek:
Of these, my barbers take a costly care.
of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished. SAMUEL Johnson—Boswell's Life of Johnson. (1777)
3. But he shaved with a shell when he chose, "Twas the manner of primitive man. *..." LANG—Double Ballad of Primitive an.
4 Thy boist’rous locks, no worthy match For valour to assail, nor by the sword -
But by the barber's razor best subdued.
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.
PLINy—Natural History. Bk.VII. Ch. LIX.
Holland's trans. 6. Our courteous Antony, - - + + + +
Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 227.
22 The beautiful are never desolate; But some one alway loves them—God or man. If man abandons, God himself takes them. BAILEY—Festus. Sc. Water and Wood Midnight. L. 370.