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  • I asked them that sate next to me what it was that I sawe, and they saide, not his finger; for he was yet dead: and that which I saw appeare through the gowne was a beast, but what beast they knew not nor would not tell.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • To church with my wife in the morning, in her new light-coloured silk gowne, which is, with her new point, very noble.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Mar/Apr 1664/65

  • He being gone I to my office, and there very busy setting papers in order till late at night, only in the afternoon my wife sent for me home, to see her new laced gowne, that is her gown that is new laced; and indeed it becomes her very nobly, and is well made.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Apr/May 1664

  • In one of them he tells her that he has purchased for her the stuff for a "gowne" to be sent by the carrier, and he adds, "Lett me knowe what triminge I shall send for thy gowne."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • The greater number of Readers, because they have found one self-same kind of gowne, suppose most falsely to holde one like bodie.

    Of the Institution and Education of Children. To the Ladie Diana of Foix, Countesse of Gurson.

  • Indian blue gowne which is very pretty, where I left them for an hour, and to my office, and then to them again, and by and by they went away at night, and so I again to my office to perfect a letter to Mr. Coventry about Department Treasurers, wherein I please myself and hope to give him content and do the King service therein.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • We spent all the afternoon together and then they to cards with my wife, who this day put on her Indian blue gowne which is very pretty, where I left them for an hour, and to my office, and then to them again, and by and by they went away at night, and so I again to my office to perfect a letter to Mr. Coventry about Department

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 26: January/February 1663-64

  • We spent all the afternoon together and then they to cards with my wife, who this day put on her Indian blue gowne which is very pretty, where I left them for an hour, and to my office, and then to them again, and by and by they went away at night, and so I again to my office to perfect a letter to Mr. Coventry about Department Treasurers, wherein I please myself and hope to give him content and do the King service therein.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jan/Feb 1663/64

  • A girl walked in his chamber once "with naked fote"; "her lose gowne from her shoulders did fall, / And she me caught in her armes long and small".

    Love in literature

  • A tapestry set depicting "a king riding in a chariott in a blewe gowne with starres" was likely the Alexander tapestry listed in her 1523 inventory. 157 The Inventory described the 1547 tapestry set as depicting a "fier in the middes," which separated two portrayals of a woman in the clouds.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

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