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  • His knowledge of perruquiery, acquired in a higher sphere, was a new power in the community—it so excited the wonder and taste of the window gazers, that they came inside by the dozen—consented to have their heads shaved, in the prospect of one day looking as curly and shiny about the poll as the wax-work wonders in the window—wearing with a meek spirit the while, the rustiest relics of by-gone wiggery which the old stock could furnish.

    --Seneca Smith, 1860, After Many Days, p. 280

    April 6, 2008