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  • If there be but one lady present, pumps and silk-stockings are indispensable.

    The Laws of Etiquette

  • On the other hand, the ideals of very many of the silk-stocking reformers did not relate to the questions of real and vital interest to our people; and, singularly enough, in international matters, these same silk-stockings were no more to be trusted than the average ignorant demagogue or shortsighted spoils politicians.

    VIII. The New York Governorship

  • IN the year when President Garfield died, New York saw the unusual sight of two young “silk-stockings, ” neither of whom had ever been in politics before, running for office in a popular election.

    III. Early Lessons in Politics

  • The gauze silk-stockings offering no protection to the tortured feet even when the boots and shoes were made of more than paper stoutness; while the fashionable woolen wrap, even the fur collar or coat could not counterbalance the danger to health from blouses, low-necked and fashioned of stuff scarcely thicker than cobwebs.

    Women's Wild Oats Essays on the Re-fixing of Moral Standards

  • Another little bit of quite obscure news I heard from Elizabeth: she was in a carriage with her Cousin, old Mr. Rhoid, the other day, when he showed her a man walking along, who he said was once the reigning Dandy of London; "he had seen that man following the hounds, in silk-stockings and pumps and always taking the lead of the whole hunt, nevertheless."

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Christmas only comes once a year, and why shouldn't we fellers have our banquet as well as the silk-stockings?

    A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others

  • And if bread and bacon have not kept pace with our population, and we have many more people in want of them now than in Queen Elizabeth's time, it seems vain to tell us that silk-stockings have kept pace with our population, or even more than kept pace with it, and that we are to get our comfort out of that.

    Culture and Anarchy

  • He had a white velvet suit, covered over with stars and orders, a neat modest wig and bag, and peach-coloured silk-stockings with silver clasps.

    Catherine: a story

  • It was the period when ladies would seriously interrogate their ruder companions as to their opinion upon a foot more or less captivating, according to whether it wore a pink or green silk-stocking; for it was the period when Charles II. had declared that there was no hope of safety for a woman who wore green silk-stockings, because Miss Lucy Stewart wore them of that color.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After"

  • From its account you would take Lord Byron and Mr. Stuart Rose for two very pretty poets; but Mr. Moore's Magdalen Muse is sent to Bridewell without mercy, to beat hemp in silk-stockings.

    The Spirit of the Age Contemporary Portraits


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