Wanted to dress up for Shakespeare’s Birthday but needed costume help? Well, help has arrived for a mere two shillings (or fifty cents) from this 1892 publication with so very many suggestions (some entirely inappropriate for any occasion - this was published in 1892.)
illustrations from Masquerade and carnival: their customs and costumes by Mrs. Jennie Taylor Wandle
Ghosts of the Asylums.
Ophelia… William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts. There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.”
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