To be a gentleman was a matter of silk breeches and perukes and late hours?
Wigs, perukes, or periwigs, were revived in the seventeenth century.
Cards and tables do offend him, and perukes do fall within the compass of his theme.
The divine was a man who placed charity above rubrics, and discarded bigotry as he did perukes.
Mrs. Archer went softly up to the maker of perukes, and whispered something in his ear.
Further, send me eight confidential discreet men of my height and size, with eight perukes, exactly the cut of mine.
He describes these Horonites of wit as “magnificent fops, whose talents reach but to the adjusting of their perukes.”
Wig, said my master, he wants none; for his own venerable white locks are better than all the perukes in England.
One of these perukes would sometimes cost forty or fifty pounds.
Artificial hair, for the manufacture of perukes, is dyed in the same manner as wool.