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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1580  Thursday, 22 September 2005

From: 		Joseph Tate <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Sep 2005 12:26:06 -0700
Subject: 16.1565 lovelocks
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1565 lovelocks

William Prynne published _The Vnlouelinesse, of Lovelockes_ in 1628. 
About 63+ pages worth of invective. He says: "the wearing and nourishing 
of these Loue-lockes, is an ordinary, and common Badge, or Embleme of 
Effeminacy, Pride, Vaine-glory, Lasciuiousnesse, Inciuilitie, 
Licentiousnesse, and Deboistnesse" (D3r).

Earlier he says "Loue-lockes, are Lockes: they are long Haire, which is 
a shame to men that weare it." But what they look like is never clear 
from his descriptions. He calls them "Crisped-Lockes, " vnnaturall 
Loue-lockes" and "Hairie excrements." Plus, "The Ancient Germanes did 
vse to weare long red Haire tyed vp in a knot, as our Loue-lockes 
sometimes are."

Joseph Tate
Oregon State University

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