The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1580 Thursday, 22 September 2005
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
Oregon State University
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