The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . in coif, and on hisforehead he wears a crimson kind of mitre, witha gold border, and, behind, it turns up in formof a horn : on his shoulders he carries ermineskins to the middle, which is still a badge ofthe Consuls habit; on his feet he wears em-broidered sandals^, tied with gold buttons, andabout his middle a most rich belt, embroideredwith costly jewels, in so much, that the habit of n C. Vecellio, a much better authority, says slippers. Porta in piedi le piaiidelle piu del medesimo usasi ancheda cavallieri nobili di Vene

The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . in coif, and on hisforehead he wears a crimson kind of mitre, witha gold border, and, behind, it turns up in formof a horn : on his shoulders he carries ermineskins to the middle, which is still a badge ofthe Consuls habit; on his feet he wears em-broidered sandals^, tied with gold buttons, andabout his middle a most rich belt, embroideredwith costly jewels, in so much, that the habit of n C. Vecellio, a much better authority, says slippers. Porta in piedi le piaiidelle piu del medesimo usasi ancheda cavallieri nobili di Vene Stock Photo
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The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . in coif, and on hisforehead he wears a crimson kind of mitre, witha gold border, and, behind, it turns up in formof a horn : on his shoulders he carries ermineskins to the middle, which is still a badge ofthe Consuls habit; on his feet he wears em-broidered sandals^, tied with gold buttons, andabout his middle a most rich belt, embroideredwith costly jewels, in so much, that the habit of n C. Vecellio, a much better authority, says slippers. Porta in piedi le piaiidelle piu del medesimo usasi ancheda cavallieri nobili di Venetia. the Duke, when at festivals he shows himselfin the highest state, is valued at about 100, 000crowns. ^ The chiefs of the Council of Ten, who werethree in number, wore red gowns with longsleeves, either of cloth, camlet, or damask, ac-cording to the weather, with a flap of the samecolour over their left shoulders, red stockings, and slippers. The rest of the Ten, accordingto Coryat, wore black camlet gowns with mar-vellous long sleeves, that reach almost down to. l_Ci, sfi.!me of the Clarissimoes.] the ground. The clarissimoes generally woregowns of black cloth faced with black taffata, with a flap of black cloth, edged with taffata, over the left shoulder; and all these gownedmen, says the same author, do wear marvel-lous little black caps of felt, without anj^ brimsat all, and very diminutive falling bands, noruffs at all, Avhich are so shallow, that I haveseen many of them not above a little inchdeep. The colour of their under garmentswas also generally black, and consisted of aslender doublet made close to the body, withoutmuch quilting or bombast, and long hose plain, without those new-fangled curiosities and ridi-culous superfluities of panes, pleats, and otherlight tojS used with us Englishmen. Yet, hecontinues, they make it of costh stuff, well In the collection at Goodrich Court is the walking-staff of a Doge of Venice of the sixteenth century.^ Coryat. COSTUME. 583 bese

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