Thomas Dekker: “In Peace, An Ornament”

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“Long hair will make thee look dreafully to thine enemies, and manly to thy friends: it is, in peace, an ornament; in war, a strong helmet; it…deadens the leaden thump of a bullet: in winter, it is a warm nightcap; in summer, a cooling fan of feathers.”

Thomas Dekker, The Guls Horne Booke, 1609 

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