Tuesday, December 31, 2019
From The British Essayists; with Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, Volume 24, by Robert Lynam
"In the ornamental department of science, has there been any thing, since the days of Medea, that could so effectually give beauty to homeliness, or restore youth to age as the Circassian Wash, or the Venetian Flower-water? or has the cunning of art ever rivalled the productions of nature more successfully than in the Elastic Cushion and Spring Curls, 'which,' says the advertisement, 'are as natural and becoming, nay, by many thought more so, than the natural hair itself?'"
From The Mirror, #80. Saturday, February 12, 1780, by Henry Mackenzie.