Adjusted lévite, trained like the robes à l'Anglaise. Coiffure a large round hat on a toque that is low in front, a single curl in front and four hanging on the Chignon. (1782)
"Thus we no longer fear our enemies. Here we are familiar with the forms that we rejected with hauteur and disdain thirty years ago. But have we taken what was best? Does it not remain to us to adopt every other thing than punch, jockeys, and the scenes of the great Shakespeare?"
Sébastien MERCIER, Tableau de Paris, edit. 1783