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HAIR PRYNNE (WILLIAM) The Unlovelinesse, of Love-Lockes. Or, a Summarie Discourse, Prooving: the Wearing, and Nourishing of a Locke, or Love-Locke, to Be altogether Unseemly, 1628
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HAIR
PRYNNE (WILLIAM) The Unlovelinesse, of Love-Lockes. Or, a Summarie Discourse, Prooving: the Wearing, and Nourishing of a Locke, or Love-Locke, to Be altogether Unseemly, first edition, with "needs" spelling on D2, shaved touching approximately 8 catchwords, one line of text and a few rule-borders at upper margin, modern quarter blue morocco [STC 20477.5], small 4to, London, [no publisher], 1628

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  • "... a rough and briefe discourse; whose subiect, though it bee but course and vile, consisting of effeminate, proud, lasciviousk, exorbitant, and fantastique Haires, or Lockes, or Love-lockes", in which the author attacks "our mannish, impudent, and inconstant female sexe [who] are Hermophradited, and transformed into men... [by their] unnaturall tonsure, and odious if not whorish cutting and crisping of their haire...".
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