Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 416.




Extract—Anecdote; Epigram

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Literary Gazette



    The anecdote relates to a party in which 'it was proposed, on discussing the question of Phrenology, to have casts taken of all the heads present'. A 'rather antique dandy' with dyed hair resisted the plan until persuaded by a lady, who then produced the impromptu: 'Love triumphs, and the struggle's past; / To seem less queer in beauty's eye, / He'll "set his fate upon a cast, / And stand the hazard of the dye."'

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