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Human Development, Animal Behaviour, Religious Authority
Describes the various styles of beards worn by the clergy. Stresses that the 'Barbarine Movement is altogether the property of the [Anglican] Establishment', while Dissenters shave 'in gloomy silence'. Several of these beard styles make the wearers look like various animal species. For example, there is 'the Turkeycock', in which the beard is 'brought down in the shape of a turkeycock's jowls', 'the Gibbon, a very becoming fringe, suggested by that amiable species of ape', 'the Lynx', which 'is most appropriate for preachers of the Boanerges class', and 'the Goat', which is 'merely the under beard brought over the cravat'. (98) The illustrations show clergymen wearing various styles of beard.
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