The loathsomnesse of long haire: or a treatise wherein you have the question stated, many arguments against it produc'd, and the most materiall arguments for it refell'd and answer'd, with concurrent judgement of divines both old and new against it. With an appendix against painting, spots, naked breasts, &c

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The loathsomnesse of long haire: or a treatise wherein you have the question stated, many arguments against it produc'd, and the most materiall arguments for it refell'd and answer'd, with concurrent judgement of divines both old and new against it. With an appendix against painting, spots, naked breasts, &c

London: printed by J. G. for Nathaniel Webb and William Grantham, 1654. First edition, small 8vo, pp. [8], 124, [2]; full contemporary sheep, worn, but sound. Prefatory verses in Latin by D. U., G. A., and R. D., and in English by G. A. and R. B. Bookplate of the South Library, Earls of Macclesfield. An attack on long hair, cosmetics, and fashions for both men and women: "Gentlewomen, Lest you should think yourselves wholly forgotten, having done with the long locks of men, I shall now adde a word, and but a word, concerning the vanities and exorbitancies of many women in painting, patching, spotting, and blotting themselves..." (p. 99). Hall was a Midlands nonconformist of strict views, who was ejected from his cure of souls at the Restoration. Wing H429. Item #46392

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