First Date 1679
Last Date
Title A True Widow I, i.
Author Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642–1692)
Quote Act I, Scene i

BELLAMOUR. But how go matters in France? What new foppery is turned up trumps there?

CARLOS. What with governors. ladies' eldest sons, ambassadors and envoys, you have 'em here almost as soon as the French themselves.

STANMORE. No alteration since we were there?

CARLOS. Wit and women are quite out of fashion, so are flûtes douces and fiddlers: drums and trumpets are their only music.

BELLAMOUR. 'Tis but ill music for their neighbors.
Notes Surely women are never out of fashion!
References Manifold (1956: 127).
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