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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with
flowered lappets—when gentlemen wore ruffles, and gold-laced
waistcoats of paduasoy and taffeta—there lived a tailor in
Gloucester.
He sat in the window of a little shop in Westgate Street, cross-legged
on a table, from morning till dark.
All day long while the light lasted he sewed and snippeted, piecing
out his satin and pompadour, and lutestring; stuffs had strange
names, and were very expensive in the days of the Tailor of
Gloucester.