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  • Robert Van Patten
    Eff them all, sez I, mate. ... a ... representation ... when ... recall, ... long ... the ... it ... Macaroni-ism. ... it ... Here ... square miles: in
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 24, 1999
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      Eff them all, sez I, mate.

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      > From: BritcomHMP@...
      > To: WarOf1812@onelist.com
      > Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Macaroni one more time
      > Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 3:43 PM
      >
      > From: BritcomHMP@...
      >
      > In a message dated 6/24/99 1:58:57 PM Central Daylight Time,
      > orville@... writes:
      >
      > << It is my understanding that the observation that YD stuck a (that is,
      a
      > single) feather in his hat and called it Macaroni was a comment on YD's
      > bumpkinesque presumption that one feather would do for the
      "representation"
      > of the effete and overdone display of feathers/plumes in the Macaroni
      > style. I always thought that it did him credit. >>
      >
      > Yes Robert I understand your point. The point under discussion though is
      when
      > the term 'Maccaroni' went out of common usage. Betsy asserted, as I
      recall,
      > that her research suggested that YD was actually written c 1804 which is
      long
      > after the Maccaroni fashion was at it height. My question is why would
      the
      > term be used if it was not current. This very term being reason I thought
      it
      > dated to the time of the Rev War which is also the height of
      Macaroni-ism.
      > Actually being a macaroni was a lot more than the feathers in your hat,
      it
      > was a whole mode of dress, attitude and deportment that was eventually
      > replace in England by the Dandies and in France by the Incroyables.
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      > Tim
      >
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