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Court Uniform And Dress In The United Kingdom - Men's Court Dress - Detailed Descriptions - New Style Court Dress
... The new style of court dress, worn from the 1840s, comprised a dark, frequently black, cloth (or silk-velvet) single-breasted dress coat (lined with black silk ... This was worn with a white satin or black silk collarless waistcoat, and white neckcloth ... For drawing rooms matching breeches with white silk stockings, and a white neck-cloth was worn ...

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    ... the Black woman in America can justly be described as a “slave of a slave.”
    Frances Beale, African American feminist and civil rights activist. The Black Woman, ch. 14 (1970)

    Why silk is soft and the stone wounds
    The child shall question all his days,
    Why night-time rain and the breast’s blood
    Both quench his thirst he’ll have a black reply.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)