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a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

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Marston at Paul's might have taken advantage of such material, which he later disowns in his introduction to lack Drum's Entertaiment, where he vows "not to torment your listening ears/With mouldy fopperies of stale poetry,/ Unpossible dry musty Fictions" (3:179).
an innocent Satyre to promote Morality, and by a surprizing kind of raillery Tax the grave fopperies and beloved vices of the doting world; when men have made the most serious things dwindle into meer words; and Venue and honesty, (not to say, Religion and Conscience it self) are esteem'd or made use of, but as Terms of Are to deceive the ignorant, and serve the turns of interest,faction, or ambition.
[He] vowes not to torment your listning eares With mouldy fopperies of stale Poetry, Vnpossible drie musty Fictions(2)
They are faults, Defects, Fopperies, and follies, and Disadvantages.
I believe the prevalence of Duelling, in this kingdom, is considerable, owing to our fondness for even the fopperies arid vices of our neighbours on the continent ...
Here in Spectator 45 he registers apprehensions about what trade might admit to English shores, advocating even peacetime embargoes against the importation of "French Fopperies." This earlier paper suggests that feminine fashions should be controlled by legislation that limits the provision of their materials.
Lamenting "fopperies" and "French frippery," Hardcastle sounds much like the decade's critics of macaroni performances as he calls Marlow "a bouncing swaggering puppy" and "young Mr.
Le Corbusier - the architect designer noted for his austerity, looked coldly on Ruhlmann's opulence as merely pandering to the fopperies of fashion.
In Foxe's account of Latimer's conversion, he describes how Latimer "forsook the School doctors and other such fopperies and became an earnest student of true divinity."(8) "Fopperies" is a key switching point; it casts orthodox doctrine as a grossly overlaid, worldly fashion; a disguising of "God's Word' in a showy, misleading, and affected costume.
The harmless Virgin just begun Through female Fopperies to run, Frequents the Opera, Park and Play, Sees the same Faces ev'ry Day; Her Heart ne'er entertains a Spark; She loves the Opera, Play and Park.
Thomas Rowlandson, the great 18th century caricaturist, whose prints have always been a top favourite with collectors, sneered at the fopperies of 18th century sexual athletes in prints of a distinctly erotic nature -many of which poked fun at the royals of the day and their activities with their mistresses.