Picturesque hair cutting.
--An English traveller in Paris
having occasion for a hair-cutter, sent for one.
At the time appointed an elegantly-dressed person arrived, and the gentleman sat down before his dressing case to prepare for the operation.
The man walked round his "client" once or twice, and finally, taking his stand at some distance, attentively scrutinized the gentleman's face with the air of aconnoisscur looking at a picture. "Well," said the Englishman, impatiently, "when are you going to begin."--"Pardon me, sir," was the polite reply; "I am not the operative, but the 'physiognomist'--Adolphe
," he called out, and a sleeved and aproned barber entered from the hall, "A la Virgil." With this laconic direction as to the model after which the gentleman's hair was to be arranged, the artist retired.