previous next


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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Adolphe (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: