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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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3053. FOPPERY, Admiration of.—

for admiration, I am sure the man who powders
most, perfumes most, embroiders most,
and talks most nonsense, is most admired.
Though to be candid, there are some who have
too much good sense to esteem such monkeylike
animals as these, in whose formation, as the
saying is, the tailors and barbers go halves with
God Almighty. [193]
To John Page. Washington ed. i, 183. Ford ed., i, 344.


Jefferson was 19 years of age in 1762.—Editor.