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Dr Johnson's Wigs

Dr. Johnson's wigs were in general very shabby, and their fore-parts

were burned away by the near approach of the candle, which his

short-sightedness rendered necessary in reading. At Streatham, Mr.

Thrale's butler always had a wig ready; and as Johnson passed from the

drawing-room, when dinner was announced, the servant would remove the

ordinary wig, and replace it with the newer one; and this ludicrous

ceremony was performed every day.--Croker.

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