1893 text

A gorget or neckerchief worn by women at this time. “A woman’s neck whisk is used both plain and laced, and is called of most a gorget or falling whisk, because it falleth about the shoulders.” — Randle Hohnt (quoted by Planche).

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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