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He was dressed as a mail guard, with a wig on his head and most enormous cuffs to his coat, and had a lantern in one hand, and a huge blunderbuss in the other, which he was going to stow away in his little arm-chest.
All at once at his elbow, a little voice spoke--"My name is Pig- wig. Make me more porridge, please!" Pigling Bland jumped, and looked round.
"But not a valet to brush his clothes," cut in the priest, with a curious dryness, "for the valet would want to brush his wig, too."
The gentleman from Tellson's had nothing left for it but to empty his glass with an air of stolid desperation, settle his odd little flaxen wig at the ears, and follow the waiter to Miss Manette's apartment.
Oysterpuff, how can a judge give a wise sentence in a clerk's wig?"
"Oh, I see," he said, trying bravely to laugh and ruffling up his wig with his hand.
He had thrown off his embroidered coat and powdered wig, and had on a loose-flowing gown and purple-velvet cap.
The judge, by the way, was the King; and as he wore his crown over the wig, (look at the frontispiece if you want to see how he did it,) he did not look at all comfortable, and it was certainly not becoming.
'Would you care a ha'penny for the Lord Chancellor if you know'd him in private and without his wig? certainly not.'
And, knowing this, I removed the wig and circlet from my head, tossing them carelessly upon the flagging of the court.
Bring that horse here, and go and hang my wig on the weathercock, to show this gentleman whether you're one of the lively sort or not.'
Dobbins' lashings were very vigorous ones, too; for although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age, and there was no sign of feebleness in his muscle.