7 January 1720   íTis said that there will be no masquerading this year in the Hay-market, notwithstanding subscriptions were taken in for it; there having been a sufficient deal of that sort of sport in all parts of the town, during the summer season; and ítis hoped many of those good gentlemen, will now be soon obliged to throw off their masks and disguises, little to the advantage of their own dear persons. (London Journal)

24 December 1726   Thirty three dozen of vizard masks have been lately imported from Leghorn for the masquerades. (Mistís Weekly Journal)

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CITATION: Rictor Norton, Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook, "Masquerades", 13 March 2007 <>

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