Your Handy Guide to Clerical Beards #4. The Fan

by Instant Noodle

Next to Tufty comes the Fan, the lower line of the face must in this case mark the limit to which the razor may go. When the hair has arrived at a certain growth then the razor must clear all superfluity from the neck beneath, leaving half an inch of hair in depth to form the fan. Bandoline and gum Arabic will give this fringe the proper set ; it greatly sets off the human countenance as the fans of peacock feathers do the POPE. An insinuating preacher will deeply impress the serious mind by a well-disposed Fan.

(5th March 1864)