Your Handy Guide to Clerical Beards #6. The Turkeycock

by Instant Noodle

The animal creation affords us some lessons on this subject which we may improve, and of which the clergy have taken very proper advantage. For instance, the Turkeycock affords us a hint for a very charming arrangement of pilosity. In this case we allow neither beard nor moustache, but a very simple development of the whisker. It is brought down in the shape of a turkeycock’s jowls, the scizzors, curling-tongs, with gum, and if needful a horsehair centre, will bring this admired form to perfection.

(5th March 1864)