Note to King Lear, 2.2.17: "worsted-stocking"


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King Lear,
Act 2, Scene 2, line 17
worsted-stocking: woolen stockings —Real gentlemen wore very expensive silk stockings.
Worsted Stockings
Worsted Stockings
Source: Notes on 18th Century Stockings
Silk Stockings
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southhampton
Source:Renaissance Clothing and Sumptuary Laws