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[Note 242.5] "he had a shirt collar of enormous size!":- High collars were a feature of the dress style adopted by Dandies. The song dates from the high point of Dandyism around 1820. [Ref: Jane Austen's World https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/the-distinctions-of-the-regency-dandy/]. This cartoon is by Cruikshank