Pareil ou pas pareil

In his treatise on « Queen-Gold, » or Queen-pinmoney, an old King’s Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: « Ye tail is ye Queen’s, that ye Queen’s wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone. » Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies’ bodices. But this same bone is not in the tail; it is in the head, which is a sad mistake for a sagacious lawyer like Prynne.