I asked, just as a stocky bearded man dressed in a brown religious smock came out of a side door.
Here he remained during the whole season, as joint-manager with Sheridan, in the direction and profits of the Theatre Royal in Smock Alley.
The women's dress is a smock with sleeves loose to the wrist, where they fit tightly.
The tradition is that, during those evil days, Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner, and that he preached to his congregation at Bedford in a smock-frock, with a cart-whip in his hand.
Men wear a long smock of homespun linen, beneath red or blue waistcoats with trousers of white frieze.
The women's dress consists of a similar smock, a " zouave " jacket of embroidered velvet and two brightly coloured aprons tied over a white skirt, one in front and one behind.
"If it were hot," Prince Andrew would reply at such times very dryly to his sister, "he could go out in his smock, but as it is cold he must wear warm clothes, which were designed for that purpose.
Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
The maiden who had been first in white and then in light blue, now wore only a smock, and stood beside the throne with her hair down.