( 21 ) CHAPTER 111. I.ACE. “ Je demandai de ladentelle : Voici le tulle de Bruxelles, La blonde, le point d’Aleinjon, Et la Maline, si legere; L’application d’Angleterre (Qui se fait a Paris, dit-on) ; Voici la guipure indigene, Et voici la Valenciennes, Le point d'esprit, et le point de Paris; Brof lea dentelles Les plus nouvelles Que produisent tous les pays” Le Palais des Dentelles, Pothomago, Lace 1 is defined as a plain or ornamental network, wrought of toe threads of gold, silver, silk, flax, or cotton, interwoven; to c i may be added “poil de chevre,” and also the fibre of the aloe, employed by the peasants of Italy and Spain. The term lacez, rendered in the English translation of the statutes 2 ace, implies braids, such as were used for decorating the sn 61 ® P arts of the dress > and appears long before lace, properly o called, came mto use. “Passament” 3 also was a general term tor glm ps and braids, as well as for lace. Modern industry as separated these two classes of work, but the words being merly use d to express both renders it difficult in historic earch to separate one from the other. calle Same C0]lt ' l !f i0U ° CCMS in Erancc > where the first lace was or 1 P assement > because it was applied to the same use, to braid enti " l ^ ° Ver ^ 1<3 coads and °ther garments. The lace trade was re y m the hands of the “Passementiers” of Paris, who were “ Spitzen • “ dentelle : ” German, * g tatute 3 Edw . IV . c . iii. Genoa “'v>; 7 , a mer lelt°)” “ trina;” 3 “ Passement, a lace or lacing.”—Cot- totch;“ kante ° : ., Spanisl1 ’ “ enca i e grave.