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Lady Innes Kers.--Petticoat of yellow figured Mrs. Cunning.-Amber coloured dress, richly sati, with draperies of piuk crape en applique embroidered in silver drapery, looped up with in silver, and ornzigented with bunches of

silver cord and tassels; train of same colour, silver leaves, train of yellow figured satin, trim- | richly embroidered and trimmed with point med with Brussels point; head-dress, dia lace; bead dress ostrich feathers and diamonds and feathers.

monds. Lady Charlotte Nelson.--A train of Pomuna green crape, richly embroidered with beads, and diamond stomacher, and the body deco. rated with wreaths of diamonds, ihe petticoat

TO MISS H was green to correspoud, ornamenied with chains of beads and tassels of cope de peari, the

AGAIN returns the flowing Spring, draperies fastened with large bunches of varie.

All nature wears a lovelier sinile; gated choice flowers; head dress of green,

Yet its returu po blossums bring, plume of white ostrich feathers, supported by

No cheeriug sun our cares beguile. the diamond aigrette which was presented by

Long have we seen our days o'erspread the Grand Seignior to her illustrious uncle, With ills o'er ills that gather fast, Admiral Lord Ng Isop.

The dawn of hope's no sooner rear'd Lady Charles Somerset - A white sarsnet pet.

Ere it receives the cruel blast. ticoat, with dress lace draperies, ornamented Grieve nat, my dear, tho' hard your fate, with buncles of moss roses, and scabivsses, At this continued scene of woe; and rows of French pearl; train of figured Fortune will yet her frowns abate, sarsnet, richly trimmed.

And happier days once more bestow. Hon. Mrs. A. Stanhope. -Petticoat of yellow

Still thou shalt see thy brother rise, crape, richly embroidered with dead silver;

In spite of envy's specious griu; the drapery looped up with silver snow drops ;

Truth her enrenom'd tongue defies, train to correspond; head-dress diamonds aud

While couscious honour glows withia. feathers.

llor. Mrs. Villiers --A petticoat of blue Calm, my Susan, calm such fears, erape, embroidered with silver.

Nor let a thought your mind distress; Hon. Mrs. Couzens - White satin, with dra. Thy brother's toils, a few short years, pery, embroidered in shells of silver spangles, With wealtb will all his efforts bless. edged with a beautiful border of dead and

B. Hbright silver hops; body and train the same, white net enabroidered with silver. Hon. Mrs. Il'est.--Body and train of lilac Pe

ON account of the length of the Court Dresses ruviau net, trimmed with Brussels point and we hare omitted our OBSERVATIONS and LETsilver; petticoat of white crape richly embroi TER ON DRESS, which, in truth, are this month dered in silver, intermixed with bunches of destitute of all novelty. corn flowers, and tied up with cords and tassels. MT. BELL regrets much that many of the Por

Hon. Mrs. Irby.-A white crape dress over traits giren in the preceding Number of this Work, lilac silk, the drapery having a very brilliant

were delivered in a very feeble condition, oring to

an inperfection in the copper. The Engraring toas ornamental silver border, large silver tassels

i ery finely executed; the first impressions were rery bearing a silver cord across the dress, giving a beautiful, but the copper proving to be rety salt, good relief to the border, finished at the bottom few good impressions were produced. Mr. BELL with a border of silver willow leaves, the crape

is there fore preparing another Plate, entirely new, spangled all over in small howers; a robe of

from the same subject, and he means to gire fine Lilac figured gauze, trimmed with erape, beau-impressions of it in the next Number, as an additi

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onal plate, without any additional erpence, in order tifully bordered with talle, aud oroaneuted that he may be sure of every Subscriber having e with chenille.

fine impression.

London : Printed by and for J. Bell, Southampton-street, Strand.

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PRINTED BY AND FOR SOHN BELL, PROPRIETOR OF THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,

SOUTHAMPTON STREET, STRAND.

The Poetica! Beauties of DR. JOHNSON will be given in our next Number:

THE SEASONS.

BY

JAMES THOMSON.

Spring.

TAE ARGUMENT. The subject proposed.--Inscribed to the Countess of Hartford.-The Season is described as it affects the various parts

of Nature, ascending from the lower to the higher, with digressious arising from the subject.-Its intluence on ihaninate matter.--Un vegetables --On brute animals.-And last on Man.-Concluding with a dissuasive from the wild and irregular passion of love, opposed to that of a pure and happy kind.

Core, gentle Spring, ethereal mildness, come, || Cheer'd by the simple song, and soaring lark.

And from the bosom of yon dropping cloud, Meanwhile incumbent o'er the shining share While music wakes around, veil'd in a show'r The master leans, removes tl'obstructiug clay, Of shadowing roses, on our plains descend. Winds the whole work, and side-long lays the O Hartford, fitted or to shine in courts

glebe. With unaffected grace, or walk the plain While thro'the neighbouring fields the sower With innocence and meditation join'd

stalks, In soft assemblago, listen to my song, With measur'd step; and lib'ral throws the Which thy own seasou paints; when nature all

grain Is blooming and benevolent, like thee. Into the faithful bosom of the ground: ' And see wbere surly Winter passes off, The harrow follows barsh, and shuts the scene. Far to the north, and calls bis ruffian blasts : Be gracious, Heav'n; for now laborious man His blasts obey, and quit the howling bill, Has done his part. Ye fust'ring breezes, blow! The shattered forest, and the ravag'd vale : Ye soft'ning dews, ye tender show'rs, descend! While softer gales succeed, at whose kind touch, And temper all, thou world-reviving sun, Dissolving snows in livid torrents lost, Into the perfect year! Nor ye who live The mountains lift their green heads to the sky. In luxury and ease, in pomp and pride, As yet the trembling year is unconfirin'd,

Think these lost themes unworthy of your ear; And Winter oft at eve resumes the breeze,

Such themes as these the rural Maro sung Chills the pale morn, and bids his driving sleets To wide imperial Rome, in the full beight Deform the day delightless; so that scarce Of elegance and taste, by Greece refin'd. The bittern knows bis time, with bill ingulpht In ancient times, the sacred plough employ'd To shake the sounding marsh, or from the The kings and awful fathers of mankind : shore,

And some with whom compar'd your insect The plovers when to scatter o'er the heath,

tribes And sing their wild notes to the listning waste. Are but the beings of a summer's day, At last from Aries rolls the bounteous Sun,

Have beld the scale of empire, raid the storm And the bright Bull receives him. Then no

Of mighty war; then, with victorious hand,

Disdaining little delicacies, seiz'd This

'expansive atmosphere is crampd with cold; | The plough, and greatly independent liv’d. But, full of life and vivifying soul, .

Ye generous Britons, venerate the plongh; Lifts the light clouds sublime, and spreads | Ando'er your hills, and long-withdrawing vales, them thin,

Let Autumn spread his treasures to the sun, Fleecy and white o'er all-surrounding heav'n. Laxuriant aud unbounded! As the sea

Forth fly the tepid airs; and unconfin'd, Far through his azure turbulent domain Uubinding earth, the moving softness strays. Yoar empire owus, and from a thousand shores Joyous, th’impatient husbandman perceives

W'afts all the pomp of life into your ports ; Relenting nature, and his lusty steers

So with the superior boon may your rich soil Drives from their stalls, to where the well-úsa Exuberant, nature's better blessings pour plough

O'er ev'ry land, the naked nations clothe, Lies in the furrow, loosen'd from the frost. And be th' exhaustless granary of a world! There, unrefusing, to the larness'd yoke Nor only through the lénient air this change They lend their shoulder, and begin their toil, ! Delicious, breathics: the penetrative sun,

No. XLI'II.-Continued from the Poetical part in No. 46.] U

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His force deep-dating to the dark retreat

of pepper, fatal to the frosty tribe : Of vegetation, sets the steaming pow'r

Or, when th' envenom'd leaf begins to eurl, At large, to wander o'er the verdaut earth, With sprinkled water drowus them in their lo various hues; but chiefly thee, gay green !

nest; Thou smiling nature's universal robe ! Nor, while they pick them up with busy bill, Vuited light and shade! where the sight dwells The little trooping birds unwisely scares.

Be patient, swains : these cruel-seeming With growing strength, and ever-new delight.

winds
From the moist meadow to the wither'd bill, Blow not in vain. Far hence they keep re-
Led by the breeze, the vivid verdure runs,

press'd
Avd swells, and deepens, to the cherish'd eye. Those deep'ning clouds on clouds surcharg'i
The hawthorn whitens, and the juicy groves
Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees,

with rain Till the whole leafy forest stands display'd,

That, o'er tbe vast Atlantic bither borne In full luxuriance, to the sighing gales ;

In endless train, would quench the summer

blaze, Where the deer rustle through the twining brake,

And, cheerless, drown the crude unripen'd And the birds sing conceal'd. At once, array'd

year.

[up In all the colours of the Ausbing year,

The north east spends his rage: he now shat By nature's swift and secret-working hand,

Within his iron cave, th'effusive south The garden glows, and fills the liberal air

Warms the wide air, and o'er the void of hear'ı With lavish fragrance; while the promis'd fruit Breathes the big clouds with vernal show'rs Lies yet a little embryo, unperceived,

distent. Within its crimson folds. Now from the town,

At first a dusky wreath they seem to rise, Buried in smoke, and sleep, and noisome Scarce staining ether; but by swift degrees, damps,

In heaps on heaps, the doubling vapour sails Oft'let me wander o'er the dewy fields,

Along the loaded sky; and mingling deep, Where freshvess breathes and dash the trem

Sits on th' horizon round a settled gloom : bling drops

Not such as wintry storms on mortals shed, From the bent bush, as through the verdant | Oppressing life; but lovely, gentle, kind,

And full of ev'ry hope and ev'ry joy; of sweet-briar hedges I pursue my walk;

The wish of nature. Gradual sinks the breeze Or taste the smell of dairy : or ascend

Into a perfect calm ; that not a breath Some eminence, Augusta, in thy plains,

Is heard to quirer through the closing woods, And see the country far diffus'd around,

Or rustling turn the many twinkling leaves Que boundless blush, one white-empurpled In glassy breadtlı

, seem through delusive lapse

Of aspin tall. Th’uncarling foods diffus'd show'r Of mingled blossoms; where the raptar'd eye

Forgetful of their course. 'Tis silence all, Hurries from joy to joy; and hid beneath,

And pleasing expectation. Herds and flocks The fair profusion, yellow Autumn spies.

Drop the dry sprig, aud, mute imploring, eye
If brush'd from Russian wilds a cutting gale The plumy people streak their wings with oil,

The falling verdure. Hush'd in short suspense,
Rise not, and scatter from his humid wings
The clammy mildew; or dry-blowing, breathe |And wait th' approaching sigu to strike, at

To tbrow the lucid moisture trickling off;
Untimely frust; before whose baleful blast

once, The full-blown Spring through all ber foliage Into the general choir. Een mountains, vales,

shrinks Joyless and dead, a wide-dejected waste.

And forests seem, impatient, to demand For oft, engender'd by the hazy north,

The promis'd sweetness. Man superior walls

Amid the glad creation, musing praise,
Myriads on myriads, insect armies warp
Keen in the poison'd breeze: and wasteful eat, | The clouds consign their treasures to the fields;

And looking lively gratitude. At last,
Through buds and bark, into the blacken'dcore And, softly shaking on the dimpled pool
Their eager way. A feeble race; yet oft
The sacred sons of vengeance; on whose course

Prelusive drops, let all their moisture flow

In large eflusion, o'er the freshen'd world. Corrosive famine waits, and kills the year.

The stealing show'r is scarce to patter heard, To check this plagre, the skilful farmer cbaff

By such as wander through the forest-walks, And blazing straw before his orchard buros;

Beneath th' umbrageous multitude of leaves. Till, all involved in smoke, the latent foe

But who can hold the shade, while hear'a From ev'ry cranny suffocated falls ;

descends Or scatters o'er the blooms the paugent dust IA universal bounty, shedding herbs,

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