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LADY'S DRESS.-A round gown with short

As our metropolis cannot at this period be train, ornainentel at the feet in futings of muslin / properly termed the theatre of fashion, we of or needle work; a long sleeve rucked, with full course direct our attention to those places of top; frock back, and lappelled bosom cut low, | public and private resort, where she still reigns and trimmed with scollopeil lace. A Chapeau triumphant. Genius and talent are confined to à la bocage, of imperial chip or sarsnel, orna- no period or clime,-taste and fancy are their mented with a wreath of ivy or jonquille; a offspring, and fashion their conductor and chasingle sprig of the same in front of the bosom in lieu of a brooch. A shawl of Chinese silk,

The celebrated watering places exhibit at this thrown negligently over the shoulders. Hair in

moment an assemblage of beauty and elegance ; a single band across the forehead, relieved by loose !! the balls and theatres, public walks and libraries, curls in front and at the sides. Hoop earrings of

were never more crowded; and the splendour, amber or cornelian. Straw-coloured kid gloves luxury, gaiety, and hospitality displayed at the and shoes.

seats of our nobles, and the villas of our females CHILD'S DRESS.—A frock and trowsers of fine of fashionable eclat, are emblematic of that nacambric, bordered at the bottom in rich fancy |tional prosperity which, spite of our Continental Vandyke; French back, and bosom cut very low, | foe, is still the pride and boast of Albion. and ornamented with the same; Circassian sleeve

It is to the opportunity of observation afforded very short. The Moorish boot, or high pomposa, us from the above-mentioned sources, that we are of bright yellow kid, laced with purple. Sash to

enabled to give a delineation more copious and correspond, tied in shortbows and ends behind. select :han at this season of the year it might

otherwise be in our power to procure, and which, PARISIAN COSTUME.

we are proud to say, will be sought for in vain No 2-A PARISIAN DANCING FIGURE.

amidst the pages of any cotemporary work. Our A round frock of Italian crape, over a white fair readers will be sensible that at this interme. satin slip, ornamented at the bottom with a pink | diate season no great degree of novelty presents and silver ribband. Long waist, laced up the back || itself; but still amidst our general information, with pink or silver chord; a plain bosom cut very we shall hope to pourtray some variety in inlow, trimmed tel que la robe. The melon sleeve, | dividual articles; while we at the same time formed of alternate stripes of pink satin and endeavour to direct the taste in its selection and white crape; a narrow sash of pink ribband, || combination of that attire which produces an lied loosely behind. Hair combed straight from | attractive and elegant tout ensemble. Attention the temples, and leaving a few simple curls on.

to the morning and intermediate costume, we the forehead, is formed in full braids at the back | strongly enforced in our last; it will therefore of the head, confined with a coronet comb of || only be necessary here to specify such articles as pearl, and ornamented with a bunch of auricula

are most worthy of distinction in this and every or close-carnation. A bouquet composed of the other style of fashionable decoration. The Car. rose and myrtle. Necklace, earrings, and brace- || melite, or Content cloak, of coloured sarsnet; lets of fine Chinese pearl. Gloves of French kid, | the Pedlar's cloak, and Rugen mantle, of Chinese and slippers of pink satin, tied round the ankles i silk, trimmed with Vandyke brocade ribband; with silver ribband. Plain silk stockings, a the large Angola, or silk shawl, near two yards French white.

square, gathered full round the throat, and tied


in a full bow on the shoulder, the ends falling i mented with a flower ; but we wish that many irregularly down the left side, and finished with of our females would distinguish and regulate tassel, are considered the most distinguishing in with greater nicety, and not allow those ornathis style of ornament. The hat a la Diana,.of | ments to form any part in the morning decorablack chip, with coloured net embroidered hand

The Prorence hat, Cottage bonnet, or kerchiefs; the Spanish hat, of black satin-straw, small straw hat and veil, are appropriate to the ornamented in front with autumnal flowers ; morning walk, and flowers (that animating and straw, or white chip hats, with Vandyke and consistent decoration of the evening dress)- must scolloped edges ; and small Scotch bonnets, of ever be considered in the above-mentioned cosfancy sarsiets, erged with French binding, and lume a vulgar supernumerary. We have lately trimmed with a full Angola fringe, are selected seen a dress which, from its simplicity and eleby females of the first rank and fashion. The gance, altracted universal attention; it consisted curleri ostrich feather placed across the crown of a plain short gown of leno or crape, worn over of the head is much introduced in full dress, and a white satin slip; at the bottom was laid a has a most novel and appropriate effect.

broad satin ribband, finished at the extreme edge Flowers are much worn, and variously disposed; with a narrow Vandyke lace; a spenser waist the barberry; the ranunculus, the clove-carnation, with short sleeve, composed entirely of crape and and Labrador rose, we observe to rank highest on satin ribband formed in plaits; a winged ruff of the list of fashion. Habit shirts of lace or em. scolloped lace ornamented ihe back and shoulbroidery, with a deep Vandyke falling frill, and ders; and a small hat of the Spanish form, with the shirt with lace introduced in the melon form, a willow feather, frosted with silver, waving over gathered round the throat with a border of the the crown towards the left side where the hat same, are articles perfectly new and attractive. inclined, composed the head-dress. The trinkels The style of gowns vary little since our last com- were entirely of brilliants set in the most fashion, munication. The morning dress is made high in able form; the shoes were white satin, with the neck as usual, and formed in a plain cambric silver rosets; the fan of white tiffany, with lilies sobe, a walkig length ; with belis a la Diana, l of the valley in silver ; and a bouquet consisting and deep Vandyke roff, or in jackets and perti- of the myrtle, mignionette, and Provence rose, coats ornamented with work, lace, or muslin. l completed this almost celestial attire. Dresses French coats, or breakfast wraps, continue their of black, or coloured net, over white satin slips, station in the morning wardrobe, and this style with rich appliqued borders in coloured chenille of costume is considered incomplete and inele. or white beads, are the distinguishing decoration gant without a cap; this latter ornament usually | of many females of rank on public occasions, consists of the Brunswick mob, French quartered | White and coloured embroidered net handkercap, or nun's houd of lace, lined with coloured || chiefs, are still considered extremely fashionable, sarsnet, and edged with a narrow rich Vandyke, | both as ornaments for the hair and to tie down the latter is an article comprising much novelty | the gipsy hat. Tuckers of net, formed in the and elegancé. Round gowns of muslin, eitherhoncy.comb edge, or trimmed with Vandyke short or with trains, edged at the feet with nar. or scolloped lace, are introduced with those row Vandyke, or cut in large crescent scallops, dresses which are cut low in the bosom. Biode and edged with a fine pearl net, worn with a ings of embroidery continue a favourite ornament military sash of white sarsnet, must ever be for muslin and cambric dresses, and it is now not ranked amidst a chaste and fashionable aitire. only introduced round the bottom and bosom Robes of coloured muslin or crape, worn over but up the seains of dresses, and we have not white satin, trimmed with fancy trimming of || witnessed an embellishment more neat and apchenille, beads, or silver, and a cestus to corres- propriate. The short sleeve, if formed of face or pond, are considered uncommonly elegant and with a Vandyke cuff, must only be of an easy attractive. Çainted, or embroidered borders re. fullness; if of the same material as the dress, presenting natural flowers, on muslin or tiffany they are disposed in the melon or bishop form, robes, it is thought will be much introduced in but each very short, finished with hair or pearl full dress during the winter, at present we only | arnilets. notice a few in the very first circles of rank and We have seen nothing in the long sleeve more fashion. Grecian drapery, folded in a picturesque elegant than those described in our last ; nor can style round the figure, is also observable in the there be any covering for the arm more becoming ball room ; but at this season of the year to he and attractive than the Catalani and surplice considered of fashionable distinction, public de- 1 twisted sleeve, confined at the wrist with elastic coration should be chaste and elegant, rather | bracelets of gold or hair. Some dashing elegantes than showy and splendid.

have lately sported stockings of brown and purple In the evening parade, the hat may be orna. | silk, with coloured clocks and open-wove ankles.

But we cannot help remarking that this feature | therefore, dear Julia, those beings the most politie of the human form, when rendered conspicuous and the most happy, who like the inhabitants of by the singularity of its decoration, will attract || this hospitable mansion, fulfil the duties of their without pleasing; we naturally turn with disgust | station, content to take the world as it goes, and from that species of art which obscures and dis- catch pleasure as it Alies ?-You will doubtless guises the symmetry of nature; we confess our- look at the date of my letter with some degree selves a votary to neatness and elegance com- of surprise, and will think us guided by a weatherbined; and therefore wish not to see the above cock influence, in being thus sudden and unexmentioned fashion become goneral amongst fe- pectedly, transported from one place to another. males who have been celebrated for unobtrusive The truth is, dear Julia, that the sulky fits, and loveliness, simplicity, and virtue.

mysterious conduct of Sir James M'Laurence, We have little to remark on the articles of || together with the spirited harangue of his intrinkets, they have undergone little alteration tolerably vulgar spouse, induced cousin Mary since our last Number; the wedding hoop-ring, | to accept an invitation to accompany her brother, with a single brilliant, ruby, emerald, or amethyst | on a shooting party, to this delightful spot. The in the centie; the Carmelite cross, the jessamine || change, dear friend, is productive of considerable brooch, with bottles formed of Egyptian amulet- advantage, both on the score of fashionable inforwood embellished with correspondent characters, | mation, the introduction to polished society, and are the only ornaments in this line which strike the enjoyment of intellectual pleasures. This us as worthy of observation.

beautiful retreat has been in the family of its Gloves and shoes are governed by no particular present possessor (Lord John P-) upwards Vandard, but left to the choice of the wearer; l of seven centuries, and in the sublimity of its the prevailing colours for the season are, rose, architectural construction, picturesque beauly, preen, purple, salmon, and melbourn brown. and local situation is not exceeded by any in this

charming county. You, my dear Julia, would

enjoy the very perfection of rural happiness in LETTER ON DRESS,

the gardens, park, and surrounding scenery of

this earthly paradise. Our host is a man whose IXPLANATORY AND DESCRIPTIVE, FROM ELIZA

natural hauteur of manner is evidently softened TO JULIA

by the mild graces, and amiable dispositions of Henley Grove-House, Surrey. || his lovely wife : she is the second choice of his You preach much, dear Julia, in your epistle Lordship; and amply repays him for a lack of Dow before me, of the quiet pleasures of domes- || connubial feliciiy experienced in his former martic life, of those still and tranquil enjoyinents riage. within the vicinity of our own domains; and After the mixed assemblies which present themgive (I must allow) an interesting portrait of yourselves at the several watering places we have lately fair friend and her rational and amiable spouse ; visited (where the adventurer of both sexes are who, educated in the tenets of the old school, love || permitted indecorously to mingle with people of one another with all their hearts-educate their || distinction and virtue), it is pleasant to find one's. shildren, and attend to the religion, morals, and || self in a society whose unquestionable respectapersonal comfort of their surrounding tenantıy. bility, elegance of depostment, and urbanily of I respect, dear Julia, the purity and delicacy of manners, divest one of restraint, and render unyour sentiments; but allow me to say, that in necessary that reserve so painful to the open and this sad world it is dangerous to refine too highly. generous breast. This mansion is seldom with“ He (says Dr. Johnson) who too delicately re- out visiters of rank and fashion; and we frequentfines his feelings always endangers his quiet.” ly set down sixteen or eighteen to dinner. The

Alas ! Julia, when in early youth, you and I fortune of Lord and Lady Po is ample-their traversed the vicarage garden, and rambled in establishment splendid, and their hearts expand giriish confidence through the old ruins of F- at the call of hospitality. Can I then have a more Abbey, our affection and imagination took the extensive field from whence to gather the choicest lead; oar unadulterate hearts, in love with good- flowers of fashion, taste, and elegance.-Out ness, delighted to paint objects as we wished, morning and out-door costume (which in visits rather than as they are, and to wander in paths of ll of this sort require a particular attention) exhibits visionary happiness. Where, alas! shall we somc little variation since my last address. The look for a realization of those prospects of felici- Carmelite cloak, though much in esteem, is ty, those air-built castles which our vivid fancies rivalled by the Rugen mantle, or Swedish wrap, delighted to rear? Not in the region of romance, ll which owes its origin to the exquisite taşte, and for that is but an ignis fatuus that deludes with invention of my dasbing cousin. In its construc. false hopes and vain expectations. Are not tion it is not unlike the cassocks worn by our

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