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divines; it is formed of a Chinese si/k, a pale || idea of their form and effect. As Mary and my. olive colour, and is ornamented all round with a self proposed to join the throng of Terpsichore, most delicate fancy border' of embroidery in we of course wore our robes appropriately short; coloured silks; a deep silk fringe is placed at the these were formed of undressed Italian tiffany, extreme edge, and the sash (which is brought made round, and cut in deep scallops at the across the left shoulder, is fastened in á tuft on bottom, round which was a most delicate border the opposite side of the waist, and the ends of barberries, painted to nature. The under dress trimined with the same. With these wraps we was a slip of gossamer satin, edged at the feet wear hats of black satin-straw, somewhat of the with a very narrow Vandyke in silver ; the bosom Spanish form, with a damask rose, or carnation, and bottom of the sleeve ornamented with the placed in front, or towards the left side near the same. Our hair fell in irregular ringlets round hair. There are four of us at this hospitable the forehead, divided over the left eye, and a mansion who appear in these novel habits, and I small Arcadian hat of silver frosted satin, orna. assure you we not only attrace the beaus of sport- mented with a wreath of barberries, was placed on ing celebrity, but move the wonder of surround- one side of our heads. Mary wore a single row ing villagers. In our breakfast attire we do not of fine brilliants, by way of necklace, from the exclude the French coat of cambric or muslin, centre of which was suspended a Carmelite cross, but our peasant jacket and petticoat we consider her earrings and bracelets to correspond. On her as a more unique article. It is necessary how beautifully turned arm was displayed the armlet ever that I observe to you, that unless the figure of fashionable adoption, and which is compused be tall or slender, no advantage can be derived of the hair of your lover and dearest feniale from: this habit.
friend, as a souvenir de l'amour par et de l'ametie. At this season of the year there is no novel My ornaments were of pearl, and we each wore standard for full dress, but its alterations and em- bouquets of the Labradore rose, Cape heath, and bellishments are at the direction of fancy, the jessamine; our shoes were of while satin, emstyle however is preserved, and a correct taste, broidered in silver jessamine at the toes; our and ready invention, can at all times vary the gloves of French kid, rucked so as to display the effect with advantage. Lord P-visits all the round of the arm; and we had Opera fans of families of distinction within twenty miles of his white crape, with naval devices in transparencies. mansion, and we have therefore a succession of Lady P very kindly complimented us on dinner visits, and inducements for drives to town. the choice of our attire; and assured us that we Last week Mary and myself accompanied our were considered the best dressed girls in the ball. elegant hostess to the aniversary ball of the
Forgive this egotism, dear Julia, and Honourable Mrs. C- Here was collected believe me not the less your faithful and af. | all the splendour and fashion of the gay world; | fectionate never did I see tas!c, beauty, and grace so uni
ELIZA. versal. My time will not allow a description of the furniture and decoration of this splendid seat; suffice it, that the Grecian and Chinese taste took
TO CORRESPONDENTS. place of the Egyptian of antecedent celebrity ; and lights transiniited from lamps of alabaster, THE Letter of our Sandwich Correspondent, painted in elegant devices, diffused a mild and containing thoughts occasimed by reading a recent chastened light, which gave an enchanting in publication by Diogenes, entitled “ The Rnyal terest to the objects which moyed beneath their Eclipse, or Delicate Facts," came too late for inrays.
serlion in ourpresent Number but will appear in our As our dresses for this gay occasion were ne- | next; and likewise the coniinuation of the " Anti cessarily select, I will endeavour to give you an guarian Olio."
Lundon: Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton-Street, Strunr.
1. An elegant Portrait of Her Royal HIGHNESS The Crown PRINCESS OF DENMARK. 2. FOUR WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES of Ladies in the London Fashions for the Month. 3. AIR FOR THE ELEPHANTS; composed by the celebrated GLUCK. 4. A new and elegant PATTERN for NEEDLE-WORK.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS
A singular Account of a Play....... 208
ib. The two Apothecaries.
210 My Night-Cap.....
Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of
FAMILIAR LECTURES ON USEFUL
215 Additions to the Natural History of certain On the Art of Drawing
180 On the Imagination...
217 Thoughts occasioned by Reading a recent Publication, entitled" The Royal Eclipse;
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. or, Delicate Facts; by Diogenes".. Speech delivered in a Literary Society
Maids to be Married; by M. Picard ...... 221 Essay on Flattery...
Criticism on the new Performers at Drury. Essay on Quackery 192
lane and Coven'. garden The Arriquarian Olio.....
193 Continuation of Voltaire's Zadig; or, Blue
LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Eyes ......
194 | Explanation of the Prints of Fashion 225 A Tour in Zealand, in 1802, by a Native of English and Parisian Costume ...
ib. Denmark ...
196 | General Observations on the most select and Sir Edward Seymour; an English Tale .... 200 elegant Fashions for the Season ........
226 The Ladies' Toilette; or, Encyclopædia of Letter on Dress.....
227 Beauty ...
205 | Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.
London: Printed by and for J. Bell, Proprietor of the Weekly MESSENGER, Southampton-Street,
Slrand, November 1, 1807.