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effect, while the bick and shoulders have been Chinese diadem and comb, of blended diamonds somewhat indecorously and unbecoin ingly ex- and pearls, confine and ornament the hair, and posed. Within this last month, however, deep compose also the necklace, earrings, and bracelace of a mot delicate texture, has been placed , lets. She wears the new Turkish slipper of across the back, gathered in the centre, and on white satin, which is embroidered with the red. each shoulder with brooches. When I attempt, heath at the tve. I must not forget to tell you dear Julis, to give you a delineation of fashionable that rings are invariably, and abundantly disattire, I am puzzled with the multiplicity and played by us fashionables; three or four are worn variety which present themselves to my mind's on the livile finger. They consist of the simple eye. I have endeavoured, however, to execute gold hoop, with a small stone in the centre of your commissions to the best of my power; and each, of the diamond, ruby, emerald, and amewith this you will receive your ball dress, or exe- , thyst. The rainbow hoop-riog, formed in similar cution rohe! so christened by my sprightly cousin, |, variety, takes place of the diamond, by way of who joins me in wishing that it may prove a guard to the wedding ring. But you and I, talisman, by which you may slaughter your Julia, have as yet, nothing to do with this last envious rivals, and lay love al your feet.

mentioned article; and when we have, I trust Your pelisse, I have chosen of fine Georgian that our guard will boast a more auspicious cloth; because it is quite as genteel, and more emblem than that of variety. The long sleeve appropriate for your purpose than velvet. Your of plaited lawn, which you mention, is conbeaver hat, of the military order, cannot fail to sidered very elegant and select, and that of pet please; being likely to form an agreeable associa- | | lace, setting close to the arm, with bracelets and tion with your present state of affairs. The ornaments on the outside, is much worn in evenChinese scarf you may twist round your figure in ing parties. Coloured satin spensers trimmed a diversity of forms; sometimes disposing it in a with mole, linx, or swansdown, 'is a useful graceful drapery for your round muslin, or plain | change; and may be worn with white dresses of satin dress; at others, forming it as a military almost every construction. We find them a com sash; each of which will produce an elegant fortable and becoming shelter from the partial effect on your sylph-like figure. As we are air of the theatres; ours are formed of rose-pink going to a splendid party this evening, I must | satin, trimmed with gossamer fur. And now, hasten to give you a few more samples of fall dear Julia, before I take my leave, a word or two shionable attire, enclose my list of general re | for the dear vicarage. You will make known marks, and then proceed to my toilet. I believe there, that the long-wished for work of our I have before observed that coloured dresses of venerable favourite, the Reverend Percival Stockvarious materials, and constructions, are all the dale, is just ushered into public, and is entitled rage. White satin, with black n t drapery, em “ Lectures on the Great British Poets." Several broidered in colours, and tastefully disposed, is, of the literati speak highly of this production ; however, considered very fashionable and elegant. and my uncle (who you know is a most able Mary appears this evening in a most beautiful judge of classical merit) says that it not only costume after th- above design. It is a simple contains the most refined and correct criticisms on round dress of white satin, with a plain waist, poets, but exhibits specimens of a truly graceful and full short sleeve. The back and shoulders and poetic mind in the lecturer. That in the one cut very low, and a drapery of black net appear on Spenser, all the enchantments of the most ing in front like a large half square. The comer chivalric genius are displayed; and that throughtaken off behind, and embrudered all roun.. in out the whole of the work the reader is led a most beautiful border of the cape-heath and through scenery as romantic as the poet's fairy myrtle: this drapery is placed across the back, i land, and as interesting as any romance that has gathered in a pearl brooch of the shell form, on charmed the nineteenth century. In dwelling the left shoulder; one corner reaching below the thus on its merits, I shall doubtless secure it a knee, where it is finished with a variegated tassel, most welcome rec ption in the libraries of my corresponding with the colours which compose || Truro friends. Adieu, dear Julia ! believe me the border. The other is extended plain over the | ever, with love unfeigned, your bosom, which it delicately casts into shade. All

ELIZA.

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