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episcopal clergyman in the interior, as a 'free-woman, Scotchman of his recent neglect of the ordinances of As her fight, however was immediately reported to the religion, and I saw him in church for a few Sabbaths authorities, she was traced, apprehended, and sent to the thereafter. His wife, however, returned to him again third class in the factory---the place of punishment for at the expiration of her sentence, and I saw him no female-convicts---the marriage being null and void.

more. Many of the female convicts conduct themselves in When female convicts are returned to Government by an unexceptionable manner, and rear large families of the families to which they have been assigned, or are interesting and promising children, when reputably sentenced to punishment by the magistrates for petty married in the colony; for it is not an unusual case for a misdemeanours, they are forwarded in a covered wag, woman, who had been exceedingly depraved and abso- gon to a sort of Bridewell at Paramatta, called the lutely unmanageable in a single state, to conduct herself Female Factory, in which there are generally from two with propriety when advantageously married. Others, to five hundred female convicts, under the charge of a however, are indifferent enough in either condition, and respectable matron and the superintendence of a comwhen assigned as servants to respectable łamilies are mittee oi management. They are aivided into three got rid of and returned to Government with all con- classes. The First Class consists of those who from venient speed. But the fault is by no means uniformly particular circumstances have not been assigned as maidon the side of the convict. A remark---which I recollect servants to private families on their arrival in the having heard the eccentric, but truly apostolic, Rowland colony, or of those whose good conduct has merited Hill, make at a public meeting of the friends of a their elevation from the inferior classes. All the females Pemal Penitentiary Society in London many years ago-- of this class are assigned as maid-servants, on being is unfortunately too well suited to the meridian of New applied for by reputable persons, in the same way as on South Wales, “ Mistresses are always complaining," the arrival of a female convict-ship, the state of the said the venerable old man, of their having bad servants ; Factory being announced weekly for the information of but I will tell you what, ladies, there are a great many the public in the Government Gazette. The Third bad mistresses too.”

Class consists of incorrigible females, or of those who There are instances of persons of the industrious have been sentenced to a certain period of penal conclasses of society, who have arrived free in the colony, finement in the Factory on account of some misdemeamarrying female convicts, and having no reason subse- nour; and The Second Class consists of those who quently to regret the step they have taken. The expe- have served out their period of sentence in the Third, riment, however, is a dangerous one, and is sometimes and who are undergoing probation ere they are again attended with a different result. About seven years ago, advanced to the first. The in mates of the Factory are a reputable Scotch mechanic, who was able shortly after employed variously, according to their characters and his arrival in the colony to take jobs on his own account, stations in the establishment, but chiefly in the prowas infatuated enough to marry a female convict of cesses connected with the manufacture of coarse woollen prepossessing appearance, but unfortunately of little else cloth, called Paramotta cloth, of which blankets and to recommend her. Previous to his marriage, he had slop-clothing are made for the convict-servants of setbeen regular in his attendance on the ordinances of tlers throughout the territory.

With a view to disperse the female convicts more modes of spending the Sabbath than going to church, widely over the territory, and to enable respectable and he had accordingly to accompany her on Sunday. families in the interior to procure female servants with excursions of pleasure to the country. Unfortunately, greater facility, the present Governor has established however, bis wife very soon got into trouble, as it is subordinate factories at Bathurst and Hunter's River, technically termed in the colony ; i.e. into the com- to which a proportion of the female convicts from each mission of some crime or misdemeanour, which issues ship are forwarded on their arrival, and in which those in the individual's flagellation, or imprisonment, or that have been returned to Government by their masters transportation, or death by law-.- for the phrase is suffi- are kept for re-assignment in the district; and I am ciently extensive in its signification. She had been happy to add that the measure is likely to be attended concerned in a riot, which two free persons lodging in with great benefit. Indeed, the system of management her husband's cottage had raised during his absence, pursued for a long time previons, in regard to that and was immediately carried by the constables before the portion of the prison-population of the colony, was police magistrate of Sydney, who decides in a summary obviously and outrageously preposterous. For instead manner in all cases in which convicts, whether married of adopting every possible means to effect the dispersion or not, are concerned. The offender was in this instance of female convicts, that they might at least have some sentenced to three months confinement, in the third or chance of getting reputably settled, and even winking lowest class in the factory at Paramatta. One of the at pettier peccadilloes for the accomplishment of so rules of that institution is, that no female shall be ad- important an object, they were generally immured, to mitted into the third class without having previously the number of tive or six hundred, within stone-walls undergone the operation of shaving the head; and the and iron-gates. The impolicy of such a system will appoor husband was in this instance so much distressed at pear from the following consideration, in addition to the very appearance which he thought his wife would various others that will naturally suggest themselves to exhibit, when divested of her hair, that he actually the reader, viz., that there are frequent instances in the called at my house to request that I would forward a colony, as I have already had occasion to observe, of petition which he had prepared to the authorities that females who had been perfectly unmanageable wlien the operation might for once be dispensed with in his imprisoned in the Factory, subsequently becoming rewife's favour. During the conversation that took placemarkably quiet and well-behaved wives and mothers of on the occasion, I took an opportunity to remind the children.

religion, but his wife had various other more eligible :

which he had discovered, and the anxiety he had manifested on her behalf, soliciting that if the ends of justice could possibly be attained by a milder punishment, the feelings of the community might not be outraged by the execution of a female, who had probably been herself the unhappy victim of some unprincipled seducer. The young man was extremely grateful for the little service done him, and I was happy to learn afterwards that his unfortunate sister's sentence of death was commuted into a milder punishment.

From Dr. Lang's Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales.


There are comparatively few instances of female convicts committing capital offences in New South Wales. An instance of the kind, however, happened to fall under my own observation several years ago, in the following rather singular way. I was proceeding alone in a gig one Monday morning to solemnize a marriage at a considerable distance in the interior, when a yonng man, decently attired in the garb of a sailor or ship carpenter, who was walking towards Sydney, requested to know whether I was some other person whom he named. There was a feeling of distress evidently pourtrayed in the young man's countenance, that induced me to ask him some question that immediately elicited his affecting story He had arrived in the colony a few months before, as the carpenter of a convict ship, and finding that he could obtain eligible employment in Sydney, had obtained his discharge from the vessel, and remained on shore. On the Saturday evening previous, he was sitting in his lodging after having finished his week's labour, when some person, entering the house, incidentally mentioned that he had just been at the Supreme Court, and had heard sentence of death pronounced on a man and woman for robbing their master, a respectable settler residing about forty miles from Sydney. The name of the woman, which the stranger also mentioned at the time, coinciding with that of a sister of his own, who had suddenly disappeared from her father's house in London about two or three years before, and never afterwards been heard of by her relatives, it immediately struck him that the woman might possibly be his lost sister. He accordingly went forthwith to the jail, and having obtained admittance, found to his inexpressible grief, that the woman under sentence of death was actually his own sister. His parents, he told me, were poor, but honest people, who had reared a large family of eight or nine children, and she was the only one of the number who had gone astray. On consulting some person as to what was proper for him to do in such circumstances, he was told to get a memorial to the governor, drawn up on his sister's behalf, and to have it recommended, if possible, by her master. He, therefore, went forthwith to a person in Sydney who wrote memorials for hire, and got a document of the kind drawn up. The writer was an emancipated convict, and the memorial was written in the usual style of such writers---taking for granted, as a matter of course, and strongly protesting the innocence of the criminal, and insinuating that her present situation is the result of misfortune rather than of misconduct. It was eleven o'clock at night before the precious document, which cost, if I recollect aright, two dollars, was finished; but, as soon as it was completed, the young man, who had never been a mile out of Sydney, before, instantly set off alone and on foot through the gloomy forest to the residence of his sister's late master, to request him to recommend the memorial. He had reached his destination, and had got about half-way to Sydney on his return, when I met him on the following Monday morning. On reading the memorial, I was apprehensive it would rather do harm than good, and therefore desired the young man to accompany me to a house a little way on, where we could obtain materials for writing, and where I should write something, which I had reason to hope would be of more service to him. The young man gladly accepted of my offer; and I accordingly wrote a short account of the manner in

It was in the latter part of May, that the Festival of the Rose was held in the little village of Alliére, in Provence. It had been the custom for years, many more than the memory of any inhabitant of the country could remember, to hold a sort of rustic revel under this name, where the fairest and most virtuous of the village maidens was adorned by her unenvying companions with that symbol of purity and loveliness—a white rose. It is not consistent with our present purpose to trace the origin of a ceremony which is as old perhaps as the barbarian inhabitants of the land, and which, at least, may be considered as one of the first indications of civilization. In the year 1234 the Count Raimond Allière had resolved to celebrate it with more than usual pomp, for his niece, the daughter of a beloved brother who had died in the Holy Land, had just quitted the neighbouring convent in which she had been educated, and was about to become the mistress and the ornament of her doting uncle's castle. The day on which the Festival of the Rose was to be held was that of her nativity, and her uncle intended that she should offer herself as a competitor for the prize. Perhaps even if she had been less unequivocally entitled to it her claim would have been allowed; but she had no need to call to her aid the advantages of her station. Her charms spoke for themselves, and her benevolence had been so often exercised upon the poor villagers, that they looked upon her as one of those beneficent beings of another world, which the imaginations of poets feign to come down to earth sometimes for the succour of its suffering children. Still, in the count's offering his niece as a candidate for the white rose, there was a proof of that simplicity which was a part of his character, and which was so often, at the period of which we speak, to be found in company with the sterner virtues,

Perhaps, too there was another motive which was not without its influence in the old man's mind. It had been the dying wish of his neice's father that she should marry the son of his companion in arms, Gui de Besancour; and when the beautiful Claude had attained that age at which it was thought time to fix her future destiny, this proposition was made to the young heir of Besancour. He bore his father's name of Gui, and had given fair carnest of keeping that name no less illustrious than it had been made by a long line of ancestors. He had gained honour beyond his years in the battles of his country, and perhaps some of the

never seen,

vanity of a young man led him to decline too hastily by a crowd of laughing rustics to the throne, to pay the proposal that had been made to marry him, in pur. homage to the queen of the day. He was soon informed suance of a dead man's will, to a lady whom he had of the nature of the festival; but, as it was a rule of

He replied to the count's messenger, that the sport, that the queen of the day should be addressed he was about to take a command in Spain, and that, as by no other name than that of her title, and giving in his absence from his native country might be of uncer- at once to the humour of the moment, he, after striking tain duration, he relinquished all thoughts of the honor

a few chords on his lute, improvised the following which was intended him by such an alliance. The song, which he sung with a rich mellow voice :count, stung with this cool reply, which however ad. mitted of no further consideration, resolved that his

Of all the flowers that deck the earth,

Wheo summer beauties first unclose, niece's beauty should at least be seen and acknow

The fairest gem that takes its birth ledged ; and, therefore, at the approaching Festival of

Is sweet Provence's matchless Rose. the Rose, he held a grand tourney, to which he invited

And fair Provence has maidens bright, the neighbouring barons and knights. He had little

Who, like her Rose, 'mong other flowers, doubt, that his piece would carry off the prize at the

Shine but to form the world's delight,

And peerless deck her sunny bowers. first, and he intended that she should display among her equals those charms to which he was sure all who

Here, where before my raptured gaze,

The union of these charms are seen, saw ber must pay homage.

Humbly I turn my willing lays The young Gui de Besancour was in no hurry to go

To thee, fair maid, the Rose's Queen. to Spain ; the news of the tourney determined him to

Loud applauses followed this proof of the minstrel's go, but in disguise, to the castle of Allière, to see the

skill ; and having thus manifested his desire to join in lady whom fortune had intended to thrust upon him without asking. Accompanied only by an esquire, who

the revelry, he needed no farther introduction. The

dance was about to begin, in which he joined, and with had, like himself, some skill in music, in the garb of

a courteous frankness claimed, in right of his being the troubadours--a disguise then commonly adopted by

last comer, the hand of the Queen of the Rose. If her people of all ranks—he repaired to Allière. He reached

beauty bad struck him at the first glance, the charms of that place on the evening of the day on which the

her conversation completed his fascination ; and when Festival of the Rose was held, and the tourney was to

the dance broke off, he was as completely and as unexbegin on the morrow.

pectedly in love as any man should desire to be. The The Count Gui was wholly unprepared for the nature

Count Raimond, who saw by the demeaner of both his of the scene to which he was thus unexpectedly intro

master and his follower, that they were not minstrels duced. He had heard of the Festival of the Rose, and

by profession, endeavoured to ascertain who they were. indistinctly of the nature of the ceremony, but he did

Raoul, whom he essayed first, was too close and wary not know the manners of the Provençal people, nor the

to give him any satisfactory replies ; but cunning as extreme simplicity with which they conducted this

the esquire was, the old count was too old a soldier to ceremony,—a simplicity which partook more of the

give him up at once ; but seeing that Raoul had atolden times to which its original belonged than to the tached himself to the laughing Jacqueline, a godthen present period. The Count Raimond and his noble

daughter of his own, and the child of one of his tepants, friends, male as well as female, were dressed in the

he called her to him, and bade her try to get out the garb of peasants. They mingled in the sports of their

serving man's secret. Jacqueline loved a secret hertenants without ceremony, the difference of rank was

self ; she loved mischief, too, a little---what woman forgotten, and the father of his people was treated by

does not ? She liked to show her power over a new lover, them with that inward and heartfelt respect which a

and what pretty young woman will blame her for it ? . father deserves, but without any of that untoward

She managed matters so well, that before the sports homage which, in a more courtly company, his station

had concluded she had the whole of Raoul's history, would have entitled him to. The lovely Claude, dressed

which he imparted to her under the seal of secrecy ; in pure white, with no other decoration than the charms

and, with a similar qualification, she, within two miwhich heaven had bestowed on her, and crowned with the

nutes after, had told the Count Raimond that the trou: one white rose which her undisputed beauty had won,

badour was no other than the young Gui de Besancour. moved among the village girls like one of them. The

The Count Gui was in the mean time busy in endeapeasants were all in their best clothes, and in the frank

vouring to make himself agreeable to the young peasant, hilarity of the moment no stranger could have told

as he thought her, who had been crowned Queen of the which of them was gentle and which simple.

Rose. He urged his suit with all the art that he posOn a throne of turf strewn with flowers, on which a

sessed, and Claude soon perceived by his courtly galbower of roses was erected, sate Claude, surrounded by

lantry that he was a person of some degree, and possessher fair companions. A table was spread beneath a

ing accomplishments which were by no means common trellised vine, at the side where the Count Raimond

with such folks as his dress would have bespoken him. and the elder part of the company sate. Some minstrels

She replied to all his flatteries with a frank, but pruwere at the opposite side, who were preparing to accom

dent, naiveté, which was well calculated to keep him in pany the dance which was about to begin, when a shout

the error he had fallen into respecting her condition, from some of the peasants announced the arrival of

and completely enchanted him. She asked him once strangers. The Count Gui, with his lute slung upon his shoulder, and followed by Raoul, his esquire, who 4 mode of composition which was then in great

more to sing, and he expressed his passion in a roundel had faithfally served him, in war as well as in peace,

vogue in the French court from his boyhood, approached. They were hurried up



Lady, lay those frowns aside ;

Winter reigns not all the year.
The laughing spring a flower-deck'd bride,

Has chased away the tyrant drear.
Then listen, lady, io my lay:
Why in your heart should winter stay ?
Time's wing will crush the flow'ret's bloom,

And love has wings as well as darts;
The flowers must yield them to their doom,

And love rests only in young hearts ;
Then listen, lady, to my lay ;
What'er has wings will fly away,
But time and love are both your own,

Your charms now blossom in their prime,
Enjoy thein ere the hours be flown,

And leave to Fate the wintry time.
Then listen, lady, to my lay ;

Gather the roses while you may. The Count Raimond had taken advantage of his abstraction to request the elder of the peasants to take care that the stranger did not learn the rank of the queen and of the other noble guests, but that he should remain in the belief that they were merely inhabitants of a neighbouring farm. By this time the sun had set, and two horses, caparisoned in the homely manner of the farmers, being brought, Raimond summoned his neice, to accompany him. Gui employed the few moments, during which the queen was preparing for her departure, to ask where she dwelt, but she would give hiin no other reply than by telling him she should be at the tourney at the castle on the following day. Raimond helped her on her horse, and mounting himself, and followed by his guests, the seeming rustics, they dashed off at a speed which made it impossible for the minstrels to overtake them, or to discover their route. The father of Jacqueline offered them the hospitality of his houre, which they accepted, and Gui retired to rest to dream of the lovely Queen of the Rose, whom he determined to see on the following day.

The Castle of Alliére was crowded with all the gay and noble persons in the vicinity. In the court-yard lists were prepared, and on a dais at the upper end sate the Lady Claude. An indifferent spectator might have found it difficult to recognise in her the simple maiden of the preceding day. Instead of the white robe which had then displayed all the graces of her person,

she now dressed in all the gorgeous splendour which befitted her station. Jewels shone upon her fair bosom, a coronet blazed upon her brows, and a white veil, which reached nearly to her feet, concealed some part of her features. Gui was there, still in his dress of a troubadour, and looked around in vain for the Queen of the Rose. He saw all the maidens whom he had noted as being her companions, but she was not among them, and he never thought of discovering her in the lovely heiress of Alliére. Wearied with his search, and dis. appointed at its result, he betook himself to the lists to see the tourney.

At first he felt no desire to join it, but when he saw that the prize was to be bestowed by the hand of the lady whose love had been proffered to him, and whom he had rejected, he felt some desire to see her if he could do so unknown. The clang of the trumpets, and clash of arms, roused his martial ardour, and he was blaming himself for not having provided himself with horse and armour, when he was joined by ap old peasant whom he had talked with on the preceding evening. He perceived immediately that it was the chaperon of the maiden whom he had been in vain

seeking. He asked him where the Queen of the Rose

The old man was no other than the Count Raimond, replied that she would be there anon. But why,' said he, · Sir Minstrel, do you stand here an idle gazer while so manly a sport as this is on foot. Any one can see that though you now carry a lute you have been used to a more stirring occupation.'

Sir Gui turned upon his inquirer, whose familiarity was anything but offensive. You see,' he replied, • that I have neither horse nor arms.

• If that be all,' said the old man, 'your need will be soon supplied, for yonder stands the steed of Sir Albert Brunne, who has received a hurt in the last tilt. He loves the sport so well that though he cannot join in it himself, he will gladly see another do so. If you will ask, I am sure he will lend you both steed and harness.'

Gui knew the knight whose name had been mentioned, and beckoning to Raoul, he bade him ask the loan of the armour in his name, at the same time enjoining the knight not to disclose the circumstance of his being present. A prompt reply was returned, and in a few minutes' space the Count Gui was in the saddle, armed for the tilt, and with a good lance in his hand.

The trumpets sounded, and he rode gallantly into the lists. Up tỏ this moment fortune had favoured the Baron de Riverdum, who was understood to be a suitor for the hand of the Lady Claude. He was a man of large stature, and had distinguished himself in the wars of Guienne. His well-known prowess deterred many of the competitors from encountering him, and his strength worsted all who offered to dispute the prize. Gui, however, was destined to check his triumph. They ran three courses, in the two first of which their address was such as to avoid being borne from the saddles, although the shocks were rude enough. In the third Gui levelled the coronal of his lance against the throat of his antagonist, and the blow was so true and so vigorous as to bear the baron a spear's length from his saddle, and to leave him upon the field. His squires bore him off the ground. A crowd of assailants offered. themselves to encounter the new comer, who received their attacks in succession, but still triumphed over them all. At length there were no more opponents, and the unknown knight was declared to have won the prize. He approached the dais on which the Lady Claude was seated, and kneeling, received from her hands a green scarf worked with white roses, which was, the prize.

Her veil was still over a part of her face, but her graceful manner, and the beauty of such part of her countenance as he could see, convinced him that he had been somewhat hasty in his refusai. The herald, approached him to know his name. His esquire replied, that his master had at present no other appellation than that of the Knight of the White Rose. The trumpets then brayed out, and the heralds proclaimed the Knight of the White Rose to be the victor of the day's, tourney.

The Count Raimond in bis proper person greetedhim on his success, and, without appearing to penetrate his disguise, craved his presence at the banquet, to which Sir Gui acceded. The feast was graced by all the beauty and worth of Provence. The Lady Claude sate at the upper end of the feast, and the victor was. placed near her. He had now a full view of her face,


declining rays of the sun shed a purple kind of tint peau de baleine, which may be worked into silk, cotron,

and, although he could not help thinking that she

PARIS CORRESPONDENCE. hore an extraordinary resemblance to the Queen of the Rose, yet the change of dress, and the circumstances in

To the Editor of the Beau Monde. which she was now placed, forbade his imagining that she was the lowly maid who had enraptured him on the

June 15th, 1834. preceding evening. He talked to ber, and found the

Sir, graceful polish of her manners and the charms of her The “ Exposition de l'Industrie," to which I so mind in no degree inferior to her beauty. He was half particularly alluded in my last, is as fashionable a reready to chide himself for the dangerous facility with sort as ever, and more than a hundred thousand foreignwhich he found himself again enslaved when the feast ers, it is calculated, have already visited it. The beaubroke up. Some of the guests repaired to the gardens tiful fabrics of Lyons and Nimes, the cloths of Sedan, of the castle ; others remained in the hall, diverting Elbeuf, Louviers, &c., the blondes of Caen, the lace of themselves in conversation, or in some social sports. Violard, the ribbons of Etienne, and the maslins of

The Lady Claude, followed by Sir Gui, proceeded to Tarare, in elegant and lavish profusion, adorned this a terrace which commanded a view of the surro

rrounding receptacle of all that is useful or ingenious in arts and country. The evening was drawing to a close, and the manufactures. A new kind of water-proof tissue, called over the picturesque and fertile landscape which lay woollen, linen, or fabric of any description, is deserving before them. At the upper end of the terrace was an

notice. It has the double advantage of being wholly alcore decorated with rare plants, and constructed in impervious to the wet, being at the same time not liathat spirit of gorgeous ornament which is the characte- ble to crease, and may be wrought of so delicate a ristic of what is called the florid Gothic. An open texture, as to be even applicable for a neck handkerchief. door led to the boudoir of the Lady Claude. In the At the Concerts given at the Champs Elysées, the alcove were seats and tables. An illuminated volume company has been large and elegant, and the display of Provençal poems lay there, and a lute, which seemed of fashion considerably more than has been for some to belong to the fair mistress of the castle, was on a seat

time remarked. I have observed that hats, have the just by. The enamoured Sir Gui asked the lady if she crown somewhat more elevated, and slightly conical, had skill upon the instrument.

the front wide, and the sides falling square towards the *I am a passing poor performer,' said she; “but if it side of the face. A toilet, worn on one evening that I will amuse you, I will sing a lay which has lately been was present, by à lady-one of the leaders of the ton, brought into this country by a wandering minstrel.' struck me as particularly beautiful; and likely to be After a short prelude, she began to sing the roundel generally becoming.-It was a muslin of pearl grey, which Sir Gui had sung on the preceding evening.

embroidered in silk of the same colour, forming bou

quets, which encreased size from the ceinture downLadv lay those frowns aside ; Winter reigns got all the year,

wards, according to the gradual inerease in dimension The laughing Spring, a flower-deck'd bride,

of the skirt. The sleeves, which were large, were Has chased away the tyrant drear, Then listen, lady, io my lay;

clasped at the wrist by a plain flat gold bracelet, closed Why in your heart should winter stay?

hy cameos. The canezou, of Indian muslin, was co

vered with garlands enchevrotées, and embroidered au Sir Gui listened in dumb astonishment. He knew plumetis, so richly, as almost to conceal the muslin, the air to be his own, and he knew he had composed and edged with a double row of point d'Angleterre.the words on the instant at which he sang them.

An Italian straw hat, adorned with long feathers and "Can it be,' said he, 'that you have heard this ribbons paille à damier; and black pou de soie shoes, roundel sung by a minstrel.'

completed this elegant toilet. * Nothing is more true,' replied the Lady Claude ; In the fashionable, as well as the literary world, noand it was no longer too than yester-eve.'

velty is eagerly sought, and the abilities and taste of . Were you then at the Festival of the Rose in the hundreds and thousands of those who are charged with village below ? ' asked he, with increasing anxiety.

furnishing new ideas and styles, or patching up old • That she was, I'll be sworn,' said the Count Rai- ones, are rendered subsidiary to the craving wants of mond, who had been an unobserved witness of this the literary lounger, or the coquetish petite maitresse. conversation ; 'and by the same token she was herself The mantelets, so much cherished hy our grandmothers, the Queen of the Rose as truly as you are the Count are now as much patronized as ever; and the reticules, Gui de Besancour.'

for such a length of time disused, are again taken into Gui turned round; a few words sufficed to explain to favor, for toilettes negligées, ornamented with the richihim the cause of his delusion, and a short, but sincere, est embroidery,—for full dress, pockets are destined to apology ensured his pardon. It need not be added that receive the handkerchief and purse. he

gave up all thoughts of the Spanish expedition. A The single rose-bud, or small and delicate bouquet, few weeks saw him the happy husband of the Rose now worn under the front of the hat, according to the Queen ; and, although, at the present time, the Festival disposition of the flowers, may be made auxiliary to the of the Rose is annually celebrated at Allière, never has most elegant taste; for young people, especially, it is a there been a fairer candidate for the prize than the most becoming ornamerit. lovely Claude.

In consequence of the continued fine weather, the various attractions of Paris have been more than usually numerous, and though, each evening, uncommonly brilliant assemblages enliven the various gardens and other public places of amusement, the toilet of the up

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