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exclaimed, Walter Graham, ye are henceforth a child. the Judge above. I only feel for my Mary; and, were less man." Donald conveyed her to the residence of I assured of her future comfort, I would leave the world his parents, by whom every effort was made to reconcile without a sigh,"He was, of course, found guilty, in old Graham to the match-ebut in vain. He could think terms of his own confession, and the presiding judge of nothing but the worldly advantages to be expected pronounced the awful sentence of the law, HM was
venerable man, and the tears which that day bedeweä from a union with Mr. Wilson, and accused Mary of #isobedience and ingratituáeïhis charge stung her his cheek did not disgrace his ermine. to the heart, but she repined not : “ Alas! our affections But who can describe pbor Mary's suffering's ? She are not at our command. We cannot bestow them on refused to be separated from her lover. She shared his an object, and then recall them at pleasure. We're cell---she ministered to his wants, and unceasingly upfickle enow as it is, an' why should we mak' oursels braided herself as the author of his misery. soe? Ungrateful she was not, for no bad feeling ĉould companied him to the scaffold with firm step. She find a place in her pure bosom; and, spite of their joined in the devotions of the day with calmness and unnatural treatment, she still inquired for her parents ferveney; but when the fatal signal dropped, she utwith truly filial solicitude, and never did she lay her
tered a frantic shriek and surik motionless into the arms head on her pillow without commending them to the of the chaplain. Animation was speedily restored, but care of heaven! One would have thought that time
her senses had fled for ever, would soften Walter Graham's heart, and that the declining (health of his daughter would induce him to secure her happiness by withdrawing his opposition;
PARIS CORRESPONDENCE. but no: gold was his only object, and he cared not if it were purchased by his daughters misery.
Duiness, as far as fashion is concerned, has lately One Sunday morning, about this time, Donald had been the order of the day, and the fickle goddess in the sauntered alone into a neighbouring wood. There he absence of her votaries, has not condescended to task accidentally met Mr. Wilson for the first time since her prime favourites, taste and invention; the latter their interview at Walter Graham's, and intended to more especially, for the sake of the few listless gazers pass without the usual salutations ; but he was pre- of the Parisian Metropolis, or the inetropolitan sightvented. Wilson tauntingly inquired how Mary was, seekers, or lively promenaders of the present Champ and insinuated that few discreet maidens would leave a Eliseés. There have been no small bustle, hilarity, father's roof to live with a gay young man. Breathe and festivity, among our lively Parisian population, not a word, sir, either against her virtue or my honour, who can at all times 'enjoy themselves without any exor we may baith repent it. If she has left her father's ample from their superiors, with extreme satisfaction to ye weel ken why, and I have yet to learn that my pa. themselves. Promenading, dancing, sight-seeing, more rents have done wrang in shelterin' a lassie whose only particularly those calculated to improve the taste, crime was keeping her faith to their son.
Gude morn- “ soften the manners, and prevent them being brutal," He would have pursited his walk, but which are here to be enjoyed by all gratuitously, have Wilson, determined to fasten a quarrel on him, used had their due influence on them generally, and we selstill more offensive language. Love and honour both dom see in mixed assemblies more order and politeness incited Donald to retaliation; and, ere he left the spot, than" is the characteristic of the “people” of Paris. Wilson lay stretched lifeless on the ground. Unknow- Though undertaking to skim the surface of fashionable ing whither he went, or what he did, the hapless youth varieties, and present you with a slight sketch, I have proceeded directly to the church, the service had already thus far, perhaps, trespassed on the patience of your commenced and he took his seat beside Mary. But he readers, but in the absence of the element for my usual could not join in the worship as he was wont to do: theme I may perhaps be excused for stepping out of the and his altered demeanour attracted the notice of all path to pay a tribute of respect to a most worthy class who sat near him. In the evening Wilson's body was of society, one which so largely contributes to our found, and it will excite little surprise that Donald's comforts and luxuries. conduct in church and the previous rivalship between The very touching scene at the fête given by Evard, him and the deceased at once rendered him an object of the harp manufacturer, to his workmen, after his receisuspicion. He was apprehended, and instantly avowed ving honours from his sovereign, for the perfection to himself the murderer. On his trial at the ensuing which he has brought his art, may deserve not only assizes he still persisted in asserting his guilt, spite of commemorating but imitating. The liberality and the advice of his counsel and the court.
“Why, my good feeling of the master in providing an entertain. lords, should I add falsehood to my list of crimes ? I ment of a twofold character, and the anticipating here stand before you—alas ! that it should be so- attention of the artizans in honouring with busts the and I can safely say that, till that fatal day, I never members of the family are highly gratifying, and simiwronged the living being my Creator formed. Nor was lar examples, in my humble opinion, would do more to this crime premeditated. i entertained not the slight- allay the fermentation which has lately risen so fearest enmity towards the deceased, but he heaped insult fully between workmen and employers, than a hundred upon insult, and aspersed the fame of her who is dearer combinations for protection on the one band, or resistto me than life. I then lost all command over my feel- ance on the other.
The classe industrielle was per. ings, and they hurried me to madness-to murder. hapš never more honoured than at the present moment, Think not that I urge this in extenuation of my crime. receiving as it has from the fountain of honour, honour. No: I wait for judgment-An eye for an eye-a tooth able marks of approbation. Few, one would think, for tooth-a life for a life.' By an earthly tribunal, my should be more interested in their welfare thau the beau doom is fixed-inevitable, but I look for mercy from monde, who shine through their instrumentality,
At the opening of the Chamber, at which was present much of the rank and fashion remaining in the metropolis, the King and Queen might be cited as rather remarkable for simplicity and plainness of apparel; the white muslins were very predominant, and were principally distinguished hy the ornamental parts, which marked the taste of the wearer. Flowers, or a feather or two, placed frequently in the midst of tasteful bouquets, adorn the head. The skirts are getting so long that it is anticipated that our volatile Parisians will be shortly metamorphosed into stately dames of the old school, with ample trains, and starched stomachers.
The Cachmere shawls recently imported from India and to be seen in the greatest variety at one of our most noted “ magazins, are of the richest, most beautiful, and varied character; but for eulogy heaped on eulogy, till tottering with the weight of the lofty structure, the curious may see the Petit Courier of a late date.
The aeronautic wonder will have been doubtless fully expatiated on in the London prints ; but I may add, that being in the habit of frequently communicating with one of the parties, I am satisfied of their entire confidence in the powers of the ærial monster, notwithstanding the accident that happened to the first productions.
C. de A.
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS.
FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES,
INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM “Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-"Journal de Paris et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et L'Indiscret"-" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"-" Le Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.
DRESSES.-We cannot mention any great novelties either in the make or material of dresses : white muslin and organdi, and other light textures, greatly predominate ; embroidery au plumetis and lace trimmings are generally preferred with them. Many are made with pélerines, richly trimmed with two or three rows of lace, others as a redingote, half mounting.
We observed a pretty redingote of pou-de-soie, with à chicorée of the same material at the bottom of the skirt in front ; a scarf of black tulle, worked in rosecoloured silk, flat ; a little cap, called baigneuse, complete this toilette,
A l'estoquienne dress, black ground, and sprinkled with various designs in mixed colours, with a mantelet of rose-coloured pou de soie, trimmed with very rich English lace; the hat of paille de riz, ornamented with rose-coloured foulard ribbons, and a couple of roses, had a striking appearance. On low dresses, pelerines in the same style are worn
very low on the shoulders and back. Many gros de Naples and foulard redingotes with small checks, are made to close on the left.
Some muslin dresses have been in fashionable society trimmed à la Ninon, and have an extremely pretty effect, particularly for a light graceful figure.
A very pretty and simple toilette, for young persons particularly, extremely becoming, is composed of a white dress of striped muslin, long sleeves, corsage à la vierge, over which is thrown a tulle neck kerchief, trimmed all round with deep lace, and forming an irregular fold on the shoulders and neck; the ceinture, with long ends, passes over the tulle handkerchief.
For a blonde, the following toilette is very becoming : wa dress of mousseline de l'Inde, united to the corsage; elegant mantilla, point a l'aiguille, ribbons pistachio green, formed into a bouquet of roses nuancées, a scarf passed beneath the ceinture ; for the shoulders, ribbon of the same kind, the ends falling.
Volans are again coming into favour - they are much worn round the skirt, but the true secret of putting them on, is in not placing them round the entire breadth, but only in front; this management prevents the heavy uniform appearance so frequently seen to spoil an otherwise elegant toilette,-Ball dresses almost always have one or two rows of haut volans in very rich lace.
Dresses are worn still lower, so much so that it has become a question whether trains will not be next introduced; the approaching season will doubtless deter. mine this.
Round the pelerine, and also in front of the skirt, edging of the same material, trimmed with narrow lace, has a very pretty effect.
Hats, Caps, Hats for the morning are very frequently of muslin, embroidered en plain, and of a very simple shape, trimmed with a taffeta ribbon, glacé with striped or check patterns. They are almost fat behind, terminated by plaits gathered in at the top. Trimming, three rows of English tulle, either plain or with narrow valenciennes ; at the side is placed a neud en rosette, made with white ribbon, and two flat coques ; strings long.
Many are trimmed with two rows of Valenciennes, point a l'aiguille, trimmed with point, coquillé round ribbon coques; to complete the whole, deep English lace, ornamented with small light flowers, similarly to a deep hat.
Rose-coloured capotes with large folds are lined with gros de Naples point, with good effect; they may be worn in the morning as negligés, and in the evening for demi-toilette, they have an elegant simplicity which is very generally becoming.
The fronts of hats in Italian straw are again somewhat larger, 'and worn with a ruche of taffeta ribbon,
On straw hats, green bands embroidered in cherry colour have a very pretty effect.
A capote of court green with a moss rose placed in the midst of a tuft of ribbons forms a pretty coiffure. To those with whose complexion green does not agree, pearl-grey with rose-coloured lining is recommended.
Rice straw still keeps the ascendancy, and is likely to enjoy it, at least during the present month. For ornaments some use plumes, but small bouquets are preferable.
Caps are worn rather close, the ornaments are not high nor upright, but inclining a little towards the forehead. The little garlands of ribbon, coques pointues in the manner in which they are now sometimes worn, are execrable. The charm of a lace ruche is its beautiful transparency, but the things above mentioned are so heavy as to be devoid of all grace and elegance.
MATERIALS AND Colours. White may now be considered the predominant colour, and is not only pretty but extremely useful, it being capable, with the addition, judiciously arranged, of lace, embroidery, trimming, &c., of wearing the most varied aspects,
Court green, a specimen of which is seen in the engraved illustration of costumes, is pow quite in vogue among the fashionable.
Ribbons of gros de Naples may be said to be quite u
Mousseline de laine is an elegant fabric, and some les crêpes et les pailles de riz : il était donc probable has been manufactured in which the colours blend so que les fabricans de rubans disposeraient beaucoup de exquisitely that they are generally becoming for many satin pour la saison d'hiver. varieties of complexion.
Parmi les rubans destinés à orner les chapeauo de saThe percales imprimées, some with black ground, tin ou de velours, nous avons remarqué trois nuances others brilliantly coloured, are charming for wrappers. nouvelles dont les noms ne sont pas encore bien arrêtés,
There are two new patterns extremely rich ; the one, mais qui nous semblent devoir mériter une faveur toute in satin luxor, with Egyptian designs on a white and particuliére ; ces trois nuanaes dérivent du solitaire, du black ground ; the other, mousseline des Indes, mixed bleu Navarin et de la pensée sauvage. with silk, white ground, striped and sprinkled with Parmi les rubans de satin, nous avons remarqué que flowers.
ceux unis avaient tous une bordure d'une nuance diffé· Varieties.—Lace is most extensively worn, the rente, et que les plus riches étaient leuris de trois et points. d'Angleterre, d'Alençon, de Valenciennes, are quatre couleurs. worn in abundance, and in all parts of the toilette, On pose déjà de ces rubans de gaze, satinés à deux round the dress as well as the chemisette, the hand- couleurs, sur les baigneuses de crêpe dont nous avons kerchief as well as the chemise de nuit, &c. ; hence lace parlé dans notre dernier numéro et dont le progrès has become an article of absolute necessity.
va crescendo. A mantelet of pou de soi glacé trimmed with En- Les ruches qui, à force d'être portées, étaient tombées glish lace of a very rich pattern, which extended nearly en discrédit, reprennent faveur, mais bien en ruban et a quarter of the distance up, had a very pretty effect. non en étoffe découpée. Les biais autour de la passe
Marguerites are the flowers now most in vogue, and sont tout-à-fait abandonnées. are worn to correspond with the colour of the hat on La nuance paille, tout-à-fait en vogue au printemps, which they are placed.
est aussi une nuance d'automne ; c'est la plus adoptée Instead of stripes of Jace intermixed with flowers, aujourd'hui. Trois marguerites de diverses couleurs some of our most stylish elegantes arrange in the head ou une branche de roses de baie, sont les ornemens qui a coronet of jasmine or of heath, sprinkled with little s'y adaptent le mieux. white flowers.
Les robes à falbalas ne sont portées que par les · Scarfs of plain or Rowered ribbons are always be- femmes les plus fashionables de Paris. On en remarcoming
que à Tivoli, aux Tuileries et dans les concerts d,été.
On porte presque toutes les robes blanches en mous. abandoned, those of foulard gauze, however, are still seline de l'Inde ou en organdi. On voit maintenant extensively worn.
peu de broderies sur les jupes unies, mais on remarque Much sameness exists in ornamenting the hair with | beaucoup d'entre-deux de dentelles. Les manches sont flowers; the garland and the two bouquets on one side tuojours amples et sans gigots pour les soutenir. . Ou are the prevailing taste.
voit encore beaucoup de mantelets.—Sur des robes de The hair is much worn in flat bandeaux, descending gros de Naples ou de pou de soie, on porte des mantelets low on the face, and ornaments of every kind are worn
de mousseline des Indes blanche, doublés d'étoffe senin it, on the same principle, that is lowering them, and blable à celle de la robe et garnis d'une haute dentelle. leaving the forehead bare.
Il n'y a pas, en ce moment, de mode pour les coiffures At the opening of the Chamber, at which a vast en cheveux, toutes sont de fantaisie et l'on se coiffe à number of our elegantes were present, the white l'air de sa figure, sans s'assujétir aux volontés de la muslin and organdi dresses, trimmed with lace and em- mode. Il y a des femmes très élégantes qui ne font broidered au plumetis. The cannezous
were embroi. orner leur coiffure que de fleurs naturelles. dered in the most costly manner.
There was a great
Généralement, on peut remarquer que les coiffures se number of mousselines de soie, ground of pearl grey, portent toujours en arrière, et ont beaucoup de
rapport einbroidered with silk of the same hue. Paille de riz avec celles antiques. was much worn, ornamented generally with flowers on
Les robes de bal d'été sont presque toutes garnies the crown, and underneath the front. Many plumes d’un ou deux hauts-volans, en dentelle très riche. On were likewise worn, some placed in bouquets, some by porte cet été des costumes d'amazone en étoffes de fanthemselves, very long and falling on one side; some. taisie; en effet, il y avait contre-sens à se vêtir pendant times two were worn of regular size.
les chaleurs d'une ample robe de drap. Bijouterie is quite interdicted in the country, and Nous avons vu, depuis un an, nos robes descendre du ladies of fashion are emulous only to possess the most
bas de la jambe jusqu'à la cheville, et de la cheville exquisitely made watch of Breguet's.
jusqu'au talon ; et, au grand regret des jolis pieds, ils étaient entièrement voilés sons ces immenses robes à
plis. Mais voilà une nouvelle progression qui se laisse MODES DE PARIS ET DE LONDRES. apercevoir aujourd'hui; et les jupons, un peu inclinés
par derrière, semblent présager une idée de retour vers PUISEES AUX SOURCES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES.
les queues. "Les queues nobles et majestueuses, dont COMPRENANT UN CHOIX D'EXTRAITS DES JOURNAUX
l'aspect de gravité paraît si peu convenir au caractère
français, sont là maintenant à notre porte, et sollicitent " Le Follet, Courrier des Salons"-" Le Petit Cour.
admission dans nos modes.--Seront-elles reçues ou rerier des Dames”-“ La Mode”-“ Journal des Dames”) poussées ? voilà ce que l'hiver seul résoudra, car il est đc. Ởc.
à remarquer que les modes neuves et hardies n'apparais. Modes. Nous avons annoncé que les premières mai- sent et ne se décident que dans les salons resplendissans sons de modes employaient déjà des rubans de satin sur des lumières et de la splendeur des fêtes et des bals
DONT LES TITRES SUIVENT:
condition, in thc natural history of mind and body, at which, MISCELLANEA.
and at which alone, the aged king and father secures our res. pect, pity, and sympathy, in the highest degree. It was said
that Ġarrick would have turned in his grave with envy at the Manners.--Some three or four years ago I joined one of the success of Mrs. Siddons's Lady Macbeth ; she would have Rhine steam-boats, at Coblentz, in order to ascend the river. knelt and wept at the power of Macready's King Lear.- Fox's There was an English gentleman of rank, with two daughters, Monthly Repository. on board. The ladies were neither very young, very beautiful, por very much the reverse. As the party was small, and as French and English Acquaintance. In some countries it is my animal spirits are constantly getting the better of my almost as easy to get a good estate as a good acquaintance. In fashionable training, when I am thus journeying, without aim England, particulary, acquaintance is of almost as slow growth or object, I ventured, sans cérémonie, to address my fair coun. as an oak; so that the age of mad scarce suffices to bring it to trywomen, trusting to the protection of one of Burchard's any perfection, and families scarcely contract any great intibest made coats, as well as to my naine and rank, Captain macy till the third or, at least, the second generation. So shy, Bombardinio, Royal Grenadiers, which the ladies had seen on indeed, are we English of letting a stranger into our houses, the cover of an odd volume of Voight's Rheinish Sagen that I that one wonld imagine we regarded all such as thieves. Now had, purposely perhaps, thrown in the way. My reception the French are the very reverse. Being a stranger among was, nevertheless of the coolest ; so that I was obliged to con. them entitles you to the better place, and to the greater degree sole myself with the conversation of some pretty young of civility; and, if you wear but the appearance of a gentle. German girls from Elberfeld, who were going to spend a week man, they never suspect you are not one. Their friendship, at Wisbaden. My country women retired to their carsiage, by indeed, seldom extends so far as their purse; nor is sneb friend way of secluding themselves as much as possible from the ship usnal in other countries. To say truth, politeness carries company, and from the view of the river. Dinner, however, friendship far enouyh in the ordinary occasions of life, and those brought us again together. The ladies were seated opposite to who want this accomplishment rarely make amends for it by me, near two foreigners, who occupied the head of the table, sincerity ; for bluntness, or rather rudeness, as it commonly and who, as far as well-filled mouths would allow, were très deserves to be called, is not always so much a mark of honesty prévenans, talkative, and attevtive. The old gentleman and
as it is taken to be.--Pielding. myself had become intimate, by discussing the merits of our respective bottles of Rhenish, so that we took little notice, and
Education. The mother will at one time be sedulously no share, in the conversation of our neighbours, though I
occnpied in teaching her children their prayer-books, and found it difficult at times to suppress a smile at what was going
bibles, and catechisms; and reading to them sermons of haon; for the ladies were not very perfect in their French, and
mility, and meekness, and benevolence; and at another time the gentlemen spoke a sort of patois, that evidently augmented
will encourage them, both by her remarks and her exainple, in the difficulty. No sooner were the solids demolished than our every sort of paltry vanity and pride! in the most absurd selfEnglish party were left to themselves. One of my vis-à-vis consequence, and most igpoble disdain of others. And the neighbours, who had probably observed my ill-suppressed
father will talk to his sons most emphatically of the honour, smiles, determined at once to punish me, and to crush me
and dignity, and duties of men; and the next bonr, perhaps, beneath the weight of the most humiliating comparison. Ad.
forgetting these (when himself otherwise excited), will indulge dressing me, almost for the first time, she asked me, with the
or appland their insolent ill-manners, as marks of spirit; and prettiest air imaginable, if I did not think all foreign gentle.
laagh even at their tyranny, or their treachery, as proofs of men remarkably agreeable in their conversation, and engaging
their talents for the world.-English Scenes and English Civiliin their manners ?
zation. “ If you allude to the persons who sat near yon," said I, " they seem good sort of men enough for cattle.
The quantity of moonlight which we enjoy in winter is drivers, but great bores, for they killed me before dinner with
much greater than in summer. As the moon is always on the long stories about the bad state of the market; to say nothing same side of the heavens with the sun, at the time of new of their vile Loraine palois, which, for my own part, I could
moon, and on the opposite side at the time of full moon: it is bardly make out.” “ Pray, as you seemed to understand it,
evident that at midsummer the moon, when seen as a crescent, has it more of the Celtic or of the Frank dialect in its compo.
will rise at a point of the horizon to the north of east, and set sition ?" The old gentleman barst into a loud fit of laughter
at a point to the north of west, and will be seen high in the at the mention of the drovers, and the ladies seemed to feel a
heavens when she passes the meridian. As she approaches full little discomposed, but they soon recovered themselves. “Well,
moon, however, she will rise farther and farther to the south if they are cattle-drivers,” said my fair foe, “ you must allow
of east, will appear low in the beavens when on the iperidian, that their conduct was very different from what the conduct
and will set farther and farther to the south of west. The of English drovers would have been; and that, in point of
reverse takes place at mid-winter: the moon is low when seen politeness, they were much superior to many English gentle.
as a crescent, and rises higher and higher in the heavens as she men." I was still very far to wiodward. “Allow me to ask
approaches full moon. She also rises to the south of east you,” was my reply,“ how you would have received the
when a crescent, and sets to the south of west; bnt, when attentions of English cattle-drivers, or eveu of English gentle.
full, rises and sets to the north of these points. Thus the men, strangers to yourself, whom chance might have placed
great quantity of moonlight during the long nights ot' winter Dear you at a public table in England ? " " Very true indeed,"
arises from the moon being full in the northern signs of the said the old gentleman, as we adjourned to take our tasse de café on deck.- Fraser's Magazine.
ecliptic, and is analogous to that of sunshine in the long days
of summer. As we approach the pole, the quanuty of moosMacready's Acting-We never saw a finer lyric poem than light in winter becomes still more remarkable; and at the the countenance and action of Macready during the combat
pole itself, at mid-winter, the moon does not set for fifteen with Macduff. There was not the Kemble trick of the tipke
days together, namely, from tbe first to the last quarter. ling of the trembling sword against the crossed sword of his
Murray's Encyclopædia of Geography. antagonist, but there was that rapid succession of the intensest emotions, pervaded by a concentrating energy, which charac. Persian Reparation.- Meshed-e-Norouz and I sauntered terizes a noble Pindaric. But the finest of Macready's per- about the town nearly the whole afternoon, and then turned formances, which includes its being the finest thing ibat the into a bath, where I was still sorry to see a dozen lying on British stage can at present exhibit, is King Lear Mr. Camp- their backs like corpses, with their beards in paste . an unlucky bell speaks of it as it masterly," but complains that he missed slip that I made on coming out of the bot water threw me into John Kemble's eyes. That were better than to have missed the midst of them, and they evideutly thought me either drunk Macready's brains and nerves. We bave never seen a perso or mad. I burried ont, leaving Meshed-e-Norouz to make my pations implying so much of the best intellectual and moral apology, and dressed 80 hastily that I unwittingls carried off qualities combined with such artistical perfection. Without one of the bath cloths. I seit Mesked back with this, but he adverting to any particular beanty, or any of the many touches wept unwillingly, declaring that the owner of the bath would which made throats swell or tears flow, we would observe of think bim either a fool or a thief : “ Just keep it,” he said, the actor's conception of the character, that, with a soul akiu " and offer up a good wish for the man that his property may tu that of the inspiring bard, be seized on the exact point and increase."-Conelly's Journey to the Norsk of India,