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and Grace was compelled to avert her thoughts from The medium through which she views the attractions of him. She felt-too much!- her grief was
her various adınirers is their rent-roll: not that she is pliment he had not merited, However, I had the insensible to a difference in personal appearance, or in consideration to subdue my indignation ; and I pro- pleasing manners; but she has keener perception of posed a visit to a dear friend, in a distant county. We the distinction between three cyphers and four, in the went; and were soon occupied in the details of a life annual amount of a man's receipts, inasmuch as she full of usefuluess, activity, and consequent happiness. comprehends that this must materially affect the modiBy usefulness. I do not mean feeding poultry, or su- cum appropriated to his wife's expenditure, Doubtless perintending a dairy; but such occupations of thought Kate will marry advantageously; and I am not sure and action as tend to the improvement both of one's
whether her chance of happiness, or comfort, is not self and others. Grace was interested, before she sus- greater than if some of her sensibilites were keener. pected herself capable of forgetting. To gain this Once united for life to a man of sufficient weight to is to advance considerably in the attainment of tran- allow her to respect bim, she has too much sense ever quility. The more she got out of herself, and was to mar his felicity or her own by unbecoming levity, or accustomed to step beyond the boundary of her own the indulgence of her sarcastic humours. She has a feelings and interests, the better. In three months very wise resolution of avoiding all petty squabbles, Grace was wonderfully improved both in mind and which have so obvious a tendency to destroy the combody. She had the good sense to be constantly occu- fort of life. She has a natural aversion to any more pied, and never to speak of Harcourt. We returned violent breach of the peace, than that occasioned by her home, quite delighted with our excursion; and, at this own bursts of uncontrolled laughter, which reach to present moment—It is not quite fair to betray secrets ; the utmost limits of the boundary prescribed by grace but I am really afraid Grace is seriously inclined to see and good-breeding. If she is somewhat irascible, she the advantages of a residence with the best of men, is extremely placable;—if she is quick at repartee, she in the midst of as fine a country as gems
is, at the same time, abundant in the tact which feels, this earth-this England!”
in a moment, the point beyond which she must not venMy youthful sister, Kate-the beauty of our family ture. Altogether, a man may marry Kate, without ren-the pet-though at years of womanhood, the play- dering his discretion questionable : that is to say, if he thing of the whole house-full of youth, and joy, and have tolerable temper and kindness. But as he would brightness—who that has once seen does not bless shun plague, pestilence, and famine, let him avoid my the faculty of memory, were it only for the power it coquettish though inartificial sister-if he be but the gives him of recalling the lovely vision that has fitted twentieth part of a degree inclined to tyranny. before him.—That bright hazel eye, shining in a light of its own, the emanation of a mind full of the wildest imaginations, the keenest perceptions of the ludicrous
THE PARTING OF SUMMER. --that perfect mouth, constantly breaking into dimples, or curling with the prettiest scorn—that clear, animated complexion, varying incessantly through all Thou’rt bearing hence thy roses, shades allied to rose-colour, from the faintest tint of
Glad Summer, fare thee well! flush-colour to the deepest carnation—that arching
Thon’rt singing thy last melodies neck, which seems made expressly to toss gracefully the
In every wood and dell. haughty little head; how appropriate are all these to
But in the golden sanset that anomalous creature, a coquette by birth!-Yes
Of thy latest lingering day,
Oh! tell me, o'er this chequered earth, I am convinced Kate brought her coquetry into the
How hast thon passed away? world with her. Sbe has a good stock of affections too; but then they are lavished on parents and other
Brightly, sweet Summer! brightly
Thine hoars have floated by, natural claimants, and all the warmth of her heart is
To the joyous birds of the woodland boughs, expended in this direction. She once had a three
The rangers of the sky. months' preference for a youth, whose kindred spirit made his dark eyes actually dance in the splendour of
And brightly, in the forests,
To the wild deer wandering free; their own sunshine. Circumstances separated them ; And brightly, ’ınidst the garden flowers, and a month afterwards, Kate was moving through
To the happy murmuring bec. the usual pirouette of existence as lightly as ever. She
But how to human bosoms, remembers him occasionally still, with a sigh so blended
With all their hopes and fears, with a laugh, you can scarcely understand whether she And thoughts that make them eagle-wings, is melancholy or jesting. She scorns all thought of
To pierce the unborn years ? loving—that is, of being in love-with a most Beatrice- Sweet Summer! to the captive like disdain ; but she means to marry for all that, she
Thou hast flown in burning dreams says. She leaves sentimentals to Grace, and, for her
Of the woods, with all their whispering leaves, part, she intends to give herself a chance of repenting
And the blue rejoicing streams; in a coach and six. According to her philosophy, every
To the wasted and the weary, person must experience a certain proportion of felicity
On the bed of sickness bound,
In swift delicious fantasies, and disappointment, of which it is wisdom to enjoy the
That changed with every sound ;first, and to think as little as may be of the other. A thorough-paced woman of the world, matrimonially
To the sailor on the billows. bent, could not sport a happier latitude of in
In Jongings wild and vain, fference
For the gnshing founts and breezy hills, to youth or age than my lovely or inexperienced sister.
And the homes of earth again!
And uoto me, glad summer!
How bast thou flown to me? My chainless footstep nought hath kept
From thy haants of song and glee.
In memories of the dead
O'er thy sunny pathway shed -
To fling a weight aside ;-
And all thy roses died.
If I greet thy flowers once more,
Wherewith my soul should soar! Give me to hail thy sunshine
With song and spirit free ; Or in a purer air than this May that next meeting be!
cular, and ingenious “ form and pressure," appropriate to our royal family, rather than different peculiarity pertaining to the features and shape of her German ancestors. Every one remembers the “ noble bearing” of her father, especially on occasions of elevating his position, and brightening his features, to some of their finest forms; and there are in his daughter striking indications of the same kind occasional but gratifying proofs that superior subjects and events have the same power over her.
Perhaps, too, it is possible to trace symptoms of her father's characteristic strength and frequent sternness of countenance, blended however, with signs of enlightened and deliberate benevolence, which the Duke of Kent seldom failed to indicate, and which all must hope to find in his daughter to the fullest amount.
In selecting masters to superintend the different branches of the education of the Princess, a decided preference has been given to native professors.
The disposition of the Princess would seem, by her, face and manners, to be good, very good; and the little information we have gleaned of her behaviour at home, where we presume royal as well as subject children are less artificial than abroad, leads to this welcome con. clusion.
If, in the course of events, the Princess of Kent shonld become the Queen of England, may her reign produce
-“ A thousand thousand blessings
-May all priocely graces,
THE PRINCESS VICTORIA.
“ She's young, and of a noble modest nature :
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS.
This hope of the nation is the only daughter of the late lamented Duke of Kent, and the second daughter and third child of his surviving and amiable Duchesswas born May 24, 1819.
It is suprising that the birth of this Princess should have produced so little excitement in the country, and that the insertions of it in the papers of the day, and in the niore deliberate records of the month, should have been unattended by single remark, beyond what infants of far inferior rank and prospects invariably receive. It is still more surprising that the annual registers of the land, compiled and published after the death of the Duke, should have recorded the birth of this illustrious child among numberless others, without the slightest note of distinction, to say nothing of in. timating the exaltation, which, in all probability, awaited its arriving at the regal age.
Of one so young, though of such exalted rank and prospects, much information cannot be expected : and it is somewhat remarkable that less information is at hand in this instance, that in most examples of infant and youthful royalty; owing to the studied seclusion in which the Princes, especially in the neighbourhood of London, has been kept. Whether this has arisen from reasons of state, sanctioned by the reigning power, and deemed expedient for the good of both the Princess and the nation; or whether it must be placed to the account of her unostentatious mother, who, fond of the utmost retirement herself, wishes to train her daughter to the same love of privacy, we cannot tell; but the fact is obvious—the young lady who seems destined, in the purpose of Providence, at no distant period to be our Queen, is scarcely ever seen abroad, and as through eight years been almost unknown and unthought of, except by the faithful few appointed to attend upon
person, and minister to her instruction and comfort. The personal appearance of the Princess Victoria is, in point of stature, a trifle beneath the ordinary height of ladies of her age, or rather of her youth; and, in other respects, partaking of the prominent orbi
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.—Redingotes, in satin de laine, which are very suitable for the present weather, are trimmed with brandebourgs, in tresses de soie.
These are also employed with reps of satin, placed on plain corsages at the bottom of the sleeves. For winter negligées, this mode will be doubtless much ad. mired.
For the evening party or the theatre, the corsage is made plain, on which is placed a species of shawl, rounded and raised at the shoulders by a noud of rib. bons, seen as far as the middle of the bust. Similar shawls are in other instances raised in like manner in the middle of the back, forming a kind of elegant drapery in four folds. We have observed one of these in India muslin, bordered with gold, and the four most elevated points of the shawl kept up by cameos. Two garlands, embroidered in gold, formed a tablier in front of the skirt.
On the plain corsages are placed lace pelerines, which, rounded at the back, fall in two lappets in front, crossing under the ceinture. The pelerines of silk dresses are trimmed with a ruche of ribbons or of blonde.
The weight of volans has been found to cause some inconvenience, particularly when attached to light dresses; and it has been found necessary, in order to obviate this difficulty, to baste the lower part of the skirt where the volans commence, to the under dress.
On organdi robes, embroidered in silk, high volans à tête of silk, look well in the same colour as the dress, hut in different shades of colour. A plaid tulle scarf is an elegant accompaniment. Organdi dresses have the volans sometimes of the same material.
Scotch gros de Naples redingotes seem still to be much used ; velvet embroideries are now suited to the colour of the squares.
A black gros de Naples redingote, with a high corsage, had a pelerine fixed at the middle of the ceinture in front, with a little collar, round which was placed a very full ruche, which extended down the whole length of she skirt to the hem.
Foulards may still be seen, and even worn by some distinguished fashionables, but the patterns are very different from the summer ones. Chocolate, orange, and black, prevail in the colours ; and for patterns, the Gothic and arabesque designs.
Hats, Caps, &c.—Satin capotes, lined with velvet, ornamented with a single velvet flower, à coeur, which have been much admired during the season, seem to be giving place to those entirely of velvet ; of these, deep blue, violet, or green, seems to be the greatest favourite as to colour ; a bouquet of feathers of the same shade, or, more striking still, one or two white feathers are placed in the centre.
A rose-coloured satin capote had a good effect, surrounded by a trimming of marabout, in the manner of a ruche
These trimmings are frequently in white or blue ; the lightness and transparency of this ornament render it generally becoming.
A sweetly pretty capote for a dress toilette, was composed of sulpher-colou, ed satin, the front rounded, and on one side, particularly elevated ; from the lower side a single long feather of the same shade, sprang from the lower side of the capote, and being carried over the more elevated side, fell nearly over to the cheek.
Under the fronts of hats, coques are now much worn, and supply the place of lowers or ruches.
White organdi turbans, of the simplest construction, of white, rose, or blue organdi, and frequen:ly of India muslin, with the front folds sustained by a pin or cameo, may often be observed at the theatres, &c.
The little blond hats appear in as much estimation as ever, they seem even now to be improved upon ; a pretty variety has an open worked ground, ornamented with a chaplet of roses or eastern daisies, supporting blond coquilles, descending from each side of the face, and leaving the forehead disengaged. From some others descends a row of light flowers down each side of the face, surrounded by a delicate sort of fringing of blond, the flowers in this instance taking the place of the Bertha or Clotilda braids. Same form round the head, a crown of ribbon of blond coques alternately, at length terminating in two blond lappets which fall on the bosom.
With dress hats marabouts are much employed.
A white satin embroidered capote, with a low crown, with the marabout trimming in place of the ruches, which have been so much in favour during the last season, we observe, and we think it a decided improvement.
Varieties.- Plaids, in all their variety and brilliancy seem to be this season regaining favour for cloaks, shawls, &c. for the former, the Mary Stuart, with checks of bright and lively hue, and the Quentin Durward, with bright lines enclosing brown or marone coloured squares, are in very general use. For shawls, the tartan plaid, in woollen cachemere, is employed ; this has a vivid effect, and is at the same time of a very smooth texture, so as to prevent the liability of crumpling. The squares are frequently worked in the middle with black or shaded flowers. Manchettes continue to be worn with silk dresses, as they were during the summer with the lightest mateterials : the embroidery on them is richer than it has been. They are often trimmed with lace, to match that of the neck
For morning toilettes, the sleeves are in embroidered batiste, and trimmed with valenciennes ; or they have simply a large hem, bordered with valenciennes,
Plain pocket handkercheifs are now preferred by our élégantes, having only a border of pointes à jour, from which a valencienne edging depends, about two fingers deep, and gathered,
Scotch frosted ribbons are a good deal worn in the hair, they have an additionally pretty effect when assorted with a ribbon scarf.
MateriaLS AND COLOURS.—For a vast variety of very beautiful novelties in satin, we are indebted to one of the first of the Parisian Magazine de Modes, a liso of which, taken from the Petit Courrier, with descriptions, we subjoin from the Petit Courrier.
Medici Satin beautifully worked in gold, and embroidered, and ornamented in velvet.
Isabella Salin worked in Gold—Isabella Satin worked in Silver. These two articles, of exquisite workman. ship, are intended for dresses, court cloaks, and turbans,
Scarron Satin, worked in flowers, in columns, and bearing a great resemblance to the old brocades. For open robes and half-trains it is well adapted ; and it is intended by some of the first houses, to place them over white satin petticoats, trimmed with volans.
Francaise de Foix Satin. Similar fabric without columns.
Japanese Satin. Imitation of the old silks imported from China, and made of India silk.
Reps Satinés. Imitation of the fabrics of the age of Louis XIV.
Diana de Poitiers. Bordered with velvet, for morning and visiting dresses : it has been especially remarked at the “ Exposition.” Quentin Durward.
Worked ground, very rich, and suitable for cloaks as well as dresses ; of these there are great parieties,
Damask Satin. An exact imitation of the ancient damasks.
Scudery Reps. For visits and evening parties.
Elsléine. Transparent, with a light lining, for balls and soiries.
Worked Montespant Satins, of various colours, worked in gold and silver. Above thirty exquisite designs of this satin have been fabricated, suitable for the evening party, the ball-room, &c. : one with a sprig of lilac was the prettiest thing possible.
An extensive choice of worked poults de soi, of silks with very small patterns, named armures.
Gazes, Leahs, Maratouts, and Judiths, in great va