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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 a com her various admirers 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 a 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 usefulness, activity, and consequent happiness. comprehends that this must materially affect the modi. By 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 " this spot 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, ani. mated 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
Thou'rt singing thy last melodies
In every wood and dell. neck, which seems made expressly to toss gracefully the haughty little head; bow 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. She 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
And brightly, in the forests, made his dark eyes actually dance in the splendour of
To the wild deer wandering free; their own sunshine. Circumstances separated them ;
And brightly, 'unidst 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, and disappointment, of which it is wisdom to enjoy the
In swift delicious fantasies,
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.
In Jongings wild and vain, bent, could not sport a happier latitude of indifference
For the gushing fourts and breezy hills, to youth or age than my lovely or inexperienced sister.
And the homes of earth again!
And uoto me, glad summer!
cular, and ingenious “ form and pressure," appropriate How bast thou flown to me ? My chainless footstep nought hath kept
to our royal family, rather than different peculiarity From thy haants of song and glee.
pertaining to the features and shape of her German
ancestors. Every one remembers the “ noble bearing” Thon hast flown in wayward visionsIn memories of the dead
of her father, especially on occasions of elevating his In shadows, from a troubled heart,
position, and brightening his features, to some of their O'er thy sunny pathway shed
finest forms; and there are in his daughter striking inIn brief and sudden strivings,
dications of the same kind occasional but gratifying To fling a weight aside ;
proofs that superior subjects and events have the same 'Midst these thy melodies have ceased,
power over her. Perhaps, too, it is possible to trace And all thy roses died.
symptoms of her father's characteristic strength and But oh! thon gentle Summer!
frequent sternness of countenance, blended however, If I greet thy flowers once more,
with signs of enlightened and deliberate benevolence, Bring die again the buoyancy,
which the Duke of Kent seldom failed to indicate, and Wherewith my soul should soar!
which all must hope to find in his daughter to the Give me to hail thy sunshine
In selecting masters to superintend the different
branches of the education of the Princess, a decided F.H.
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 THE PRINCESS VICTORIA.
information we have gleaned of her behaviour at home,
where we presume royal as well as subject children are & She's young, and of a noble modest nature:
less artificial than abroad, leads to this welcome con. The dews of heav'n fall thick in blessings on her."
If, in the course of events, the Princess of Kent This hope of the nation is the only daughter of the
should become the Queen of England, may her reign
produce late lamented Duke of Kent, and the second daughter and third child of his surviving and amiable Duchess
_“ A thousand thousand blessings
Which time shall bring to ripeness. May she be was born May 24, 1819.
Most covetous of wisdom and fair virtue. It is suprising that the birth of this Princess should
- May all priocely graces, have produced so little excitement in the country, and
With all the glories that attend the good,
Ever be doubled on her! May she flourish that the insertions of it in the papers of the day, and
Like the mountain cedar, and her branches in the niore deliberate records of the month, should
Reach to all the plains about her!” 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
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS. registers of the land, compiled and published after the
FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES, death of the Duke, should have recorded the birth of
INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM this illustrious child among numberless others, without
“Le Petit Courrier des Dames"_"Journal de Paris the slightest note of distinction, to say nothing of in. timating the exaltation, which, in all probability,
et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et L'Inawaited its arriving at the regal age.
discret”-“ Le Follet Courrier des Salons"_" Le
Mercure des Salons," &c. &c. Of one so young, though of such exalted rank and prospects, much information cannot be expected : and DRESSES.-Redingotes, in satin de laine, which are it is somewhat remarkable that less information is at very suitable for the present weather, are trimmed with hand in this instance, that in most examples of infant brandebourgs, in tresses de soie. and youthful royalty ; owing to the studied seclusion These are also employed with reps of satin, placed in which the Princes, especially in the neighbourhood on plain corsages at the bottom of the sleeves. For of London, has been kept. Whether this has arisen winter negligées, this mode will be doubtless much ada from reasons of state, sanctioned by the reigning power, mired. and deemed expedient for the good of both the Princess For the evening party or the theatre, the corsage is and the nation; or whether it must be placed to the made plain, on which is placed a species of shawl, account of her unostentatious mother, who, fond of the rounded and raised at the shoulders by a noud of ribe utmost retirement herself, wishes to train her daughter boos, seen as far as the middle of the bust. Similar to the same love of privacy, we cannot tell; but the shawls are in other instances raised in like manner in fact is obvious--the young lady who seems destined, the middle of the back, forming a kind of elegant drain the purpose of Providence, at no distant period to be pery in four folds. We have observed one of these in our Queen, is scarcely ever seen abroad, and as through India muslin, bordered with gold, and the four most eight years been almost unknown and unthought of, elevated points of the shawl kept up by cameos. Two except by the faithful few appointed to attend upon garlands, embroidered in gold, formed a tablier in front her person, and minister to her instruction and comfort. of the skirt.
The personal appearance of the Princess Victoria On the plain corsages are placed lace pelerines, which, is, in point of stature, a trifle beneath the ordinary rounded at the back, fall in two lappets in front, crossa height of ladies of her age, or rather of her youth; ing under the ceinture. The pelerines of silk dresses and, in other respects, partaking of the prominent orbi. I are trimmed with a ruche of ribbons or of blonde.
· The weight of volans has been found to cause some Varieties.- Plaids, in all their variety and brilinconvenience, particularly when attached to light liancy seem to be this season regaining favour for dresses ; and it has been found necessary, in order to cloaks, shawls, &c. for the former, the Mary Stuart, obviate this difficulty, to baste the lower part of the | with checks of bright and lively hue, and the Quentin skirt where the volans commence, to the under dress. Durward, with bright lines enclosing brown or marone
On organdi robes, embroidered in silk, high volans à coloured squares, are in very general use. For shawls, tête of silk, look well in the same colour as the dress, the tartan plaid, in woollen cachemere, is employed; hut in different shades of colour. A plaid tulle scarf this has a vivid effect, and is at the same time of a very is an elegant accompaniment. Organdi dresses have | smooth texture, so as to prevent the liability of crumpthe volans sometimes of the same material.
ling. The squares are frequently worked in the middle Scotch gros de Naples redingotes seem still to be with black or shaded flowers. much used ; velvet embroideries are now suited to the Manchettes continue to be worn with silk dresses, as colour of the squares.
they were during the summer with the lightest mateA black gros de Naples redingote, with a high cor terials : the embroidery on them is richer than it has sage, had a pelerine fixed at the middle of the ceinture been. They are often trimmed with lace, to match that in front, with a little collar, round which was placed of the neck a very full ruche, which extended down the whole length For morning toilettes, the sleeves are in embroidered of she skirt to the hem.
batiste, and trimmed with valenciennes ; or they have Foulards may still be seen, and even worn by some simply a large hem, bordered with valenciennes. distinguished fashionables, but the patterns are very Plain pocket handkercheifs are now preferred by our different from the summer ones. Chocolate, orange, élégantes, having only a border of pointes à jour, from and black, prevail in the colours ; and for patterns, which a valencienne edging depends, about two fingers the Gothic and arabesque designs.
deep, and gathered, • Hats, Caps, &c.--Satin capotes, lined with velvet, Scotch frosted ribbons are a good deal worn in the ornamented with a single velvet flower, à caur, which hair, they have an additionally pretty effect when ashave been much admired during the season, seem to be sorted with a ribbon scarf. giving place to those entirely of velvet ; of these, deep MATERIALS AND COLOURS. -For a vast variety of blue, violet, or green, seems to be the greatest favourite very beautiful novelties in satin, we are indebted to one as to colour ; a bouquet of feathers of the same shade, of the first of the Parisian Magazine de Modes, a list or, more striking still, one or two white feathers are of which, taken from the Petit Courrier, with descripplaced in the centre.
tions, we subjoin from the Petit Courrier. A rose-coloured satin capote had a good effect, sur Medici Satin beautifully worked in gold, and emrounded by a trimming of marabout, in the manner of broidered, and ornamented in velvet. a ruche These trimmings are frequently in white or Isabella Satin worked in Gold-Isabella Satin worked blue; the lightness and transparency of this ornament in Silver. These two articles, of exquisite workman. render it generally becoming.
ship, are intended for dresses, court cloaks, and turA sweetly pretty capote for a dress toilette, was com bans, posed of sulpher-colou, ed satin, the front rounded, and Scarron Satin, worked in flowers, in columns, and on one side, particularly elevated ; from the lower side bearing a great resemblance to the old brocades. For a single long feather of the same shade, sprang from the open robes and half-trains it is well adapted ; and it is lower side of the capote, and being carried over the intended by some of the first houses, to place them over more elevated side, fell nearly over to the cheek.
white satin petticoats, trimmed with volans. Under the fronts of hats, coques are now much worn, Francaise de Foix Satin. Similar fabric without and supply the place of flowers or ruches.
columns. White organdi turbans, of the simplest construction, Japanese Satin. Imitation of the old silks imported of white, rose, or blue organdi, and frequen:ly of India from China, and made of India silk. muslin, with the front folds sustained by a pin or cameo, | Reps Satinés. Imitation of the fabrics of the age of may often be observed at the theatres, &c.
Louis Xiv. The little blond hats appear in as much estimation Diana de Poitiers. Bordered with velvet, for mornas ever, they seem even now to be improved upon ; ing and visiting dresses : it has been especially rea pretty variety has an open worked ground, orna marked at the “ Exposition." mented with a chaplet of roses or eastern daisies, sup Quentin Durward. Worked ground, very rich, and porting blond coquilles, descending from each side of the suitable for cloaks as well as dresses ; of these there face, and leaving the forehead disengaged. From some are great varieties. others descends a row of light flowers down each side Damask Satin. An exact imitation of the ancient of the face, surrounded by a delicate sort of fringing of damasks. blond, the flowers in this instance taking the place of Scudery Reps. For visits and evening parties. the Bertha or Clotilda braids. Same form round the Elsléine. Transparent, with a light lining, for balls head, a crown of ribbon of blond coques alternately, and soiries. at length terminating in two blond lappets which fall Worked Montespant Satins, of various colours, on the bosom.
worked in gold and silver. Above thirty exquisite deWith dress hats marabouts are much employed. signs of this satin have been fabricated, suitable for the
A white satin embroidered capote, with a low crown, evening party, the ball-room, &c.: one with a sprig of with the marabout trimming in place of the ruches, lilac was the prettiest thing possible. which have been so much in favour during the last | An extensive choice of worked poults de soi, of silks season, we observe, and we think it a decided improve with very small patterns, named armures. ment.
Gazes, Leahs, Maralouts, and Judiths, in great va.