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ders,) we are induced to extract the following obser-.aders who may be lionizing in vations, from one of the most enlightened and ably in a few notices that may serve conducted of our weekly prints, they are so completely but will revert more fully in in unison with our formerly expressed opinions, and most interesting among the ob- our now still firmer connections, that we freely adopt or curiosity.

them as our own. ONAL GALLERY OF PRACTICAL • We beard a lecture the other night by an ingegly recommend our readers to pay nious Frenchman on a new mode of teaching his native ortby the attention of the seekers language. Anything new in matters of this sort is

pleasure ; besides the day exhibi- always very cautiously received, and no wonder. We uing Lectures and familiar illustra- have a huge stock of such caution ourselves, but we subjects which will interest all. frankly confess we felt it fairly oozing at our fingers' 6 GALLERY OF Pictures—the Exhi- ends while they applauded M. Marcel's lively lecture, vhich adjoins that of the British Gal- and the startling simplicity of the method he proposes. a very extensive collection of works of We wish some of our readers would go and hear him.

at regular intervals down the edge, petticoat plain skirted with deep blonde Aounce. Light. toque, with bird of paradise feather.

Figure II.--PROMENADE DRESS.-Large Pondicherry embroidered cloak reaching not quite to the bottom of the dress, cape cut square across the shoulders and extending to the ceinture.

FIGURE III.-Evening Dress.-Gauze dress, low corage, close fitting, edged with narrow open worked embroidery, folds of gauze extend from the shoulders to the middle of the corsage, closed by a neud, sleeves with double bouffans and sabot; a satin band d épines, along the top of the sleeve rather more than half its length. Ceinture edged with lace goes twice round the waist and crosses in front, ending in tassels; a satin trimming a épines similarly edged with lace extends from the waist down the skirt, at the bottom of which are three bows of ribbon placed at equal distances and parallel with the hem. Skirt plain and very full ; coiffure ornamented with a wreath of flowers.

Turban encircling the hair and forming a wreath round the head entwined with pearls ;-another perpendicularly placed ineloses the næud on top of the head,

Capote & BACK View.-A gros de Naples capote, small shape slightly turned up at the edges and close fitting to the face, trimmed with satin ribbon bows and ornamented with an ostrich feather.

Cap & Back View.-A blond lace cap, tastefully trimmed with satin ribbon, bows, and a bar, and orna. mented with dwarf flowers.

La mode des volans a fait imaginer une manière de les placer, afin que leur poids ne tire pas la robe ; c'est tout simplement de faufiler la robe sur le jupon de dessous, à l'endroit où commence le volant.

Cette re source est indispensable, surtout avec les robes d'étoffes légères.

Nuances.—Jusqu'ici on remarque que les couleurs sombres sont les unieux choisies, telles que palissandre, gris foncé, vert myrte, cèdre, pain brilé marron,

Toilettes.-On porte encore au spectacle beaucoup de robes blanches. On y remarque des volans en dentelle sur les mousselines des Indes, et en organdi fes. tonné et brodé sur des robes d'organdi.

-Sur une robe d'organdi brodée en soie, se voyait un haut volant à tête, festonné en soie, dans des nuances qui rappelaient celles de la robe. Chaque écaille du feston avait sa couleur différente. Une éacharpe en tulle Haïdée accompagnait cette toilette.

MANTEAUX.- Les manteaux écossais semhlent apo pelés à un grand succès cet hiver, Le nom de Marie Stuart, donné à ceux en satin à grands carreaux de couleurs vives et brillantes, seront des plus élégans pour la sortie des spectacle, où le luxe des manteaux vient si fastueusement s'étaler sous le péristyle en attendant l'approche des équipages. Les Quentin- Durward sont aussi beaucoup recherchés ; les carreaux en sont marqués par des lignes de nuances très-vives, encadrant des fonds bruns ou marrou, En général, tout ce qui est en rapport avec les beaux carreaux d'Edim. bourg produit des modes gracieuses et favorables ; aussi savons nous gré aux manufactures qui nous ont ramené cette mode écossaise, si élégante dans sa simplicité, et qui est si bien à la portée de toutes les toilettes, de toutes les fortunes, de tous les âges.

Nous voyons aussi des imitations exactes des plaids des montagnards. Ce sont des fonds rouges, verts ou bleus, sur lesquels se dessinent de grands carreaux marqués par des lignes noires, orange, blanches, etc.

Pour robes du matin, le madras même s'est emparé du genre écossais, et des carreaux orange, bleu et noir, vert, rouge et noir, produisent une jolie harmonie de nuances,

Dans diverses étoffes à carreaux, un petit bouquet broché se trouve au milieu du carreau. Cette disposition, sur mérinos, fera de très-belles robes de chambre.

Schalls.-Ces explications sur tant de genres d'écossais nous engagent à parler des tartans, qui, relégués jusqu'ici parmi les schalls communs, semblent deroir se relever par une nouvelle recherche, et se rendre dignes d'être jetés le matin sur des épaules élégantes. Ces tartans sont en laine-cachemire, et joignent à une extrême souplesse une charmante variété de nuances, Au milieu de chaque carreau sont brochés des bouquets noirs ou nuancés. Ces schalls carrés ont de six à sept quarts.

Etoppes-Nous remarquons qu'en attendant les riches satins, velours, etc., qui appartiennent tout-à-fait aux costumes des grandes soirées, on emploie, pour robes habillées, beaucoup de reps brochés et des poults de soie ramagés, Le travail, qui affaiblit le brillant de ces étoffes, les rend moins éclatantes sans être moins riches. Elles offrent des guirlandes couleur sur couleur, ou des dessins délicats formant colonnes. Ces tissus sont souples, soyeux, et s'emploient avantageusement pour robes comme pour redingotes.

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Façons de Robes.-On a fait cette semaine beaucoup de redingotes en satin de laine, en nuances vert foncé, et garnies de brandebourgs en tresses de soie. Les brandebourgs ont aussi été employés sur le reps et le satin ; on les place sur des corsages unis et au bas des manches, Cette mode, toute prête à s'adopter donnera beaucoup d'élégance aux négligés d'hiver.

Pour robes de soirées et de spectacle, on fait des corsages unis, sur lesquels on place une espèce de schall arrondi, et relevé sur les épaules par un naud de ruban qui se retrouve au milieu de la poitrine. D'autres schalls du même genre se relèvent également au milieu du dos, et présentent ainsi l'aspect de quatre draperies qui entourent la poitrine. Nous avons vu dans ce dernier genre une robe en mousseline des Indes, entourée d'une petite broderie d'or, et ayant les quatre draperies relevées par une camée. Deux guirlandes brodées en or formaient tablier sur le devant du jupon.

Pour placer sur les corsages unis, on fait aussi des pélerines décolletées qui tombent en s'arrondissant jusqu' au milieu du dos, et ont sur le devant deux petits pans qui croisent sous la ceinture, et dégagent les côtés de la taille, Sur des robes de soie, on garnit ces pélerines d'une ruche de rubans ou d'une blonde,

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LINGERIE.—De jolis petits bonnets se font en tulle ani très-fin, ayant les næuds, les brides, les bavolets également en tulle, garni d'une petite dentelle. Tout autour, au-dessus de la dentelle, est une broderie sous laquelle on passe un ruban rose, qui se trouve soutenu par une bande de tulle placée en dessous pour former coulisse. Les garnitures du devant sont basses, et le plus souvent ruchées.

- Les collets en mousseline brodée sont si riches par leurs dessins et la dentelle qui les entoure, qu'ils seront de mode même avec la plupart des étoffes de soie. Jamais le point d'Angleterre n'a été plus en vogue que dans ce moment, et par conséquent plus cher. Il est d'usage d'en placer aujourd'hui quelques pièces dans les belles corbeilles de noces.

- Les manchettes continuent à orner le bas des manches de soie, comme nous les avons vues tout l'été orner nos simples robes ; seulment leurs broderies semblent être devenues plus riches. On les garnit d'une dentelle assortie à celle du collet. Les toilettes de matin, les manchettes sont en fine batiste brodée, et garnies de valencienne, ou elles n'ont tout simplement qu’up large ourlet piqué et bordé de valencienne.

- Les femmes élégantes paraissent préférer aux mouchoirs de poche brodés des mouchoirs unis, n'ayant aa bord que plusieurs rangées de points à jour, qui forment la tête d'une valencienne très-fine, haute de deux doigts, et froncée tout autour. Une mouchoir de cette simplieité peut cependant coûter encore cent cinquante francs.

FANTAISES Les rubans écossais, glacés, etc., se portent en coques légères dans les cheveux.

Ils sont d'un joli effet lorsqu'on l'es assortit avec une écharpe de 'subans. Elles s'attachent sur les épaules, et se drapent gracieusement sur la poitrine.

On voit dans plusieurs magasins des demimanches, destinées à se placer sur les manches larges, si gênantes lorsqu'on veut peindre, broder, etc, Ces demi-manches sant étroites, prennent depuis le coude jusqu'au poignet, et sont ouvertes sur le côté de maniére a se fermer avec des pattes ou des lacets qui laissent apercevoir la robe. Elles se font en velours noir ou en étoffe de soie de fantaisie.

Comme caprice plus que comme mode, nous parlerons de ces petits peignes d'écaillee destinés à retenir les cheveux de devant, et qui ont à la tête, pour ornement, un filet de perles, ou une galerie en or, en jais. Quelques étrangères en ont même fait faire en diamant.

art, and contains many productions of an extraordinary character.

The ST. JAMES' GALLERY of PAINTING is a collection from the Spanish and Italian Masters, and has several splendid specimens of their purity of design and force of execution. The picture of “ Noah discovered in a state of intoxication by his Sons, noble instance of Velasquez' truth of colouring and accuracy of outline. The rebuking expression of the pious sons of the Patriarch is well contrasted with the sneer of Ham, and the whole group is so effectively and forcibly pourtrayed that we can forgive the painter's vanity in making our second parents Spaniards.

A Crucifixion, in ivory, by Benevenuto Cellini, the great sculptor, whose life has been so elegantly translated by Roscoe, bears witness how well deserved is the fame, which this true copier of nature has acquired.

The expression of by-gone agony in the sufferer's face, and the relaxing of the limbs in death have a painful reality, and must be viewed with admiration by all who can appreciate the ineffable hand of genius.

The Exhibition of an ANATOMICAL FIGURE IN WAX, by Signor Serantoni, in Regent Street, is not only interesting to the naturalist, but an object highly deserving a visit from Ladies, as the figure does not offend against propriety or decorum, and a female attendant is employed to describe its anatomy. We understand that several ladies of high rank and character have been led by a judicious curiosity to the Exhibition Room of the Proprietor.

We regret the absence of an interesting collection of ancient costumes which were at one time exhibiting at this building, and of which we purposed giving a full description --not having received notice of its subsequent destination we cannot point out to our readers whether it may be exhibited under the same auspices in the provinces, or is doomed to figure piecemeal in the animated assembly of a masquerade ; we should be sorry to learn that this collection is broken up.

A bottle of Labern's Cream came to hand for our opinion-we are rather obstinate in our penchant to the one we have in habitual use (Skelton's Circassian Cream) but from the frequent handsome comments the press, we must consider it worth a trial.

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

MARCELLIAN SYSTEM, It is now some months since we treated this si que at considerable length, and at the same time gave an an alysis of the method which Mr. Marcel pursues in his instructions, considering the very great importance of the subject, (and to none more so than our fair readers,) we are induced to extract the following observations, from one of the most enlightened and ably conducted of our weekly prints, they are so completely in unison with our formerly expressed opinions, and our now still firmer connections, that we freely adopt them as our own.

“ We heard a lecture the other night by an ingenious Frenchman on a new mode of teaching his native language. Anything new in matters of this sort is always very cautiously received, and no wonder. We have a huge stock of such caution ourselves, but we frankly confess we felt it fairly oozing at our fingers' ends while they applauded M. Marcel's lively lecture, and the startling simplicity of the method he proposes. We wish some of our readers would go and hear him.

NOTICES.

For the sake of our readers who may be lionizing in the Metropolis, we subjoin a few notices that may serve en passant as guides, but will revert more fully in another number to the most interesting among the objects of public interest or curiosity.

To « THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF PRACTICAL SCIENCE " we strongly recommend our readers to pay a visit, being well worthy the attention of the seekers after knowledge or pleasure ; besides the day exhibi. tion, there are evening Lectures and familiar illustrations of Scientific subjects which will interest all.

The PALL MALL GALLERY OF PICTURES—the Exhibition Room of which adjoins that of the British Gallery, consists of a very extensive collection of works of

They will hear something new, yet old ; new to their ears assuredly, but very old to their hearts, He merely desires to bring them back into nature's school—the school where they learnt their own language; to learn French as the French do, and to seek it first where the French first seek it in conversation, not in books. It startled us, we confess, on hearing this, that it should not have been proposed before. But simplicity lies a long way down the deep lane of knowledge. We conceive a plan of this sort, supposing it may be accomplished by adults (as in a most striking and convincing series of illustrations M. Marcel, we think, proves it may), to be the very perfection of the system shadowed out by Locke, that facts alone are the means of acquiring language. Quintillian, too, Condillac, and others, bave frequently enunciated this; and recently M. Jacotot has been acting upon it partially with extreme success; but he does not hit the point arrived at by M. Marcel. He accomplishes far more in the way of general philosophical education, and, perhaps, from that very reason, over-reaches the mark of attainment to an individual language. His principle of tout est dans tout-all is in all—is a good one, but he overstrains it. He throws the development of reason too much on the mere mechanism of memory. All language, he says, is included in a book, any book, no matter which. In French he names Telemachus. He orders you to commit it, with its translation, completely to memory, word by word, phrase by phrase, sentence by sentence, and out of all these be builds up all necessary knowledge. The philosophic dialogues in which he accomplishes this are truly admirable-his first step only is a false one. Proceeding in the first instance from a book destroys the vitality of the language. A living language becomes a dead one when its acquirement depends on graphical representation. The ear, the ear's the thing. This M. Marcel restores to its great functions.

His master is Jacotot-but the pupil in this respect outstrips the master. He, too, rebuilds a grammatical system from the practical; but the prac. tical he finds in nature and the necessities of conversation. He proceeds from the known to the unknown, and he makes the first the best of all assistants, until the last becomes its own interpreter. He makes the memory the result of the observation and understanding, not vice versâ. There is no pedantry in it. Simplicity and a very lively and intelligent faculty of illustration include all. His observations on pronunciation alone on the difference between the absolute sound when taught by reading, and the relative as heard by the combination of words in conversing—are worth hearing. Some attention ought to be paid to him surely, if only that a verdict may be given somehow. The mode of acquiring a living language out of the country where it is spoken, so to be able perfectly to speak it, has always been a puzzle-a Gordian knot, which no teacher we ever yet heard approached the untying of. M. Marcel, we thought, the other night, made it • familiar as his garter.'”—Examiner, Sept. 21, 1834.

to make themselves ngly, the gallopade must be given up The mazurka comes next, and it has numerous partizans. We shall see! While these revolutions are hanging over us, there is one thing which alone would keep a man from dancing at all; a difficulty that renews itself at every first dance. If you invite a lady to be your partner, she is engaged. What will you do? Ask another. Very good. But then it is as much as to say to the former, “I care no more for dancing with you than with any other;" and to the second, “I dance with you for want of a better, and because another bas refused ine!" How is this to be avoided ? By not dancing at all; because the lady you first made choice of is vo longer at liberty. But in that case it may so happen, that you pass the evening without dancing, however eagerly you may desire otherwise.

In many towns to the south ihey manage after the following fashion. To each man, as he enters, a basket full of artificial flowers is offered, that he may choose out of it. When he wonld obtain a partner, in lieu of the cnstomary formula, seldom relieved by the slightest variation,—“Madam, will you do me the honour to dance with me?" he offers the flower, which the lady fixes in her belt till the dance is completed. By this means, no one exposes himself to the mortification and risk of asking a lady who is already engaged, since whatever fair one is still without a flower, is also, without a partner.Translated in Leigh Hunt's London Journal, from the Camelion.

It is by the Thames that the stranger should enter London. The broad breast of the great river, black with the huge masses that float upon its crowded waters; the tall fabrics, gaunt ard drear, that line its melancholy shores; the thick gloom through which you dimly catch the shadowy outline of these gigantic forms; the marvellous quiet with which you glide by the dark phantoms of her power into the inari of nations; the sadness, the silence, the vastness, the obscurity of all things around, prepare you for a grave and solemn magnificence. Full upon your soul is shadowed the sombre cha racter of “the golden city;" deep into your thoughts is breathed the genius of the great and gloomy people, whose gloom and whose greatness are, perchance, alike owing to the restless workings of a stern imagination. Behold St. Katha. Tine's Docks, and Walker's Soap Manufactory, and “ Hardy's Shades !" Lo! there is the strength, the industry, and the pleasure the pleasure of the enterprizing, the money-making, ihe dark-spirited people of England ! “ Hardy's Shades !" singular appellation for the spot dedicated to festivity. Such is the entiance into London by the Thames.

Let us change the scene, reader! You are at Paris! To enter Paris with advantage, you should enter it by the Champs Elysées. Visiting, for the first time, the capital of a military nation, you should pass onder the arch built to com. memorate its reign of victories. Coming to dwell among the most gay and light-hearted people in the universe, you ought at once to rush upon them in the midst of their festivities. Enter Paris, then, by the Champs Elysées! Here are the mouument's that speak to yon of the great soldiers, and here the guinguettes that display to you the great dancers of Europe. You pass by the old gardens of Beanjon ; you find the caserne (and this tells yon a good deal of the nation you are coine to visit), intermingled with cafés and salons littéraires; and you see the chairs nuder the trees, and the open spaces left for the ball; and if you stop to read an advertisement, it will talk of Chevaux mécanique, and of the Bal paré, and of the Concert des Champs Elysées ; and the sun shines upon the golden cupola of the stately Invalides, and on the glittering accontrements of the saumering soldier; and before you are the Tuileries, with their trees and terraces, which yonder misplaced monument cannot qnite conceal; and to your right are the Seine and the Chainber of Deputies, and to your left the Corinthian architecture of those palaces that form the Rne de Rivoli. The tricoloured flag floats from the gates of the Royal Gardens; the military uniform, mixed up with the colouring of every passing group, enriches it with its deep blue and its bright scarlet. The movement about you is uviversal-_equi. pages of all kinds are passing in all directions ; the movement is universal, but differing from that you are accustomed to iu England; the movement is the movement of idleness and of pleasure, an indescribable mirth reigns in all you see, and the basy gaiety of Paris, bursts upon you with the sanie effect as the glad brightness of Italy. The people, too, have all the habits of a people of the sun, they are not the people of one stock; collected in every crowd are the features and the feelings of divers races and different regions. In Paris you are not in the climate of Paris-Ibid.

MISCELLANEA.

A Good Hint for Dancers —The existence of the countrydance is threatened. The gallopade has been tried : but the gallopade oges the ladies' head-dresses, tumbles their clothes, and Austers their faces. As the ladies have no right

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THE WINTER CRUISE.

gling for mastery with an intruding enemy. Her features though somewhat irregular, if but carelessly

viewed, failed not to obscure the beholder's stedfast A Custom exists among the smugglers and fisher- observance, from the peculiar interest which a full blue men, in the towns and villages on the Kentish coast, eye and light arched brow lent to the contour. She of engaging with ship-owners residing there, for the was resting her face upon her hand, and looking at the perilous adventures of a cruise to effect the landing of red coals in the stove before her;--the others seemed contraband goods on some distant shore. Ireland is to have just concluded a bit of country scandal, or chiefly the course these expeditions are bound for : and the success of the sale of a secreted tub of Hollands, many a smuggler's wife, while listening to the dashing from the pursing up of their lips, and the satisfaction of the rough waves on the shore of her home, and the with which each appeared to lean back in her chair. loud winds blowing harmlessly over the roof of her • There,” said the young woman, “in that very dwelling, has breathed a prayer that the same storm hollow of the fire, I can almost fancy I see my James may be landing her husband's cargo in safety on some on the deck of the Mary, looking through his glass to unguarded beach, or filling the sheets of his good ship catch a glimpse of some distant sail, Ah! now it has in eluding the pursuit of a revenue cutter. These out- fallen in, and all looks like a rough sea.-Poor fellow!” fits are invariably made on the approach of November, This was spoken in that abstracted tone of voice, that and are denominated « The Winter Cruise.” The ves. monotonous sound of melancholy, where every word is sels are the property of individuals who have realized given in one note, as if the speaker had not the spirit, considerable sums in these speculations, and a fortune or even wish, to vary the sound. is frequently embarked in one vessel. The smuggler “ That's what I so repeatedly tell you of," said a looks forward to the success of these adventures with fat old woman of the group; “ you will have no other sanguine hopes and beating heart; and, while lament- thought; morning and night hear but the same cry ing over past favours, prays for future good luck,

Look at me-is'n't it fifteen years ago which, if but moderate, makes him comfortable for life. since my William, rest his soul, was shot dead while During the absence of the men, their wives are allowed running his boat ashore on Romney Marsh ? and am I by the proprietors of the vessels a weekly stipend, suf- any the worse for it? I loved him dearly; and when ficient for their maintenance; but, on the arrival of I was told of the bad news, I did nothing but cry for disastrous news, the payments are discontinued. Many whole days; but then it was soon over-I knew that a hard hand has been sofiened by the tears mutually fretting would'nt set him on his legs again: so I made shed at the departure for the Winter Cruise; and many the best of a bad berth, and thought, if I should have a young wife has seen all that she loved launched on another husband, all well and good; if not-why, I the ocean, to sleep in its bosom for ever. A mother, must live and die Widow Major—and there was an while bestowing her best wishes for a son's success, end of it." and endeavouring to smile away her apprehensions of “ Ah! neighbour," replied the young woman, " you what might befal, has looked upon him for the last time ; knew the fate of your husband—you were acquainted he has departed hoping much, fearing little—never with the worst-you had not to live in the cruel sus. more to be seen or heard of.

pense I endure; but if I knew that he was deadFolkstone, the scene of this tale, is only relieved by and her voice grew louder, while the blood rushed the hereditary good-nature of the inhabitants from a into her fair cheek)-I should think of him as much prevailing melancholy, which every where presents as I do now, and would think and think, and try to itself, as bereaved mothers are pointed out to you, and bring thoughts every day heavier on my heart, till it widowed homes marked in every street.

sunk into the grave." It was late one night in the month of January, when “ How fast it rains !" ejaculated a shrivelled old the flower or the young men of Folkstone were absent woman, who had hitherto remained silent.

“ How on the Winter Cruise, that four women were seated fast it rains !”—and she drew her chair closer to the round a sea-coal fire, listening to the heavy rain falling fire.

It was just such a night as this when in the street, and the scolding wind as it echoed and What's that the wind ? Ah! 'tis a rough night; I rumbled in the chimney of the warm fire-place. One suppose it must be near eleven o'clock. Now, I'll tell of the party--from her occupying the low-seated patch- you a story that shall make you cold as stones, though work-covered chair, and the peculiar attention paid to you crowd ever so close to this blazing fire. It was her by an indolent cat, who stretched, and purred, and just such a night as this quivered her nervous tail, while peering sleepily in her “ Gracious Heaven!” Cried Susan, “ I heard a foot. protector's face—appeared to be the mistress of the fall coming down the street so like that which I knew house: she was a young woman, about five-and-twenty, so well—listen !-No, all is silent.—Well Margery with all the happy prettiness of a couutry beauty- what were you going to tell us?” albeit an indulged grief had thrown a pale tinge over " Eh! bless us !” replied Margery, “ you tremble the clear red that still shone in her cheek, as if strug- terrible bad, surely ; what's the matter ?"

NO, XLVIII. VOL. IV.

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