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were not denied even unto me. As I walked slowly | not be loathsome in her eyes. : She told me that she behind the hedge, I heard voices on the opposite side; could love me, be my form even more monstrous than I they were the voices of women, and I paused to listen. | had pourtrayed it. Fool, miserable fool that I was to They spoke of love, and of the qualities which should believe her. So then, shrouded among the trees, and create it. "No," said one, and the words, couched in wrapped from head to foot in a mantle, and safe in the a tone of music, thrilled tò my heart, “ no, it is not oath by which I had bound her not to seek to penetrate beauty which I require in a lover: it is the mind which my secret, or to behold my form before the hour I mycan command others, and the passion which would bow self should appoint, arrived. I held commune with her that mind unto me, I ask for genius and affection; I in the deep nights of summer, and beneath the unconask for nothing else.”
scious stars; and while I uprolled to her earnest spirit But," said the other voice, “ you could not love a the marvels of the mystic world, and the glories of monster in person, even if he were a miracle of intellect wisdom, I mingled with my instruction the pathos and and of love!”
the passion of love! “Go," said she, one night as we “ I could,” answered the first speaker fervently ; " if | conferred together, and through the matted trees I saw I know my own heart, I could. You remember the ---though she beheld me not---that her cheek flushed fable of a girl whom a monster loved! I could have as she spoke; “Go, and win from others the wonder that loved that monster!"
you have won from me. Go, pour out your knowledge
To other eyes she might not have been beautiful-to glory of a halo, seemed instinct and swelling, as it were,
I fled to a lonely and far spot-I surrounded myself
I returned to her-I sought a meeting under the and parch like a leaf that the flame devours, from which
same mystery and conditions of old-I proved myself the cravings of my ghastly and unnatural love found a
that unknown whose fame filled all ears, and occupied channel, or an aid! I told her in my verses, in my let
all tongues. Her heart had foreboded it already! I ters, that I had overheard her confession. I told her
claimed my reward! And in the depth and deadness of that I was more. hideous than the demons which the
night, when not a star crept through the curtain of imagination of a northern savage had ever bodied forth;
cloud and gloon:---when not a gleam struggled against I told her that I was a thing which the daylight loathed
the blackness--not a breath stirred the heavy torpor to look upon; but I told her also, that I adored her.
around us—that reward was yielded, and I breathed both my story and my love in the numbers of song, aud sung them to the silver chords of my
The dense woods and the eternal hills were the sole
witnesses of our bridals; and girt with darkness as with lute, with a voice which belied my form, and was not out of harmony with nature. She answered me, and
a robe, she bent upon my bosom, and shuddered not at her answer filled the air, which had hitherto been to me
the place of her repose ! a breathing torture, with enchantment and rapture. She Thus only we met ; but for months we did meet, and repeated that beauty was as nothing in her estimation; I was blessed. At last, the fruit of our ominous love that to her all loveliness was in the soul. She told me could no longer be concealed. It became necessars, that one who wrote as I wrote, who felt as I felt, could either that I should fly with her, or wed her with the
rites and ceremonies of man, as I had done amidst the possession of the titles and the wealth. And then, I most sacred, solemnities of nature. In either case, dis- went to see the doting old woman who had nursed me; closure was imperious and unavoidable ; I took, there. | and they showed me where she slept--a little green fore, that which gratitude ordained. Beguiled by her mound in the ehurch-yard-y-and I wept--Oh, so bitterly! assurances-touched by her trust and tenderness mad I never shed a tear for my wife.--or---ha! ha! ha!.--for dened by her tears—duped by my own heart-I agreed my beautifnl child. to meet her, and for the first time openly reveal myself And so I lived happily enough for a short time; but -at the foot of the altar!
at last they discovered that I was the unknown.philosoThe appointed day came. At our mutual wish, only pher.--the divine poet whom the world rung of. And two witnesses were present, beside the priest and the the crowd came--and the mob beset me---and my rooms aged and broken-hearted father, who consented solely were filled with eyes---large, staring eyes, all surveying to our singular marriage because mystery was less ter me from head to foot---and peals of laughter, and shrieks rible to him than disgrace. She had prepared them to wandered about the air, like disembodied and damned see a distorted and fearful abortion-but-ha! ha! ha! | spirits- and I was never alone again! Souvenir she had not prepared them to see me! I entered : all eyes but her's were turned to me an unanimous cry was uttered—the priest involuntarily closed the book,
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS. and muttered the exorcism for a fiend--the father co
FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES, vered his face with his hands, and sank upon the ground
INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM --the other witnesses ha! ha! ha! (it was rare mirth) “Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-"Journal de Paris -rushed screaming from the chapel! It was twilight ) et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et L'In-the tapers burned dim and faint. I approached my discret'' _" Le Follet Courrier des Salons''-" Le bride-who, trembling and weeping beneath her long | Mercure des Salons," &c. &c. veil, had not dared to look at me. « Behold me !" said Dresses, &c.-The winter fashions can scarcely yet 1, “ my bride, my beloved ! behold thy husband !" I be said to be in any way decided—the general mildness raised her veil-she saw my countenance glare full of the weather has precluded many from making choice upou her-attered one shriek, and fell senseless on the l of the warmest species of clothing for the present, there floor. I raised her not. I stirred not. I spoke not. being an expectation of still further change before long. I saw my doom was fixed, my curse complete ; and my Amplitude in the make, and richness in the material, heart lay mute, and cold, and dead within me, like a l are now peculiar characteristics of fashionable costume, stone! Others entered : they bore away the bride. and the gorgeousness of the olden time may be said to By little and little the crowd assembled, to gaze upon be eqnalled if not surpassed... the monster in mingled derision and dread; then I re .. Many of the satins uow mapufactured, have almost collected myself and arose, I scattered them in terror the texture and flexibility of velvet ; and when, as is before me, and uttering a single and piercing cry, I frequently the case, they are relieved with gold or sil. rushed forth and hid myself in the wood.
ver patterns, they have a most magnificent effect, But at night at the hour in which I had been aocus- Lace ornaments are worn to.a great extent, as jeweltomed to meet her, I stole forth agaiu. I approached lery, to keep up the effect of the present style of costhe house. I climbed the wall. I entered the window. tume, is profusely displayed. I was in her chamber. All was still and solitary; I A bright green velvet dress, with pointed corsage, saw not a living thing there; but the lights burned ornamented with brandebourgs, terminated at the bot. bright and clear, I drew near to the bed; I heheld a tom with a rich coral, had sleeves with double sabots, figure stretched upon it---a taper at the feet, and a taper separated in the midst by a cord, the ends of which, orat the head---so there was plenty oi light for me to see namented with acorns, fell on the arm. On the head my bride. She was a corpse! I did not speak-nor was a little rose-coloured gauze hat, ornamented with faint--nor groan; but I laughed aloud. Verily, it is a large rose, and having under the front a garland of a glorious mirth, to behold the only thing one loves, little roses, placed on the sides of the face, à la Berthe. stiff, and white, and shruuken, and food for the red, A green satin dress, with a garland of flowers in playful, creeping worm! I raised my eyes, and sawl raised velvet had a very beautiful effect. The corsage upon a table near the bed, something covered with a was draped, and ornamented in front by three pearl black cloth. I lifted the cloth, and beheld---ha! ha! clasps, at equal distances, to the point of corsage, with ha !-by the foul fiend.--a dead---but beautiful likeness rows of pearls hanging from them. Pearls were interof myself! A little infant monster ! The ghastly spersed throughout the coiffure en Clotilde. mouth, and the laidley features ---and the delicate, green, A dress of Japanese satin, pearl grey, sprinkled with corpse-like hue---and the black shaggy hair---and the | blue and silver bouquets. From the rich corsage, dehorrible limbs, and the unnatural shape---there ha! ha! pended another of rich blond. A white feather, and a there they were--- my wife and my child! I took them diadem of diamonds, simply ornamented the head. both in my arms, i hurried from the house, I carried L A damask satin dress, flesh-coloured, with red and them into the wood. I concealed them in a cavern, I black designs, open at the sides, and fastened by ribbon watched over them, and lay beside them, and played coques, had a pretty ensemble. with the worms, that played with them, ha! ha! ha! Our attention was attracted to a very pretty dress of it was a jovial time that, in the old cavern!
Léonaise, the collar and facings of velvet, was lined And so, when they were all gone but the bones, I with a white marceline, and worn with a cordelière. A buried them quietly, and took my way to my home. My simple hat of embroidered Indian muslin, trimmed father was dead, and my brothers hoped that I was dead with mechlin lace, the ties and neud were of satin ribalso. But I turned them out of the house, and took bon.
For a young lady, a black crape dress, that we ob- | down; wide sleeves and pointed pelerine-cape similarly served, with corsage à l'enfant, and sleeves with bouffan trimmed. Under dress of figured silk. Coiffure, the above, and a l'Amadis to the wrist was very becoming. hair separated in front, the ends plaited and turned up A white crape collerette was terminated by a gold neck. behind the ears, two smooth coques elevated on the lace, enamelled in black. Baudeaux à la ferronière, summit of the head, ornamented with a paradise bird with the hair brought behind and platted with an in gracefully arched over the coiffure. termixture of blue twisted silk, completed the toilet. FIGURE III.--WALKING Dress.-A silk dress, close
Hats, &c. - In the shape of hats there is a great va fittting corsage, wide sleeves ornamented at the wrist riety. The predominant disposition of these may, how with three pinked bands forming a cuff; a large peleever, be cited as lower in the crown, and the front more rine with falling collar and square cut end descending elevated than before, though at the same time not low down the skirt, closed in front by four ribbon bows thrown forward so much; half veils, of rose-coloured disposed at equal distances. satin or blond, are frequent.
PLATE II. Green velvet hats, with similarly coloured feathers, Figure 1.-WALKING DRESS.-A deep green-colook well.
loured merino cloak with large cape and falling collar, On satin hats, dark coloured Aowers, with black fo cut all round the curve in long rounded dents which liage, may occasionally be seen.
are bordered with bouquets. A yellow velvet hat, Hats are now worn not so far back on the head. edged with rich lace and ornamented with a bouquet of
Oriental blue is a favorite colour for hats with many fancy flowers. ladies of the first taste, and with these are commonly FIGURE 11.-Evening Dress.-A satin dress, deep worn a beautiful drooping feather, tinged with black, cut corsage open in front and burdered with white roses ;
MATERIALS AND COLOURS.-Satin de laine is now in the sleeves short and ornamented with a spreading very great vogue.
bouquet; a lace scarf round the neck. A gauze turban. Plain poplin, for negligé dresses, is very much ap FIGURE 111.-WALKING Dress.-A purple velvet proved of.
redingote with pelerine, the front cut in sharp dents Varieties.-Mantillas of a novel description of stuff and closed with tassels; the sleeves very wide and called blonde de laine.
closed at the wrist by a band. A green satin hat, half For bracelets a plain gold band is worn; this is fre- closed, shape trimmed with ribbon coques and ornaquently ornamented with a medallion, enclosing a lock mented with a bouquet. of hair, a cameo, a precious stone, or enamelling sur
PLATE III. rounded by pearls are not unfrequently seen,
FIGURE 1.---Evening Dress.---A rose-coloured silk The golden tiaras so much in use for the hair, are dress, pointed corsage, deep cut round the shoulders ; now usually ornamented with precious stones in front. | short sleeves ornamented with dented epaulettes edged
Collars are now worn very large; muslin collars are with lace; the skirt wide and disposed in thick gathers trimmed with mechlin lace, batiste, valenciennes or round the waist, open in front and trimmed on each English point.
side with bows of the same material as the dress, disAprons are very commonly made of Scotch pou de posed at equal distances. A satin toque ornamented
with ribbon bars and ostrich feathers. Bijouterie is again very much worn: to the ceinture FIGURE 11.---Opera DRESS.---A rich satin cloak, is attached a gold chain, from which hang a pair of trimmed with ermine, large cape and wide sleeves scizzars with gold handles, and a golden acorn which descending below the arms similarly trimmed ; a black is made to contain the favorite jewels or other small , velvet square falling collar. A white lace uuder dress. articles which may please the fancy of the wearer :) A gold gauze turban ornamented with an esprit and from the necklace, also or Berlin manufacture or of and a paradise bird. chased gold, hangs a little gold chain, which carries a FIGURE 111.---Evening Dress.---An amber-coloured chased gold heart, sometimes ornamented with emeralds, figured satin dress, deep cut corsage à l'antiqne, edged brilliants saphires or rubies.
round the bust with narrow lace; sleeves short and The cashmere tartan shawls seem to be very great wide with lace sabots; the skirt ornamented with a fall favorites, and they are now made in such great variety, of rich lace in thick gathers all round the hem. and are so extremely suitable for the season, that it Coiffure, the hair turned up smooth and disposed à la may be anticipated they will continue in favor for some Berthe time.
Figure 1.-BALL DRESS.--A crape dress, embroi. DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.
dered in floss silk, deep cut, close fitting corsage, orna
mented with ribbon braces, formed by the continuation PLATE I.
of the ribbon bows displayed at the shoulder. Coiffure, Figure 1.- -WALKING Dress.-A silk dress, high ornamented with flowers and pearls. mounting close fitting corsage, embroidered in front and FIGURE 11.---WALKING Dress.--A printed merino figuring a redingote; the sleeves long and wide from
cloak drawn in at the back; a cape reaching to the the shoulder to the wrist where they are closed by an elbow and cut on the shoulders; long sleeves dependembroidered band forming a cuff, over the shoulder is ing from under the cape. A velvet hat trimmed with a small epaulette ornamented with a small ribbon bow satin ribbon bows. and tassels. A green satin hat, small open shape, low
Figure 111.-Evening Dress.--An embroidered sa flat crown, trimmed with ribbon coques.
tin dress, flat corsage, with mantilla pelerine, forming FIGURE II, -Opera Dress.-A satin cloak tuimmed a deep curve in front and behind, and figuring a large in front, on each side, and round the hem, with swan's epaulette over the shoulder ; a velvet turban.