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ROBES---- Plusieurs robes habillées, exécutées derniè. | Les blondes s'emploient pour falbalas sur les jupons, rement chez Victorine et chez Palmyre, étaient ouvertes que laissent voir les robes ouvertes. Des rangées de sur le devant ou sur le côté du jupon. Des robes en blonde posées en échelles depuis la ceinture jusqu'au bas velours, à corsages drapés et croisés sur la poitrine, du jupon, sont une des originalités qui ont le plus frapavaient le jupon ouvert sur le côté, à partir de l'endroit pé jusqu'à présent. La robe dessus en riche étoffe, s'ouaù s'arrêtait la draperie du corsage, comme pour figurer vrait de maniére à laisser voir parfaitement cette profuune redingote décolletée et drapée. Les deux côtés du sion de garniutres de blonde qui, du reste, allait parfai. jupon se joignait par des neuds ou des agrafes en pier tement bien à une grande femme. reries. Quelques une des ces attaches étaient formées Une jolie mode pour les toilettes de spectacle, est un pas une double coque de ruban, séparée aụ milieu par mantelet de velours doublé en hermine. Ce mantelet a une agrafe de perles ou de diamans, La même disposi de longs bouts comme une pélerine en fourrures. Il se tion d'ornemens se trouvait au-dessus de l'épaule, comme rejette en arrière des épaules, lorsqu'on est arrivé dans pour retenir les draperies. Les manches courtes à dou sa loge, et donne beaucoup de grâce à l'aspect d'une ble sabot.
femme. En général, chacun peut adopter selon sa fanCette même forme s'applique à des robes en satin da taisie, ces petits mantelets de bal et de speetacle. La massé et toutes autres étoffes convenables aux grandes mode les accepte tous. toilettes.
Les turbans ont la vogue bien déterminée cet hiver. MANTEAUX.- Pour toilettes de visites, on remarque On en fait beaucoup en gaze noire ou brune brochée ou beaucoup de manteaux en riches étoffes, mais ayant un frappée en dessins d'or. D'autres en légére gaze blandemi-aspect de douillettes ou vitchouras ; c'est-à-dire che, mêlée avec de la gaze d'or ou d'argent. On en que la taille est serrée par une cordelière ; que le grand fait beaucoup en cachemire et en foulards de plusieurs collet, reculé un peu sur les épaules, dégage la poitrine, nuances Ces derniers exigent une moins grande toilette. que les collets de velours marquent mieux la tournure, Sur les turbans gaze et or, on place à volonté un eset qu'enfin ils ont de larges manches à paremens.
prit ou un oiseau de paradis. COIFFURES,--Au spectacle et dans les grandes soi On emploie aussi pour cette coiffure des gazes blanrées on ne voit plus de bérets. En revanche, force tur. ches brochée, en or de diverses nuances. Une aigrette bans, de petits chapeaux plus gracieux, plus coquets en pierreries les rend d'une très grande éléganoe. qu'aucun béret ne le fut jamais, et des petits bonnets en On remarque que les robes sont plus décolletées que blonde, qui sont des modèles de légèreté et de fraicheur. l'année passée. Les épaules et le dos surtout sont extrê
Les chapeaux les plus élégants, ont des formes ron | mement découverts en grande toilette. . des et assez évasées, ornées seulement de deux ou trois Les dessins si énormes et si riches qui distinguent les petites plumes. Nous en citerons un en velours grenat belles étoffes d'aujourd'hui, ne sont pas encore hardiayant un bouquet de trois petites plumes de la même ment adoptés, et restent l'apanage des élégantes de grand nuance : deux s'élevaient et une retombait sur la passe. style, La plus grande partie des femmes hésite à porter Les nouds étaient en ruban de gaze grenat hroché en des robes qui, par leur grand luxe même, se font aisejaune d'or. Uude ces rubans traversait le front et for ment reconnaître à leur seconde et troisième apparition. mait des nauds des deux côtés.
et ont trop tôt le désavantage d'une robe connue. Nous Un autre chapeau en satin blanc, orné de deux plu voilà donc arrivés à ce point où il y aura une démarcames blanches présentait une forme demi-capote un peu tion dans la toilette, et où la fortune donnera de granronde, et ayant l'intérieur de la passe orné de blonde des prérogatives á l'élégance. Il n'en était pas ainsi d'un dessin très léger, et disposée en touffes de chaque au tems des simples robes de crêpe et de gaze. côté, comme la garniture d'un petit bonnet.
Les petits chapeaux retroussés d'un côté, et ornés l'une Un chapeau satin paille, orné d'une plume blanche, 1 ou deux plumes blanches, sont nombreux, charmans et était de très-bon goût avec una redingote de velours uni. | siéent parfaitement à toutes les femmes. On en fait en
Un chapeau de velours noir, passe ronde, sur laquelle velours violet, marron, rouge. vert. Ils n'ont point de retombait une seule plume noire dont les bords étaient brides, et se posent fort en arrière de la tête. couleur feu ; les rubans en gaze noire également liserés Aujourd'hui aux robes et redingotes de promenade, en couleur feu. Le fond de la forme formait des plis de les manches se font plus amples sur l'avant-bras, le poi. ve lours pincés sur le côté et arrêtés sous un neud. gnet haut de quatre doigts est seul juste, mais à partir
Quelques jeunes personnes portent des capotes en sa de ce poignet, la manche prend de suite une ampleur tin ruse, ornées d'un bouquet de hyacinthe rose.
On voit aussi des capotes en satin blanc, ornées d'un La blonde que l'on emploie pour garnir le devant des voile en blonde.
bonnets doit-être á dessins très-légers, et la maille exces. Bonnets.-Les bonnets en blonde pour toilette se sivement claire. Les fleurs sont en petit nombre, de portent extrêmement en arrière de la tête, ainsi que les couleur pâle ou blanc-rosé, une guirlande jacinthes roses chapeaux habillés, qui découvrent non-seulement le front très pâles, peut se porter avec une robe bleue ou une inais encore une partie des cheveux. Les bonnets ont robe rouge. leurs ornemens de fenrs disposées avec un goût qui, Les bouquets de main sont arrivés à un point de requelquefois, leur donne tout l'aspect d'une coiffure de cherche qui passe la fantaisie ; au milieu on place bal, et sied aussi bien que la plus jolie coiffure en che. cinque ou six camélias qui s'élèvent en pyramide, mêlés veax. Une forme qui plait beaucoup en ce moment, et de feuillage ver; tout autour, des violettes, de la bruya acquis un nonveau perfectionnement dans sa grâce et ère ou de petites fleurs de serre. Ces bouquets se pla. son élégance, est celle des bonnets à la Marie Stuart. | cent dans un petit cornet en or de bijouterie qui tient à Cette coupe est, sans contredit, une de celle qui convien- un anneau par une chaîne, de manière s pouvoir laisser nent le plus généralement, et que l'on voit adopter pour tomber le bonquet, et il reste suspendu à sa main. les spectacles et les soirées.
between his right fore leg and his chin, walking on the other three legs : and large masses, which he could not grasp rea. dily with his teeth, he pushed forwards, leaning against them with his right fore' paw and his chin. He never carried any
tbing on his tail, which he liked to dip in water; but he was The Suurces of the Title. I have drawn up an inquiry into
not fond of plunging in the whole of his body. If his tail was the history of our modern Baronetage in this manuer, which
kept moist, he never cared to drink ; but if it was kept dry, it may one day see the light. It will mortify the pride and va
became hot, and the animal appeared distressed, and would nity of some of our most offensive nobility The scale of pre. drink a great deal. It is not impossible that the tail may have eminence may be drawn with perfect accuracy, after lying the power of absorbing water, like the skin of frogs, ihongh it down certain principles, which scarcely any one will dispute.
must be owned that the scaly integument which invests that I myself thoronghly believe that such work will be found full of
member has not much of the cbaracter wbich generally belongs both political and moral instruction, illnstrative of the charac to absorbing surfaces. Bread, and bread and milk, and sugar. ter of the govesnment, as well as the manners of the nation.
fornied the principal part of Binny's food; but he was very No doubt, diany powerful people are interested in setting both
fond of succulent fruits and roots. He was a most entertainthemselves and others against sich discussion. Many cry“ It
ing creature, and some highly comic scenes occurred between is sufficient that I am a duke, or a marquis, or an earl; aud
the worthy, but slow beaver, and a light and airy macauco, what a nonsense it is to rip op old times." I hey think thein
that was kept in the same apartment. An animal so sociable selves like an old carriage new painted and varuished ; and
in his habits ought to be atfectionate ; and very affectionale that it is unfair to take notice of the coat beneath, or the put.
the beaver is said to be. Drage mentions two young ones tied holes made smooth, and covered over with the fresh co
which were taken alive, and brought to a neighbouring fac. lour But such torbearance is a sort of candour which encou
tory in Hudson's Bay, where they throve very fast until one ges corruption and baseness. The purest stimulant to disinte.
of them was killed accidentally. The survivor instantly telt rested and voble actions is a virtuous love of fame. To allow
the loss, began to moan, and abstained from food till it died. such disguises to be successful, would tend to cloud and obliter
Mr. Bullock mentioned to the narrator a similar instance which ate all the distinctions of a just renown.
fell onder his police in North America. A male and female The Beaver.-So little is known of the mappers of the were kept together in a room, where they lived happily till beaver in a domesticated state, that we feel a peculiar gratifi. the male was deprived of his partner by death. For a day or cation in having it in our power to give the extremely inte. two he appearod to be hardly aware of his loss, and bronght resting history of an individual which belonged to Mr. Brode. food and laid it before her : at last, finding that she did not rip, to whose kindness we are indebted for the following state. stir, be covered her body with twigs and leaves, and was in a ment:-“ The animal arrived in this country in the winter of pining state when Mr. Bullock lost sight of himo.”—The Gar. 1825, very young, being small and woolly, and without the co dens a'd Menagerie of the Zoological Society de ineated. vering of long hair, which marks the adult beaver. It was the
Tea.Drinking.-It has been said, that a physician, celebrated sole survivor of five or six which were shipped at the same
for his treatment of the insane (Dr. Burrows), lised to express time, aud it was in a very pitiable condition. Good treatment
it as his opinion, that he owed half bis practice to China tea; quickly restored it to health, and kindness soon made it ta. and many regard the habit of drinking it as highly injurious to miliar. Wben called by the name · Bion, it generally an.
the vervous system. We verily believe, that the dreadful co. swered wilh a little cry, and came to its owner. The hearth.
hort of constitutional derangements, which, being below the jug was iis favourite haunt, and thereon it would lie stretched grade of nosological disorders. pass under the general deno. out, sometimes on its back, sonietimes on its side, and some
mination of NERVOUS AILMENTS, has been increased by the times flat on its belly, but always near its master. The build.
custom of tea-drinking; and that our frames gelierally are inz instinct showed itself immediately it was let out of its cage,
more hardy," the less we habituate them to any species of exand materials were placed in its way; and this before it had
citation that does not nourish as well as stimulate. Among been a week in its new quarters. Iis strengili, even befoie it
the poor of the metropolis we are sorry to see the custom so was half grown, was great. It would drag along a large
generally prevail of taking tea at almost all times of the day; sweeping-brush or a warming pan, grasping the handle with
since the temporary stimulus that it gives is followed by that its treth ; so that the load came over its shonlder, and advanc.
sort of relaxation of nerve, and depression of spirit which ining in an oblique direction till it arrived at the point where it
duces the consumer of it to resort to a stili more reprehensible wished to place it. The long and large materials were always
and baneful custom, viz , that of taking ardent and raw spirits taken first, and two of the longest were generally laid cross
-a practice, respecting the mischicts of which tbere can be wise, with one of the ends of each touching ihe wall, and the
no room to doubt. We deprecate, likewise, the custom of inother ends projecting out into the room. The area formed by
troducing young persons to the tea--able. The later in life the the cross bushes and the wall he would fill up with baud.
babit becomes established the beller. Tea-drivking to chile brushes, rush baskets, books, boots, sticks, cloths, dried turf,
dren and youths is both positively and negatively injurious.or any thing portable. As the work grew higli, he snpported
Dr. Uwins on Digestion himself on his tail, which propped up admirably; and he nonld otten, after laying on one of his building materials, sit up over
Moral Cowardice.-There are two sorts of timidity which we against it, appearing to consider bis work or, as the country
must distinguisb- the ove affecting the operations of the intelpeople say, judge it,' This pause was sometimes followed by lect, and the other the outward conduct. A man may have changing the position of the material judged,' and sometimes little anxiety as to whether he please or displease his fellowit was left in its place. After he bad piled up his materials creatores; he may have no eager thirst for their applause, no in one pa t of the room (tor he generally chose the same place),
paralysing apprehensions of their opprobation; he may not care he proceeded to wail up the space between the teet of a chest about perilling honours or profits by an houest religious pro. of drawers, wlich stood at a little distance from it, high enough
fession: he may even dety obloguy and persecution : and yet on its legs to make the bottom a roof for him, using for this
be as arrant an intellectual coward as ever existed, afraid of purpose dried turt and sticks, which he laid very even, and
venturing, in speculation, an inch from the beaten track : afraid tilling op the interstices with bits of coal, hay, cloil, or any
of examining either the basis or building of bis faith, and touchthing he could pick up. This last place he seemed to appro.
ing either iis pillars or its ornaments; afraid of losing sight of priate for luis dwelling; the former work seemed to be intended
his priest, lesi he shonld be mazed in a wilderness of doubt; for a dam. When he had walled op the space between the
atraid of a new opinion, a new thought, or a new book, if it feet of the chest of drawers, le proceeded to carry in sticks.
wear a questionable shape. In others the symptoms are di. cloths, bay, cotton, and to make a nest; and when he had rectly opposite : they read, examine, reflect, decide, aod redone, he would sit op under the drawers and comb himself ject with freeciom and courage ; but their freedom and courage with the nails of his kind leet, In this operation, that which end; and when they should proceed to protes, to attack the appeared at first to be a malformation, was shown to be a leror they bave repounced, to promulgate, the truth they have beautiful adaptation to the necessities of the animal. The huge
embraced, they become mere slaves and cowards. They are webbed hind feet of the beaver turn in so as to give the ap. atraid of the frowns of the great; afraid of injuring their pearance of deformity; but if the toes were straight instead worldly circumstances; afraid of fui teising a station io which ot being incurved, the animal could not use them for the pur. they may be very usetul; and, more justly than all, afraid that pose of keaping its fur in order, and cleancing it from dirt and they art not the tirm and zealous peisous who can consistently mois ture.- Biony generally carried small and ligut articles tell it.-Scrmon by J. W. Fox,
THE LOVERS OF LEGANEZ.
Don Manoel reposed the utmost confidence in the
care and discretion of Donna Rodriga. A SPANISH TALE.
From the tenderest infancy of Lusia she had credi. Not many leagues from Leganez was situated the tably, if not affectionally, supplied the place of her country seat of Don Manoel de Uzeda. He had scarcely mother, who died ere her young heart's affections had passed his fiftieth year, and still exhibited in his speech learned to recognize her maternal love and solicitude. and manners the elegance and air of a gay and accom What was passing strange in the character of a Spaplished cavalier; one who had seen the world, and nish female, (more especially those of the middling knew the enjoyment of its most refined pleasures.
class,) the duenna's was free, even from the very sus. He had tasted them without satiety, and, indeed, with picion of a single intrigue ; to be sure, Nature had not 80 much moderation, that although half a century had been very bountiful to her in the disposition of her passed over his head, and tended somewhat to abate the features or her form, for she was very plain, (to say the ardour of his pursuit, pleasure still found him in the best of her,) and, over and above a high shoulder, was motley train of her devoted worshippers. At court trillingly warped in the back, yet she was by no means at the theatre—the Prado-or, in fine, wherever, nobi. crooked in her temper, displaying on all occasions an lity, fashion, and beauty, were congregated, Don Ma amiable equanimity. noel was invariably recognized.
Such was the gouvernante of Donna Luisa, and happy With an ample and unimpared fortune, and a dispo. was the maiden under her gentle sway. sition so gaily inclined, it may be naturally supposed No wonder then that the little Arragonese, Francisca, that he rarely visited his country seat at Leganez. dilated her large black eyes, when Donna Luisa, pouting
True, Madrid was the only atmosphere which he con her rosy lips, confidentially complained that Donna sidered worth inhaling, or capable of supporting his Rodriga de Cantillana had become teazingly curious of existence.
late, following and prying after her with all her eyes, But his country seat was a sanctum, the repository of as she said, of which organs, however, the impertinent his heart's jewel, his beloved daughter, Luisa.
duenna possessed only two. She was his only child, and had just attained her • Ha! Signora, cried Francisca, with an insinuating fifteenth year, yet so precocious in wit, beauty, and the look of sympathy,'' wherefore should Cantillana plague enchanting fullness and symmetry of her person, that you so? What can she suspect ?' By the Virgin!' ejashe appeared already to have arrived at womanhood, culated she, with a lack-a-daisical sigh, there's no fear
Dance and song were personified in her light and of one's being blessed with any lovers in this horrid, airy step, and the silver tones of her dulcet voice.
out-of-the-way place!'. Don Manoel loved his daughter, and admired her • Heigho!' cried Donna Luisa, blushing a little, accomplishments, but was persuaded, from the experi • does the old woman imagine we can pick beaux from ence of his youth, that the pure air of Leganez was the bushes, as we do our bouquets ' •Heaven send we more conducive to her benefit and pleasure, than that of could !' continued Francisca glibly; at the same time the capital.
shrewdly watching the changing countenance of her He therefore consigned his treasure to this elegant young and less experienced mistress, . Hah! Signora, retreat till he could provide her with a rich and noble there is-yes-I see it! something has happened!' partner, who might, if he chose, chaperon her in the · Hush!' cried the confused Luisa, • don't talk so gay circles of the great world. But he was resolved loud, Francisca ; Rodriga may overhear you. Let's to never to run the risk of losing Luisa by leading her the bower,' and the self-convicted maiden put her into the giddy whirlpool of fashion, coquetry, and in- | trembling arm within Francisca's, and hurried her away trigue,
with the utmost trepidation. Meaowhile, Donna Luisa felt no sorrow in the de • Oh! I was so disturbed the other night,' began privation of enjoyments she had never tasted, and, in Luisa, as soon as they had seated themselves on the the walled garden, were she daily rambled with her mossy bank of the bower. "With the tink-a-tink of a guitar, singing in concert with the feathery choir that guitar?' said Francisca, inquiringly. • Didst thou hear warbled in the orange trees and the gurgling fountains, it Francisca ?' • How could I avoid it, Signora, it was seemed as joyous and light-hearted as a canary (that just below my window; 1 declare, I could not get a hath never known the freedom of the leafy grove), at: wink the whole nigbt.' • What I fear is, that Cantiltuning its little throat in its gay prison of golden wires. lana overheard it too—that is, I don't fear-but I
Donna Rodriga de Cantillana, (a decayed gentle • Oh, I perfectly understand you, Signora,' replied woman, and a distant relative of the family,) and a Francisca, smiling, “really these duennas are as wakelittle bright-eyed Arragonese wench, by name Fran- ful and watchful as tabbies, and gallants and guitars cisca, were the only companions of her lone retreat. are their bane. Did you see anything, Signora? Did The one served her in the capacity of duenna, the other you peep through the lattice?' • Yes, yes, I only just as tire-woman.
peeped! • And what did you see?' i A shadowNO, XXXIX. VOL. IV.