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who are good, than by pretty girls who are unamiable.
Mrs. Leverton loved to draw her comparisons from nature, because then she was convinced that her groundwork was just; and one day when Ida appeared discontented at some remarks she had made on beauty, she sent her into the garden, with an injunction to gather a nosegay of the fowers she herself liked best. It was early in the month of May, and the little maid soon returned with a nosegay of wall-flowers.
“ What, Ida !” exclaimed her wise and gentle teacher; “ wall-flowers—wild, simple wall-flowers ! Did you not see tulips, blue-bells, anemonies, and many other much handsomer blossoms?"
“ Oh, yes! many handsomer, certainly.”
" True, Ida,” replied Mrs. Leverton, kissing her forehead;
and this very bouquet proves what I have so often said. My dear girl, goodness is to the person what fragrance is to the flowers-an essence that will endure when the beauty of both decay. Do you
Ida did understand her: and a precept so illustrated must be long remembered by every child, because the sight of the flower cannot fail to recall it.
She also managed so to temper Ida's wit, that it retained its brightness though it lost its edge-enlivening, not cutting; yet notwithstanding all her care and culture, she could not but regret that the young lady was a favourite with this dangerous yet fascinating tempter, who too often sits enthroned on the prettiest lips in the wosld, armed with glittering but poisoned
twelve years of age, he was placed under the care of three eminent authorities, Dagain, Lochan, and Enna : and at fifteen, having diligently studied with them the Holy Scriptures, he took the monastic habit. Some time after,” when, it is presumed, he could not be more than twenty, he founded the monastery of Glendalough (valley of the lakes), in perhaps the most peculiarly romantic spot in the county of Wicklow. His reputation, and that of his new establishment, attracted crowds of pious people, and the solitude of Glendalough became covered with a celebrated and holy city. Having been created a bishop, Kevin erected a cathedral church, in the same place, to St. Peter and Paul. The ruins of seven or eight buildings yet stand in the lonely valley, bleached and weather-stained and moss-spotted, some of them half embedded in their own rubbish, or in the greensward that hides it. Separate from every other relique, and much more ancient than every other, towers one of those round pillars, found only in Ireland and the East, upon the era of the building of which, or upon their use or purpose, no two antiquaries can agree. Doubtless, it was Kevin's attraction to found in Glendalough his first monastery; for, whenever the primitive priesthood of Ireland met with one of those mysterious indicators of a forgotten people, there they constructed their simple cells. Hewn in the solid and perpendicular rock of a mountain, which blackens with its shadow the waters of the valley, is a cave well-known as “ St. Kevin's bed," and as the scene of his abominable cruelty to the love-sick Cathleen. It hangs at a fearful height over the lough, and in order to enter it, you must first ascend above it, and then creep down an in-sloping ledge, where a single false step were destruction. And yet to the edification of the natives, the then Great Unknown safely achieved the task two or three years ago; and so did the poor Cathleen thirteen hundred years ago, but not with his impunity. The young, the comely, the famed St. Kevin, had been haunted by her futtering sighs, and her sad, sad
“ Wit must make you foes," Mrs. Leverton would say ; “but, remember, love, it will never make you friends."
Ida, who began by hating, at last, and imperceptibly, finished by loving her, whom she of herself now called
who after a time was permitted occasionally to visit Miss Ida, allowed that “the dear child was astonishingly improved."
It must be confessed, that had Ida been a child of weak understanding, she would not so soon have profited by her mother's instruction ; and, be it also remembered, that though a girl of quick and violent temper, she was totally free from the mean and abominable vice of obstinacy, ready to acknowledge and atone for a fault almost as soon as it was committed. It is even more difficult to manage the obstinate than the foolishthe one you can coinmand; but the other you can rarely lead. - Juvenile Forget-me Not.
scaled this mountain and hewed this cave to hide himself from her. But the persevering maiden, rendered sagacious by a passion that indeed often makes us wise (after it has made us fools), tracked him, in her searchings and wanderings, after his disappearance, by the fresh-pulled green rushes which he had provided for his Ainty couch ; and which, during his progress up the mountain, had fallen from his bundle. Careless of the perils of her way, she suddenly presented her blue, tearful eyes, her streaming golden hair, and her glowing cheeks, at the threshold of the boy-berunit's cell: and he, as suddenly, started from his chilling meditations, and pushed her into the deep, black waters beneath. The young tiger! Had Potiphar's wife beennot Potiphar's wife, but a tender, loveborn, love-inspiring virgin, it is odds that Joseph himself would have left him the shadow of a precedent for such conduct : at all events, the generous-hearted brother of the little Benjamin could never have murdered the poor girl. Even St. Senanus, in the opinion of Mr. Thomas Moore, must have hesitated; for the melodius bard of Erin, though he faithfully records the rude refusal of the saint of the Shannon to allow the lady to land out of her skiff, on a very dark night, upon the shores of his prudish Island, yet surmises, that if she had taken no notice of his surliness, but waited till morning.
ST. KEVIN & CATHLEEN.
The next Irish priest likely to prove most interesting to us, and living a little later than Colmekil, appears to be the princely-born, the immaculate, but the hard. hearted woman-hater, St. Kevin, or Colmegen, (fairbegotten). His precocious talent for sanctity was as surprising as that of poor Chatterton for poetry. At
“ And given the Saint one rosy smile,
pattern above all will doubtless have a run ; it is a width She never had left his lovely isle.”
of blond, with elegant designs extending from the waist By the way, the beautiful version of this tragical story
to the hem; if agreeable, the front can be had in form of Cathleen and Kevin in the Irish Melodies, endea
of an apron, and the rest in imitation-blond, what is vi. vours, in poetical mercy to Kevin's character, to soften sible of this has a very beautiful effect. the atrocity of his act. Mr. Moore insinuates that pre
The width of the skirt has got to so great an extent vious to the real appearance of his unhappy admirer,
that it can hardly be increased without the adoption of the barbarous young saint had been asleep and dream
hoops, silk skirts take up six or seven breadths for a ing of her proffered endearments, and that when he ac- slender person, and eight for a moderately stout person. tually pashed her into the lake, he had only started up,
The corsages are flat, with a few ornaments ; the sleeve in the impulse of his dream, to inflict that unmeasured
is largest at the shoulder, and diminishing at the
wrist. punishment upon her shadow. But this account would sink, rather than raise St. Kevin, in the opinion of all
Large sleeves, gathered at the wrists, are freqnently Christian people. To the situation of a dream, above
made in very slight tissu for the promenade; the redall other situations, his iron nature ought to have been
ingotes are general preferred by grown, frocks by young off its guard ; but instead of that it prompts him to be
ladies. There is now a very great differevce in the as ferocious as in his most severe waking moments even
style of dressing of the very young and of adults, the he could be. So that Mr. Moore would, for his sake,
former preserve an extreme simplicity in all their aphave done better by adhering to the plain prose of the
parel. fact, as authentic tradition relates it.
High velvet dresses are in great taste for petites toilettes, or the promenade, they are buttoned before, or
fastened by satin or velvet neuds. LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS Satin redingotes de couleur foncée, are also adopted
for a negligée or promenade dress. They are closed at FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
the middle or sides with satin ribbon næuds. The INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM
næuds may be of a similar shade of colour. “ Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-" Journal des
Black lace dresses over rose, blue or lilac coloured Dames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et
satin are very beautiful. These as well as embroidered L'Indiscret''--" -“ Le Follet Courrier des Salons". -“ Le
tulle dresses are equally applicable to fancy or dress Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.
balls. They should be trimmed with satin ribbons, of
the same colour as the under dress, or a black blond Among the numerous balls nightly given in Paris, satin, on a foundation to match. Fancy Balls greatly predominate; the majority can, We observed an azure blue crape dress, crossed by a therefore, hardly be considered within the pale of criti- row of acacia roses. The whole round of the corsage cism, or as affording fair subjects for remark-there was trimmed with a row of satin roses, and round the being no presiding mode to regulate the choice of fancy neck an English mantilla. In the hair two rows of costume. The costume of the peasantry is the most acacia roses falling on each side of the side curls, common-some ladies of taste might, however, be seen pearl ornaments. in very beautiful designs of the style of the middle A very pretty evening dress was composed of citronages.
coloured satin, cut high, and open in front, trimmed at The Balls of the Opera House, resplendent in beauty, the neck with a blonde collerette, the cuffs long and magnificence and variety, extend their animating influ- ample, trimmed with blond, turning back from the wrist, ence throughout the whole of Paris, and draw within a little velvet hat on the head, raised slightly on one the circle of their attraction the most demure and fas- side ; on the lower side were placed three mauves
plumes, and a row of pearls were pendant from the The elite dressed in the height of fashion, or in do- crown to the front. minos, with a small mask that scarcely disguises the A blue crêpe dress, ornamented with two rows of contour of the features, make their appearance in the wild roses placed diagonally-on the head a couronne opera houses to review the magic scene, themselves the à nouds of wild roses, round the corsage a border of greatest ornaments. Hither they commonly repair in flowers, placed on a blond mantilla
same dresses which they have been previously wear- ment.
at the soirees of the upper circles-- were a flower Ball Dresses, &c.-Worsted gauzes are used greatly faded, a ribbon—a tint even changed, they would be for ball dresses, and are very commonly made open at liable to the gaze of scrutiny, in a situation where cu- the side ; they can be united by bouquets of flowers, riosity is all absorbing.
nauds or cameos. We observed on one occasion a white Dresses.—The open dress is a very decided favou- gauze dress, with a rich pattern running lengthway, rite, whether it be worn open in the front only, or in open en tablier, with fringed edges, united on both sides lablier, that is, with the front in form of an apron with with næuds of ribbon of silver gauze, these edges falltwo openings, one on each side, these being fastened ing close to the næuds give a sufficient indication of the together by neuds or clasps, but at a sufficient distance shape of the apron underneath to produce a beautiful to show the under-dress. When there is only one open
effect. ing down the front of the dress, gradually widened like Some of the fabrics worn are heavy and gorgeous, a redingote, it leaves room for a greater degree of ele- and the patterns rich and varied beyond description. gance to be displayed in the under-dress. This is made Beautiful bouquets of all imaginable hues, and worked of white satin, white embroidered moire, und even in on magnificent tissue, give great scope to elegance of blonde. The latter are certainly the richest. One taste and amplitude of fortune, the latter can hardly be
a cameo orna
dispensed with when on the material alone of these mag- reps, is more elegant when flowered, and may be beautinificent dresses, must be expended between twenty and fully streaked. thirty pounds. Where fashion is now seen, luxury and Flowers worked in brilliant colors on a dead ground profusion may be said to reign paramount. Black orna- have a splendid effect. Some white on a white ground ments are not now in vogue, the black næuds havc are very elegant. given place to white ones, when the dress is of two A charming color for sunny days is the bourgeon different colours.
green ; this shade of green, has a particular fresh and The most elegant and recherchees garlands are those delicate appearance in velours-epinglé, with satin called a næud, composed of a row of flowers formed into ribbons. the appearance of a couronne, and fastened in such a Embroidered tulle is still extremely well suited for manner as that one end shall be elevated and the other the ball or the assembly; particularly of rose-color, depressed ; the two bouts should separate and form two citron, or blue, embroidered with the same colored silk. bouquets, one much higher than the other.
VARIETIES.—The Coiffure is now dressed in a me. For the hair, garlands of flowers are in most general dium way between the very high and the Greek styles; use, these garlands originate from the tuft of hair on of the two, the low dressed coiffure may be said to each side, and close together at the back of the head. predominate. No flowers are worn on the forehead, some called à la A pretty coiffure is arranged with the sides supportFontange commence on the summit of the head, and ed by large pearls in the form almost of a ring, and descend on each side to the temples, where they termi- closing under a bouquets of flowers similar to the dress. nate in a large tuft of flowers.
The elegant Andalusian mantilla, the long veil of the Garlands of golden grapes, with white satin Persian style of the middle ages, and the little béarnais hat are lilac, have an elegant effect.
Some ladies carry a porte-bouquet, containing odo- A new species of opera glasses, called jumelles are riferous artificial flowers; but femmes distinguées prefer now likely to supersede the massive ones in ordinary natural flowers, around the stalks of which a ribbon is They are of a peculiar light construction and twisted to preserve the gloves.
fold together in a very small space. A blue crape dress, ornamented with two rows of wild The coiffure à la Mancini is of the most elegant and roses, placed diagonally-on the head a couronne à tasteful description for a length of time introduced. nouds of wild roses, round the corsage a border of Two bouquets of flowers, one elevated on the right flowers, placed on a blond mantilla. Ornaments of bunch of curls, the other depressed on the contrary one,
have a very good effect. A very pretty dress is formed of white crape, trimmed from top to bottom with rows of satin pouds, gradu.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. ating from the centre to the hem.
Flowers placed en tablier or en biais from right to [The description of the plates which has hitherto left of the skirt are much worn,
taken up a considerable portion of our space, we have Blond preserves its ascendancy, thanks to the good long considered might be much more appropriately detaste which presides at the formation of the various rich voted to matters of more interest and more utility ; designs exhibited in this material.
though, in accordance with the general usage in similar Hars, CAPS, &c.—The dimensions of hats have con- works, we have long given a detailed description, we siderably encreased, feathers are still esteemed as best could never discover the advantage of describing dresses, calculated to set them off.
&c., so accurately delineated in the engravings, and We have seen some elegant blond hats trimmed with particularly to those who are so perfectly au fuit in all ribbon in most excellent taste, called à la cauchoise, matters of taste and elegance. they are appropriate for the promenade as for fancy Our descriptions are already very ample of dresses costume, and are remarkable for originality in appear. not engraved ; and we propose, of the actually engraved ance.
ones, only to notice those which in form or material Promenade hats are simple, of considerable size, à
may not be familiar to our readers. This matter will bevolets, with næuds en rosetta. Plain velvet hats are
be found under the proper heads in the article London in vogue at Longchamps ; they still, however, make and Parisian fashions. small hats of velvet des Indes with taffeta ribbons.
If our fair subscribers take a different view of the Hats trimmed with marabouts white or coloured ac
subject, they will be kind enough to communicate with cording to the shade of the hat, have a pretty effect.
us--we will bow to their decision.]
MODES DE PARIS ET DE LONDRES. dresses for a toilet, somewhat negligée. Nothing can
PUISEES AUX SOURCES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES. be more elegant, more zephir like than these white or
COMPRENANT UN CHOIX D'EXTRAITS DES JOURNAUX pale tissues floating as it were like light clouds around the features. For the ball, blond turhans are light and convenient,
" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"...“ Le Petit Cour. they do not load the bead, and are generally becoming.
rier des Dames''-“ La Mode''..." Journal des Dames" MATERIALS AND COLORS.-Satins d'Alger are for
&c. &c. the most part the materials for demi-toilet dresses ; this Le carnaval a été plus actif, plus bruyant qu'aucun material which takes the place of the reps, or more ac- carnaval depuis plusieurs années, et pourtant toutes ces curately speaking, is only another denomination for the fêtes, tous ces plaisirs qui se sont précipités depuis quel
DONT LES TITRES SUIVENT:
ques semaines, n'enlèveront rien aux nouveaux amusemens que le carême nous réserve. On prépare partout de nouvelles soirées, on déploie dans nos plus grands magasins de neuves et séduisantes étoffes.
La mode de danser en robes de riches étoffes a enlevé beacoup de ces ornemens de fantaisie qui étaient la ressource des femmes qui ont plas de goût que d'argent à mettre dans leur toilette. Les soieries ne comportent en général que peu d'accessoires, car les garnitures en feraient de suite un costume trop lourd. Sur les gazes et les crêpes on dispose encore des rubans et des fleurs, mais presque toujours sur la hauteur du jupon. Les broderies même se font de préférence en forme de tabliers, ou en échelle, ou en bouquets détachés qui ne se trouvent que par devant le jupon, et remontent graduellement vers la taille.
Il y a de jolies gazes semées de fleurs brodées en soie plate ou imprimées, Celles fond brun, imprimées en dessins gothiques or ou argent, sont très distinguées. Des crêpes roses, semés de feuilles de roses brodées en soie rose, sont charmans. Des tulles de soie blancs, ayant des colonnes brodées en soie nuancée, ou blanc sur blanc; des gazes à jour, d'autres mates, avec dessins transparens ; d'autres encore à effet de rubans, serpentans sur fond clair; enfin la blonde à bouquets ou à colonnes, forment la majorité des robes légères que l'on porte pour danser.
Le bal de la Cour, le dernier, assure-t-on, qui aura lieu cet hiver, offrait une très-grande variété de luxe de parure. Il est évident que quelques femmes y affichent une très grande simplicité, tandis que d'autres sont écrasantes de richesses dans leur costume. A ces fêtes on porte beaucoup ou pas de diamans; car on comprend que, dans ce genre, rien ne serait plus maladroit que
la médiocrité. Les coiffures en plumes dominaient; on en place une ou deux un peu en arrière de la tête, ce qui nécessite un grand art ehez le coiffeur pour produire un eflet complètement gracieux.
Nous ne devons pas omettre de citer une coiffure charmante, qui a eu un succès complet sous le nom de coiffure à la Mancini. Il y a dans cette composition un goût gracieux et épuré, qui lui donne le type du genre distingué et qui devait infailliblement réussir dans le grand monde où elle est apparue toute fraîche et toute nouvelle. La coiffure à la Mancini est un composé de boucles et de fleurs s'entremêlant et descendant très-bas de chaque côté des joues. Cette disposition sied à ravir, et nos plus jolies femmes l'ont adoptée à plusieurs bals.
Puis auprès des coiffures antiques et sévères où l'on ne copie que les camées romains ou les ornemens qui dominaient au siècle de Louis XV, viennent les inventions gracieuses et originales par lesquelles la physionomie de chaque femme reçoit le charme qui lui convient le mieux. Le tact est peut-être le plus grand mérite du coiffeur : comprendre pourquoi le pli d'une gaze doit être ainsi tourné, pourquoi une branche doit s'incliner ainsi, saisir ce qui s'harmonise le mieux avec les traits, s'accorde même le plus avec le caractère, rendre enfin une femme plus jolie sans qu'elle s'en doute, est un art qui doit être vivement apprécié.
Pendant les jours gras on ne pouvait pas compter le nombre des bals particuliers qui ont eu lieu. Les uns offraient beaucoup de déguisemens de caractère, les autres se contentaient de réunir force costumes à la Pom. padour, à la Sévigné, à la Mancini, &c., espèces de mo
des qui, bien que renouvelées chez nous et adoptées par nos élégantes, n'en semblent pas moins encore un peu des travestissemens.
Voici quelques toilettes jolies sans être extraordinai. res, qui ont paru aux derniers bals.
Une robe ouverte, en satin noir, sur une robe de satin rose garnie d'un haut volant de dentelle noire. On voyait tout le devant du jupon, la robe de dessus s'élargissant de chaque côté. Cette robe avait un corsage décolleté et drapé, et aux épaules deux jokeys qui retombaient sur une manche courte à triple sabots, garnie au bas d'une manchette de dentelle noire. Pour coiffure, une rose placée très de côté près l'oreille ; de cette rose partait un long esprit noir qui se courbait au-dessus de la tête.
Une robe en pou de soie blanc, garnie de deux ruches de rubans de gaze blancs, liserés en or ; ces ruches partaient d'uu côté de la ceinture en formant un feston contrarié. A la place où les festons se rejoignaient, était un næud de ruban, ce qui en formait cinq sur, la hauteur du jupon ; corsage a pointe et uni, garnie autour d'une ruche de rubans, et trois ruches semblables traversaient les manches et s'arrêtaient sous une autre ruche qui entourait le bas du dernier sabot. Pour coiffure de petites têtes de plumes placées en arrière dans le chignon, et entremêlés de chaînes d'or.
Une robe en crêpe blanc, ayant sur le devant du jupon une quantité de petits næuds de rubans roses, s'agran. dissant progressivement vers le bas, et formant tablier, les manches toutes couvertes de petits næuds, et dans les cheveux deux neuds roses placés de chaque côté dans une tresse qui tournait en formant le fer à cheval sur les joues.
Nous avons vu plusieurs chapeaux garnis de marabouts, blancs ou de couleurs, selon la nuance du chapeau.
Les chapeaux sont presque tous d'une seule couleur, doublure, rubans et ornemens.
On pose généralement sur les chapeaux des plumes de préférence à tout autre ornement.
Sur les capotes, au contraire, ce sont des fleurs. Les cillets mignardises sont fort recherchés. Beaucoup de bonnets sont garnis tout autour d'une guirlande de roses qui entoure le front et les joues. La garniture en blonde est ordinairement relevée.
On pose sur le côté de la coiffe du bonnet, à gauche, un bouquet de fleurs analogues à la guirlande de front.
On garnit aussi les bonnets de marobouts ou de petites plumes.
Quant aux robes leurs façons n'ont subi que peu de variations : à la ville, les manches sont larges jusqu'aux poignets, et les façons-redingote dominent visiblement.
Au bal, on met des fleurs sur presque toutes robes légères, on les pose en tablier, en biais partant du bas de la jupe à droite et montant presque à la ceinture à gauche.
On fait quelques robes de tulle ou de gaze entièrement doublées, mais on en fait aussi qui sont soulevées d'un côté de manière à laisser voir la jupe de dessous.
Une redingote décolletée pour aller à un diner ou à une soirée est le type de la petite maîtresse.
Plus que jamais less étoffes noires frappées d'or ou brochées d'or sont en vogue
La blonde conserve sa supériorité, grâce au bon goût qui préside à la création de ses riches dessins.
Les coiffures basses sont en majorité ; on les enrichit presque toutes d'une plaque en forme de diadême sur le front.
Early Rising:--People talk abont this fallacy, and that fal. lacy; but of all the fallacies in the world, there is not one that equals that prodigions prejudice that has for some hundreds of years been running in favour of getting up early. It is un. wholesome -I once had a great-grandfather-the last of our family that was ever so foolish as to indulge in what be used to call the luxury of early rising-and what was the conse. quence ?—That nature one day summoned him to pay for the Inxary, by bestowing on him such an admixture of cold and catarrh as carried him in half a week to his grave. And how could it be otherwise? If, from your comfortable bed-room window you chance to observe some unfortunate wretch whose cruel destiny compels him to qait his wholesome conch for the crude morning air and its draggle-tailed dew, you first see him striving, as it were, to shrink within himselt in the hopes of avoiding the raw atmosphere that salutes him on every side, and then-all escape, in spite of his ingenuity, proving fruitless-you next perceive him suddenly struck with a sort of ague-fit that dances him along, groaning and grumbling, at the rate of seven miles an hour, while bis teeth chatter and jar against each other at a still more rapid pace. And after all, what is his remedy? He has done, till the day has march. ed on, and the sun has nearly approached bis highest eleva. tion: they he feels himself a little relieved from the swamp in which he has been buried; and he begins to find ont that his clothes hang about him danıp and dreary, like a lady's handker. chief that has ondergone the ordeal-by-water through a fiveact tragedy in the dog.days : he lifts np bis leg, and resting it against a stile, surveys with rueful countenance the streamy drops that trickle fronı it, till a deep and dangerous puddle is formed beneath; while thus he gazes, he calls to mind how be has seen a washerwoman handle a sheet, and he longs to try and wring his leg, that he may bave one limb dry at least : or “ with carious busy eye” he carries his reflections yet further, and quitting the survey of his leg for that of his general con dition, he sorrowfully petitions Heaven to send some Brobdig. nadian housemaid that way, that she may take him up in her brawny arms, and twirl the moisture from him as an English wench' twirleth ber inep.- And, this is what my poor great grandfather used to call the luxury of early risiog !-- Well, well, be paid a dear penalty for bis mistake.
The costumes of the inhabitants of the monntains of Leba. nou are very curions, and of great variety of colonrs; those of the higher order are particularly rich and splendid. That portion of their dress, however, which most attracts the notice of the traveller, is the silver and golden tantoora. This is a hollow tube, worn generalıy by the females; those worn by the princesses are embossed and studded with diamonds and other precious stones; it is fastened on the forehead, and projects about six teen inches. Over this is lung a white maslin or crape veil, which falls rather gracefully down the back. The women appear to be remarkably shy. If perchance you happen to be passing a fountain, whitlier they resort with their pitchers or jars for water, they immediately conceal from view iheir faces, drawing the large loo-e white veil, which covers the tantoura, closely over their head, leaving sometimes only visible a sparkling black eye! When an opportunity presen's itself, they have no dislike to this being seen by a European. They frequently stop while yon pass them, with their back toined towards yon, their faces directed to the bank or hedge. These tantouras are principally woru by married womeu, but some unmarried females of the lower classes also wear them; these latier are some times made of wood or thick paste-board. It nndoubtedly at first sight has a very extraordinary appearance ; but still a more curions effect is produced by the side tantoura, or trumpet, for I know not exactly what to call it. This is worn in other neighbouring districts. It is tied on close to the temple, a little above the ear, and is of a very different shape, being much larger at the projecting end: they are generally of silver, or silver gilt, with ornamental engravings, and are, like the others, hollow; for if solid they would be insupportable.
Bridge of Lodi.-— Buonaparte's first care was to place as many guns as he could get in order in direct opposition to the Austiian battery. A furious capnopade on his side of the river
also now commenced. The General himself appeared in the midst of the fire, pointing with his own hand two guns in such a manner as to cut off the Austrians from the only path by which they could have advanced to undermine the bridge; and it was on this occasion that the soldiery, delighted with his dauntless exposure of his person, confirmed on him his bono rary nickname of The Little Corporal. In the meantime he bad sent General Beaumont and the cavalry to attempt the passage of the river by a distant ford (which they had much difficulty iu effecting), and awaited with anxiety the moment when they should appear on the enemy's flank. When that took place, Beanlieu's line, of course, showed some confusion, and Napoleon instantly gave the word. A column of grenadiers, whom he had kept ready drawn up close to the bridge, but under shelter of the houses, were in a moment wheeled to the lett, and their leading files placed on the bridge. They rushed on, shouting Vive la Republique ! but the storm of grape-shot for a moment checked them. Buonaparte, Lannes, Berthier, and Lallemagne, hurried to the front, and rallied and cheered the men. The column dashed across the bridge in despite of the tempest of fire that thinned them. The brave Lannes was the first who reached the other side, Napoleon himself the second. The Anstrian artillerymon were bayonetter at their gans ere The other troops, whom Beaulieu had removed too far back, in his anxiety to avoid the French battery, could come to their assistance Beaumont pressing gallantly with his horse upon the flank, and Napoleon's infantry forming rapidly as they passed the bridge, and charging on the instant, the Austrian line became involved in inextricable confusiou, broke up, and fled, The slaughter on their side was great; on the French, there fell only 200 men. With such rapidity, and conseqnently with so little loss, did Buonaparte execate this dazzling ad. venture—“the terrible passage," as he himself called it, " of the bridge of Lodi.”'
At Paris, one morning, a bungry poor man, begging his alms from door to door, did at the last espy very good cheer at a cook's house ; whereat, by and bye, bis teeih began to water, and the spur of his empty and eager stomach pricking him forward, he made as much haste towards the place as his feeble feet would give him leave : where he was no sooner come, but the pleasant smell, paitly of the meat, partly of the sauce, did catch such sure hold of the poor man's nose, that, as if he had been fast holden by a pair of piricers, he had no power to pass from thence, nytil he had, to allay the fury of his raging appe. tive, eaten a piece of bread which he had of charity gotten in another place, in the eating whereof, his sense was so delighted with the fresh smell of the cook’s cates, that albeit he did not lay his lips to any morsel thereof, yet, in the end, his stomach was so well satisfied with the smell only thereof, that he plainly acknowledged himself thereby to have gotten as good a break. fast, as if he had indeed there eaten liis bellyful of the best cheer; which, when the cook had heard, being an egregious wrangler, and an impudent companion, what do:he, but all hastily steps forth to the poor fellow, lays fast bis haud upon him, and in a hot, choleric mood, bids himn pay for his breakfast. The honest, poor man, halt amazed at ihis strange demand, wist not well what to say; but the cook was so much the more fierce and earnest, by how much he perceived the good man to be abashed at his boldness; and did so cunningly cloak the matter, that in the end, the poor man was content to refer the deciding of the controversy to whatsoever person should next pass by that way, and without any more ado, to abide his judgment; which thing was no snoner concluded, but by and bye, cometh unto the place a very natural fool, and such a notorious idiot as in all l'aris bis like was not to be found All the better for me, thought the cook, for more he doubted the sentence of a wise man than of a fool. Well, Sirs, to this fore. said judge they rehearsed the ubole fact : the cook cruelly complaining, and the other patiently confessing as before. A greal multitude of people were gathered about them, no less desirous to know what would follow, than wondering at that which had gone before. To conclude, tbis natural, perceiving what money the cook exacted, caused the poor man to put so much money betwixt two basins, and to shake it up and down in the cook's hearing, which done, be did arbiti ate and award, that as the poor man was satisfied with only the smell of the cook's meat, so the cook shonld be reconipeused with only the noise of the poor mai's money. Which judgment was so com. mended, that whoso heard the same, thought, it Cato or Solomon bad been there to decide the controversy, they could not have given a more indifferent or just sentence.