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vents those powerful contrasts in dress whịch the more promiscuous nature of the modern promenade occasions.
In my foregoing remarks, I observed that there were To the Editor of the Beau Monde.
a few fair promenaders who dared the inclemency of
the present cold winds in fabrics of a summer texture, The festivities of mid-lent which I described in my still the want of the genial and inspiring influence of last, were shortly forgotten by the novelty-loving yo, the sun keeps back the general adoption of summer cos. taries of fashion, and the busy artificers of dress and tume, and no decided manifestation of the projected decoration were soon in active employment to furnish fashion for the more sunny season, has yet been elicited. materials and splendour for the ensuing Long Champs. Foullards are still prevalent and Scotch Gros de I observed in my last letter, that individual taste and Naples has become a very great favorite among our convenience seemed more to influence the gay world in Parisian fair, who seem to employ it very extensively, the choice of costume, than any obedience to the gene. Patterns are so extremely large, that one bunch of rally paramonnt influence of fashionable example, and flowers covers nearly the whole of the hinder part of the same sacrifice of imitation to self choice continues the skirt, so that the whole dress contains but a few to sway the elegantes of Paris.
bouquets altogether; and the patterns very much The coldness of the weather continues, and although resemble those of your damask window curtains in the customary display of splendour even exhibited at England. Long Champs forces many of our countrywomen to dis “L'embarras des richesses” can no where be more card the cloak, still the greater number seek to defend clearly shewn than in the attempt to choose a pattern themselves from the comparative inclemency of the from among the almost interminable variety of splendid weather by materials of a structure capable of resisting novelties which the manufactories both of France and the cold. Velvets, satins, thick foulards, &c., secure your own country have furnished for the season, so con. the more careful from the chilling breezes, though many tinually is the attention divided and the admiration are indifferent to the unseasonableness of the weather, diverted from one attractive specimen to another, and brave the attacks of the uncompromising blast in. The hats are worn still more ample than before, and fabrics of a lighter nature and less capable of resisting rather as we say evasés for full dress, though for nege those chilling winds which would annoy and keep with: i ligée they are somewhat smaller, India muslin scarfs in doors less determined votaries of fashion, or less of rich colors and splendid embroidery are much worn, self-sacrificing beauties, they however are content rather and I observe, that a profusion of lace adorns every to risk the danger of the almost wintry climate than part of the dress where it can be placed with propriety, deprive the promenade of some of its fairest ornaments. and with no lavish hand : the fabric is generally The effect of this mingled grouping of rich velvet and Valenciennes. light muslin, of gorgeous silks with fabrics rivalling the This grand epoch in the fashionable year has so far gossamer, is singularly effective and beautiful, and per- diverted my attention as to curtail my information upon haps could not be found in no other Country in other topics of general interest.
“Don Juan" has been got up hy the French comThe equipages were as usual numerous and elegant, pany at the Opera, with all the splendour imaginable, and some of those who have always distinguished them in which our French vocalists more than usually disselves for taste and elegance have even surpassed them tinguished themselves. Madame Viganos' concert room selves in the choice decoration and tout ensemble of was most numerously and elegantly attended, and the their vehieles,
talent of that eminent vooalist was displayed in all its The most brilliant display of splendid dresses occur. rich variety and soul thrilling melody, red on Thursday, for although the attendance was much The walls of our Salons now rival the most beautiful more numerous on the following day, a heavy and long cashmeres in splendour and brilliancy,to so high a pitch continued rain forced the promenaders to seek the of perfection have our room decorating artists brought shelter of the ready cloak, which the care of the more their hardly to be rivalled skill. judicious of their cicerones had provided, or to secure Chateaubraind has completed his memoirs, whick themselves from the unpropitious weather in the close would no doubt be greedily devoured by the curious in carriage or well defended barouche,
state secrets bąd he not bąulked the appetite of the ins The character of Long Champs has strangely altered quisitive by forbidding the publication until bis since the soul subduing chaunt and holy hymn rose disease. Madame C, has one copy in her possession from its sacred procincts, to be succeeded by the display and Madame Recamier who ranks so deservedly high of baronial magnificence and the solemn grandeur of among the literateurs of the day, retains another. the olden times, To these, the exclusives of the age England is said to have purchased the work, and 25,000 when the 14th. Louis's reign succeeded, and the various | francs per volume is said to have been deposited by ranks of society were marked and the distinction scrupu some of your eminent bibliopoles. lously attended to. The clouted shoe of the peasant Thę savans of this country are not a little chagrined did not then tread down the embroidered heel of the that the writings of Chateaubraind should not first courtier's slipper, nor was the jewelled vest of the petit be given to the world from his native France-but your maitre relieved by the woollen cloak of the vine grower countrymen buy every thing. from the South. With the change of times a change
C. de A. of costume has occurred, and although the country may be individually richer, the splendour of costume, being less unequally spread over the people in general, pre
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS. Foulards like muslins and other light fabrics are con
sidered most generally becoming when made in a simple
manner and as corsage en pointe, FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
In wearing black foulards the pelerine is trimmed INCLUDING COPIOUR EXTRACTS FROM
with black lace, one end descends to the centre, fat, “Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-"Journal de Paris
and ba utonnée, the other rounded and open. et des Modes, L'Observateur des Nodes et L'In
With thick fabrics, such as velvet, satin. &ę, corsage discret"-" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"_" Le
en pointe agrees very well, but muslins and other light Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.
materials are not suited for this style. DRBS$BS.--Foulards are pow as unusually worn as A very pretty style of redingotes is formed by inverted ever, very large designs are generally seen.
dents descending on each side the dress, and held back Redingotes for demi-toilette are made with both the by olives de passererterie. sorsage and the jupon joined by Aat buttons or round The following toilet has been greatly admired-white worked ones, all the way down : biais descend in folds silk hat trimmed with ribbon nouds gaze salinée, surdown each side.
mounted by three marabouts shaded in white and rose ; Another method, is to have on each side a row of the dress low, united at the sides by nænds of ribbon ribbon peuds.
chinés; the fabric having the appellation of Fontanges A very pretty style of dress is that of having plain which is a strong Gros de Naples, embroidered with an mantillas cut in biais falling round the corsage, and maranthe row, bordered with blue and white fleurettes; descending very low on the sleeves. The mantilla of short sleeves, and above all a mantilla on point d' An, blond over a painted Pekin dress.
gleterre. The sleeves are still large at top and diminishing Children may be aceasionally seen in velvet and in towards the waist--throughout all Long Champs this satin, moyen-âge with mantillas and sleeves à sabots, ma y invariably be observed.
with neuda de page. Muffs and the et cetera of adults At the last fêtes of Long Champs the weather has confine and give them a staid appearance. been extremely unfavorable to a display of magnificence Silk and cachmere fabrics with small patterns, and and beauty of costume ; light hats and spring stuffs have for dress, the corsage trimmed with lace, and en pointe bee n less sought after than velyets, and there has been are much more appropriate and becoming for young in consequence comparatively little display.
children. The sleeves should be short with bouffans In a close çarriage we could discern a very pretty
and with neuds à longs pans. At the extremity of the toilet composed of a pou de soie chiné, grey coloured
point in front should depend a neud. ground, sprinkled over with brilliantly tinted poppy
For a ceinture a little muslin or batiste band in small flowers ; across it, a ribbon of rose and green streaked,
folds, the ends pendant. Short siseves and the semiwith a quantity of lace attached to it.
transparent long mittens show the little round arm to A plaid of lilac, green and citron had a pretty effect;
advantage, a rice straw hat, the front lined with citron-coloured
Hats.-Hats are decidedly larger than they have taffeta glacé, with three rows of ribbon folded round been they are frequently soen very high in front, dethe crown and joined by rosettes, to which were attach
scending low towards the cheeks and almost meeting ed small sprigs of broom, completed the toilet
under the chin. The crown slightly elevated behind Muslin dresses lined with Gros de Naples have been
with an inclination forwards. Flowers and neuds are very common at Long Champs.
worn half on the front and half on the crown. Pelerines are of an extreme width, and mostly open Satin enters greatly into materials of which hats are in front to display the corsage and figure.
now composed. Rose-coloured satin, with rose-tinted The under dress is very long.
plumes, or a white bouquet, are very becoming. Lace is still as much in vogue as ever, it is indispen, Dress hats are almost always trimmed with a demiable with light toilettes.
toile; promenade hats ' have simply a few fowers tasteThe form of dresses presents no remarkable difference, 1 fully arranged. there are not so many corsages à pointe now for light | Spring flowers are just now much in vogue for hats.
A very pretty capote consisted of pale blue Gros de Redingotes are still very numerous and are made in
France, blue taffeta ribbon, embroidered with a very all sorts of fabries, for full or under dress. When the small rose border, to this was attached a bouquet of warm weather sets in, redingotes of muslin lined with
little double streaked paquerettes. coloured Gros de Naples will forin very elegant summer
Another of a similar description was of pale blue pau dresses and will most probably be very generally de soie with a white gauze taffeta ribbon, attached to adopted.
which was a bouquet of china pinks. For Pull Dress.-Printed foulards of a fine and On the whole, hats may be said as yet to be by a past strong quality are those now more generally patron. | majority, either of crape or rice straw; a branch of lilac ized, a slighter kind sopn loses its beautiful ap, is the most uspal ornament. pearance,
Hats may also be said to assume very much the eapote Organdi dresses embroidered in different coloured shape. flowers, worsted and silk, have a very good effect,
Nothing seems more likely to become very generally A Scotch Gros de Naples lately introduced, from its | worn than the rice-straw, the peculiar transparency of elegant appearance, and from its colours 89 beautifully these hats gives them a great dogree of elegance par. blended in such endless variety of tint, is greatly sought ticularly when tastefully adorned with gauze ribbono after by our elégantes,
or pretty light flowers; rose-coloured lining is very Sleeves are still large.
• A remarkably pretty cap having a near resemblance to the turban has been lately introduced, called à la juive; the ties as well as the cap in tulle, the former which are very large and full, fasten on one side the cheek; this coiffure is particularly becoming when the hair is worn either in bandeaux or nattes at the sides.
We mav make mention of a very pretty hat of pou de soie glacé, the ribbon with broad pattern, natching the poa de soie, to which was attached a very pretty artificial sprig. · A dress capote of paille de riz with ribbons of taffetas glaces, forming a plaid by a white line aeross ; the
front of a light form bound with pou de soie. • Round the front of the hats many rouleaux are used, nearly a couple of inches wide, a rouleaux of a similar description at the top of the calottes.
White silk and satin hats ornamented wsth roses are still much worn.
Italian straw hats or capotes trimmed with ribbons of taffetas paille assortis, or ombrés, the hne sometimes of French white or delicate blue. Ribbons are not so extremely large as they have been. Little bouquets of flowers are more generally admired by ladies of taste.
MATERIALS AND COLOURS.-Muslins with very large columns, coloured and white alternately, have a very good effect; others of black, yellow and lilac ground, have different patterns in flowers, such as roses, poppies, tulips, &c., foullis and of the most brilliant hues.
Patterns are generally much larger than they have been for some time past.
A variety of new fabrics have been lately introduced, the following is a list of the most striking.--. For morning promenade dresses and half toilette.
Salemporis-silk and worsted tissue like the improved chaly of various designs, the ground either plain or of different colours.
Salemporis croisé, of a similar fabric to the preceding article, but inferior in splendour and quality.
Batistes de Cachemire-embroidered in different shades.
Satins de Bombay-silk and cachmere tissues satinés in every variety of shade.
Mousselines de Delhi,-silk and cachmire tissue streaked and quadrillés.
Lévantines de Laine.
Taffetas de Siam-new printed designs, tissue of silk and worsted woven together.
Satins de Siam, printed in the same style as the preceding fabric.
Mousselines Siamoises,gauzes of a similar descrip. tion, having one superiority over the mousseline de soie, that of not creasing.
Visapours-printed in bold designs and rich eolours fabricated of silk and cachmire of great softness and flexibility yet with a shining and satin-like appear.
Gaze Pékin.--A material, transparent, and at the same time strong; embroidered designs elegantly executed in every variety of shade.
Muslins for fancy dress.
VARIETIES. Pocket handkerchiefs have never ex. hibited greater profusion of ornament than at present. They are completely loaded with embroidery and lace. Exquisitely fine valencienne lace thickly gathered round and five or six inches deep is employed.
Seven or eight rows of points turcs as well as ele. gantly embroidered bouquets of flowers are very frequent More than three hundred franks is not unfrequently given for these handkerchiefs. Mouchoirs à ourlers are quite disused now.
For fancy costume foulard collars are pretty and very generally adopted, folded in form of a cravat with ties at the end of green, cherry or rose-coloured ribbons.
A very rich and splendid trimming for a ball dress is a garland encircling the hem, of beautiful flowers formed by feathers in their natural colours.
A new species of cosmetic of vegetable origin, called beurre de cacao, is gaining some degree of patronage already.
Batiste will certainly not supersede muslin for pele. rines, &c. the former is now only worn in the morning and with valenciennes.
Aprons are now much disused.
Gold bracelets in form of a band, with antique cameo clasps are very fashionable.
Bracelets in the form of serpents with precious stones for eyes, rings of the same kind are much worn and on the fourth finger of the left hand.
The Mantelet Marion as well as the Mantelet pelerine from a distinguished house, are in great vogue. One of the first we observed in the black blond lined with a similarly-coloured moire, fell down pointed in front, of a middling length. The mantelet pelerine was of a black lace lined with citron-coloured moire, descending to the ceinture, trimmed with lace froncée- the neck trimmed with a ruche.
Mantillas of silk gauze with golden patterns have a beautiful effect
The Avnadis sleeves though attempted to be revived will hardly find favor in the eyes of our elegantes to any great extent. Sleeves plaited from the upper part and gradually tapering to the wrist, where they fit close are in more general request.
For Dinner dresses, dresses for the opera, &c. Petits et grands Carreaux écossais.' (Scotch. plaid, large and small)-every variety of colour upon the best silk body.
Gros de Cunton,-printed.
Pékins Chinés,--same on both sides, very elegant designs.
Foulards, ---vast variety in new styles. “
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. [The description of the plates which has hitherto taken up a considerable portion of our space, we have long considered might be much more appropriately devoted to matters of more interest and more utility ; though, in accordance with the general usage in similar works, we have long given a detailed description, we could never discover the advantage of describing dresses, &c., so accurately delineated in the engravings, and
particularly to those who are so perfectly au fait in all I matters of taste and elegance.
Our descriptions are already very ample of dresses | rose, lilas ou bleu une large dentelle jetée dessus en not engraved ; and we propose, of the actually engraved forinant colonne, les unes serpentent, les autres autres ones, only to notice those which in form or material paraissent froncées ou tuyautées : il y a vraiment de may not be familiar to our readers. This matter will l'illusion dans ce dessin, tant il est parfaitement exécuté. be found under the proper heads in the article "London La forme des robes ne présente aucun changement and Parisian fashions."
remarquable, seulement beaucoup moins de corsages à ... If our fair subscribers take a different view of the pointes dans les robes d'été. Les manches varient et subject, they will be kind enough to communicate with n'ont point une mode fixe. Elles sont très larges ou US-We will bow to their decision.]
très-collantes du bas, mais toujours énormément amples
en haut. On les orne de crevés ou de neuds à la place MODES DE PARIS ET DE LONDRES.
de la couture, depuis la saignée jusqu'au poignet.. On
en fait aussi beaucoup de demi-larges vers le bas. PUISEES AUX SOURCES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES Les redingotes sont très à la mode et très-nombreuses; COMPRENANT UN CHOIX D'EXTRAITS DES JOURNAUX on en fait dans toutes les étoffes négligées ou parées, DONT LES TITRES SUIVENT:
Celles en mousseline, doublées de gros de Naples de * Le Follet Courrier des Salons"...“ Le Petit Cour. couleur, formeront les plus élégantes toilettes d'été, rier des Dames"..“ La Mode"..." Journal des Dames" lorsque quelques jours de chaleur auront bien décidément &c. &c.
prouvé que l'été est arrivé. Long-champ n'a produit cette année que peu de nou. CHAPEAUX.--Sur beaucoup de chapeaux on voit des veautés, et cela, parce que le temps froid et humide a bouquets de feuilles de chêne avec leurs gland. , La empêché nos élégants hommes et femmes de se vêtir à pimprenelle est très-jolie, mêlée avec du ruban jardinière. la légère ; mais en revanche, par un beau soleil et un Sur un chapeau de pou de soie rosé, une branch de roses · temps moins incertain, l'allée de Long-Champ au bois des quatre saisons est d'un charmant effet. En général,
de Boulogne, a été dimanche dernier le rendez-vous des les fleurs printannières sont à la mode. plus jolies femmes et des plus élégans cavaliers de Paris. Un chapeau vert clair en soie brochée et quadrillés,
Les femmes avaient de superbes écharpes en foulards, orné d'une branche d'acacia et d'un noud de ruban vert et même aussi des chales en foulards d'une richesse liseré en blanc, ayant au bord un demi voile de blonde éblouissante; en toilette négligée. ces châles doivent unie, entouré d'une petite coquille, et dans l'intérieur de être mis en première ligne.
la passe une ruche terminée aux deux côtés du front On voit toujours beaucoup de robes en mousseline par un noud, est une mode très-simple et tres-bien doublée de gros de Naples, quelques-unes couleur sur adoptée. couleur, d'autres blanches sur des robes de soje de cou. Pour négligé, les formes coniques et les passes col. leurs diverses.
lantes sur les joues sont les plus nombreuses : mais pour On fait toujours force pélerines, elles ont surtout une chapeaax à plumes ou grandes toilettes, les passes sont ampleur extraordinaire, presque toutes sont ouvertes rondes et très-évasées. sur le devant, de manière à dégager le corsage et la Les cannezous en mousseline brodée sont entourés de taille..
point d'Angleterre lorsqu'ils sont destinés aux grandes Les jupes sont três longues et ont acquis encore un toilettes, et garnis de valencienne pour négligé. On laiz de plus.
en voit dont le fond est couvert de branchages brodés Les manches ont repris toute leur ampleur ; elles au plumetis et s'entremêlant, comine le dessin des robes sont maintenant beaucoup plus larges que jamais, mais à la mode. Ce genre est beaucoup plus distingué que il y a presque toujours un poignet haut de quelques les semés de petites fleurs. On fait peu d'ourlets. La doigts et qui varie pour la forme.
dentelle s'attache sur le point turc qui borde le dessous Les robes à dessins sont trés recherchées, mais on ne de la broderie. dispose plus de dessins à colonnes.
Le luxe des cols rabattus est très grand et relève la Les dentelles conservent toute leur vogue; on en plus simple toilette. Ces cols, qui se font assez grands, garnit presque toutes les toilettes légères.
supportent aujourd'hui des dentelles de toutes les di. La lingerie a subi sa révolution; rien n'est plus joli, mensions et genres de points; aussi y emploie-t-on tout ai plus recherché par une femme comme il faut, que les ce que l'on possède de beaux points d'Angleterre, Mabonnets à la juive, ces bonnets, si différens de tout ce lines, Alençon, oubliés au fond des cartons depuis la qui a été fait jusqu'à ce jour, sont d'une simplicité qui vogue des petites dentelles. On fait des collets doubles; ajoute à leur mérite ; ils sont en tulle et forment à peu mais ceux-ci, moins chargés de broderies, ne peuvent se prés le turban; les brides en tulle fort larges et longues garnir que de dentelles assez basses. Au-dessus d'une viennent nouer sur le côté de la joue; cette coiffure guirlande est souvent une rangée de bouquets. sied à merveille avec des cheveux en bandeaux ou des Les petits bonnets du matin ont deux et trois garni. nattes sur les côtés.
tures de petites dentelles, le fond en mousseline brodée. Les cannezous sont simples aussi, inais d'un goût On les orne plutôt avec des rubans de satin qu'avec des exquis; nous avons vu un cannezou-pélerine en batiste rubans de gaze. Quelquefois les næads sont en mous. unie, dont la garniture se composait de dents unies seline garnis de dentelle; on les place toujours très en posées l'une contre l'autre, de maniére à ce que l'on n'en arrière du front. voie que la moitié de chaque; chaque dent était bordée Long-Champs devrait être soumis à des réglemens d'une petite valenciennes. Ce cannezou formait grande comme le Musée et les salles d'exposition de l'industrie : nouveauté.
il devrait y avoir un jury d'admission qui rejetterait ces Pour robes de campagne on enlève de toutes parts les sortes de bahuts qui ne sont pas des voitures, et ces ani. jaconas point d'Alençon, qui sont d'une disposition maux inexplicables qui ne sont ni chevaux, o mulets, ni toute convenable à l'été. Qu'on se figure sur un fond vaches, ni veaux marins." **** ****
pistol as with the bow. He was very jealous of the honour of his province, which he never allowed could be exceeded in
any thing. Some discourse once took place concerning the English Singers, Braham had formerly real talents, which height of Monsieur Louis, the French giant, who meashred six were developed in Italy; but more than forty-five years have feet ten inches. “ Tonnerre! " cried he, what a shrimp! elapsed since his first debut at the King's Theatre, and the fine Why, in my country, I knew a man so tall that he used positi. voice with wbich nature endowed him has yielded to so long vely to get up a ladder every morning to share himself; he ao exercise. In the Italian Opera, he sabg in his natural key, was a tali man if you like," He never knew bat one man and without forcing his voice : but the habit of playing at the of that stature, and that he was a very long way off. My friend English Theatres for some years past has given him the defect was elected, some years since, a member of the Royal Edin. of bawling, for the English people love a powerful and startling bargh Society " of Archers, and is an ornament to that distin. voice above all things. The decay of his powers is manifested guished corps. After all, I'must in justice say, that Americans by his intonation, which is often below the proper pitch. As beat us all out of the field. Neither French, English, por an actor he is completely ridiculous, bat the English public do Irisb, can compare with them in the use and practice of the not perceive it. To look again at that Braham who has so long long-bow, although I am aware that I risk giving offence to been the object of their affections is sufficient for them; and it many notorious and skilful individuals. How does the incre. will continue the same as long as this singer can tread the dulous cockney stare when he hears of the great sea serpent ! stage.
He does not believe it, not he-he little knows it was an ar. Mrs. Wood (Mis Paton), the first songstress of England, had cher to whom the glory of the discovery is due. What can he also remarkable talent. She is a good musician, plays well koow of monsters of the deep, except cod-fish and oysters in on the harp and piano, and sings the English and Scotch airs sauce! What can be know of the howling wilderness, unless with a great deal of expression, but the desire of pleasing an it be Wilderness-row! What of roaring cataracts, save that of ignorant public has given her the habit of forcing her voice, and low water at London-bridge! He can form no idea of the her intonation is often very defective. I have heard Miss trackless waste by that of Walworth and Newington Baits; or Love,-she possessed a good contralto voice, which she kept of interminable forests, by that of Epping. His scepticism, within its naiural compass; she bawled less tban Mrs. Wood, therefore, is no scandal, it requires an enlarged mind to combut did not possess the same facility of execution. The visitors prehend the wonders of America, and to judge of the enter. of Drury Lane are very partial to her.
prise of archers by whom it has been explored. A very inge. Among the tenors, is a certain Mr. Wood, who enjoys the nious friend of mine, and, curious enough, of the same pame public favour, but whom I considered detestable. I heard bim as myself, a native of Boston, and a splendid shot, has fre. at Covent Garden, in the “Maid of Judah," a parody on Ivan. quently astonished me with the exploits of American archers. boe: he seemed to me fit for uothing but bellowing. The other He said, that once, when he went into Kentucky to witness a pretended tenors are still worse than he. As for the bass trial of skill, he stayed by the way at a pablic-honse, and obsingers, there are two who deserve to be distingaished-Sapio serving in the room such an amount of broken ware, and eqni. and Phillips. The latter has a fine voice, and much freedom vocal marks, he was quite convinced knowing the savage nain his style; but he is cold, and little adapted for a dramatic ture of Kentuckian fighting, that a desperate and murderous singer.
affray had taken place there, He remarked the servant swee.
ping the floor, and putting the contents carefully into a basket, The long Bow-I have witnessed the practice of each coun.
Rather surprised, he asked her wbat she was preserving with try, and hardly know to which to award the palm. The Ame.
such care.' “ Oh " said the girl, “nothing very particular, ricans lake an extraordinary range, and shoot very fearlessly.
only a few eyes." "Eyes?" inqnired my friend. "You see," The French, if not so strong, are peculiarly dexterous; but an
she said, “ about fourteen gentlemen went home blind last Irishman possesses a wonderful facility for shooting round cor
night, so I was just picking up their eyce, 'cause the gentlemen, pers, particularly if a tailor is after bins. The most extraordi.
when they get sober, may be calling for 'hem, I guess!' gary feat I ever witoessed was of an Irishman, who shot up llolborn Hill, and with such prodigious force, that both his eyes Different ways of receiving favours.--Two of our boat's went clean through a brick wall! This is a fact, for I saw it. crew contrived to get embroiled with some Turks : oeither I have known some good shots among the English, particularly party seemed to understand upon what point they difered ; the ladies, who draw a very powerfuq bow; one, particularly, but differ they did, and one of our men seized a Turk by the I remember, who shot so far beyond the mark, that her shaft turban, which he shortly dislodged, and then began to slap the was positively lost in the clouds! She was a member of the bald head of the Mussulman : this created no sinall distur" To opphite” society, of which the late king was president. bance, and the affair terminated by the interference of the pu. There was another capital English shot, a friend of mine, who lice, who seized two of our infidels and lodged them in a kind of belonged to the “ Royal Kentish Bowmeu” he used to relate, gaol on the market-place I happened to pass, and was made to that once riding from Seven Oaks, he was overtaken by a understand that something had occurred, and that our mea thunder-storm; he hoped to escape it by giving his horse the were in durance vile. As I entered the place, I heard words reins, and singular enough he just kept a-head of it by about much like unto the following: I say, Jack, what's that Turk half a yard! In this manner he gallopped at speed five miles, going to do to you ?"_“ Damn me if I know," replied the I may say, neck and neck with the thunder.cloud, the rain, or other, “ but be seems to have taken a fancy to my shoes,” I rather torrent, descending exactly upon his horse's crupper all was just in time to see Jack thrown upon his back, and two the way: the road behind was literally deluged; as he empha. stoat Turks commence a regular hammering op the soles of tically observed, it could only be compared to being within half his feet, with sticks resembling those carried by the janissaa yard of the falls of Niagara! He was fortupately saved from ries. Jack roared in no common style, which seemed the asthe cataract by shooting up a gateway. It was a capital shot. tonishment and contempt of the Turks; for they stand the basIf any impertinent doubt was ever expressed at this relation, tinado with apparent indifference, accounting it as much an honor the archer would say fiercely, “Sir, if you want a lie, r'll give as a punishment, though they seldom solicit a continuation of you one; but that's a fact, by G-d!" and no man was better such favours. My interference was sufficient to liberate the men, able; be was one of the best shots I knew.
who walked tenderty for about a week. I mentioned the French 48 dexterous marksmea. I once In Russia, after a man has been trashed for half an bour, it koew a gentlemen from Gascony-proverbial for its archery; is by no means uncommon to see the poor miserable alare, crawl bę had been an officer under Napoleon-by the way, I have upon his bands and feet, kiss the shoes of his master, and then always remarked the saperiority of soldiers and sailors in their begin a long set speech, thanking the tyrant for the leniency management of the weapon he told me of a duel in which be bad l of the panishment: confessing ibat he merited much more been engaged et Paris, where the signal was un, deux, and to fire than had been inflicted, and finishing by calling upou God the word trois. It mast be understood we had been goizzing to bless so good and so mild a ruler. This is carrying civility the Parisians pn their affectation in rolling ihe letter R about rather too far; but the Russians are a conrteous nation, and their mouthis previous to utterance. "My opponent " said the far exceed the Turks in gratitude, at least on this score: it Garcon, " was of the Garde Impériale e sacré tonnerre--he was would have been a rich contrast to have beard “ the cunies pot s dead shot. I had but one chance, and I watched it narrowly. loud but deep, "utterred by our men, and the very kind mild The second gave the word, un, deux ; but Cadédis, long before accents in which they devoted sultan, viajer, and popalace to he could finish the word TROIS, I shot my man dead!" I the especial care of the devil. must observed that my lively friend was equally good with the