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“ But are we to be only ourselves, do ye mane?”in. 1 ; “ That day's past, Matty Dolan,” replied Evans.quired Matthew.

“ It's five years since you and me first had words, at “ And enough, too,” answered Evans ; “we couldn't the Pattern o' the Seven-churches, and that was the last pick a friend out of any tint above, without raisin' a stroke I struck with a stick. There's eight years behulabaloo the divil wouldn't quiet without blows. Here, tune our ages, and you're the heavier man by two stone now, I'll give you the wall, only you jump the hedge or near it; what more 'ud yez have, man alive ?" into Charles Faucett's meadow, and cut across the hill “Oh, never fear me, Johnny, we'll never split about by Holywell, into the road, where you'll meet me ; trifles,' quietly replied Dolan; “but, see here, let's divil a soul else will you meet that way to-night; dress one another, as they do the potatoes, both ways. want to call at home for the tools.” ain't herecem

Stand fairly up to me for half a dozen rounds, first to “ Kape the wall,” cried Dolan, as Evans stepped fist, and I'll hould the alpeen till you're tired, after aside, springing himself at the same time into the road, id.”. ankle deep in mud; “I'll wait for you at the bridge, “Why look ye here, Matty, you worked over long on the Holywood glin road. Good bye."iagge : on, George's Quay, and were over friendly with the

A moment after, Dolan had cleared the hedge lead great boxer, Mister Donalan, for me to be able for yez ing out of the lane into Mr Faucett's paddock, and wid the fists,” cried Evans. “But we'll split the diffeEvans was quietly plodding his way homeward. To rence ; I'll give you a quarter of an hour out o' me wid reach his cottage, he had to run the gauntlet through the fists, and you'll give me the same time, if I'm able, the very throng of the fair, amidst crowded tents, with the alpeen after ; and we'll toss, head or harp, whence resounded the ill-according sounds of the bags | which comes first." pipe and fiddle, and the loud whool of the jig dancers, | Evans turned a copper Bat on the back of his hand, as they beat with active feet the temporary floor, that as he ended his proposal, and in the same moment Dolan rattled with their tread. Johnny made short greeting

made short greeting cried, with those of his friends he encountered, and on entering “Harp for ever." his house, plucked a couple of black, business-like look !" Harp it is," echoed Evans, holding the coin up in ing sticks from the chimney, hefted them carefully, and the moon' ray, which shone out but fitfully, as dark measured them together with an eye as strict as ever clouds kept slowly passing over her cold face, gallant paired a rapier with, till, satisfied with their In the next moment they were toe to toe, in the centre equality, he put his top-coat over his shoulders, and de- of the little plain, looking determined and confident : parting by the back door, rapidly cleared two or three though an amateur would have at once decided in favor small gardens, and made at once for the fields. As Dolan dropped from the high bank into the lane near To describe the fight scientifically would be too long the bridge on one side, Evans leaped the gate opposite. an affair. Suffice it, that althongh Johony's agility

" You've lost no time, fegs, observed Matthew, as gave him the best of a couple of severe falls, yet his they drew together, shoulder to shoulder, stalking ra- antagonist's straight hitting and superior weight left pidly on. vizesyo haimod et oslotsM 190, in the thing hollow; till five quick rounds left Evans deaf

" I'd bin vexed to keep you waitin' this time, any ) to time and tune, and as sick as though he had swalhow,” replied Johnny and few other words passed. lowed a glass of antimonial wine instead of poteen.

Just beyond the bridge, they left the road together, Dolan carried his senseless foe to the pool, and dashed and mounting the course of the little stream, in a few water over him by the hatfull. minutes were shut out from the possibility of obser- ." Look at my watch," was Johnny's first words, on

yance in a wild narrow glen, at whose head was a gaining breath. -water-fall of some eighteen feet. The pool which re- ! “I can't tell the time by watch," cried Dolan, a little ceived this little cascade was exceeding deep, and have sheepish. ing but one narrow outlet, between two huge stones, “ Give it here, man," cried Johnny, adding, as he the pent waters were forced round and round, boiling rubbed his right eye, the other heing fast closed, “by and chafing for release : and hence the not unpoetic the Boyne, this is the longest quarter of an hour I ever name of Hellkettle, given to this spot. The ground knew it wants three minutes yet,' and as he spoke, immediately about it was wild, bare, and stony, and in again he rose up before his man. no way derogated from this fearful title. avere i “Sit still, Johnny," exclaimed Matthew ; “I'll for

Near the fall is a little platfond or level of some give you the three minutes, any how." twenty yards square, the place designed by Evans for « Well, thank ye for that,” says Johnny; “ I wish the battle-ground. Arrived here, the parties halted; I may be able to return the compliment presently ; but, and as Dolan stooped to raise a little of the pare stream by St Donagh, I've mighty little consate left in myself, in his hand to his lips, Evans cast his coats and yest on just now." the gray stone, close by, and pulling his shirt over his Within five minutes, armed with the well-seasoned head, stood armed for the fight, not so heavy or so tall twigs Johnny had brought with him, those honest fela man as his antagonist Dolan, but wiry as a terrier, lows again stood front to front, and although Evans and having, in agility and training, advantages that had lost much of the elasticity of carriage, which had more than balanced the difference of weight and age. : ever been his characteristic when the alpeen was in his

“ I've been thinkin', Johnny Evans, cried Dolan, hand and the shamrock under his foot, in times past ; as he leisurely stripped in turn, “we must have two | although his left eye was closed, and the whole of that thries after all, to show who's the best man; you've got side of his phisiognomy was swollen and disfigured your alpeens wid you, I see, and I am not the boy to through the mauling he had received at the hands of say no to thim, but I expect you'll ha' the best ind o' { Dolan, who opposed him, to all appearance, fresh as as the stick, for its well known there's not your match in first, yet was his confidence in himself unshaken, and in Wicklow, if there is any in Wexford itself.

'the twinkle of his right eye a close observer might have read a sure anticipation of the victory a contest of five the hands of Briareus, had he possessed as many, would minutes gave to him, for it was full that time before not have availed him. He arrived at Mrs. Donovan's Johnny struck a good-will blow, and when it took effect,

door before his pursuers ; he raised the latch, but it a second was uncalled for. The point of the stick had gave not way--the bar was drawn within, and had his caught Dolan fairly on the right temple, and laying strength been equal to it, further flight was become imopen the whole of the face down to the chin, as if done practicable. Turning with his hack to the door, there by a sabre-stroke, felled him senseless. . stood Johnny, like a lion at bay, uttering no word, since

After some attempts at recalling his antogonist to he well knew words would not prevail against the fury perception by the brook-side, without success, Evans of his foes. Forward with wild cries and loud imprebegan to feel a little alarmed for his life, and hoisting cations rushed the foremost of the pursuers, and him on his back, retraced his steps to the village, with Evans's life was not worth a moment's purchase ; a out ever halting by the way, and bore his insensible dozen sticks had already clattered like hail upon his burthen into the first house he came to, where, as the guard, and on the wall over his head, when the door devil would have it, a sister of Dolan's was sitting, suddenly opening inwards, back tumbled Johnny, and having a goster with the owner, one widow Donovan, into the space he thus left vacant stepped a gaunt figure, over a “ rakin' pot o' tay."

naked to the waist, pale and marked with a stream of " God save all here,” said Johnny, crossing the floor blood yet flowing from the temple. With wild cries the without ceremony, and depositing Mat on the widow's mob pressed back. . bed. “ Wid'y, by your lave, let Mat Dolan lie quiet "It's a ghost! It's Dolan's ghost !" shouted twenty here a bit, till I run down town for the doctor."

voices, above all of which was heard that of the pre“ Dolan!” screamed the sister and the widow in a sumed spirit, crying in good Irish, breath, “ Mat, is it Mat Dolan! that's lying a corpse” *** That's a lie, boys, it's Mat Dolan himself! able here, and I, his own sister, not to know he was in and willing to make a ghost of the first man that lifts trouble !"

a hand agin Johnny Evans ; who bate me at Hellkettle Loud and long were the lamentations that followed like a man, and brought me here after, on his back, this unlucky discovery. The sister rushed frantically like a brother," in! 3.. . out to the middle of the road, screaming and calling « Was it a true fight, Mat p" demanded one or two on the friends of Dolan, to revenge his murder on Evans of the foremost, recovering confidence enough to apand the orangemen that had decoyed and slain him. proach Dolan, who, faint from the exertion he had The words passed from lip to lip, soon reaching down made,' was now resting his head against the door-post. to the heart of the fair, where most of the parties were A pause, and the silence of death followed. The about this time 'corned for any thing. ; .

brows of the men 'began to darken, as they drew close “ Johnny Evans," cried the widow Donovan, 'as heto Dolan. Evans. saw his life depended on the reply made in few words the story known to her, " true or of his antagonist, who already seemed lapsed into innot, this is no place for you now; the whole of his sensibility. Iubila po ' 1". faction will be up here in a minute, and you'll be killed “ Answer, Mat Dolan !” he cried, impressively, “ for like a dog, on the fure; out wid you, and down to the the love of heaven, answer mem was it a true fight?" guard-house, while the coast's clear..

1 The voice appeared to rouse the fainting man. He " I'd best, may be," cried Evans ; « and l'll send raised himself in the door-way, and stretched his right the doctor up the quicker--but mind, widow, if that hand towards Evans, exclaiming, . boy ever spakes, he'll say a fairer fight was never fought “True as the cross, by the blessed virgin !” and as

-get that ont of him, for the love o' heaven Mrs. he spoke, fell back into the arms of his friends. Donovon,"

Evans was now safe. Half a dozen of the soberest of “ He has'nt a word in him, I fear," cried the widow, the party escorted him down to the police-statian, where as Johnny left the door, and with the readiness of her they knew he would be secure ; and Dolan's friends, sex, assisted by one or two elderly gossips, who were bearing him on a car, departed, without an attempt at by this time called in, she bathed the wound with riot or retaliation. planin us spirits, and used every device which much experience in This chance took place sixteen years ago ; but since cracked crowns, acquired during the lifetime of Willy that day, there never was a fair at Dunlavin that the Donovan, her departed lord, suggested to her. Mean orangeman Evans was not the guest of Dolan ; nor is time Evans, whilst making his way through the village, there a fair night at Donard that Mat Dolan does not had been met, and recognised by the half-frantic sister pass under the humble roof of Johnny Evans. I give of Dolan and her infuriated friends, who had been all | the tale as it occorred, having always looked upon it as for some time puzzled at the absence of him who was an event creditable to the parties, both of whom are properbial as

alive and well, or were a year ago ; for it is little more “ Best stick on the flure,

since Evans now nigh sixty old, walked me off my legs First stick in the fight."

on a day's grousing over Church-mountain, and through

Oram's hole, carrying my kit into the bargain. Adieu. “ There's the murderer of Mat Dolan, boys," cried It will be a long day ere I forget the pool of :“ Hellthe woman, as some ten or twelve yards off she re- kettle," or the angels in whose company I first stood cognised Johnny, who was conspicuous enough, wearing | by its bubbling brim.-Atlantic Club Book. . his shirt like a herald's tahard, as in his haste he had drawn it on at Hellkettle. With a yell that might have scared the devil, thirty athletic fellows sprang forward at full speed after Evans, who wisely never stayed to remonstrate, but made one pair of heels serve, where



Ah! talk not thou of love to one
_Whom forty heavy years oppress :
Thy golden hours have but begun,

Mine have all sunk in weariness;
Yet ere those wrinkles mark'd my brow,

I knew a simple grisette-
Ah! would that I could love thee now

As once I loved my own Rosette !
Like queen upon a glittering throne

I see thee in thy splendour pass; Rosette came tripping forth alone,

Her small feet twinkling 'mong the grass; And in her eyes how deep the store

or love when mine their soft glance met, Ah! would that I could love once more

As then I loved my own Rosette ! A thousand mirrors round the shine

Reflecting all thy courtiers' faces; One mirror had that maid of mine,

But 'twas the mirror of the Graces ! No draperies to her couch had she,

But o'er it sunbeams wove a net: Ah! would that I could feel for thee

As then I felt for my Rosette ! Full many a lyre in swelling tone

Has paid thy genius fitting meed; And yet I do not blush to own

'Twas all Rosette could do to read; But when a look could seal a vow,

For lack of words we did not fretAh! would that I could love thee now

As once I loved my own Rosette ! She had not half thy dazzling charms,

She had not half the power to shine, She never clasped me in her arms

With ardour more intense than thine ;
But she had all my youth-that store

Which I at length in vain regret-
Ah! I can never love thee moro
As once I loved my own Rosette !

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picked out before the cresses are served up. There is one place, however, from which the water-cress is brought very genuine, and unmixed. Between Bath and London, near Marlbro', there are extensive flooded lands, which, from the pure gravelly soil, yield an excellent high-flavoured plant, anmixed with the poisonous sium, which loves a rank, muddy bottom. As these sands are moveable, and have uo tenacity, they afford a very infirm footing, and it is highly dangerous to venture far from the solid ground: yet, as the finest cresses grow in the most remote places, the poor people who gather them do venture, and every year some of them fall sacrifices to their trade. There is now a poor inan from that neighbourhood, in London, who cries cresses of a superior quality, which he procures from tlence, about the streets, in the vicinity of Euston-square. He is distinguished by a certain musical cadence in his cry, which has something very sweet in the sound. He was himself, for several years, engaged in this perilous pursuit, and frequently at the hazard of his life. He latterly took the precaution of tying a cord round his body, which was fastened to a stake on the firm bank; and secured, in this way, like the samphire gatherers, he ventured, not into the air, but into the more dangerous quicksand. Here he has often sunk below his shoulders, and has been drawn out with difficulty by men on the bank. In this way he supported a wife and seren children, till the eldest, a fine boy of eighteen, undertook to relieve his father from the perilous task; be accordingly gathered the cresses, and his father cried them through the streets of London. At this time of the year the vegetable runs to seed, and it is difficult to procure any that is fit for use, at any accessible distance ; the boy was thus led to seek them by going farther than usual into the sands, and, in the carelessness of youth, neglected his father's precautions on such occasions. Having, a week or two since, advanced a considerable way from the solid ground, he suddently disappeared ; the earth opened, as it were, and swallowed him up; and no trace of bim has ever since been discovered. When the news of the calamity reached the family, the mother rushed out to share the fate of her child, and was with great difficulty saved. For the first time since the accident, the poor man has again come out to sell his cresses for the support of his large family,-and there is now something so pensive and sad in the naturally sweet tone of his cry, that he excites, in no small degree, the sympathy and compassion of the whole neighbourhood.



The “ dreadful trade” of gathering samphire has often excited our sympathy and alarm, and there is no person who uses this preserve that does not think on Shakspeare's terrible description of the danger and dif. ficulty of procuring it. But no one has ever dreamt of the dreadful trade of gathering water-cresses ; and yet it is as dangerous, and attended with more accidents, perhaps, than the other. The consumption of this crude vegetable is now very great in London, insomuch, that the cultivation of it, in enclosed grounds, has been among the speculations which distinguish the present day. This is found, however, not to improve the pungency of the plant; and that which is gathered in its native state is still preferred ; and it is, therefore, sold by a numerous tribe of persons, who collect it in brooks, and shallows in the vicinity of town. These, however, have failed to supply the demand, and it is now sought at a considerable distance. When brought to town it is sometimes mixed with the sium latifolium (wild-celery), and veronica becabunga (brook-lime), and other aquatics, which in their nascent state reremble the seg simbrium, or true cress. The first of these vegetables is particularly unwholesome, and should be carefully

Wild as the bird, the smugglers fly

To distant parts for gain,
And like the eagle's is their eye

When scudding o'er the main.
Let others boast they're lords on land,

As great as lords can be,
The smugglers are a nobler band

They lord it o'er the sea.
Let winds blow high. or tempests wage,

Or treach'rous quicksands draw;
They heed no more the ocean's rage,
Than customs, or the law.

Wild as the bird, the smugglers ily, &c.

Swift o'er the waves the smugglers fly,

knew that it was not one mass of anything ; that the Nor fear the rocks or sea,

sheets of copper were not even uniformly closed apon Beneath the cliffs at night to lie, And land their cargoes free.

each other : and, above all, that there were large nails Sometimes upon the briny wave

used to fasten them, which projected from the side of They float like corks about ;

the spire.
And whilst they try their freight to save,

Having meditated upon these circumstances till his
Their lives are placed in doubt.
Then on the shore, with wistful eye,

mind was made up, the miyik went to the government, Their comrades true are found,

and offered to repair the angel, without scaffolding, Who quickly on the coast descry

and without assistance, on condition of being reasonThe boat which runs aground.

ably paid for the time expended in the labour. The Swift o'er the waves the sinugglers fly &c.

offer was excepted ; for it was made in Russia, and by Bold o'er the waves the smugglers fly,

a Russian.
As merry as can be ;

On the day fixed for the adventure, Telouchkine, pro-
Their canopy a cloudy sky,
Their home a boat at sea;

vided with nothing more than a coil of ropes, ascended And now the thund'ring cannon's roar

the spire in the interior to the last window. Here Proclaims a foe's command ;

he looked down at the concourse of people below, and They run before the wind ashore, Aod anchor on the strand;

up at the glittering “ needle," as it is called, tapering But soon another foe they meet,

far away above his head. But his heart did not fail Whose glittering arms display'd,

him, and stepping gravely out upon the ledge of the Forbid the hope of safe retreat

window, he set about his task.
It is "the coast blockade."
Still o'er the waves the smugglers ily,

He cut a portion of the cord in the form of two large
As merry as can be ;

stirrups, with a loop at each end. The upper loops be Their canopy the azure sky,

fastened upon two of the projecting nails above his Their home a ship at sea.

head, and placed his foot in the others. Then digging the fingers of one hand into the interstices of the sheets

of copper, he raised up one of his stirraps with the APPALLING ACHIEVEMENT.

other hand, so as to make it catch a nail higher up. (From Leitch Ritchie's Journey to St. Petersburgh

The same operation he performed on behalf of the other and Moscou,' in Heath's Picturesque Annual for,

leg, and so on alternately. And thus he climbed, nail 1836.

by nail, step by step, stirrup by stirrup, till his starting

post was undistinguishable from the golden surface, and The church of St. Peter and St. Paul is remarkable

the spire had dwindled, and dwindled, and dwindled for its spire, the loftiest in St. Petersburgh. • • • •

in his embrace, till he could clasp it all round. An anecdote connected with this church, and not yet

So far, so well, But he had now rcached the ball known, I believe, out of Russia, is too remarkable to

-a globe of between nine and ten feet in cireambe omitted. It places in a conspicuous point of view

ference. The angel, the object of his visit, was above that spirit of almost absurd daring which I have already

this ball, and even concealed from his view by its mentioned as one of the peculiarities of the national

smooth, round, and glittering expanse. Only fancy character; and, in fact, the incident could not, I think,

the wretch at that moment, turping up his grave eyes, by possibility, have occurred in any other country,

and graver beard, to an obstacle that seemed to defy

the daring and ingenuity of man. The spire, which rises

But Telouchkine was not dismayed. He was pre“ — lofty, and light, and small,"

pared for the difficulty; and the means by which he and is properly represented in the engraving as fading essayed to surmount it exhibited the same prodigious away almost into a point in the sky, is, in reality, ter- | simplicity as the rest of the feat. minated by a globe of considerable dimensions, on

Suspending himself in his stirrups, he girded the which an angel stands, supporting a large cross. This | needle with a cord, the ends of which he fastened round angel, less respected by the weather than perhaps his his waist; and, so supported, he leaned gradually holy character deserved, fell into disrepair ; and some back. till the soles of his feet were planted against the suspicions were entertained that he designed revisiting | spire. In this position he threw, by a strong effort, a uninyoked, the surface of the earth. The affair caused coil of cord over the ball; and so coolly and accosome uneasiness, and the government at length became rately was the aim taken, that at the first trial it fell seriously perplexed. To raise a scaffolding to such a in the required direction, and he saw the end hang height would have cost more money than all the angels down on the opposite side. out of heaven were worth ; avd meditating fruitlessly To draw himself up in his original position, to fasten on these circumstances, without being able to resolve the cord firmly round the globe, and with the assistance how to act, a considerable time was suffered to elapse. of this auxiliary to climb to the summit, were now an

Among the crowd of gazers below who daily turned easy part of his task : and in a few minutes more their eyes and their thoughts towards the angel, was a Telouchkine stood by the side of the angel, and lismiyik called Telouchkine. This man was a roofer oftened to the shout that burst like sudden thunder from houses (a slater, as he would be called in a country the concourse below, yet came to his ear only like a where slates were used), and his speculations by degrees faint and hollow murmur. assumed a more practical character than the idle won The cord, which he had an opportunity of fastening ders and conjectures of the rest of the crowd. The properly, enabled him to descend with comparative spire was entirely covered with sheets of gilded copper, facility; and the next day he carried up with him a and presented a surface to the eye as smooth as if it bad ladder of ropes, by means of which he found it easy to been one mass of burnished gold. But Telouchkine | effect the necessary repairs.



The same amplitude is observed in the skirt, which

is of the usual length. Watch narrowly The demonstration of a truth, its birth,

In speaking of sleeves and their dimensions, we must And you shall trace the effluence to its spring

of course except the Peignoirs, which are always ample And source within us, where broods radiance vast,

in this respect, the sleeves being of great width at the To be elicited ray by ray, as chance

very end; the wrist is frequently tied by a ribbon. Shall favour: chance—for hitherto, Even as we know not how those beams are born,

These peignoirs engage the attention of our élégantes As little know we what unlocks their lair;

more than ever, and a marked characteristic of rank For men have oft grown old among their books

and fashion is frequently perceptible in these negligés, And died, case-harden'd in their ignorance, Whose careless youth had promised what long years

which are frequently of costly material. They are fre. Of unremitted labour ne'er perform’d:

quently made so full as to admit of a kind of pelisse While, contrary, it has chanced some idle day,

or close dress underneath, which is seen to advantage To autumn loiterers just as fancy-free

when a portion of the peignoir falls back. A As the midges in the sun, has oft brought forth A trutb-produced mysteriously as cape

lored dress of this kind, the lining quilted with small Of cloud grown out of the invisible mist.

chequers, and surrounded at the termination with mas. Hence, may not truth be lodged alike in all,

ten fur. A blue cordelière retained the folds of the The lowest as the higbest ? some slight film

dress, which being tied in front, and suffered to depend The interposing bar which binds a soul ? Some film removed the happy outlet whence

to a considerable length, gave a finishing effect to this It issues proudly?


For Evening Dress—A satin rosière, worked in One man shall crawl

white or rose-colored ground, the corsage with ornament Through life, surrounded with all stirring things,

of blond falling downwards on the sleeves, as well as Uomoved—and he goes mad ; and from the wreck of what he was, by his wild talk alone,

projecting to the middle of the bust, where it is retained You first collect how great a spirit he hid.-Paracelsus. by a blond noud. The hat of rose-colored velvet

epinglé, the shape in front divided and neatly rounded off, inclined considerably on one side, allowing a pearl

chain to be observed in front, the end of which is finished LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS.

off at the side by a couple of pearl acorns.

A dress of cachemerien gaze de soie, the patterns Hail to the season of good old orthodox amusements, small, somewhat in the mosaic style, and gold mingled when the very spirit of conviviality reigns paramount, with variedly contrasting colors, the corsage draped, is and the merry jest goes round amid peals of laughter fixed with agraffes of precious stones. A golden résille from the hilarious circle. Hail to the good old Christ. ornamented the head, each link being connected with mas! a hearty welcome. Thy face, though wrinkled, a stone to match produced an elegant and imposing is decked with many a smile-and thy forehead, though effect. thinly scattered with silvery locks, is seen, not gloomily A cachemere musliu dress, white, with brown and averted, but in acquiescence while presiding over the blue patterns intermixed placed in relief ; a rich cacheconduct of the feast, the dance, or the song.

mere lace, trimmed the corsage and traversed the skirt We now fancy we see a score of youthful faces, listen on one side; blue næuds were placed at intervals above ing with intentness to the opening “Once upon a time" the lace. The résille of blue velvet was ornamented another group bent on riotous mirth, or panting for

went on riotons mirth, or panting for 1 with pearls. the inoment when “ Hunt the slipper," or " Blind man's Hats & Caps.-Hats are now worn lower on the buff,” shall emancipate them from the thraldom of re. face, and frequently meeting under the chin. straint which their papa and mamma imposed.

The corners square, are in general use. Many a fluttering heart now heats with additional The briins elevated, thrown very much back, and ex. heavings at the anticipation of these ancient and social panded, so as to stand out very much at the sides. festivals : many a long discussion in matters connected For dress, these characteristics are to be moderately with our own immediate province--the color, style, ma preserved, at the same time giving the lightest possible terial, the flower, the feather, the details, and the tout effect; this the spirited milliner can alone accomplish; ensemble, are successively agitated : but we must break much attention will be therefore requisite to ensure a off, and rhapsodize on another occasion-the all impor. perfect attention to these points. tant subject of the month's fashions demands our at Velvets, satin reps, &c. still predominate, and may tention.

be employed both for dress or negligé. The Ispahan, The alterations this month will be exhibited more in velvet having a portion of wool in its composition, may the details and examples than in the general form of be made to suit either description of costume, and the dress. The corsage, en pointe, appears not gene forms, from the softness of the material, very easy and rally as we have been in the habit of observing, but elegant folds ; it occupies a middle space between the with dark and heavy materials it is still seen among the velvet epinglé and the imitation velvet, which has been most distinguées.

lately employed for undress hats. The sleeyes are, we are happy to state, since our last, Drawn capotes of satin, with satin rosettes of the being in some degree reduced from their enormons pro same shade, may occasionally be seen. portions; and from the success that has attended our MATERIALS AND COLORS.—The fabrics of which we last strictures, we shall the more persevere in holding gave so full an account last month, are made up in the up to censure, those extravagancies which disfigure the most gorgeous and varied styles and colors, the same fairest proportions and hold up to ridicule the directors remarks may still apply. and superintendants of the modes.

Satins in all their variety, and cachmeres, as well as

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