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PATENTED IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND AUSTRIA. Figure 1. Front view of the Corsaletto di Medici, having resilients in conformity with the movements of respiration.

Figure 2. The back view of the Resilient Bodice and Corsaletto di Medici, with the resibenta in imitation of the natural arrangement of the muscles, and corresponding therewith in the movements of the body. 1.

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It affords us pleasure to observe the goodly array of our medical brethren who have borne testimony in favour of the above useful invention, than which we conceive nothing can be more desirable or com plete.'—Editor of the 'Medical Circular.'

An invention is now before the public that is exciting quite a sensation. We are convinced not only that the invention is a valuable one, but that it is incumbent upon all who would enjoy health, whils: preserving the beauty of their person, to adopt this Bodice.'-Editor of Kidd's Owen Journal.' 'HESE unique inventions combine FIRMNESS with ELASTICITY; they

fasten easily in front, fit closely, and retain the original symmetry of their adjusi. ment. Their beautiful resilient action, elegant appearance, and anatomical correctness, have won for them the highest admiration. They are judiciously adapted to every varying condition of the female form. Ladies in health, convalescents, and invalids wear them with equal satisfaction; and once having experienced the comfort and advantages they ensure, will not return to the ordinary stays and their attendant evils.

The oblique transverse resilients have each a distinct action in accordance with mas. cular movement; and are variable in number, size, and position, as individual configura. tion may require. Under the open transverse-work quilted silk, fine flannel, or coutil, is inserted at the option of the wearer, preventing chilliness in the back, and promoting the general health. "The additional resilients in the lower part of the front are given in the Corsaletto only.

Bodices of plain Coutil or Jean, with cotton elastic resilients, at prices from 14s. to 20s. (Children's 4s. to 11s.) Corsalettos, from 21s. The finest silk elastic resilients are used in Bodices of best single Coutil, at 21s. Corsalettos, from 31s. 6d. ; and Bodices of best double Coutil, at 25s. and upwards. Corsalettos, from 35s.

LADIES' RESILIENT SUSTAINING Belts, of fine woven silks, self-adjosting, without fastenings, and affording an agreeable and unvarying support in any temperature. Prices from 12s. to £2 2s.

ALL COUNTRY ORDERS SENT Post-FREE. Enlarged Trospectus, with tinted Illas. trations, papers for self-measurement, &c., sent free on receipt of two stamps for postage.

MESDAMES MARION AND MAITLAND, PATENTEES & SOLE MANUFACTURERS, 54, CONNAUGAT TERRACE, HYDE PARK.

(NEAR THE MARBLE ARCH.) OPINIONS of SIR JAMES CLARK, the Queen's Physician; Dr. J. FORBES, Physician to Her Majesty's Household ; Sir

B. C. BRODIE, Serjeant-Surgeon to the Queen ; Dr. J.C. B. WILLIAMS, Dr. PARIS, Dr. HOLLAND, Dr. THOMPSON, Dr. LAYCOCK, Dr. WALSHE, Dr. CONQUEST, Dr. Rowe, and ONE HUNDRED eminent Physicians and Anatomists,

ON THE INFLUENCE OF STAYS AND CORSETS UPON THE HEALTH OF WOMEN.' Elegantly printed in Crown Quarto, with Illustrations ; forwarded Post-free on receipt of

twelve postage stamps.

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“A GOOD BOOK IS THE PRECIOUS LIFEBLOOD OF A MASTER SPIRIT, IMBALMED

AND TREASURED UP ON PURPOSE TO A LIFE BEYOND LIFE."-Milton.

LONDON:
WARD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.
W. OLIPHANT AND SON, EDINBURGH: R. JACKSON, GLASGOW:

G. & R. KING, ABERDEEN: AND J. ROBERTSON, DUBLIN.

ONE SHILLING & SIXPENCE.

BAVILL AND EDWARDS, PRINTERS, CHANDOS STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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The General Life & Fire Assurance Company.

Established 1837.
Empowered by Special Acts of Parliament, 3rd Vict., c. 28, and 10th Vict., c. I,
62, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON.
CAPITAL, ONE MILLION.

Directors.
THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD MAYOR, M.P.
GEORGE BOUSFIELD, Esq.

JAMES PILKINGTON, Esq., M.P.
JACOB GEORGE COPE, Esq.

THOMAS PIPER, Esq.
JOAN Dixon, Esq.

THOMAS PIPER, jun., Esq.
JOHN T. FLETCHER, Esq.

THOMAS B. SIMPSON, Esq.
CHARLES HINDLEY, Esq., M.P.

The Right Hon. C. P. VILLIERS, M.P.
WILLIAM HUNTER, Ald.

JOHN WILKS, Esq.
EDWARD WILSON, Esq.

Auditors.
JOSEPH DAWSON, Esq. WILLIAM HUNTER, Jud., Esq. GEORGE MEEK, Esq.
Secretary—THOMAS PRICE, LL.D. Actuary—DAVID OUGHTON, Esq.

Solicitor–STEPHEN WALTERS, Esq.
THE following are amongst the distinctive features of the Company :-

I. Entire freedom of the Assured from responsibility, and exemption from the mutual liabilities of partnership.

II. Payment of Claims guaranteed by a Capital of ONE MILLION.

In the Life Department.-1. FOUR-FIFTHS OF THE PROFITS divisible by the Company's Deed of Settlement allowed to Assurers.

2. All Assurances are effected on Participating and Non-Participating Tables, on Ascending and Descending Scales, for short periods, and by Policies payable at the ages of 65, 60, 55, or 50, or previously in the event of Death.

3. Premiums may be paid Annually, Half-Yearly, or Quarterly, in a limited number of Payments, in One Sam, or on Increasing or Decreasing Scales.

4. Policies on the Participating Scale immediately interested in the Profits of the Company.

5. The Age of the Assured admitted, on satisfactory evidence being presented.

6. Policies assigned as security not forfeited by Duelling, Suicide, or the Execution of Judicial Sentences.

In the Fire Department. Houses, Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, Mills, Merchandise, Shipping in Docks, Rent, and Risk of all descriptions, Insured at moderate Rates. Loans from £100 to £1000 Advanced on Personal Security, and the Deposit of a Policy to be effected by the Borrower.

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FOR LIFE, LOANS, AND ANNUITIES,

CAPITAL, £100,000, Subscribed for by a large and influential Proprietary, with power to increase to

ONE MILLION.

DIRECTORS.
Sir Henry Winston Barron, Bart., Chairman.

Colonel Lothian S. Dickson, Deputy Chairman.
Adolphus Baker, Esq.

Capt. J. Bishop Culpeper.
David Birrell, Esq.

Henry Francis Home, Esq.
Thomas H. Burrell, Esq.

William S. Vardy, Esq.
William Court, Esq.

James Toleman, Esq.

Edward Miall, Esq., M.P. Insurances may be effected in the . Achilles Company' in any way, or for any purpose most convenient to the Assured: I.-By the ordinary method of Annual Premiums, with or without participation in the

profits of the Company. II.-By single payments. III.-By payments for a limited number of years. IV.-By payment of only two-thirds of the Premium, the other third being allowed to

remain as a debt. V.--By ascending and Descending Rates of Premiam. VI.-On Joint Lives; payment to be made on the first death. VII.-On Survivorships; payment to be made on the death of one party providing another

be then alive, VIII.-On Lives Rejected by other Offices. IX.-By Creditors on the life of a Debtor. X.—By Parents on the Life of a Child for Marriage Portions, Apprenticeship Pre

miums, Professional Fees, or Educational purposes. The following are some of the distinguishing characteristics of this Company: Security to the Assured, combined with a participation in the Profits.--Policies Indisputable.—The Rates of Premium calculated from the latest and most approved Tables of Mortality.—No charge for Policy Stamps or Medical Examination.- Permission to travel in any part of Europe without extra charge.-One-third of the Premiums on Policies above £500 allowed to remain unpaid.-Policies not forfeited if the Premium is not paid within the usual specified time. Premiums may be paid Quarterly, Half-yearly, or Annually.

ANNUITIES.
Annuities, Immediate and Deferred granted on equitable terms.

The following are the Rates of Premium charged by the • Achilles Iosurance Company' on the class of Policies most generally taken out:

Annual Premium for the Assurance of £100, for the whole of Life. With Profits.

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£ s. d. £s, d. £ s. d £ s. d. £ s. d. Annual Premium. 2 2 6 2 14 5 3 14 9 5 10 9 8 16 3

* LOANS. Where temporary advances on real or personal security are made, a Policy of Insurance on the borrower's life is required only to the amount of sum borrowed; most other offices requiring a Policy to be double or treble the amount of the Loan.

Loans are also granted to Policy-holders to enable them to purchase their own houses.

Prospectuses, Forms of Proposal, &c. &c., with every other information, may be obtained at the Company's Office. 25, Cannon-street, City.

HUGH TAPLIN, Secretary.

Agent in Bristol.—Mr. JOSEPH TAPLIN, 13, Corn-street.

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PATENTED IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND AUSTRIA. Figure 1. Front view of the Corsaletto di Medici, having resilients in conformity with the movements of respiration,

Figure 2. The back view of the Resilient Bodice and Corsaletto di Medici, with the resilients in imitation of the natural arrangement of the muscles, and corresponding therewith in the movements of the body. 1.

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It affords us pleasure to observe the goodly array of our medical brethren who have borne testimony in favour of the above useful invention, than which we conceive nothing can be more desirable or complete.'—Editor of the Medical Circular

• An invention is now before the public that is exciting quite a sensation. We are convinced not only that the invention is a valuable one, but that it is incumbent upon all who would enjoy health, whilst preserving the beauty of their person,

to adopt this Bodice.'-Editor of 'Kidd's Own Journal.' TH "HESE unique inventions combine FIRMNESS with ELASTICITY; they

fasten easily in front, fit closely, and retain the original symmetry of their adjustment. Their beautiful resilient action, elegant appearance, and anatomical correctness, have won for them the highest admiration. They are judiciously adapted to every varying condition of the female form. Ladies in health, convalescents, and invalids wear them with equal satisfaction; and once having experienced the comfort and advantages tbey evsure, will not return to the ordinary stays and their attendant evils.

The oblique transverse resilients have each a distinct action in accordance with moscular movement; and are variable in number, size, and position, as individual configaration may require. Under the open transverse-work quilted silk, fine flannel, or coatil, is inserted at the option of the wearer, preventiog chilliness in the back, and promoting the general health. The additional resilients in the lower part of the front are given in the Corsaletto only

Bodices of plain Coutil or Jean, with cotton elastic resilients, at prices from 148. to 20s. (Children's 45. to 11s.) Corsalettos, from 21s. The finest silk elastic resilients are used in Bodices of best single Coutil, at 21s. Corsalettos, from 31s. 6d. ; and Bodices of best double Coutil, at 25s. and upwards. Corsalettos, from 35s.

Ladies' RESILIENT SUSTAINING BELTS, of fiue woven silks, self-adjusting, without fastenings, and affording an agreeable and unvarying support in any temperature. Prices from 12s. to £2 2s.

ALL COUNTRY ORDERS SENT POST-FREE. Enlarged Prospectus, with tinted Illus. trations, papers for self-measurement, &c., sent free on receipt of two stamps for postage.

MESDAMES MARION AND MAITLAND, PATENTEES & SOLE MANUFACTURERS, 54, CONNAUGHT TERRACE, HYDE PARK.

(NEAR THE MARBLE ARCH.)
OPINIONS of SIR JAMES CLARK, the Queen's Physician; Dr. J. FORBES, Physician to
Her Majesty's Household ; Sir B. C. BRODIE, Serjeant-Surgeon to the Queen ; Dr. J. C. B.
WILLIAMS, Dr. PARIS, Dr. HOLLAND, Dr. TAOMPSON, Dr. LAYCOCK, Dr. WALSHE,
Dr. CONQUEST, Dr. Rowe, and ONE HUNDRED eminent Physicians and Anatomists,

• ON THE INFLUENCE OF STAYS AND CORSETS UPON THE HEALTH OF WOMEN.'
*ly printed in Crowo Quarto, with Illustrations ; forwarded Post-free on receipt of
twelve postage stamps.

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