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ties peculiar to itself, which cannot fail of being introduced, again the fashion of wearing large universally allowed, and which only time can nosegays, as I am convinced that among the destroy; and with him what avail has either na different appendages of female dress, none are tural or artificial beauty! - When the edge of peraps more ornamental and becoming than a their powers is blunted by repetition or entirely large bouquet in the bosom of a young lady. In. destroye! in the revolution of years, we can only deed if we consider the natural beauties of philosophize in some such way as Harnlet over flowers, and their exquisite perfume, it is ng the skull : “ Gothou into my lady's dressing wonder if they are so much worn on the Con. room, and tell her, though she paint an inch tinent. The ladies of neighbouring kingdoms thick, to this she must come at last."

indulge their passion for fowers in the extreme, 1806.

E. C. and wear their bouquets enormously large. The

size of these ornaments certainly depen.'s greatly To the EDITOR of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.

on fancy, but assuredly the larger and fuller they

the more attractive and youthful they make Sir,

the female wearer appear. As to the mode of Finding that your object is not only to be wearing them, a large nosegay has certainly a instructive, but also to be the urbiter elegantiarum

more pleasing effect when worn rather high on in the ever. fluctuating modes of dress, give me

the left side of the bosom, so as to have the leave to express my wish, that an undertaking so

flowers sporting wantonly with the delicate praise-worthy in itself, may be honoured with

heeks of the wearer. The beautiful bonquet that success to which your exertions have already' intitled it in all the pulite circles of which the Duchess of Bedford wore at the last

drawing room was very much admired. fashion. It is with pleasure I have observed that some

Your's, &c. ladies have, of late, very judiciously adopted, or Pull Mall.



Lon:lon : Printed by and for J. Bell, Southampton Street, Strand. April 1, 1806,





FOR APRIL, 1806,


1. A Portrait of Her Royal Highness the Princess Sophia of Gloucester, engraved by Scriven,

by Permission of the Duke of Gloucester, froin the Original Picture in possession of his

Royal Highness, painted by Sir W. Beechey. 2. Two Plates, containing Seven whole length Figures, representing the London Spring Fash

ions designed for May 1806, taken from real Dresses invented and made by the Principal

Dress makers in London, with appropriate Head Dresses, for the Season. 3. An original Song, set to Music for the Harp, and Piano Forte, by Mr. Hook, expressly for

this Work. 4. New Patterns for Needle-Work.


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SCIENCES. Her Royal Highness the Princess Sophia of Glou. Letters on Botany......

.....159 192 Le ters to a Young Lady on Perspective,...161 The Duchess of Devonshire



Annual Exibition at Somerset-House... 163 Valeria ; or the Ghost Alive....... 129 On the means of procuring pleasing Dreams 133

POETRY AND MUSIC. Alzadin; or the Maze of Life explored......137

Original and Select

. 164 The distinction between Principle and Senti. ment considered......


RETROSPECT OF POLITICS. Miscellanies, -Anecdotes, &c

141 On Walking..


Foreign and Domestic for April, 1806......163 On Slander.

145 Letters to a Young Lady, introductory to a

PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS for the Knowledge of the World... 147 Preceding Month

109 The Beau Monde, or History of the New World.....


SECOND DIVISION OF THIS WORK, Colonel Howard, to Captain Sedley.



LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Accidental circumstances in Life not depend.

Explanation of the Fashionable Prints. ing on Ourselves......


Promenades in Hyde Park and Kensington On Friendship, from a Work entitled, Letters

Gardens. from a Mother to her Daughter ........156

Anatomical Description of the Heart of a STATE OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS. Coquette. Public Recreations in Paris.....

158 Supplementary Advertisements for the month,

London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton Street, Strand. May 1, 1806.


WE have to return our thanks to many of the early Friends and Putrons of our Work, some of whose Communications will be found in the present Number. We acknowledge ourselves particularly indebted to the Writer of the admirable Letter upon the Distinction of Principle and Sentiment; and to the Correspondent who has favoured us with the Essay Slander. We have only to add, that we solicit, and with no common carnestness, the repetition of their favours.

In our Poetical department we have to return our thanks to our constant friend J. M. of Kingsland, to R. C. of Surrey-Street, to SABINA and PhilEMON. Lest any of our Correspondents, whose favours do not appear, should think themselves slighted, we beg leave to say, that Laura's Ode is read and not approved; we are sorry that the name of Sappho did not introduce some better Poetry; the Acrostic and Epigram from Kensington, are written in such an illegible hand, that we could not submit to the drudgery of deciphering them. We do not like the blank verse of our friend from Liverpool. The Ode upon the Prospect of Peace is somewhat premature; and the Riddles and Charades of our Hackney friend appear to contain no mystery whatever. The poems entitled the Village Maniac, the Ode,-Glory, Love, &c. &c. &c. are infinitely too long and too dull. Salutary Hints on Juvenile Performers, is rejected; the Eastern Essay is hyperbolical bombast.

The Indian Tale shall appear in our next.

We had not room this month for the admission of the Culinary System explained, or Introduction to the study of Heraldry.

The State of Society and Manners at Petersburgh came, unfortunately, too late for insertion.

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