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FASHIONS

FOR

MAY, 1810.

EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.

ENGLISH COSTUME.

Brussels point veil shaded, without concealing,

her lovely face. Her robe was of fine French No. 1.-EVENING SHAWL DRESS.

lawn, let in round the Luttom with lace in the A rich Paris-brown French silk shawl robe, | device of bunches of flowers ; her shoes were with short full sleeves, made to sit very much of black kid, bound to correspond with the off the sboulders ; worn over a white satin

dress. We observed that her stockings were body with long sleeves. The hair divided on

of silk, with very simple clocks, and perfectly the crown of the head, curled in ringlets in plain on the instep. – A young lady who wr the neck behind, and on the right side of the understood to be her daughter, wore a spensos face, with a small bunch of curls on the left

of the same colour, over a robe of the like me side of the head ; a band of diamouds, or co

terials to the one already described ; on her loured stones (with a cornelian clasp or

head she wore a woodland chip bat, simply brooch), is worn round the head; diamond tied down with rather a broad ribband like her earrings; Persian scarf of green silk; white

spenser. Both ladies had Limerick gloves. satin shoes; and white kid gloves.

2. A green and yellow sbot pelisse, lined No. 2.-EVENING FULL DRESS. with yellow, and trimmed round the bottom A white satin, or five India muslin, round with a broad black lace; a bonnet to corresdress, made short, and scolloped round the pond, with a bunch of liburnum drooping over bottom, which is finished with a gold twist, the face, ou the left side, in the style of a made to sit very high over the neck; orna- feather; this we considered strikingly elegant, mented with a full rack of white crape, or

and had rather a novel appearance. lace; long sleeves laced with gold twist, and

3. A mantle of amethyst coloured sarsnet, small gold drop buttons, the sleeves scolloped edged with a yellow vandyke satin trimming, to correspond with the bottom of the dress, tied loosely round the neck with yellow riband ornamented with a gold cord; a gold net, band; the bonuet of yellow satin, ornamented or Persian silk sash, encircles the waist. The

with heartsease; shoes, purple trimmed with hair divided on the front of the forehead, yellow; gloves of York tau. curled in ringlets on the left side of the face,

4. A lilac sarsnet peiisse, trimmed round and in small full curls on the right; a peari the bottom with a broad white tigured satin band worn strait over the front of the fore- ribband, the collar composed of alternate fulds head, with a gold clasp in the centre; the hind of white and lilac, the front crosses the bust hair in very full curls, and confined with a

in the Grecian style, and is confiued by a band pearl comb. Pearl earrings; white kid gloves; of the same edged with wbite; a white satin white satin shoes, with gold rosettes ; tippet bonnet, ornamented with a double tuft of lilac of white swansdowo.

flowers falling over the face like feathers.

5. A white crape train dress, with long A DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL DRESSES WORN sleeves, white satin ribhand twisted round the

tigure from the bottom to the top ; the body 1. On a tady of no less rank than taste, tbe is of white satin, the bosom composed of folded admiration of all, and the envy of many, we

white crape; a wreath of satin, pearls, or foil observed the following dress :-- a peach colour worn on the bead; white kid shoes with foil ed satin short pelisse, lined with white Persian, rosettes. This was lately the dress of a bride. and trimmed with a broad point Jace, made to 6. A pale green crape train dress, worn over meet in front with a band of the same; a white white satin, with white crape long sleeves, and satio tippet was thrown over her shoulders; ornamented round the bottom with an applique white and peach coloured satin composed the of wbite satio in the device of crescents or bonnet, which was ornamented with a half flowers; the hair decorated with emeralds; tiara of almond or apple blossom; a balf yard ll white kid gloves and shoes,

BY LADIES OF RANK AND FASHION.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

With respect to our usual communicativas AND REFLECTIONS ON

on the most prevailing fashion of the day, we FASMION AND DRESS.

have to observe that the late month, owing to The sciences of Poetry and Dress have the coldness of the weather and season of Lent, been compared, and it has been very pleasingly i bas not been productive of great variety. observed, that the rules of the one, with very

Rather a novel article bas appeared for little variation, may serve for the other. As morning dresses; a corded muslin, the cord in a poem all the several parts of it must have about the size of a fine twine; no alteration has a harmony with the whole, so to keep up the taken place in the formation of these dresses, propriety of dress the several articles which they are still worn high in the neck, with col. comprise it should correspond. Dress, the lars and long sleeves, edged with lace, of a natural consequence of the refinement of the walking length. Caps are in high estimation, times, is now become a subject of general im. ornamented with blossoms and flowers portance, it is grown of universal use in the Pelisses and mantles are still equally worn; conduct of life ; civilities and respect are only

we have observed several elegant women in paid to appearance, it is a varnish that gives short light blue pelisses, made to sit tight to a lustre to every action.

the shape with full collars, buttoned from the We have a kind of sketch of dress among us

throat to the feet with gilt drop buttons; which, as the invention was foreign, is called

their heads they wore white satin caps with a Dishabille; erery thing is thrown on with a full turban fronts, ornament with two wbite loose are careless air, yet a genius discovers ostrich feathers. We are informed that spenitself even through this negligence of dress, sers in corded celestial bive, pale pink, and just as you may see the masterly hand of a primrose coloured sarsnet, will be very prepainter in three or four swift strokes of the vailing. Mantles have pot varied in their pencil.

form though somewhat changed in their texIn order to dress with propriety it is first ture; sarsiet mantles in light green shot with decessary to have a strict regard to time and yellow, violet, trimmed with primrose, appear place; as, for instance, what can be more ri. to have been selected by women of fashion. diculous than the velvet gown in summer? Vhite satio head-dresses are a great relief to The muff and .fur are preposterous in June, the dress, and display more taste than a cap which are charmingły supplied by the Turkish , exactly similar with the pelisse. White chip handkerchief and fan. Every thing must be hats, with rather high fat crowns, and broad suitable to the season, and there can be vo fat rim, hound with ribband, and tied down propriety in dress without a strict regard to with the same, is a most facinating artiele for time.

the promenadie. There is a close boppet called You must have no less respect to place. the Malmaison, which, with the Shepherd's hat What gives a lady a more easy air than the just described, we cannot too much recommend. wrapping-gown in the morning at the tea Coloured robes are now entirely laid aside, table. A good carriage is what gives spirit to on the public walks white only is to be seen ; dress; nothing appears graceful witbout it. no gaudy colour vow offends the eye, the ut. Tbe beads, the arms, the legs, must all con most veatness and simplicity prevail. spire to give a genteel casy air; and to this For dinner and afternoon dresses sarsnets and the science of dancing cannot be too care are much worn, the waists a moderate length, fully, or too early incnleated; this will give i, the trains about a quarter and half a yard; the feet an easy gait, and the arms a graceful long sleeves are by no means laid aside; the motion. Every different style of face requires Javender blossom is a very favourite colour in a different mode of dress ; what would agree this style of attire. with a sprightly animated air, would perbaps For evening, or full dress, nothing bas apill aceurut with a tender interesting counte. peared to rival the Imperial nels, figured

But to lay down rules for every species, gauzes, sarsnets, satins, India muslins,, emothuauty would be an endless, nay an useless broidered round tbe button, the flowers intertask. A tady of taste will give a genteel air , spersed with lace; all of which are beld in to her whole dress by a well. fancied bouquet, i equal estimation. All dresses are made in the or a well-selected colour. · ft ought to be re Freuclı style, just above the rise of the bosum membered that there is a beauty peeuliar to before, and the backs not quite so high as in every stage of life; the head-dress must give our last. Gold bands, bandeaus of coloured the mother a more sedate mien than the vir- , stopes, foil wreaths, small caps, lace bandkergin, and as much propriety should be observed , chiefs, and artificial Auwers. in the dress of the old as in the young.

The hair is worn in full curls on one side

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the head, the ends brought forward and inter There are no novelties in shoes; the pale mixed with the front hair. Feathers are now lemon coloured half hoot, the Morocco tie, scarcely seen but on the promenade.

the black kid slipper trimmed and lined to corNo variation whaterer has taken place in respond with the pelisse, are all that we have jewellery; amethyst crosses, with pearl neck-noticed. laces, we observed at the Queen's last Drawing The prevailing colours are pea-green, vio. room, with earrings intermixed to correspond. let, primrose, blouin piok, lavender, joaquille, Girdles for the waist, and bands for the hair, pale blue, and deep lilac. of every coluured gem, multiply amazingly.

MONTILY MISCELLANY.

INCLUDING

VARIETIES, CRITICAL, LITERARY, AND HISTORICAL.

PUBLIC AIUSEVENTS.

it will contain a complete deliveation of every COTENT GARDEN.- A new Comedy has person's estate within the manor, distinguishbeeo produced at this Theatre, entitled How ing the freehold fronu the copyhold. to Teure and how to Please. With respect to

LACKINGTON, ALLEN, and Co.'s Catalogue Fable it had nothing to recommeud it, but an will, we understaud, be ready for delivery in a insipid course of fainiliar events-the unim- few days. It is said to be particularly rich in portant and auinstructive incidents of a do rare and curious Books; and some alterations mestic day.

which have been made in the arrangement of la regard to characters, it had no novelty, the classes, afford the greatest facility of reand the dialogue, though chaste, and in some

ference to those who are in the habit of coudegree vigorous, bad nothiug of that scasvu. sulting the Catalogue of that stupendous Li. ing and tone of humour which are necessary

brary. to the piquancy of Comerly. In a word, a more ili-favoured brat has seldom stumbled His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has over the threshold of existence. It had the presented to the Cuiversity of Oxford four of rickets in the first act; was in convulsions the Papyri, or rolls from Portici, together with in the third and fourth, and finally expired in Il fac simile copies, plates and engravings froin the fifth. The Managers, however, distrusi

other rolls. ing the public judgment, have ventured lo re

To order to confute tlie idea that the silke peat it.

weavers of this country cannot produce ma-
mufactures equal to the French, a society,

called the Flag Association, was soinetime
WORKS IN THE PRESS.

since formed, with a view to the production of Mr. Walter Scott has in the press a Poem such a specimen of double brocade weaving as in six santos, entitled the Lady of the Lake. had never before been attempted lu conse.

Miss Lucy Aikin has in the press Epistles quence there is now in the lovnu a flag two on the Character and Condition of Women in yards wide, the ground a rich crimson satin various ages and nations, with other Poems. on both sides, and brocaded on each side alike

A Life of Mr Holcroft is just gone to press; with apropriate colours tastefully and elegantly The earlier part was dictated by himself during shaded by the artist. Upon its surface will his last illuess, the portion which he was on appear, within an oval, a female figure, emable to finish bas been drawn up by a geutle. blematic of the art of wearing, reclining with man with whom he was in habits of intimacy. pensive look on a rennant of brocade, lainent.

Mr. Douovan bas been for some time en. ing the neglected state of this mannfacture. gaged in preparing a comprehensive work on Enterprize is represented raising ber up and ibe Natural History of the British Isles. cheering her drooping spirits by sbewing her

A work under the title of Extracts from the a cornacopia pouring forth its treasure, symDiary of a Lorer of Literature, will shortly bolical of the resources of Britain, and indi. appear in one volume quarto. It will com cating that the wealth and liberality of this prise a series of critical observations on emi- | nation are ever ready to support laudable bent works, literary anecdotes, notes ou difundertakings. Close to Enterprize, and beferent excursions through this Island, &c. &c. veath a representation of the all-seeing eye of

Mr. B. H. Sınart, teacher of elocution, will | Divine Providence, Genius appears erect, speedily publish a Grammar of English Pro. || pointing to a Aag displaying the Weavers' nunciation, compiled on a new plan, which | Arms, placed upon the Temple of Fame. The will supply a practical method for the removal corners of the flag will be adorned with em. of a foreign or provincial accent, vulgarisms, blems of peace, industry, avd commerce, and impedimento and other defects of speech, &c. an edging with a curious Egyptian border will

Mr. E. Driver is preparing a complete Map, l exhibit a combination of figures and devices on six large sheets, of the Manor of Lambeth, indicative vi the design for which it was comprising a district sereu miles in length; l. formed.

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According to a calculation of M. Coquebert | vations another, consisting of several stories, Munthert, The French empire at present con was discovered. It is remarkable for baving tains the following population :-Inbabitants in one corner a pipe, or tuhe, of stucco, inwho speak the Frencla language, 23,126,000; tended for the conveyance of smoke. Tbis' the Germa0, 2,705,000; the Fiemish, 2,277,000; / discovery seems to set at rest a question loug the Breton, 967,000; the Biscayan, 108,000; 1) agitated by the learned, whether the ancients formning a total of 33,262,000.

were acquainted with the use of veuts, or The celebrated Russian traveller, M. Hen- | chimneys, for carrying off smoke. In the same denstrom, has paid a second visit to the coun. apartments were fouod several pieces of marble tries discovered to the north of Siberia, which land alabaster, valuable on account of the bassoare denominated in the best maps the country relievos and inscriptions with which they of Listickof, or Sannikof. He has found them are adorned. Their Majesties then proceeded to be only an island; but farther to the north to a triclinium, or diving apartment, recently this traveller discovered a country watered by discovered. The walls are decorated with considerable streams, wbich he thought form paintings in the best taste, representing fishes, ed part of the continent. He examined coasts birds, and game of all kinds. Here are three to the extent of 170 wersts, and found them couches of masonry, in perfect preservatiou, covered witb great trees, petribed and lying in upon which the ancients reclined during their heaps one upon another. The hills are formed meals, and near them is still to be seen a of scarcely uuy thing but slates, petrified wood, marble foot, which must have served to supand coal. This country he bas named New port the table. Siberia. In his researches there M. Henden A suciety for the education of the blind has strom has found the claws of a gigantic bird, | lately been established at Zurich, in Switzerwhich seems to have buionged to a species at land. Tbe present number of pupils is fifty z present unknown. These claws are described and what is singular, the head master, M. as being each a yard in length; the Yakuts have | Furke, is blind. He is described as an excel. assured him that in their bunting excursions | lent teacher and an ingenious wechanic. they have frequentiy met with skeletons and The calamities experienced at different times even feathers of this bird. This discovery can. l in Switzerland from the sudden rolling down not fail of proving interesting to naturalists, l of prodigious masses of rock and other comsince it strengthens the probability that toge ponent parts of mountains in the Grisons, ther with the mammoths, mastodontes, and have suggested to the government the proother quadrupeds now extinct, ibere existed | priety of employing M. Escher, a geologist of buib in the animal and vegetable kingdom | Zurich, to survey that country. He has acspecies of corresponding dimcosions, and in cordingly published the result of bis enquiries; all probability a world quite different from the from which it appears that the valley of Nolla, present.

near the village of Thusis, and the valley of In the month of October last a fresh search Plesner, Dear Coire, are threatened with the was made for antiquities in the ruins of the visitation of avalanches, unless measures of ancical Pompeji, by order of their Neapolitan precautivu be speedily adopted. Majesties. On this occasion the Chevalier A bumorous French writer, in describing Arditi, superintendant of the Royal Museum, the peculiarities of the English, tells a story of presented several pieces of ancient pitch, a a man who was going down the Bird.cage vessel full of wheat, a piece of coral, several | Walk, in St. James's Park, to drown bimself beautiful pintings, and a lamp of baked earth in the canal, but was stopped in his passage in the furm of a leaf, with a Latiu inscription. || by the sentinel, who refused to let him go on, This lamp was covered with a very five varnish though much intreated to do it. The other, or vitrificalion, which gave it a silvery or enraged at his disappointment, few into a pearly appearance. It seems therefore that passion, and exclaimed, that English liberty those authors are mistaken, who assert that was lost for ever? this vitrification was not invented till the An itinerant Jew having purchased a boulso tifteenth century by a Florentine sculptor with a piece of ground in the suburbs of WarTheir Majesties having expressed a desire to saw, while lately engaged in removing some have some of the ruins dug up in their pre-rubbish, discovered at the depth of three feet sence, the workinen had the good fortune to a truok covered with plates of iron, and which, fiod several pieces of money of various deno. on bursting open, was found to contain gold minatious; a number of bronzes, among which and silver coins to the amount of 14,000l. was a very fine vase and an urn for wine; some sterling. From particular circumstances it is articles formed of bones; a great quantity of supposed that the treasure was coucealed glusses of various shapes and sizes, and in par during the siege of Warsaw by the Russians ticular several vascs, improperly called Etrus. in 1796. can, with Latin inscriptions. They also dis A man and his wife were recently executed covered various works in marble, some comic at Augsburg for a murder, the discovery of Ipasks, a few small but elegant altars adorned which, after a long lapse of time, strongly mawith basso-relievos, and weights marked on nifests the impossibility of eluding the allthe upper side with cyphers. Hitherto only a seeing eye of Providence. The criminal, whose single subterraneous babitation, erroveously name was Wincze, was originally of Nurendenominated a cautino, but which ought ra burg, but removed to Augsburg in 1788, where ther to have been manied crypte portico, bad he followed the law. In tbis city he became brou found at l'ompeji; in the recent exca intimate in the family of M. Gleg, to whose

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