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The Figaro very cuttingly remarks—" Many acts of that they are seen on plain morning dresses, of the same Parliament giving jurisdiction to magistrates, are if material as the dress, wide, and slightly covering the strictly interpreted, no longer available; for many of shoulders, nearly reaching down to the skirt. They them leave matters to the discretion of the bench, a are trimmed all round with a band, about four inches thing which in the metropolis, at least, is most com wide, in large gathers or plaits; some are with square pletely obsolete."
collars similarly trimmed. They are thrown back, and The following summons, issued by an Indian justice form plaits on the shoulders, in Massachusetts, for the apprehension of a culprit, we This shape is very becoming with silk, or even with offer as a pattern of magisterial conciseness. " I, muslin and jaconet. Hihoudi,—you Peter Waterman-Jeremy Wicket. Those composed of lace, are above all others most Quick you take. Fast you hold him. Straight you comme il faut and distinguished. bring him before me."
Silk is the most elegant lining for black blond man. A witness at the Court Martial on Captain Smith, tillas. was asked (respecting an oath,) whether he was a Embroidered muslin dresses, with coloured sarcenet Catholic or a Protestant-his indignant reply was slips, are very elegant; the straw coloured ones appear “I am a Hampshire man."
to be in greatest favor. The Honourable M. P. to whom we have before al. A novel description of dress was thus executed: the luded, is not without reflection of a very serious turn: material was a light organdi, separated at equal dishe now admits that in giving a pledge with all his tances of about four inches, by an embroidered band, heart, he took a glass too much,
which extended from the ceinture to the extremity of One of the morning papers having been imposed the skirt, and formed colonades. At the knee, the upon by a false report of the upsetting of a stage coach, organdi was separated between the intervals of the gives vent to the following burst of indignation. the embroidery, and gathered on each side and fastened “ There are a set of scoundrels connected with the to the edge of the embroidered band, thus having the Metropolitan press,-the offscouring of society, who for appearance of a thickly gathered trimming. This part sixpence would upset a coach, sink a man of war, burn of the skirt might be plaited, which would give it a down a house, or trample an old woman to death by a still prettier effect. The corsage was composed of mad bull in Smithfield.”
similarly disposed organdi and embroided bands, the Laporte on being asked how he had the temerity to sleeves long, the upper part in gathers, forming plaits kick an English Company from a National Theatre, that reached from the shoulder to the elbow; and in the answered that he did so merely in compliment to the width from the elbow to the wrist; each band thus National Taste, which had become so totally un-En- | figuring a bracelet. glish, that he, a foreigner himself, feared to offend his Checquered gros de Naples are generally employed patrons in prefering native talent.
for redingotes and wrappers for morning dresses. The We learn from the play bills, that all the actors and skirts of those dresses should be full wide and contain actresses are “ kindly coming forward to afford their seven breadths; and the pelerines quite plain. assistance” to each other-Adversity is a severe dis Mantillas composed of lace or embroidered tulle, ciplinarian.
are now lined with crape, or Dona Maria gauze, tissues
much lighter, and consequently better adapted for the TO THE ROSE.
season than gros de Naples.
Young ladies also have their mantillas, less elegant The star of love on evening's brow bath smild,
but not less graceful than those worn by the ladies. Showering her golden influence with her beam; Hush'd is the ocean wave, and soft and mild
They are composed of light muslin, bordered by an The breathing zephyr; lull'd is every stream,
embroidery and a small piping, without trimming. Placid and gentle as a vestal's dream;
They are closed by means of three ribbon nouds. The bard of night, the angel of the spring,
Fichus with large falling collars, trimmed with a O'er the wild minstrels of the grove supreme, Near his betrothed flower expands bis wing;
ruche, are worn under the dress. Wake lovely rose, awake, and hear thy poet sing !
Black blond round the edges of pelerines is a geThe night is past; wake-Queen of every flower, neral and very elegant fashion; they are made of ra. Breathing the soul of spring in thy perfume ;
rious sizes and shapes; a single pelerine has often but The pearls of morning are thy wedding dower,
one row of deep lace slightly gathered ; double peleThy bridal garment is a robe of bloom! Wake, lovely fower! for now the winter's gloom
rines are edged with narrower blond without gathers. Hath wept itself in April showers away;
Black blond short scarfs round the neck, figuring Wake, lovely flower! and bid thy smiles assume
cravats, is very becoming and quite fashionable. A kindred brightness with the rosy ray,
High mounting corsayes are in many instances with That streaks the floating clouds with the young blush of day.
three plaits in the middle, the points united under the ceinture,
Silk redingotes in some instances, are with small LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS round falling collars. A small plaited collerette, supFROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
ported by a short cravat tied under the collar, is per. INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM
fectly adapted and quite becoming with a plain dress.
Some organdi dresses are made, which have the front “ Le Petit Courrier des Dames”-“ Journal des
of the skirt embroidered in designs spread out in a fanDames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et
like shape; on the outside of the embroidery, a row of L'Indiscret"_" Le Follet Courrier des Salons''--" Le
næuds is placed, which gives it fullnes as it reaches the Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.
extremity, Dresses.-Mantelets are now so generally adopted, I Thanks to the continued favor shown to pelerines,
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.
ladies can dispense during the warm days with shawls.
ENSEMBLES DE TOILETTEs.—Amidst the variety of summer toilets we have seen at the Opera and other places we will describe the following: a handsome silk. muslin dress, black ground with a sprinkling of orangecoloured small bouquets ; deep cut corsage trimmed with a black blond mantilla ; same trimming at the bottom of the double sabot short sleeves ; a black lace scarf; the coiffure ornamented with a few marigolds displayed on one side of the head, and divided by a plait of hair.
A straw-coloured muslin dress with painted coral roots; a white lace mantilla fastened in front by a noud of gauze ribbons; long sleeves, close fitting from the elbow, terminating at the wrist by a narrow blond forming wristband. Coiffure, two narrow woollen bands of a deep red colour crossed en bandelettes over the forehead, and fastened under the tresses at the back of the head; the hair separated in smooth bandeaux over the forehead.
A redingote of white crape, lined with rose-coloured Dona Maria gauze; the corners in front of the redingote are rounded ; above the flat hem were five or six rows of very narrow piping; the slip was of white moire, the corsage plain, and deep cut round the shoulders, edged round the bust with a narrow blond in slight gathers. A small blond cap, ornamented in front with roses, and forming veil behind and on the shoulders. This sort of cap is one of the prettiest coiffures that have appeared this season.
Hats.—A hat comiposed of white poult de soic; the shape short and reaching low down the cheeks; a blond half-veil; a bouquet of flowers ; white gauze ribbon figured green and white designs, forming a næud placed far back on the crown, the ends figuring brides.
The vogue for straw tissues of every description is becoming every day more apparent.
Straw hats are much worn by ladies. Rice-straw, ornamented with paradise birds.
Capotes.-A rice-straw capote, lined with rosecoloured gauze blonde ribbon. This ribbon is disposed in a fan-like shape on the inside of the brim, a bouquet of pinks on one side ; a ribbon curtain.
A capote of blond, studded with stars, lined with rose-coloured crape; a small fichu of blond placed over the crown, the ends descending en marmotte, and forming brides, were tied under the chin. This fichu descended sufficiently low on the shape as to figure a veil to a bouquet of roses. The ensemble formed a very elegant neglige.
Ruches of tulle round the edge of capotes are every day becoming more numerous.
A cherry-coloured poult de soie capote, iced white, half open shape, the crown round, plaited, and all the plaits united under a large næud of ribbons, on the left, at the back of the crown a bouquet of flowers.
MATERIALS & COLOURS.Foulards become every day more fashionable; this soft and light material, so well adapted to all toilets, could not fail of becoming generally admired: Chesnut, black, and English green are the newest colours.
For dress robes, chintzed gros do Naples with detached and variegated bouquets is much employed.
For walking dresses, gros de Naples with fancy stripes.
Black blond colliers form the prettiest cravats imaginable.
Plate Twenty-One.—FIGURE I.-WALKING Dress. --A gros de Naples redingote with double pelerine ; the skirt closed in front by a row of plain næuds; the sleeves long and wide. A rice-straw hat, half open shape, pointed crown surmounted by a large nõud, encircled at its base by a blond which spread over the crown, and ornamented with a white feather; a curtain of deep blond reaches down to the cheek and forms a half veil.
Figure II.-Court Dress.-A rich satin dress, close fitting pointed corsage ornamented with gold tassels, edged round the bust with a narrow lace; the sleeves short, and entirely covered by a rich blond pelerine, which widens on the shoulders and figures epaulettes ; the skirt open in front, bordered by deep sharp dents and application ornaments, and edged with a narrow lace. Coiffure, the hair elevated in close plaits on the summit of the head, and ornamented with two ostrich feathers; full side curls.
Figure II1.-Evening Dress.-An embroidered muslin dress, pointed corsage, with plaits à la Muintenon, short sleeves with double sabots, ornamented with blond epaulettes, and ribbon shoulder noeuds ; the skirt open in front, the under dress trimmed with three rows of blond. Coiffure, the hair separated in front, the ends forming full side curls, and ornamented with dwarf flowers and wheat ears.
Har & BACK View.-A silk hat, small shape, low crown, gathered up in a large næud trimmed with large coques; a curtain.
CAP & Back View.--An embroidered tulle cap, trimmed with a single row of dented tulle, ornamented with nouds.
Centre CAP & Back View.—A blond cap trimmed with a double row of scolloped blond, ornamented with ribbon bars and noeuds.
Plate Twenty-Two.-FigureI.-WALKING Dress. -A feuille morte green gros de Naples dress, high mounting corsage; plain skirt. An embroidered tulle mantilla, lined with rose coloured crape.
FIGURE II.-Morning DRESS.—A figured muslin robe-de-chambre, with large square falling collar, closed round the waist with a cordelliere terminated by tassels. Under dress of embroidered muslin.
FIGURE III.-WALKING DRESS.—A green silk redin. gote, the edges turned over and forming dents; a plaited muslin chemisette ; long sleeves with jockies, wide at the shoulders, and closed above the arm by a band, close fitting from below the elbow to the wrist. A striped gros de Naples hat edged with a ruche, and ornamented with a bouquet of fancy flowers.
First Hat & Back View.- A rice-straw hat, small open shape, inclined crown ornamented with a large rosette; ribbon ties.
Second Hat & Back View.-A gros des Indes hat, half closed shape slightly turned up, inclined crown, ornamented with ostrich feathers.
Cap & Back View.-An embroided muslin cap, trimmed with two rows of round plaits, and ornamented with nouds of cut ribbon ends.
PAATE Twenty-Three.-FIGURE 1.-CARRIAGE Dress.-A gros de Naples redingote, high mounting pointed corsage, ornamented with satin applications, the sleeves long and wide from the shoulder to the elbow, close fitting from thence to the wrist, ornamented
with three ribbon noeuds gradually diminishing; the MODES DE PARIS ET DE LONDRES. skirt open in front, and rounded at the corners, orna
PUISEES AUX SOURCES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES, mented similarly to the corsage. A rice-straw hat, open shape, square cut under the ears, ornamented with
COMPRENANT UN CHOIX D'EXTRAITS DES JOURNAUX
DONT LES TITRES SUIVENT:feathers, and trimmed with lace.
FIGURE II.-MORNING WALKING Dress.--A plain " Le Follet Courrier des Salons''-..“ Le Pettit Cour. jaconet dress, flat corsage, deep cut round the shoulders; rier des Dames”.“ La Mode”...“ Journal des Dames" a round dented pelerine widening on the shoulders, and &c. &c. fastened in front by a næud; the sleeves long, and wide at the shoulders, close fitting from the elbow to the
Modes,-Les blondes noires au bord des pélerines
sont de grande et élégante mode, de toutes grandeurs, wrist; the skirt plain. A rice-straw hat, ornamented
de toutes façons; quelquefois à une pélerine simple on with a feather. An embroidered chemisette. Figure III.-WALKING DRESS --A figured muslin
place un seul rang de blonde ou dentelle haute d'une redingote, close fitting pointed corsage, square cut
main, froncée légèrement; ou à des doubles pêlerines round the shoulders and edged with blond; an em
on met une petite blonde haute de deux doigts, plate.
Les tours de cou en dentelle noire sont d'une extrème broidered tulle chemisett? ; the sleeves wide from the shoulders and drawn in puckers, close fitting from the
recherche et de très bon goût. elbow; the skirt open in front and rounded at the
Les corsages montans sont souvent marqués par trois corners ; embroidered muslin under dress. A gros de
plis qui se réunissent au milieu.—Maintenant avec les Naples capote, square cut under the ears, forming full
étoffes d'été revient une façon extrémement commode side curls. A black lace cravat.
pour les étoffes de demi-toilette, qui conviennent égaleFirst HaT.-A figured silk hat, half closed shape,
ment à un négligé ou à une très-simple toilette de inclined crown divided in melon sections, trimmed with
promenade et du soir;-le corsage décolleté est á noeuds, and ornamented with a branch of fancy flowers.
draperie croisée, fermant derrière soit par un dos à la Second Hat & Back View.-A rice-straw hat,
tyrolienne, soit par des plis croisés;-dedans on place small open shape, high pointed crown slightly inclined
une guimpe plate, montante, qui ferme dans le dos par on one side, ornamented with two white feathers and a
des boutons, et s'ajuste à l'épaule de manière que les paradise bird.
coutures se rencontrent exactement. Centre Hat & Back View.-A gros de Naples hat,
Aux redingotes d'étoffes, on met quelquefois un petit the shape open and slightly squared in front, high
collet rond qui retombe comme celui des amazones. pointed crown, ornamented with a white feather.
Une collerette à petits plis, soutenue par une cravate Capote & Back View.-A silk capote, cottage shape,
trés-courte, placée dans l'intérieur du collet, convient sloping crown, trimmed witk a plain noeud elevated
parfaitement à une toilette très-simple. on the upper part of the shape, the ends forming brides.
On fait des robes d'organdi dont le devant de la jupe Cap & Back View.—A blond cap, trimmed with
est brodé en éventail; de chaque côté, en dehors de la ribbon coques, and ornamented with flowers.
broderie, on place une rangée de næuds qui augmentent Fourth Hat & Back View.-A rice-straw hat, small
de volume en s'approchant du bas. open shape, low, round pointed crown, edged with
Ensemble de TOILETTE.—Parmi les toilettes d'été blond, and ornamented with white feathers.
que nous avons remarquées à l'Opéra et autres réunions, Plate Twenty-FOUR.--FIGURE I.-WALKING DRESS.
nous citerons celle-ci. Une jolie robe en mousseline de -A poult de soic embroidered dress; pointed corsage,
soie, fond noir, semé de petits bouquets de fleurs couleur long sleeves, close fitting from the elbow to the wrist;
orange; corsage décolleté, garni d'une mantille de the skirt full wide, and in thick gathers round the waist,
dentelle noire; même garniture au bas des manches a trimming round the hem; a black blond mantilla; a
courtes à doubles sabots; écharpe en dentelle noire ; black lace short scarf round the neck. A rice-straw hat,
pour coiffure quelques branches de soucis, placées d'un ornamented with a feather.
côté de la tète, et divisées par la natte des cheveux; FIGURE II.--MORNING DRESS.--A muslin wrapper;
mitaines de filet noir. plaited corsage; sleeves wide at the shoulders, close fit.
Une robe en mousseline de soie fond paille, sur ting from the elbow to the wrist; the skirt open in front; laquelle étaient peintes des racines de corail qui se a foulard apron. A lace cap trimmed with ribbon croisaient dans tous les sens. Mantelet en dentelle coques.
blanche ayant le tour du cou très-décolleté, et fixé sur Figure III.-WALKING DRESS.-A gros de Naples
le devant par un naud de rubans de gaze. Manches redingote, tastefully trimmed in front with scroll orna
longues, très-étroites du bas, et garnies autour du ments. A ribbon capote, ornamented with a ruche.
poignet par une petite manchette en dentelle. Pour FIRST CAP & Back View. A tulle cap trimmed with
coiffure, deux petits rubans en laine ponceau, passés en ribbon bars and dented ribbon ends.
bandelettes sur le front, et venant s'attacher sous les FIRST HAT & BACK VIEW.-A rice-straw hat, half
tresses derrière la tête. Les cheveux séparés en bandeau open shape, silk crown, ornamented with a bouquet of
lisse sur le front. honeysuckle.
Une redingote en crêpe blanc doublée en gaze dona Second Hat & Back View.-A rice-straw hat,
Maria rose; les coins des devants de la redingote closed shape, high pointed crown, trimmed with gauze
étaient arrondis, et laissaient parfaitement voir la ribbon noeuds and ties, ornamented with a bouquet of
fraicheur de la doublure; au-dessus d'un ourlet plat anemonas.
qui garnissait le tour, étaient cinq ou six petits lisérés Centre CAP & Back View.-A Brinvillier lace
en satin rose, pas plus gros qu'une fine ganse. Le *cap tastefully trimmed and ornamented with a feather.
| jupon de dessous en moire blanche. Corsage uni, ayant
le haut entouré d'une seule petite blonde légérement froncée, et dégageant beaucoup le cou. Un petit bonnet de blonde, orné de roses sur le devant, et formant Sur une capote de paille, une branche de fleurs des Voile par-derriére et sur les épaules. Ce genre de champs, placée de côté est, tout aussi négligée qu'un bonnet, est une des plus jolies coiffures que l'on ait næud. Les fleurs sont très-à la mode cet été; on les encore vues. Nous en avons donné le modèle dans une place on guirlande sous les bonnets de blonde, en boude nos gravures, il y a peu de temp, lors de son appari. quets sur les chapeaux, en branches ou fleurs détachées tion.
dans les coiffures en cheveux. Façonde Robes.--Les façons à l'antique se sont Il a paru ces jours derniers une nouvelle étoffe, la transportées même sur quelques robes d'été, Des robes Mousseline Indoue ; ce tissu, plus léger que la mousen gros de Naples peints se font à corsage en pointe seline de laine, convient pour les matinées et soirées avec trois næuds sur le devant du corsage, et quelque fraiches; elle est composé de soic et de laine cachemire, fuis deux autres sur les épaules. Manches à crevés
et reçoit les dessins les plus délicats. La couleur iris, fermés par des næuds. Avec ces robes on met un celle écrue et celle paille, sont les couleurs où cette mantelet en dentelle de Bruxelles ou une écharpe. Un étoffe nous paraît la plus séduisante. chapeau habillé. Ce genre de toilette s'aperçoit dans Il a paru des schalls cachemire damasquinés; ces les plus élégans équipages qui se rencontrent au bois de schalls, qui sont d'une seule couleur et d'un tissu Boulogne.
magnifique, ont l'avantage de sortir des schalls im. Chez les couturières les plus renommées on a fait primés, dont quelques-uns ont réellement si bien réussi, quelques robes dont les jupons sont plus longs par qu'ils paraissent brochés ; mais dont la plus grande derrière que sur le devant, toujours une immensité de partie sont imprimés sur des qualités si communes, qu'on plis tout autour.
peut les donner à vil prix, et qu'ils ne peuvent manquer Les façons redingotes sont une mode adoptée avec d'ètre très-mal portés avant peu de jours. vogue. Les corsages sont quelquefois formés de larges Grâce à la mode toujours constante des pélerines, les plis plats, froncés en éventails sur la poitrine et sur femmes peuvent, pendant les beaux jours, se passer d'un le dos. Le haut des manches également composé de schall, qu'elles remplacent alors par une écharpe. Les plis plats, assez rapprochés pour ne pas s'entr'ouvrir, plus distinguées sont en mousseline indoue, semée d'un par le bouffant de la manche. Ils sont arrêteés par un petit dessin; les deux bouts des écharpe sont riches de poignet au-dessus du coude. Quelquefois un second couleurs. Il paru cette année, chez quelques marpoignet, placé un peu plus haut, sépare les manches en chands de rubans et d'articles de goût, des voiles en deux parties, celle du bas beaucoup plus étroite que la blonde unie, relevés seulement par une simple bordure. première. A partir du coude jusqu'au poignet, la
Ces voiles, dont le prix n'excède pas 15 fr., sont destines manche est collante.
a remplacer les voiles de gaze, dont ils ont toute la Des redingotes en étoffe ont le corsage à pointe sur légèreté, et qui sont devenus trop communs. le devant; il est tendu et fermé par une rangée de boutons (en travail de passementerie) qui se prolonge jusqu'au bas du jupon. On met aussi beaucoup de
ALDERMANIC CHARITY. pélerines avec les redingotes. Nous en citerons une charmante, qui était en poult de
As at dinner sage Alderman F
He so deep learned in ven’son and calipee tat, soie gris-lilas, ayant une double pélerine garnie de
His eye-strings were cracking in keen deglutition, dentelle noire. Une cordelière noire et grise. Autour Don't mention the poor upon any condition du cou une écharpe-collier en dentelle noire.
“ For, I once gave a starving mechanic a shilling Une façon de robe très-distin guée était ainsi exécutée :
" When turtle's sweet scent thro' my soul was distilling, le fond de la robe, en organdi clair, était séparé à chaque
“So my man has strict orders for saint nor for sinner
“ Not to mention distress when he's dished up my dinner intervalle d'une main par un entre-deux brodé au plu " And when I'm not dining, ye paupers despair! metis, qui descendait depuis la ceinture jusqu'au bas du
" First get truth from my rostrum, or wit from the mayor. jupon en formant colonne. A la hauteur du genou, le fond d'organdi se séparait entre les intervalles de la
MISCELLANEA. broderie, et se fronçait de chaque côté, puis était rattaché au bord de l'entre-deux, qui semblait ainsi séparer
Anecdote from the Memoirs of Madame d'Abrantes. The une large garniture froncée. On pourrait plisser cette
young M. Goubaud, who was in high favour both with Mes.
dames de France, and Madame de Narbonne herself, who partie du jupon, ce qui le rendrait encore plus joli. Le
was never very prodigal of her favour, was then a pretty boy corsage était ainsi composé de bandes brodées et d'or-' of eighteen or twenty. One day he went out to attend one gandi froncé; les manches longues de même ; le haut
of those fairs or village fêtes, whose aspect is always precious froncé dans la longueur de la manche, depuis l'épaule
to a creative imagination, ready to seize all subjects presented
by nature....Gonbaud, while eyeing the pretty girls, passing jusqu'au coude; et dans la largeur, depuis le coude
over the most courteous, and running after the most intractjusqu'au poignet; chaque entre deux formant ainsi able, suddenly espied an immense silk handkerchief, with a bracelet.
broad border of lively and glaring colours. The fête, the pea. Les manches courtes sont portées cet été avec des
sant girls, all disappear before the flattering idea that that
very night, or on the morrow at farthest, he shall outshine the gants longs de couleur. Les mitaines longues en soie whole household of Mesdames in this large and many-coloured noire sont réservées pour étre chez soi.
cravat. He is its purchaser, and returns to Caserte, as enPour mitaines courtes, celles en soie noire à jour sont
raptured with his bargain as if he had bought the Pope's tiara, préférées.
which, be it said, en passant, was not then at Rome.
The next day was Sunday, and it was the custom of the Les rubans pour ceintures sont à dessins chamarrés
bolise for the princesses to pass to mass, through the ranks of ou chinés.
their assembled domestics, inclining their heads, speaking to Les modistes emploient sur les chapeaux de paille
the women, smiling at the men; and in spite of their perfect des rubans de gaze jardinière, qui sont d'un très-joli
goodness, the wearisome code of etiquette had followed them
across the Alps, and carried its mortal poison to Caserte. effet. Le bavolet d'un chapeau de paille se fait souvent Gonbaud, decked like a bridegroom, and proud as a peacook, en rubans de gaze.
bad placed himself opposite to an open window, where her voice, he drags through the heroic scene with a dull monotony, might appear in all the plenitnde of his beauty. The osher of oppressive to himself, and doubly so to the audience. He the chambers throws open the doors, and announces Madaine appears to understand his author, but the effects of a clear Victoire and Madame Adelaide. Madame Victoire, whose conception are totally lost in the natural defects of his voice habitually calm countenance seldom endured the fatigue of and person. This performer's genius, is, nevertheless of an any pointed expression, on perceiving the young Roman, ap elevated cast.-He is a good Harlequin!” peared perfectly scared. She paused a moinent, seemed Anecdote of Scribe.-šome years ago, when the different about to speak; then, apparently unwilling to compromise Tradesmen of Paris took a pride in the splendour of the her dignity, she recovered her composure, and passed on painted signs they exhibited over their doors, Scribe entered without noticing the confident and smiling salute of the good the shop of a hosier, who gloried in the sign of " Les deux youth, who, thinking that she had slept ill, awaited Madame Babouins,” Conceiving the man of busines was very inatten. Adelaide, who was far more beloved than her sister. But she tive, his customer, while paying for his purchases, politely not only passed on, like Madame Victoire, but darted on him asked to see the shop-keeper's partner. “ Partner ! Monsieur! an indignant glance which distressed him. The Duchess de I have no partner."-"Oh, I beg your pardon," answered Narbonne, who followed, fixed on Goubaud a piercing look, the playright, looking up at the sign, “ I thought there were which seemed to say, 'What! have you such audacity ?
two baboons at the head of your establishment!" The young artist mentally reviewed every act of his that -Qain played Cato very well, which I attribute to some could possibly have given offence, and finally comforted him. constitutional resemblance between the two. He was gene. self with the reflection that the displeasure of his patroness rally “ as cool," to use a vulgarism, • as a cucumber.” Some was andeserved. The return from mass was equally solemn, person whom he had offended met him one day in the street, and the whole establishment, modelling their conduct after and stopped him.-“ Mr. Quin," said be, “İ-1-I under. that of the princesses, seemed as cautiously to shun Goubaud, stand you have been taking away my name ?” “ What have I as if he bad just imported the yellow fever from Cadiz. The said, Sirp” “You-you-yon called me a scoundrel, Sir !" young artist, who had a grateful and susceptible heart, retired “ Keep your pame,” replied Quin, and walked on.-Bernard's to his study, and gave himself up to melancholy reflections, Retrospections of the Stage. scarcely had he entered, when a messenger from Madame de Pay of a Roman Actor - The daily pay of Roscius, the Narbonne brought him a very brief and precise order to quit greatest actor of Rome, was somewhere about 50l. sterling. Caserte that very day. His patience now deserted him, and His annual profit, according to Pliny, was 4,0001. but 5,0001. anger for a moment superseded grief; but his eyes fell on the according to Cicero. Roscigs was a generous, benevolent magnificent view which unfolded before him all the magic man, and a great contemner of moncy; for having amassed inages of beauty, and all surronnding a dwelling in which, sufficient to satisfy his wishes by the exercise of his art, he for welcomed as a friend, as a beloved child, he had passed the ten years bestowed bis lahouss gratuitously upon the people, happiest days of his life ! 'I should be mad,' thought he, to thus voluntarily sacrificing the sum of 50,000l. retire without enquiring the cause of my disgrace;' and he Self-devotion and Treachery.-The following anecdote is re. immediately requested a parting audience with Madame de lated by Captain Kroff, who served in Spain, in a regiment Narbonne, who granted it on the instant; but as he entered, of infantry of the guard of Jerome the ex-King of Westpha. panting for breath, • What! cried she in a fury, and without lia. Fatigued and exhausted by forced marches, the regiment giving him time to speak, 'what! you have had the boldness, to which Captain Kroff belonged, arrived before the monastery the impudence, to present yourself before me in your odious of Figueras, in Spain. The Colonel of the regiment, a Frencis. cravat?' Goubaud was confounded. My cravat, Madame man, sent an officer to demand of the Prior the necessary la Duchesse!'_“Yes, Sir, your cravat. Is not exile a suffici. refreshments for the men, as well as for the staff, consisting ent misfortune? Must Adelaide and Victoire of France, the of about twenty officers. The Prior, with some of the monks, danghters of Lonis XV., in that very exile be persecuted, in. came out to meet the General, assuring him that the inhabitants sulted even in the asylum the kindness of a relation has of Figueras would provide for the soldiers, but that he him. granted them,- with the sight of a tri coloured flag?'-Ah! self would provide a frugal meal for the staff. The Prior's Mon Dieu !' cried Goubaud ;-and the immense corners of offer was accepted; Captain Kroff received some commissions his cravat striking his eyes, he snatched it from his neck, and for the regiment, and about an hour afterwards it was an. stood dismayed, as it really criininal; the cravat was as per nonpced to the Prior that the dinner was served op in the fect a tri colour as the flag that now waves over the Chatean refectory of the monastery. The General, who was aware of the Tuileries. The poor youth held in his hands the ac. that the French in Spain had reason to be on their guard in cusing witness, and believed it had been placed there by some eating and drinking what was offered by the natives, invited mischievous démou that had fascinated his eyes. Born and the Prior to dine with them; he and two other monks accepted bored in Italy, and in retirement, he had never seen the tri. the invitation in snch a menner as to leave no doubt that he coloured fag, nor even thought of it, but as associated with felt himself much flattered by it. After the officers had taken the misfortunes of those kind and beneficent princesses, for their seats, the Prior said grace, carved, ate of every dish whom he would have laid down his life. He had little diffi. first, and with his two brethren, who poured ont the wine, culty in explaining the innocence of his intentions to the drank plentifully with his gnests. It was not till towards the good-natured duchess, who undertook to plead his cause with end of the repast, that Captain Kroff retarned, having been his benefactress. She soon returned from her benevolent detained by the commission of the General, longer than he mission, to relieve the anxious expectant by an assurance of
expected. free pardon! presenting him at the same time, from the royal During that interval he had found an opportunity to take ladies, a packet coutaining a dozen superb white cravats, and some refreshment, and only participated in the conversation of ordering, for tbe altar of the chapel, an Assamption of the the company, hosts as well as guests, at the monastery. The Virgin, which the grateful artist commenced without the loss General, in particolar, expressed his satisfaction to the Prior, of an hour, and in a few days, his study was again visited by whose kind reception had surpassed all expectation. Suddenly the princesses. 'to cement the pardon,' as Madame Adelaide however, the cheerfulness of the Prior was changed into pro. expressed herself. This same Goubaud was afterwards cabi. found seriousness: he rose from his seat, thanked the company net painter to the Emperor Napoleon; and in 1813 was ap. for the honour they had dove him, and concluded with asking pointed painter of the Chamber of the King of Rome, and the if any of them had any affairs to settle in this world ? adding Children of France; and he has recently finished a splendid with emphasis, " This, gentlemen, is the last meal you and I picture of the captive Napoleon.
shall take ou earth; in an hour we shall a!l be before the Kean in 1809.-It may not be unamusing to some of onr
judgment seat of God!" Cold trembling horror seized the readers to know how Kean was treated by critics before a
amazed guests ; for the Prior and his two monks had poisoned London audiance had raised him to the highest rank in his
the wine in which they had pledged the French officers; all profession. The following is an extract from the critiqne on
tbe antidotes given by the French physicians were in vain : in The Lichfield theatricals, written by a correspondent of the
less than an hour every man of them had ceased to live. 'Staffordshire Advertiser in the spring of 1809 :-Mr. Kean,
There are few examples of self devotion more striking than who has been figuring here as the principal tragic hero, is
the above ; but although to die for country is noble, we cannot anuthier instance of the blundering folly of misplaced actors,
help turning with horror from that mistaken potion which of which we see so many in country theatres. We do not re
disgraces patriotism, and is unworthy true courage, which, collect 10 have seen a man less gitted for a tragedian than this
as in the present case, sacrifices the laws of hospitality to geutleman. Without energy, dignity, or the advantages of
treachery, and returns murder for confidence.