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water seemed at an unmeasurable depth below them. so many beacons in the ray. The fair Loreley was «The mountains and valleys are sleeping,' said Loreley, leaning her head on Hubert's bosom, when all at once

while the eyes of Heaven are open. Dost thou not | she started up in alarm, as the crowing of a cock was see them looking down upon us ? Take care that thou heard from the shore. “I must away,' cried she, at slip not,' added she, as Hubert seemed bewildered with eventide thou wilt find me again, by my accustomed the wild rush of the waters, • sit down beside me here, rock. Forget thou not the hour of meeting. Having aud we will wait for the rising sun.'

said this, she threw a pebble into the water, the waves A tall white cliff glimmered in the faint light, and grew troubled and foaming, and a little boat was seen seemed as if borne along by the impetuous waves which working its way out of their swelling bosom. •Spring rolled close to Hubert's feet. He could now distinguish into this bark,' said Loreley, and fear nothing--that through the still air, dark outlines of rocks and towers. loose plank will serve for an oar. Fare thee well, •Where are we?' asked he, almost shrinking from Hubert, fare the well!' With these words she sank Loreley's embrace; for he sometimes felt as if it were into the flood, and Hubert, who had already stepped a spirit that sat beside him, and that, perhaps, the next into the boat, saw her no longer ; but below him a soft moment he might be plunged into the abyss from which mournful voice sang · Loreley, Loreley,' and it seemed they had emerged. "We are in the middle of the at last as if the melancholy notes were choked by Rhine,' replied the Nymph, these are the old moun tears. tains, the children of the giants, and at the foot of The dancing bark conveyed Hubert as trustily as one of them we are now sitting : though it has stretch- though he had been a heedless child, incapable of ed its proud head so long out of the water, it is but making any exertion for himself, past the dangerous brittle white stone, and with it I can angle for the current to the opposite shore, where the castle of ships that sail so merrily up and down the Rhine; for Ehrenfels, looking down on its joyous vineyards, glitby that rock they sink, and yonder, where I look down tered in the morning ray. Beneath the bright sun the river, the fragments come to light again; but beams, Hubert began to shake off the bewildering nothing ever returns from that dark gulf alive.

vision of the night, and as they gradually unravalled Far across the water now shone a glimmering light themselves before him, he scarce knew what to think, ---it was a lamp just beginning to burn before one of or what course to pursue. Doubt and confidence, tenthe altars of St. Clement's church, on the opposite derness and repugnance, struggled in his bosom, as shore; and as the feeble Hame slowly illuminated the | night and day had lately done before his eyes. Somespot, shedding here and there a flickering ray, Hubert times he fancied he saw the gentle face of Loreley, as thought he could distinguish the Mansethurm at a little it had smiled in the light of that lamp from the altar, distance, and several of the well-known towers which and he thought if he could only have brought her into crowned the neighbouring heights. See,' said Lore daylight, that all doubt and dread would have been ley, who seemed aware of his mistrust and alarm, :Il dispelled at once. Then, again, when he remembered have led thee up the river, though the waters would how she started in affright at the crowing of the cock, fain have carried thee down ; but had they done so, , an indefinite feeling of horror arose in his mind, and my own fairy people would never have let thee depart he felt once more as if it had been a ghost that had out of their crystal courts, and now thou shalt be mine, accompanied him through the darkness, and only wonand mine only. For thy sake have I qnitted our beau dered that he had escaped alive from his fearful adventiful palace--there is no happiness for me without thee.' ture. Wearied with idle conjectures, he hastened to

• Loreley,' said Hubert, looking in her face, (and as the hut of a neighbouring vine-dresser, and craving a the light shone out, it smiled as sweetly as ever through morning's repast, took off his wet garments, and clothed the locks that waved in the night wind), they say himself in those of one of the young peasants. that thou wert wont to rejoice upon thy rock, whenever What course to adopt he found it difficult to deterone of the human race was swallowed up by thy own mine. At first he was tempted to return forthwith to wild waters.' And Lorely sighed and answered, “Sweet Stahleck, in the hope, that since his life had been so youth, it may, indeed, be true, for I know no better; I wonderfully preserved, the anger occasioned to his thought it must be a delight to them to sport and love family, by his disobedience, might be appeased, and as we do, in cool crystal grottoes, with the waves sing. his mother and sister might; perhaps, be persuaded to ing about them.' "And they say too,' said Hubert, join their entreaties with his, in behalf of the beautiful

that thou wouldst sit and sing to allure the sons of Loreley. Then, if a tender yearning would arise in his men to their destruction.

bosom, to fly once more to the nymph of the rock, and I recked not of the sons of men,' answered Lorelev, | live for her, and her alone, an involuntary shudder would somewhat scornfully. Isang because it amused me, again overtake him, and his love would be changed into and gazed about me for my own pleasure; I neither a vague feeling of horror and repugnance. called them, nor looked at them, nor thought of them, After thus dreaming away a great part of the mornand often I smiled within myself to see how they fan- ing upon the shore, he at length came to the determicied I was making signs and sporting with them. But nation of proceeding to Stahleck, without further delay; now all this is changed, and such pastimes will amuse to avert, if possible, any evil which might be impendme no longer. Thee have I chosen for myself, and | ing over the fairy maiden. thee will I carry down with me to the deep, and follow His heart grew heavier at every step which brought all over the world.'

him nearer to his father's castle. He ascended a staircase The ruddy glow of morning now illumined the hewn out of the rock, which led, by a short passage, to heights, and the white pinnacles were lighted up like a side portal; and, as he lifted the hammer to announce There is a saying on the Rhine, that the vessels which

his approach, he perceived, for the first time, that the sink at the Biogerloch, are thrown np again at the place called

| ring from his left hand was missing; and it instantly Die Bank, near St. Goar.

occurred to liim, that the nymph must have secretly

withdrawn it from his finger, and retained it as an were melted into compassion for her, for Ruthard deirrevocable pledge of betrothment.

clared he would allow no further delay. A huge frag. It was already evening—the Palatine, informed of ment of the rock was hung round her tender neck, and the death of his son, had sent forth Ruthard, with a the fierce executioners were about to commence their numerous troop of followers, to carry off Loreley, living sacrifice Loreley looked on them, and exclaimed, My or dead. As these fierce intruders, approached, the lover has betrayed me; none shall lay hands upon me;' maiden stood on her rock, gazing up the stream towards _and once more gazing up the river, and leaning forHubert's castle, and warbling her wonted notes of ward, as though to descry the castle of Stahleck, she • Loreley, Loreley. As soon as they arrived opposite rushed to the edge of the rock, and plunged into the the rock, Ruthard called out, in a deceitful tone: We water. Ruthard and his murderous assistants stood, as bring thee a greeting from thy true love Hubert-he if metamorphosed into stone. Loreley was avenged. sends thee a bridal kiss, which will make thee his wife. They were unable to find the path down the rock, and Come down, then, and receive it, or tell us how we may | perished miserably on its summit. reach thee in safety. Loreley raised her white hand, The next day, a man from Oberwesel carried to the and with her delicate finger pointed out a path by which castle a large draught of fish, which he had netted in they might climb the rock, and here and there a shrub the Rhine; and as they were preparing for the table, which would assist them in their ascent, for she believed within one of them was found the young Count's ring, that they were bringing her a greeting from Hubert. which must have slipped from his finger as he sank into Several of his companions tried to dissuade the daring the river. Ruthard from this perilous attempt ; but he laughed at Hubert, whom his father had at first detained prisoner, their fears, and selected two of the most determined of could be withheld no longer, when he heard the fate of his followers,, to clamber with him up the cliff. Now Loreley: but in vain did he traverse the Rhine from take your cords, and bind her,' cried he, when they side to side: the fair form, and gentle face, of the had reached the summit. “Alas! what would you?' maiden never more met his eyes. She was never seen exclaimed Loreley. Thou sorceress!' answered Ru again. Her voice, however, might still at times be thard, · know that I am come to avenge the death of heard—no longer singing as before, but softly answerthe fair young Hubert.' . Hubert, Hubert, come hither, ing those who spoke to her; and the tones were half cried Loreley, in a plaintive voice across the mountain. choked by tears and sighs, and became lower and lower • Alas! I am no sorceress I am Hubert's own betroth at every word : it seemed as if she were saying,. Why ed.' • Spirit of evil,' answered Ruthard, thou knowest do you waste your breath on me, and invite me to sport that Hubert lies low beneath the Rhine.' But Loreley as I was wont to do? Thine is not Hubert's voiceprotested again and again, that Hubert was safe at have lost him, lost him for ever.' Strahleck, and wringing her snowy hands, and embrac One day Hubert himself called to her, and she aning Ruthard's knees, exclaimed unceasingly, in a piteous swered him, and gave him back his own greeting; but tone of voice, Oh! let me not die, Hubert, Hubert, the tones were more than he could bear, and he turned forsake me not in this extremity.

to to hide his face on the bosom of his sister Una, who Her grief and beauty softened the hearts of all those stood mournfully beside him. Then, from his outwho had remained below; and one of them called out stretched hand, he dropped the ring into the water, and to the knight' • Prithee spare her awhile, and I will sat listening anxiously between the strokes of the oars; gallop back to Strahleck, and see if what she says be and they were fain to row him away in his anguish; true. If the young Count be really at the castle, and for, if his sister had not restrained him, he would most she has been the means of saving his life, she has surely assuredly have plunged into the Rhine. a claim to be set at liberty.'

From the time of his dropping the ring upon the rock; But Ruthard laughed him to scorn, and rejoined, (which to this day bears the name of the Water Fairy), • Wilt thou not bring a priest with thee also, and try to Hubert began to pine, as if something were preying convert the evil one ? Even, if Hubert were yet alive, on his heart; and, with a yearning grief for Loreley, this Loreley would still be deserving of death, if only his young life melted away, like the faint tones of the for having led him astray from his duty.' Loreley, huntsman's horn, dying in the distance. however, seemed inspired with fresh courage, as she gazed after her champion, who was already scouring away on his foaming steed. After a brief space he returned, bringing with him the news of Hubert's safety, but added, addressing Loreley, · Thou must give back

BY A DISAPPOINTED ONE. the ring that thou tookest from the Palatine's son, or thy life will not even yet be spared. Our Lord the Count, however, promises thee his protection on this

Oh never seek in revelry, to drive away thy care, condition.'

The charın is in forgetfulness, but where to find it-where? • I have no ring, no ring,' answered Loreley in a

Yon may forget the friends you've lost, piteous accent.--' he had none on his hand to give me--

The tears you've shed the while,

Bat who by lovely woman cross'd, Ah! Hubert, Hubert, why comest thou not to save me.

Forgets her faithless smile. Carry me to him in these bonds, and he will unlose them.' Dost thou see now,' cried Ruthard, she will

Oh never dream that happiness may meet you in life's way, not give up the ring? And Loreley wept like the 'Tis but the glimm'ring of a light in life's dark wintry day; pleading roe, when the cruel huntsman stands over it,

A few short moments round your path, and called on Hubert again and again, and maintained

Its flickering light is thrown,

But still like woman's smile it hath unceasingly, that she knew nothing of any ring. It

Deceitful ever shewn. was then that some of the rugged men, who stood below,

W.J.R.

THE DRAMA.

more than justice to a production of great merit, which

for powerful interest, high tone of feeling, and elegance Tue King's THEATRE.—Various crowded and bril. of language, takes a foremost place amongst the ranks liant audiences have been attracted to the King's | of modern dramatic compositions. Theatre, on the occasion of the benefits of the Manager and principal performers, but as the choice of pieces were in their own hands, the public had generally reason

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS, &c. to be much more pleased with the talent of the dramatis persone, than with the judgment shewn in their We can recommend to our fair readers, whose curiosselection. As, however, these benefits do not come ity might lead to prosecute an antiquarian research in legitimately within the scope of critical observation, costume, to visit the Exhibition of the veritable dresses we will only remark that on the whole they gave worn by our fore-mothers; some of them included in general satisfaction.

the family of Cromwell, others belonging to the lofty THE ENGLISH OPERA House.--ADELPHI.-Indepen dames of the high church party. The state of predently of the advantages of locality, has from its servation in which these dresses still are, the vividness continued good management acquired a large share of of the colors, and the substantial nature of the fabrics, public patronage. We suffer, however, one consider will astonish many of the connoisseures in these able drawback to our pleasure, from its ill constructed matters. form and bad ventilation, through which the tempera Mr. Martin's picture of Belshazzar's Feast, has ture is frequently raised to so great a degree as to

been imitated on a very large scale, to produce a become almost insupportable, as well as positively | dioramic effect. On the first contemplation, the eye is unwholesome.

struck with the almost real appearance and dazzling A recent attraction here, and one which has been splendor of the scene; though some of the subordinate farourably received, is Serle's drama of the “ The figures will lose by an attentive examination. There Yeoman's Daughter," in which he performs the hero; is a very effective group of female figures well and with a little more of pature in his personations, the gracefully put in. The Physioramic views which may author would become no bad actor. Mrs. Waylett as be seen without further expence, are of very unequal the Daughter, and Mrs. Griffiths in the part of the merit, some not worth looking at; the architectural offlicted Mother acquitted themselves in a highly cre ones however will very well repay the trouble of a ditable manner. Williams as the Farmer, may also be реер. particularized for his excellent personification of the We were almost about (horribil dictu) to omit the character. Reeve has the part of a Rat-catcher, the mention of Mr. Bertolotto's well tutored fleas; the bare mention of which is sufficient to summon ludicrous birth, parentage, and education of which this ingenious associations.

artist was kind enough to unfold to us. We might At the HAYMARKET there has been no lack of sterling fill a whole number with their praise, and publish their pieces.-Comedies, operas, farces, &e. The partial feats to all the civilized world, but we prefer sending closing of the large theatres, seems to have given a our attentive readers to view them with their own new impetus to Mr. Morris, and he has lately exerted | sparkling eyes. himself more than ever in affording entertainment to A most agreeable hour may be spent by a lover of his audience.

the arts, at the exhibition of “ Paintings by the Old My Wife's Mother,a two-act comedy, written or Masters", at Exeter Hall. There are some very fine rather translated by young Mathews, is made the specimens of various subjects : Sacred and Profane; vehicle for showing the delights with which a newly Historical, Landscape, &c. amongst the very finest, married couple may be sometimes inflicted by the pre certainly the most captivating, is the picture of Love, sence of a particularly officious mother-in-law. Mrs. by Domenichino, were the little god not quietly reposing Glover, Mr. Farren, and the greater part of the stock on his bow, he might excite too great apprehension in of talent were engaged in this piece.

the breasts of the spectators for a near approach; he “ The Housekeeper, or, The White Rose; by Jerrold, is however in no hostile position, but appears only was well received, it was throughout a well sustained meditating an attack on some virgin heart. performance, and indebted for much of its success to We made our way, previous to leaving this place, the able support it received from the talented company through a dark, subterraneous looking passage, quite in engaged here.

keeping with the exhibition, to the “ Model of a Mine," The VICTORIA is now holding up its head higher in course of operation : the spectacle is a singular one, than ever, there have been lately pieces produced here and certainly unique; and there is one manifest advant. which do some credit to the management, and we may age it has over a real one, that we haye not to trust be allowed to augur still better things from their future our precious persons down a most awful descent into administration. Warde, who has as fine a perception the bowels of the earth in a pail; as Sheridan once did, of character as almost any performer on the stage, has for the sake of saying " That he had seen a coal pit." had parts assigned to him which have been literally We are better judges, and can, without travelling far. redeemed by his judicious management of them. His ther than West Strand, affirm that we have verily seen performance of the Heart-broken Father, in Clari, a Mine. which was brought out some time since, was truly We visited Vauxhall Gardens, on the day of the Gala worthy of him, and produced several rounds of ap- and Fancy Fair, for the benefit of the Dispensary for plause from the audience. He has since had more Diseases of the Ear, the entertainments on which oc. ample scope for his abilities in the drama of The King's casion were varied and numerous. At the Morning Pool, in which are employed the whole strength of Concert, Signor Paganini gratuitously drew his bow, the company: by this strong cast, they have done no and was very hardly persuaded to re-appear to afford

the gratified audience a display of his wonderful skill skirt by neuds of iced ribbon of a light rose or straw on the single string. Madame Demeric, Grandolfi colour. Seguin, and Signor De Begnis, Galli, &c. also aided We have seen a morning redingote of white muslin, the cause. The stalls for the sale of fancy articles, in which each side of the skirt in front was bordered were generally superintended by the fashionables with crevês of embroidered tulle; between each crevé among our female nobility, who gave no small grace was a noud of rose-coloured gauze ribbon, the ends to the entertainment.

descending below the creve. This ladder of nauds corresponded with those which separated the sabots on

the long sleeves. A ceinture with long ends fastened in DEATH.

front, and descending on a white gros de Naples petti

coat; the corsage rather open on the chest, with a round PALE walker in the silent night,

falling collar, trimmed with a double row of lace. Dreaming some ancient harmony,

With embroidered jaconot redingotes, the petticoat
While thy feet, like moonlight, pass
Over the mossy cemet'ry-

should be embroidered with the same designs as the With thy fiuger close mine eyes

redingote. Oh, take me to thy company.

Many pelerines with long ends, are made of plain

muslin, bordered with a wide hem only. Some are Watcher at the churchyard gate, I sit down by thee on the stone,

edged with narrow lace. Thine arm is round ine, and thy voice

Though the heat has been far from oppressive, many Sonndeth like some olden tone

ladies have adopted the blouse-wrappers for morning From my mother's lips-it calleth

dresses. The front is gathed in puckers on each side, The weary one-thine own!

and simply fastened by a ceinture of the same material.

Jaconot-chalys, and cashmeres, are most used for this LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS

description of dress; a very pretty sort is a small

Turkish palın on a white ground. To avoid all anneFROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES

cessary accessaries with this easy and comfortable dress, INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM

collerettes are worn, that have the trimmings mounted “ Le Petit Courrier des Dames"_" Journal des on a band, and are made fast to a ribbon which forms Dames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et

cravat round the neck. L'Indiscret-“ Le Follet Courrier des Salons"-" Le Small black lace veils are worn with neglige dresses. Mercure des Salons," &c. &c.

Black lace trimmings are seen even on muslin dresses. Dresses.-Uniformity in the ensemble of the toilet We have seen some handsome pockets trimmed with is not now so imperiously required. The eye is no small neuds; to those who are inclined to take our longer shocked, if with a rose or brown-coloured dress

advice, we cannot too strongly recommend the adoption a rose or brown cravat is not worn; on the contrary,

of this ancient but useful fashion. The næuds are thus light green and cherry-coloured ribbons and fichus are disposed: the slit or opening is trimmed all round with worn with almost all colours; these two shades match a slight pucker or small plaits, and marked at each experfectly well with a confusion of different tremity by a næud, the lower one larger and two shades. .

smaller næuds on each side. Black lace appears as a distinguished elegance ; The pelerines-mantelets composed of coloured musblack mittens as an eccentricity of an old fashion re lins or jaconots, are sometimes fastened with taffeta vived, but as black lace and black mittens are favorable

næuds, the ceinture of gros grain, but it is in better to the complexion and skin, they were at first adopted taste to have them of the same material as the dress. with fureur, and so much worn by everybody, that it is · For neglige wrappers, the ceinture must be similar to more than probable that they will not be seen next the dress. season, at least amongst that class with which they The skirts of dresses very wide, plain and long, paroriginated.

| ticularly behind, but those of redingotes are often Wrappers are more numerous than ever; the richest trimmed. We will describe one of rose-coloured gros materials are employed for this description of dress. de Naples, the corsage en cour and open, trimmed with Fonlards and woollen muslins are much employed for

a wide mantilla of black lace extending low down the this purpose. We will mention one composed of rose sleeves; a corsage between the mantilla and the ceinture, coloured silk muslin with designs of green oak leaves.

a noud of rose-coloured taffeta ribbon covered with The petticoat was of white gros de Naples ; the che

black lace, and from the ceinture to the lower extremity misette of British point Jace; a rice straw hat orna of the skirt, seven næuds similar to that of the corsage, mented with a rose-coloured poppy.

disposed at equal distances, but widening as they desMost élégantes of the fashionable world, wear paint cend. The lappings similarly ornamented. ed Pekin dresses, notwithstanding the opposition exist.

Shawls.—The most fashionable summer shawls are ing between this material and the season; these dresses

of silk, brilliant and soft, the ground black with large have very light designs on white grounds, small bouquets

orange or rose-coloured designs, and edged round with of blue carnations on a dove-coloured ground, made a long silk fringe. very pretty dress; another was with bell flowers, rose, Black gauze shawls, hand embroidered, in silk of all yellow and lilac on a white ground, was worn by a lady

colours, and intermixed with gold, are prettier than highly distinguished for her good taste.

those embroidered in floss silk. For morning neglige toilets, white jacconots. For

Scarfs.—Light gauze scarfs are numerous, but those evening, 'white muslin.

of printed gauze or silk muslin are in better taste. Striped muslin redin rotes, are closed in front of the Short gauze scarfs terminated by tassels and figuring necklace, are become too cheap and common, black blond Pocket handkerchiefs are still with wide embroidered mounted on a coloured ribbon, chintzed or with lozenges hems, above the hem a wreath, and the corners richly of different colours, and edged on each side with nar. embroidered. row black lace, are generally preferred.

Chemisettes and pelerines are now without ruches round Even the small bags or reticules are trimmed or co the throat, all are made with small, falling collars, or vered with black lace.

a narrow lace laid flat. CEINTURES.-Buckles are less worn than noeuds,

Morning chemisettes are with embroidered cambric, particularly with elegant wrappers.

trimmed with Valenciennes Jace ; double collars are Ribbons for ceintures are still loaded with printed elegant, but to avoid their heavy appearance, a double or figured designs.

wreath is embroidered on the collar, separated by a We have seen a scarf, or rather a mantelet of a

double row of lace, which figures a double collar. novel description, formed by rose-coloured gauze rib. Plain muslin pelerines are worn with negliges, the hon, figured with black designs, and separated by wide hem of which is cut in pointed dents, turned over entre-deux of black lace, the trimming was of ribbons on the material, thus producing a succession of bright edged with lace, no ruche in front; a stomacher of

and dead white points which has a pretty effect. narrow lace laid flat and joined by neuds from the FANTASIA.—The most elegant purses are of light netneck to the extremity of the mantelet.

ting, white, with enamelled springs and runners. Hats & Capotes.-d few drawn capotes are still

A new sort of purse much in fashion is produced by worn; the handsomest we have seen for morning ne various coloured silk twists sewed together, and gaglige dresses, were composed of gros de Naples écruè, thered at the extremities instead of tassels. Black and trimmed with striped gros de Naples ribbons; a small red, white and blue has a pretty effect. Silk cords cap of plain tulle, ornamented on each side with three

twisted in quadrilles are applied to this purpose, and gauze ribbon leaves, blue, rose, or cherry-coloured. I make very strong and handsome purses. Rice straw or crape hats are profusely but tastefully

Parasols are made which are entirely covered on the ornamented with flowers.

outside with black blond, and lined with coloured The shape of capotes at present may be divided in taffeta ; the mountings in ivory set with gold. two classes, those placed in a vertical line, and having 1 COIFFURES.—The hair at the present season is arthe appearance of being on a level with the crown. ranged in the most simple manner. The bandeaux à la These ca potes are placed so far back on the head, that

Marguerite are still in great favor; an innovation has the brim, or edge is on a line with the forehead, barely however been attempted, which is a tuft of hair, placed covering the narrow trimming of the cap worn under on each side over the bandeaux. them. In opposition to this make, another has ap

MATERIALS AND COLOURS.—The fashionable world peared, the crown of which is composed of gros de appears inclined to secede from that affectation of the Naples, and resembling a cone: the shapes of rice

goût simple in which it had fallen for the last two straw round and close on the cheek, trimmed with years. At present, without a chance of being noted as gauze ribbon brides or ties which encircle the crown particular, we may wear what materials we please, and fasten under the chin, ornamented with a bouquet providing the make and cut be according to the present of pinks.

fashion. Laces continue to enjoy the same degree of The crowns of Leghorns are higher, and the shapes

favor, and embroidery its endless variety and elegance not so small as those composed of silk materials; they

of designs. Rich materials alone are employed in all are ornamented with a large flower tastefully displayed,

dresses except for negliges. Grenadin-foulards, silk without ribbons or any other accessory.

and cashmere tissues, and woollen muslins, are above Some very graceful rice-straw small hats are thus every other material considered in good taste for demimade, the crown of gros de Naples is gathered by toilets. For morning wrappers, dark shaded jaconots coulises, the shape of rice-straw, lined with rose-co with Mosaique or Arabesque designs, or large brightloured silk, ornamented with a rose

coloured flowers on a black or brown ground, are much Another hat of the same description, lined with employed. green, the crown of green gros de Naples; on one

At the beginning of the present season, we mentioned side a bouquet of geranium, separated in the middle by a material advantageously employed by some of our a white straw open worked band.

first milliners, in the composition of summer capotes ; On coarse straw hats, a large rose, but of the finest | it is called tissu de l'Inde, and by its fineness and description, is often displayed.

delicacy of workmanship, is particularly well adapted Another kind of ornainent employed with the above i for light summer articles. sort of hats, consists of three bands of blue gros de

Mousseline de laine, or woollen muslin, is employed Naples, each forming a circle round the crown; they

for dresses of every description. The designs are vaare fastened on the side by a bouquet of corn flowers, rious, Grecian, Turkish, and Egyptian, then colonades, separated in the middle by a straw loop, the lining of bouquets, &c. the hat blue.

Rice-straws are becoming every day more numerous. Their shape varies from the modest capote, to the most

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. elegant and highly ornamented hat. They are ornamented with bouquets of scented peas and carnations,

Plate TWENTY-Nine.-Figure I.-Dinner Dress. · Three roses of different shades, forms also a very

-A figured gros de Naples dress, with pointed pelehandsome ornament.

rine and falling collar, trimmed with black blond, and LINEN.-Morning caps with ruches are generally

terminated in front with a silk tassel ; the sleeves simibordered with a narrow lace sewed on the edge of the Jarly ornamented. A black blond cap, ornamented tulle.

with an egret,

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