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Ormond, who stood close by the window, suddenly drew | labour. The only companion with whom I associated was up the blind, and discovered the unhappy Jefferson to the the Senor Val---, the brother of my Inez, who remained at astonished ladies.

Paris for a similar purpose with myself. These fearful days “Good day, my dear friend,” he cried; “ how are you?" we passed together, in mournful conversation, now bewail

Tired out with his fatiguing position, and overpowered by ing the hapless fate of some mutual friend---now sighing for the smothered laughter of the spectators of his misery, our absent family. To prevent danger---(for the Senor had Jefferson let go his hold, and fell prostrate in the lane. every reason to fear he was a suspected person, from his

Need we say more? No. Let us end like a good old great riches and liberal turn of mind)---our intimacy was nursery tale. But a few days more elapsed, and Ormond concealed from all. None of my servants knew him by and Celestina were married; and Jefferson, like a sensible person excepting old Gaspard, and we did not fear his beman, comforted himself with Mr. Anderson's good cheer, trayal : he visited me, therefore, as the Cheval Roche, and and danced at the wedding; the same night Solomon most we mutually agreed, should either be arrested, to deny all unaccountably disappeared, and, what is more wonderful, knowledge of the other. was never inquired after.

But our daily intercourse was not to last; one day, the Senor came not---another, and he was absent still---a third, and Gaspard heard his fate---he had fallen another victim to the horrible policy of Robespiere and his minions, which destroyed all who might prove dangerous, whatever their present feelings were. Dreadful policy! which began in

the murder of a king, and ended only in the downfall of his THE EMIGRANTS’ TALE,

murderers! I was alone--- I dared not now attempt flight--. A SKETCH OF 1794.

but I felt in my misery, that I was to be the next victim--

that the tiger's eye was upon me. You ask me (said the Emigrant) to recount to my adven

Two days had passed away since I heard of the fate of tures of 1794. Be it so; I will act my part again, although

my unhappy friend, when Gaspard suddenly entered the the vivid tenderness of my memory causes me to think that room where I sat, tracing with tearful eyes, the last letter I repass the horrors which I but recall. The scenes are

I had received from my dear Inez. changed, and the characters are passed away---but whenever “Monsieur,” said he, “ we are lost !---the agents---" I allow myself to muse upon those days, again my eyes be

I flew to my pistols, aud at the same moment, the infernal hold the victim train---old and young---the grey head of Agents of the Tribunal entered the room. I immediately the father and the fair brow of the daughter--- the patriot

saw the folly of attempting any resistauce, and re-seated noble and the humble mechanic---hurrying, goaded by their myself with as much coolness as I could assume. persecutors to a felon's death. Again the shouts echo in "Monsieur !” said the principal officer, “ the Nation my deadened ears, “A la Lanterne ! à la Lanterne !I require your presence.” was then in the prime of life, and the snows of age are now

“ Where?” I asked. sprinkled on my brow---but the occurrence of yesterday

“ You will have the kindness to follow us---we can answer is forgotten, while the dangers of 1794 brings a shudder to no questions." my heart and a tear in my eye. But to my narrative:

I arose, and put on my hat and cloak; I was also about Paris trembled within her walls and France regarded her

to buckle on my sword, when the official observed, with capital with eyes of horror; it appeared as if the blood was

sardonic politeness--never to cease flowing, until Desolation, in the person of the

“Monsieur will have no need of it---he goes among last Revolutionist, should sit enthroned on the tottering walls

friends---the friends of liberty!” of Notre Dame, and waving his cap of liberty, shout, “ I am I understood, and replaced the weapon.---" Allons, Mesalone ! no victim meets my eye---freedom is established, and sieurs---je vous attends," said I. France happy in the blood of her children!” To-day, you

We left the house, and, as I crossed the threshold, my might look around, and say, “ I am content--- I have wealth, heart sank. Shall I ever re-enter it ? Despair in dull family, and friends.”---To-morrow comes, and what then accents whispered, “No!” A very few streets brought us is your situation? Your estates confiscated---your friends to that fatal gate entered by so many, re-crossed by so few guillotined---your family prisoners, or fugitives---and your but for a wider home and a longer rest : the few citizens, self standing before a blood-cemented tribunal, with no

who, like spectres of their former selves, flitted before our accuser to confront you, and no witnesses but your prejudiced path, passed us with averted eyes, lest recognition of some judges or the eager executioner, and called upon to defend once-loved friend should be their own accusation, yet yourself from---what? The crime of not loving bloodshed, dreading that in that victim, some new tie of affection or of having excited suspicion---nay, it was enough to be sus might be violated---some fresh wound of domestic peace pected of being suspicious; such was Paris and still I continued might be laid open. We arrived before the prison of the its inmate. You will ask me, why did I not fly? Alas! a Conciergerie, Who has ever gazed upon those frowning man who has toiled for thirty years in the pursuit of fortune walls---that dismal gate-way---without a sigh for the fate for his children, does not willingly relinquish it---and flight, of the thousands to whom they once proved the entrance even weighing the chances of its success, the alternative to to eternity---and a curse on the cruelty of the monsters which was the guillotine, ensured confiscation of property, who ravaged and laid waste so rich a country by their without a doubt. My wife and children, thank God! were crimes. away from this fearful place---and I remained, hoping that As the gloomy portals closed upon me, perhaps for ever, caution and retirement in my habits might preserve me dur- I shuddered, and fell into a fearful reverie, only intering the storm, and enable me to retain the fruits of a life's rupted by the clanking of chains, the drawing of bolts, and

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the brutal jests of my conductors, until I found myself in a small and dimly-lighted chamber, confronting the lowborn wretches who had elected themselves the judges of suffering innocence. A poor wretch had just received his sentence as I entered, and was petitioning for mercy, with streaming eyes, and a voice choked by agonizing apprehensions.

“Messieurs !” he gasped---"I am innocent---indeed I am innocent. I have a wife and two helpless children: take all my wealth---but do not make my wife a widow---do not make my children fatherless""

“Citizen!” said the President---and the glare of light which fell on his features from a small grated window, told me he was the ferocious Dessaix---"Citizen you are dangerous---take him away!”

This was the last time that the wealthy and honoured M. Thiers heard the voice of human being, except the gibes of his executioners, and the howlings of the mob---next morning he died! It was now my turn.

“Who is next, Dupois?”
"M. de S-, He is here."

“ Approach.” I stood at the table. “Citizen," began Dessaix, “ you are accused of being an ill-wisher to the National Convention, and a traitor to your country.'

My heart leaped to my throat at my strong desire to return in the very teeth of my judges the epithet of traitors--but I restrained myself, and calmly asked---“Who is my accuser?"

“Nay---the friends of the Convention and of liberty work in the dark, but their vision is keen. Are you not a traitor?”

“ By my eternal hopes---no !”
“Nor acquainted with traitors ?”
“ Neither!"

“ Umph! Nous verrons :---there must be some mistake. Asseyez-vous, ami-Citoyen. You are accused here, M. de S---" continued Dessaix, in a tone of affected pleasantry ..-" and no doubt most wrongly---of plotting with the executed criminal, the Senor Val---, an escape from the capital, and a junction with our foes.

“ Escape I have not attempted,” I returned boldly--“and foes to liberty I know not."

“You know the Senor Val---, the Spanish merchant ?” “ I neither know him, nor can I converse his language.”

“Umph! nous verrons,” said Dessaix. He paused a few moments---whispered some words to an attendant, who left the chamber---and then continued : You say, prisoner, that you


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do not understand the Spanish language ?” “ Not a word.”

“Good! then your presence can be no bar to our examination of a Spanish prisoner. Remain here, ami-Citoyen, while our friends consult upon your case.”

I was placed, according to his directions given in an under-tone, in a situation wherein the strong light of the grating fell full upon my face. Dessaix then leant back upon his seat, covering his face with his hand, as though to shield the light from his eyes---but I knew---I felt---that those eyes were upon me. And now, another prisoner was placed at the table: I scarcely dared to look at him, lest I should recognize some loved friend---but at length I summoned courage, and breathed freely.--I knew him not. His examination, in the Spanish language, now commenced, Dessaix still retaining his position, and not uttering a word.

“You were arrested at Boulogne ?"

I trembled---the last letter I had received from Madame de S--- was dated Boulogne.

“Senor, yes," replied the prisoner, firmly.

“You are accused of assisting the escape of a French lady and her two daughters. Do you acknowledge aiding the flight of one tainted ?” “I do---I was paid.”

know that your life is forfeited to the offended laws of the Nation for your crime ?”

“Senor, I am a Spanish subject, and not answerable to your tribunal.”

A low laugh from Dessaix interrupted this speech---the examination continued :

you know the names of the persons you assisted ?” “ I do: it was the virtuous Madame de S--- and her daughters."

I gasped for breath---but I felt that the eye was upon me ---and I was tranquil.

“ And did they escape ?”.

The prisoner paused a moment only---but that moment was to me an age of horrible suspense--- he answered at length, in slow, distinct tones--

Madame and her daughters are now in the dungeons of the Conciergerie .!

This was too much---I forgot my fortitude---I forgot my danger---I forgot who was watching me---I forgot all but my wife and children---and leaning back against the walls of the dungeon, I exclaimed, aloud --

“Merciful God ! protect them !"
There was

a pause, only interrupted by a half-laugh from Dessaix, who then addressed the ex-prisoner in French :---- Citizen, the Nation thank you---you may retire."

I was betrayed.

After a few moments' whispering among my judges--“Citizen,” said Dessaix, "we see that you do not understand Spanish. Is it equally true that you do not know the Senor Val--- ?"

“Monsieur,” I rejoined, firmly---yet with little hope that anything could avail me now---" the person you speak of is a stranger to me.”

“Good ! call Maitre Jaques.” The door of the chamber opened, and Maitre Jaques, in whom I immediately recognised one of my late servants, confronted me. “Now, Citizen, we will be plain with you---were you acquainted with the Chevalier Roche ?!!

I now saw that all was lost---yet I determined to make a last appeal to the justice, if not to the humanity, of my judges.

“Messieurs ! if I own that the unfortunate Senor was known to me---if I own that I do understand the Spanish language---let me at least deny that I am at all concerned in treasonable practices, or that my sentiments are in any way inimical to the cause of liberty, or the good of the National Convention---"

“Why did you attempt to seek that safety in flight which a good citizen is always sure of among his compatriots ?”

“ I have never attempted to quit Paris.”
“Where are your wife and daughters ?”

“You possess my papers, which have already informed you of their residence at Boulogne.”

“ What caused them to leave the capital ?”

“Citizen! would you---would any of you, if you are fathers, permit your families to remain exposed to danger

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and insult in a city torn and racked as Paris is by ------" | was, I perceived, unarmed, and I determined to struggle I stopped, for the scowl on the President's brow warned me with him for my life. He neared me,---I trembled, --that I had gone too far. He spoke, not as heretofore in the when to my astonishment, merely regarding me with a accents of scornful civility, but with a ferocious air--

sidelong look, “Prisoner! we know your sentiments, too, on the “Citizen !" said he, “save yourself: we are lost !" and glorious and successful struggle for liberty ; and here we rapidly fled along the passage. I was rooted to the ground descend from our accustomed shadow: your accuser is for a few moments; but happening to glance at the door before you."

which he had left open, I saw with rapture that it led by I turned my eyes upon the wretch who had slept beneath a few steps to one of the gratings communicating with the my roof, who had eaten of my bread---and who now de open street. Not a moment was to be lost; I flew to the nounced me.--" And is the word,” said I, warmly, “of a grating ---it was open,---I was in the street ---I was free! mercenary menial to be taken before that of a gen I mixed unnoticed with a crowd, and with feelings of tleman---"

thanksgiving heard the joyful news: Robespierre was “ Hold, Citizen," interrupted Dessaix, again resuming dead; after failing in an attempt at suicide, he had fallen his sarcastic smile, “you forget that we are now all equals a victim to the very herd who had before deified him---and ---pride and aristocracy are buried in the grave of tyranny. Paris was released from her worst tyrant on the 27th of But you have said enough: you are proved a traitor to the May. I left the capital, with the few wrecks of my procause of liberty---and the stern demands of patriotism call perty, and rejoined my thankful family at Boulogne, where for the blood of the renegade---away: you die!"

we quitted France, never to return. I was not allowed to speak another word, but was hurried to a dismal, solitary cell, to make room at the bar for other

THE QUEEN'S DRAWING ROOM. victims. I remained the whole night, and all the next day, unnoticed, but in the most agonising suspense, that

The Queen held a drawing room (the second this season) each footstep which passed my dungeon door might be the

on the 25th, at St. James's Palace. signal of my fate. Once only a key was placed in the

Her Majesty came in state, with her suite in three door, early on the second morning---there were two

carriages, escorted by a party of life guards from Buckingpersons.

ham Palace. “Come, Maitre Jaques," said one, "you waste time--

A guard of honour of the second life guards, with the that cell is empty."

band of the regiment in state uniforms, was on duty in the “ The traitor De S---"

large court yard of the palace. The Queen's guard of “He died with the first gang."

the foot guards, with their band, was stationed in the “Dupois told me he was here."

colour court. “Nay, nay, then convince yourself.”

Her Majesty's honourable corps of gentlemen-at-arms I sunk on my heap of straw in despair, as I heard the

attended in the presence chamber, portrait gallery, and at grating of the lock: Maitre Jaqnes appeared at the door,

the entrance reserved for the royal family. accompanied by one of the half-armed wretches who ful

Her Majesty was attended by the Countess of Charlefilled the mandates of the despots. But, as I imagine, the

mont (in waiting), the Marchioness of Normanby (in darkness of the dungeon overpowered his vision; for he

waiting), the Marchioness of Tavistock, Lady Portman, turned away with a disappointed growl, and slammed the

and the Marchioness of Breadalbane, ladies of the beddoor to with violence, without locking it, and I was again

chamber; Hon. Miss Lister (in waiting), Hon. Miss Anson left in darkness and solitude. The hope which had arisen

(in waiting), Hon. Miss Pitt, Hon. Miss Cavendish, and on finding myself overlooked, however, fled at the prospect

the Hon. Miss Murray, maids of honour; Mrs. Brand (in of another and more horrible death from starvation, for the

waiting), Lady Harriet Clive, Hon. Mrs. George Camppangs of hunger already racked my enfeebled frame.

bell, Lady Caroline Barrington, Viscountess Forbes, and What should I do? The prospect of success, should I

Lady Theresa Digby, women of the bed chamber; Marquis attempt escape by the open door, was small, but if I re

of Headfort, lord in waiting; Hon. William Cowper, mained, ultimate death seemed inevitable. I hesitated for

groom in waiting; Colonel Buckley, equerry in waiting; a very few moments only, and at length resolved to make

Master Cowell and Master Cavendish, pages of honour in the attempt. I took off my coat and waistcoat, the brilliant

waiting. buttons on which might have attracted notice, and turned

The Duchess of Kent came in state to the drawing room, up the sleeves of my shirt, the more to resemble the slo

escorted by a party of life guards. Her royal highness was venly style of the murderous canaille. My features were too much concealed by the dirt and filth of my cell, to fear

attended by Lady Flora Hastings and the Hon. Captain

Spencer. Her royal highness entered the palace by the their recognition by my most familiar friend ; and in this

Colour Court. state, recommending myself fervently to the guidance of

Her royal highness's dress on this occasion was composed the Almighty, I sallied forth into the passage. I remem

entirely of British manufacture. bered that on being conducted from the tribunal chamber,

The Duchess of Gloucester attended the drawing room. I had been led to my cell up a flight of steps; these steps I perceived commenced a few yards to the right, and I

Her royal highness was attended by Lady Mary Pelham, therefore resolved to proceed in an opposite direction. I

LADIES' DRESSES. crept silently and fearfully along the passage for twenty or

HER MAJESTY. thirty yards, when a door suddenly opened into it, and the very jailer who had two days before locked me in my cell,

A white net dress over white satin, elegantly trimmed

with silver blond flounces ; the body and sleeves splendidly approached hastily: I had no time to conceal myself,---he

ornamented with diamonds ; train of rich pink and silver


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LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS. silver blond. Head dress, a diamond diadem, feathers and lappets. HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF KENT. DRESSES.—Longchamps has produced a variety of SpenA white net dress, richly embroidered in gold and

cers; many in velvet; black, green, or dark blue, worn with scarlet; the body and sleeves splendidly ornamented with

| white dresses, having two or three flounces, diamonds and blond ; train of rich plaid velvet (the royal

The form of a point is that usually preferred, and the Stuart), lined with white satin, and trimmed with chenille. | manner of the embroidery, Brandebourgs, or elegant silk Head dress, feathers, diamonds, and lappets.

embroideries with a double row of buttons, or the same DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND.

plain, and tastefully indicating the shape, and terminated Manteau of magnificent white Genoa velvet, lined with by a cordelière, which forms a neud at the end of the point, rich white satin, superbly trimmed with ermine; bodice of

and the acorns of which fall as low nearly as the first the same; mantilla and sabots of splendid Brussels point;

flounce, are favorites. petticoat of rich white moire silk, elegantly trimmed en

A black velvet spencer was embroidered with silk loops tablier, with flounces of Brussels point and næuds of riband.

and small buttons in a row, which serpentined from the Head dress, plume of ostrich feathers, and lappets of rich

shoulders to the ceinture; the collar in old point lace, and point; ornaments, diamond necklace and ear-rings en suite. narrow sleeves trimmed half-way of the length of the arm DUCHESS OF BEDFORD.

with old point, gave an uncommon effect. The skirt was in Dress of rich black satin, trimmed with two black lace gros d'été and had flowers to corresponą. flounces; train and body of rich black satin, trimmed with An elegant spencer was composed of velvet grenat with lace and bouquets of violette de Parme. Plume of gray embroidery, beautifully executed in relief, on the shoulders, feathers, lace lappets, and diamonds.'

the bust, and wrist, a chocolate colored skirt, with velvet DUCHESS OF SOMERSET.

ornaments, completed this toilette. Dress of pink crape, richly embroidered in white and Hats, Caps, &c.—On the whole, moderation is the reignsilver, over a rich glacé satin slip; train of pink glacé satin, | ing mode, if it may be so termed, where taste and personal trimmed with silver lama and blond; Chantilly berthe, and appearance are so much cultivated in the choice of designs, ruffles of pink and silver blond. Plume of pink feathers, Capotes in Crèpe lisse ; blue or rose color have great sway with a wreath of blush roses, and a parure of magnificent as neglegées ; the front formed of biais, alternating with lace brilliants ; lappets of pink and silver blond.

and ribbons, have a very elegant effect, the barbes of gauze MARCHIONESS OF CORNWALLIS.

edged with lace, also show to great advantage. Dress of white satin, richly embroidered in gold; the Rice straw Hats are seen, but the ornaments are neither body and sleeves trimmed with gold and blond ; train of many nor large. blue figured satin, with a handsome gold border, and lined Poult de soie Hats are frequently seen with ladies of ton, with white satin, Head dress, feathers and diamonds. in the most delicate shades of color, and with the slightest MARCHIONESS OF THOMOND.

flowers of the season to harmonize with the shades of the A rich black velours de lion train, trimmed with fine Hats. Lilac, Pama, Violet, and a few of the minute and grebe fur; corsage a la Sevigné; rich black lace mantilla delicate flowers of the season are preferred. and sabots; a rich black lace Chantilly blond dress, with The Caps à barbe are in great request; they are commonly rich flounces, over black satin. Head dress, plume of worn very much back on the head, so as to exhibit to the feathers, rich black lace lappets, and ornaments.

greatest advantage the elegant and simple coiffures now so MARCHIONESS OF NORMANBY.

much in vogue. Dress of blue crape over satin; train of rich blue and Jasmin is a favorite flower for the embellishment of the white brocaded satin, lined with white watered silk ; body very pretty rice-straw Hats that have again made their and sleeves trimmed with point lace. Plume of feathers, appearance. point lappets, and diamonds.

Ribbon, crape, and bright tulle ornaments are also admirCOUNTESS BRANCALEONE.

ed, and underneath the brim, rose buds; heather and small Bodice and train of violet Genoa velvet, lined with white delicate flowers show well. silk; mantilla and sabots of rich point lace; petticoat of MATERIALS AND COLORS.-Since the vogue of spencers, figured white satin, with flounces of lace to correspond, which have obtained much greater favor, velvet has advanlooped up with rosettes of riband. Head-dress, feathers, ced in estimation, though at a time when the reverse will point lace lappets; ornaments, diamonds.

generally hold. A lighter species of dress material for COUNTESS STANHOPE.

skirts has also been necessitated from this introduction and Dress of black gauze over satin; train of rich black reps, Foulards, and gros d'étés ; moires have mustered strong when trimmed with bugles; body and sleeves trimmed with rich

they otherwise would have been but sparingly seen, blond. Plume of feathers, lappets, and diamonds. | Rose, high and dark blue, high and dark green, black COUNTESS DE GREY.

and bronze, have the preference at present. A mantua of rich black satin, trimmed with Brussels point For Morning Dress, the Mousseline de laine, &c. are and diamonds; petticoat of black satin, with volans of point. chiefly favoured. Head dress, white ostrich feathers and diamond tiara.

For Visiting Dress, the gros d'été, the levantines, gros VISCOUNTESS BOYLE.

de Tours, with a ground, white or ecru and sprinkled over Dress of tulle over satin, and trimmed with a double blond with varied and elegant patterns. flounce; train of rich blue and white glace Pompadour,

For Promenade Dress, the Foulards are seen again in brocaded in silver; body and sleeves richly trimmed with great variety, plain, in checques, stripes, lines, chinis, blond. Plume of feathers, blond lappets, and brilliants. | flowered, and Scotch and other cachemeres,

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Some of the most elegant novelties bear the names of distinguished Historical characters, and others of note, as the Pompadour, Fontanges, Dubarry, &c., which have detached themselves from the association of brocades, and rich old silks, and become associated with our present summer costume.

The Gatana, a mixture of black and scarlet, has a remarkable, yet pretty effect. · The Clementine, a new species of pattern, designed to represent a relief pattern, in the manner also of shot silk, is new,

and singular in appearance, and suits certain costume admirably.

Varieties.—The most elegant taste or most extravagant profusion may be fully gratified in the article, packets of handkerchiefs, those of Chinese batiste, with their splendid embroidery; plain, or in silk or gold, in cyphers, crowns, or open work, with the magnificent blond, and old lace borderings, may be especially cited for their beauty and admirable appearance.


PLATE I. FIGURE 1.-Bridal Dress.-Muslin dress, corsage en point, ornamented with lace fall of ancient pattern.—wide sleeves, with lace ruffles, a silken cordeliére encircles the waist, the front of the skirt has satin ornaments with silken cord ornament, and ending in a tassel, much in the style of the cordeliére. The Head-dress embellished with a lace burlie hanging low.

Figure 2.-Walking Dress.—Levantine ridingote, high mounting corsage, faced with old-pattern lace, and united in front by a næud. The upright front and turri of the dress has a very full ornament of the same disposed in the festoon style, and having a lace edging. Crape Bonnet and feathers

FIGURE 3.-RECEPTION DRESS.-Satinette dress, closefittiug corsage, tight in the sleeves, which only extend a little below the shoulder and are terminated by a lace ruffle. Muslin


and ribbon bows. Figure 4.—EVENING Dress.-Gros d'Afrique dress. The corsage rather low, and quite en point, with a lace fall; very short tight sleeve, and large transparent one descending full and low; a garland of roses extends obliquely from the ceinture to the top of the flounce, which is very deep, and pretty full. Tulle turban with barbes ornamented with small flowers.

The first and second half views are back representations of the previously described dresses.

The Bonnets are in Gros de Naples and Gros d'Afriques, and are embellished principally with ribbon and satin ornaments.

PLATE II. FIGURE 1.-WALKING DRESS.-Foulard dress; the corsage close fitting, made high on the neck, and open in front, with a mantilla ornament, and connected in front by a

the upper portion of the sleeve made quite tight, full thence to the wrist, where it becomes tight, and has an embroidered ornament. The skirt is embellished down the front with a narrow band and small buttons. The flounce is laid on full, and has a vandyked edging. The Bonnet close, and with ornaments same as the materials, viz.Gros d'Asie.

FIGURE 2.—WALKING Dress.--Armagine dress, resembling greatly in style and cut the previously described one, so as to supersede a detailed notice.

FIGURE 3.—EVENING Dress.—Velvet spencer and Lerantine body, ornamented with pipings, and narrow flounce. Coiffure plain, with simple gold circlet.

FIGURE 4.—PROMENADE Dress.—Luxorine dress; high corsage, moderately full sleeves ; rich old lace is plentifully used in ornamenting the front and lower part of the skiri. The Bonnet of crape, has a pendant feather twisted spirally.

The Hats and Capotes of levantine Gros d'Asie, and Gros de Tour, drawn and plain, have for the most part er.bellishments of flowers, ribbons, ruches, or other ornaments as well as feathers. A little garland of flowers has a pretty effect in the second bonnet underneath the brim, and in the last of the second row on the right, an ornament of the same material, with a narrow lace edging has a good effect.

In Caps, though rich in ornament, still assume very much of the style à la paysanne.

PLATE III. Figure 1.-PROMENADE DRESS.—Luxorine dress; the corsage ascending the neck rather high, rounded off at top, with narrow embroidery and edging; næuds omamenting the front of the bust, and the ceinture having a double ruffle. The sleeves very full in the middle, the top having the addition of ruches, and the lower part of ruffles. Gros de Naples Bonnet and flowers ornamenting the crown.

FIGURE 2.- WALKING Dress.-Satin de laine redingote; the corsage high, crossed in front, and draped. The front and lower part of the flounce having several rows of tucks which extend entirely round. Levantine Hat with tulle ornament and barbes.

FIGURE 3.-PROMENADE Dress.-Pompadour satin dress; turned over round the upper part of the corsage as a cape, with a black lace edging, sleeves of moderate dimensions, skirt quite plain. Gros de Tours Hat and ribbon ornaments.

FIGURE 4.-WALKING Dress.-Foulard dress with ornamental piece; figuring mantilla-cape and edged with a niche; the sleeves full; a straight row of ruches down the middle of the skirt, one also down each side, describing the robe form.

The Hats in Tuscan, Satin, and Gros de Tours, having ribbon decorations, feathers and flowers, and feather ornaments. The curtain in some cases will be seen rather full.

The caps in tulle and lace, full at the sides, and mostly low in front, with ribbon bows.

PLATE IV. FIGURE 1.-EVENING DRESS.- Armazine dress. The corsage made high, with an elegant volan ornamenting the upper edge, the front downwards also, and having a tunic figured by the disposition of the ornaments. · Coiffure of



FIGURE 2.—Promenade dress. Poult de soie redingote, with lappels graduating to the ceinture, and edged down the length with scolloped lace. Crape bonnet and flowers.

FIGURE 3.-Ball dress. Gros Asie dress; with an ancient lace mantella fall, corsage en pointe, skirt trimmed with lace en tablier.

FIGURE 4.-Evening dress. Pompadour dress. А double ruche environs the corsage, the front of which has a treble ruche placed perpendicularly, and extending beyond the ceinture. The flounce consisting of a bias piece ruched at top and bottom. Cap ornamented with flowers.

Bonnets of crape, tuscan, and rice straw, ornamented with feathers, flowers, and paradise feathers.

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