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feather; so long and so universally prevailing, are worn placed at the back of the head, and have they been, that a foreigner might sup- merely large enough to pin at the ear. Artis pose them a national bonnet.

1ficial Aowers belong to a second order of dress, Morning dresses are universally of white from whence too they are likely soon to be plain or striped jacconuts, made in the pelisse banished, not bearing the contrast of nature; form, buttoned from the throat to the feet, flowers of stamped or cramped satin and lace with small raised buttons; the sleeve is ga- || are now a more approved ornament for bats or thered and set in to the cuff, clasped at the caps. Feathers in every rank of dress are wrist with small gold snaps; the collar is or- most esteemed by fashionable people. Crimpnamented with crimped ribband, crossed so as ed satin and ribbands are at present the rage, to form a diamond in the middle, and at the but are nevertheless considered as less genteel edges vandykes.

than those of plaiu satin or sarsnet. Shot Dinner, or home dresses, are mostly of soft silks, except pale colours shot with white, have mull or cambric muslivs, made square and fallen quite into disrepute. Small trains are rather high on the bosom, the backs plain, worn except for dancing. Short sleeves are and sleeves short trimined with lace or rib universal. The waists maintaiu their length band, and worn with small crape or embroi-behind, but are sometbing shorter in front. dered muslin aprons, fancifully relieved with Some young ladies have appeared with their ribband; figured gauze, Opera nets, and sars. ' shoulders absolutely bared; if this he intended nets, are still worn by many elegant people;

to charm, we would ask them if they are sen. cambrics printed in small chintz patterns,

sible of how much greater attraction they lose trimmed with green ribband, and worn with

sight when they depart from tbat modesty (a a muslin apron trimmed the same, have a most

breach of which no fashion or custom can fascinating appearance, particularly when

sanction) wbich alune gives lustre to beauty in worn in the country; if we had not observed

women; it is of itself so beautiful that it has it on a lady of undoubted fashion, we might

a charm to hearls insensible of all others; an not have been led to suppose su, yet how be

innocent modesty, a native simplicity of look, witching this modest, this apparently unas

eclipses all the glaring splendours of art or suming mode of dress is, every one will be

dress; but how can such a look coincide with more or less able to determine; such are the

such a dress? In a word, it is a wantonness recreations often of fanciful elegance.

scarcely to be tolerated in an Indian slave For full, or evening dresses, criapes blended

market, much less in a Christian woman. with satin, white sarsnet, and white figured

Such exposures remind us of cheap fruit stripgauzes, are the most approved ; coloured bo

ped of their husks, or riods, in order to prove dies of sarsnet or satin, are likewise a pleasing

an incitement to purchasers. relief to a petticoat of white crape or India

The hair is now worn strained back from muslin : the bosoms of the dresses are worn

the side of the face, twisted behind, and low and square, trimmed with broad Mechlin

brought round the head on one side and con. lace, set on rather full, or large wbite beads;

fined in full round curls, the front hair is the sleeves are made short, terminated with i

curled in thick flat curls. Ornamental combs satin of a correspondeut colour with the dress,

are not much worn; pearl wreaths are con. cut bias, and laid in an easy fold; the bands : sidered as remarkably elegant; many ladies are of the same, contined to the waist by a pin : bave nothing on their heads. where least observed. Black and white iace In jewellery but little variation is observadresses are too elegantly appropriated to: ble at this season, rustic ornaments as usual have suffered any diminution of favour; lace' prevail; oecklaces and crosses of coral, amor sarsnet tippets are still a requisite append ber, Indian spices, &c. worn long, prevail; age to full dress. The head dress is made Bat pearls, diamonds, &c. iu necklaces or any to the head in the long Grecian form, with fancy devices, innumerable. small raised fronts, and one or two ostrich" The prevailing colours for the season are feathers ; beads are still a prevailing ornament yellow, deep green, blue, pink, lilac, and amplaced much over the temples, and tassels ber. suspended from one side ; lace handkerchiefs .


PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. Il cumstances occur by which the assumed Majat Covent-GARDEN.-A new Comedy, called | Clayton wins the affections of Lady Julia, and The Gazette Extraordinary, bas been produced strongly ingratiates himself in the good vpiat this theatre. The plot and characters were nion of Mr. Heartworth, who, upon the reas follow. It is attributed to Mr. Holman ; commendation of Dr. Suitall, imagines him and was moderately successful.

to be the officer of that name, whose gallant DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

conduct in the East Iudies he had read an Lord De Mallory, ......... Mr. Young. account of in the Gazette Extraordinary. Mr. Sir Harry Aspen, .........Mr. Jones. Hear/worth accidentally discovering the muMajor Clayton, ..........Mr. BARRYMORE...wal affection of Lord De Mallory and Lady Mr. Heartworth, ..........M. MUNDEN. Julia be presses the latter to accept his Lord. Doctor Suitall, ...........Mr. Fawcett. | ship's land, but be, indignant at his rejection Randall, ................Mr. MURRAY. as Lord De Mallory, declines that honour, and Spruce, .................. Mr. HAMERTON. leaves them abrupily. Lady Julia, in this per. Lady Julia Sandford,...... Mrs. H. JOHNSTON plexing situation, is prevailed upon by Randall Dowager Lady De Mallory, Mrs. WESTON iv return to De Mallory Castle, to vindicate Miss Aliford,............. Miss BOLTON. ll her character from the unjust imputations of Mrs. Leech,................Mrs. DAVENPORT

ll the Dowager Countess De Mallory. An eclaire Ellen Meredith, .......... Miss S. BOOT. cissement takes place between all the parties con

The plot arises out of an apparent non cerved in the will of Lord De Mallory's grandcompliance with certain limitations under the father, and bis Lordship is united to Lady will of Lord De Mallory's grandfather; by one Julia, with the full consent of his mother. of which, Lady Julia Sandforth is compelled ! We regret that we can give very little cither to receive the hand of Lord De Mallory Il praise to a plot of this kind, and almost as in marriage, or forfeit the whole of her for.

little to the style in which it is executed in the tune. That young lady, who has not seen | detaji of the acts and scenes. bis Lordship for some years, became early ! Of all plots there are none more vile than prepossessed against him, and, rather than what may be called the novel-plots, the nature marry against her inclination, quits De Mal and manners of a circulating library. Jory Castle, and places herself under the pro The magazine of life produces a very suffi. tection of Mr. Heartworth, a plain, honest, cient variety for a writer of genius and obserblunt, country gentleman, whose father hav. vation. Why collect the refuse of Leadenhalling married a sister of the deceased Lord De I street? Why deal in modes and combinations Mallory, was the innoceut cause of her pre which were never seen in real life? sout embarrassing situation. The Countess 1 The proper source of ridicule is in natural Dowager De Mallory, incensed at the refusal humour, and not in situatious. Humour at. of Lady Julia Sandford to marry her son, upon taches to character; situation belongs properly his return froin abroad, endeavours to incense to farce and caricature. It is very easy to in. bini against that young lady, by stating, troduce a man ignorant of the persous with that the cause of her abrupt departure was a whom he is discoursing, and thereby, by mak. secret affection for Sir Harry Aspen, and ing him speak under this error and ignorance, strongly urges bim to fulfil the intentions of

cause bim to utter things which are incongrn* his graudfather, by offering his hand to Miss

ous and contrary to the true state of their re. Alford. Lord De Mallory, whose inclinations

spective relations. This iycongruity it is that towards Lady Julia Sundford are very diffe constitutes the ridiculous, and surely nothing fent from those of that young lady towards is so easy, so common-place, and so absurd, as him, goes in pursuit of the rumaway, and ai- || tbis kind of humour. The characters were riving at the bouse of Mr. Ilearlworth, ander well supported by the performers. The diathe assumed name of his friend Mujor Clayton, Il logue of this piece was occasionally forcible prevails upon Dr. Suitall (a self-sufficient cox | and vigorous. comb) to be admitted to a party of pleasure ou | TumOUR THE TARTAR.-Bonaparte was the Lake of Windermere, in a fete given by Mr ll certainly never in a more miserable condition Heurtworth in bonour of Lady Julia's arrival than be is at present-So true is the proverb In the course of Ibis aquatic excursion, cir- ll that “ All a man's misfortunes fall cu bine at

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