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bell's

COURT AND FASHIONABLE

MAGAZINE,

FOR JUNE, 1811.

9 Pew Series.

EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. Two elegant Portraits representing their Majesties JOSEPIT NAPOLEON BONAPARTE,

and JULIA MARIA, the assumed King and Queen of Spain. 2 Tbe Dutch COOK-MAID, by Gerard Dow. 3. The SERVANT-MAID, by Dillo. 4. Two WHOLE-LENGTI FIGUREs in the Fashions of the SeaSON, Coloured. 5. Au elegant and new PATTERN for NEEDLE-WORK. 6. FRENCII CRUELTY AND BRITISH GENEROSITY; an Original Song for the Harp

and Piano-forte, composed by Mr. DIBDIN, expressly and exclusively for this Work.

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FINE ARTS.
Exhibition of the Royal Academy

...... 315 ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GRAPHIC ART;

The Dutch Couk-maid--The Servant; maid.

317

.... 238

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
Hymenæa in search of a Husband...... 284
Curious Letter
Letters ou Mythology; translated from the
French of Demoustier .

239 The Mirror of Fashion; in a series of let.

ters from a Gentleman of rank and taste, to a Lady of quality

292 The Chateau of Roussillon

293 Description of Cadiz, and the Manners of its Iohabitants

296 Essays on the efficacy of Baths in pre

serving Health and restoring Beauty; hy a Physician

297 Adulterous Marriages On the probability of the Land being again submerged in the Ocean

302 Oakwood House; an Original Novel.... 305

POETRY.
Lines by a despairing Lover.....

319 On Early Rising

ib. Pleasure

ib. Queries on Seclusion

ib. The Soldier's Widow's Address to her Son 319 Copia

ib. The Blind Beggar

ib. Lines to a Young Lady

ib. Anagram

390 To a Rose

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300

321

LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.

INCIDENTS NEAR LONDON. An Opera Dress

State of bis Majesty's Health

327 Kensington Gardeus Fashionable Pro Trial of the Bank Clerks menade Dress

il General Observations and Reflections on

PROVINCIALS, Fasbion and Dress

ib. The Prince Regent's Fete ..

ib. A remarkable instance of long incum-
bency

329
Curious Epitaph
MONTHLY MISCELLANY.
Teazing an over-driven Ox

ib. The Royal Oak, a Comedy 325 Review on Hounslow-Heath

330 The Trial by Jury ib Grand Review at Wimbledon

ib. Works in the Press ib. Ingenuity

332 Royal Institution.-Mr. Davy's Second Death of Lord Melville Lecture on Geology.

326 ll Supplementary Advertisements for tbe Month.

ib.

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TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS AND THE PUBLIC,

OUR Readers will perceive that an Index and Title-page are given at the latter end of this Number, and which are intended to complete the THIRD VOLUME of the New Series of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Only one SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER will be published in future every year, which will afjord sufficient time to render it as interesting and valuable as possible.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, on all interesting subjects, are now admitted into the New Series of LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE, if written in a chaste and elegant style. Authentic accounts of Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Provincial Intelligence, possessing any peculiar character,will hereafter meet with the most respectful attention, and a reason will be assigned in the next successire Numbers for whatever articles may be omitted; but it is requested that all Letters be sent free of Postage.

London:

PRINTED BY AND FOR JOHN BELL, PROPRIETOR OF THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,

SOUTHAMPTON-STREET, STRAND, JULY 1,

1911.

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JOSEPH NAPOLEON and JULIA MARIA BTONAPARTE,

The Assumed King &'('uern of Spain.

Published for John BM. Sorahampton Sur Stand. July 1.2871.

For JUNE, 1811.

a New Serics.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCIIES OF ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.

The Twentieth Pumber.

JOSEPH NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, AND JULIA MARIA, TIIE ASSUMCO)

KING AND QUEEN OF SPAIN.

In society that is regularly consti hands who liave been accustomed to more tuted, and administered on principles of ignoble instruments, and are called to go. wisdom and policy, the true origin of per vern kingdoms who would scarcely have sonal distinction and greatness is, either been trusted with the economy of the shop. individual merit, or hereditary descent. Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, and Julia The first founders of all families have been | Maria, his wife, could, in no possible man the architect of their own greatness; the ner, have become subjects of public contransmission of their lionours to their re sideration, but by their connection with spective families, for a long succession of the Emperor Napoleon. It must be congenerations, has been the reward bestowed || fessed, indeed, that Joseph Bonaparte upon

them by that community which they shewed great decision and promptitude of have adorned and defended.

mind while King of Naples, and most cerThe French Revolution, by a perver- tainly administered the government of that sion of all principles, whether moral or country better than his successor Murat ; political, having disorganized almost the his translation to the goverminent of Spain whole social system, and levelled bound must be a subject of some regret to him. aries and land-marks, introduced a new The seat of government there cannot be a feature of personal distinction, and an en bed of roses; and the exchange he has tirely new description of royalty.

made, has been from the lap of luxury It seems a sufficient inducement to the and indolence to scenes of devastation, present ruler of France, to be a member terror, and uncertain rule. (however absurd) of any part of his family, He has lately had the prudence to quit in order to obtain a just title to rank the seat of his new government, and to fly amongst the new Sovereigns of Europe. to the protection of his brother at Paris,

In the present masquerade of Kings there from whence, it is presumed, he will not reis a complete level and equality of all con turn to resume the reins of the Spanish ditions, and men find sceptres in their | Government.

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