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been worn of different colours, but the most dress. During all my researcbes I have favourite was wbite. Tbe fabric was linen, never been able to trace any indication of and so soft as to display, with modest grace, ll fitula, broche, or belt, in the manner of those the motion of the limbs. Were I at all in ladies fastening on their mantle; but I should fected with love of the horrible, and were I suppose from its form being oval, that an not afraid of creating a superstitious repug. aperture was made in the middle of sufficient nance in the fancy of your Ladyship to my size to admit the bead to pass through it, subject, I would say, what seems to ine to be when cast upon the shoulders. Sometimes the truth, that nothing more nearly resembles the aperture was so made as to allow of a the under garment of an Anglo-Saxou lady, greater quantity of drapery flowing behind than the shroud of one of her deceased than before, and on the arm. descendants in the nineteenth century.
The kerchief, by falling from the head The gown comes next in rotation.—I know down upon the shoulders, gracefully mingled that a romance writer iu naming this part of with the mantle, and when both were of one our fair ancestors' wardrobe, would diguify it colour, much increased the simple harmony with the appellation of robe, investure, &c. of the dress. The kerchief was seldom used Any title, in short, that is not simple and easy, hy young women for more than ay out-of. and descriptive of the thing. But nothing is door babit ; within their houses they disa so descriptive of the modern gown as the played fine and luxuriant heads of hair, orna. ancient gown; so, without attempting ro. mented with natural Rowers, or half circlets mantic flight, I presume to introduce the of gold. Indeed beautiful hair was held in gradual fashion under its bomely and proper such estimation by their Saxon ancestors,
Tbe form of this exterior garment, I that we find from Tacitus, the punishment for throughout the whole of the eighth century, adultery was to shave the head. never varied; its sleeves, indeed, were sub Having descanted thus much on the tiers ject to some difference in the mode, some and robings of these fair and venerable dames, times they reached to the wrist, and sume
it is very proper that I should throw myself at times only to the elbow. It was
bound their feet, before I presume to inform your round the waist with a cestus, and when per- || Ladyship how these pretty feet are clad. But mitted to fall to its full length, descended so modest are these ladies, with all my peepto the ground, so as to completely cover ing and prying I have hardly yet been able, the under garment. The gown usually dis even in their effigies, to catch ove glimpse of played all the taste, industry, and magnifi. the tip of their toe. The only possible source cence of the fair wearer ; she adorned it ac of information I can apply to, is a few draw. cording to her talents and her means, with || ings of that age, and in them I find the under needle-work of variegated stripes, borders, garment of such an envious length as to confoliage, and flowers.
ceal almost the whole of the foot. In one or A sort of surtout was, in winter, worn over two instances, where the shoe is represented tbis. It was constructed of warmer materials, more distinctly than usual, it appears to with the sleeves so long that they fell over the have been fastened immediately below the bands, reaching below the fingers. Something | aukles, without any larger opening than was similar to this is the castan, at present worv absolutely necessary to admit the foot. Tbese in the Greek isles, where the sleeve conceals shoes were mostly of a black colour ; but the hands as much as a veil does tbe face. This sometimes they were superseded by the more outer garment was possibly lined with furs. | elegant hue of white, laced up the front, and The gown, during cold seasons, might be made perfectly Aexible to motion. of woollen cloth; in summer, the highest I know not whether your Ladyship have orders could bave it of silk; but, as that become a practitioner in the Crispin science. material was very rare and costly, the com Many of your sister Peeresses are as bimbia mon rauks must have thought themselves suf at the awl as at the necdle ; and to them I ficiently sumptuous in fine linen.
must refer you to make some guess at the A coverchief, kerchief, or veil, was the orna. material of which the Saxon ladies formed ment of the head; and when turned back from their shoes. Of their various manufactures I the face, gave the whole female figure the air will furnish you with a list, and an analysis of a Madona.
or description is my next; and meanwhile I I observed a little before, that the most dis. remain, from the crown of my head to the tinguished garneut of the Anglo-Saxon hero sole of my foot, your Ladyship's own devoted was his mantle. His lady too, assumed this
PARIS. apple vestment as an essential part of ber
THE CHATEAU OF ROUSSILLON.
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JULIE found her mother alone, for Fran. a glass door, tbrough which they went together cois had not yet returned; and Madame upon the lawn. St. Hypolite, though somewhat uneasy, was Julie's eyes followed them there; she saw not agitated, naturally supposing that the them converse a few moments, after wbich her brother and sister were together under shelter brother hastened his companion away towards of some shepherd's liut.
a path which led to his own apartments. At Julie's hurried address quickly explained the that moment conviction of the trath burst on cause of her re-appearance with a stranger; her mind, and she hastily exclaimed:-"Ab! and while she was yet speaking, the entrance
he is hurt then.” This exclamation roused of Francois (who had taken a different path her mother from a deep reverie into which she from his sister,) terminated every other alarm. had fallen, and her inquiry induced Julie to
“ How much I have to thank you for, kind confess her fears that the stranger had been Sir!" exclaimed Madame, addressing the un injured by the tree which fell at the very in. known; “ perhaps you will allow my son an stant of his approach to succour her on the opportunity of shewing our gratitude, by be. mountain. coming his guest while you stay in Roussillon, This conjecture was but too well founded; and taking him for your guide in any future Francois shortly appeared to apprise them of ramble."
its truth. The amiable stranger was then wait. While she spoke the stranger remained in ing in his apartment for a surgeon, to wbom the shade, but advancing to reply, he drew Francois had dispatched a messenger, and he towards the spot where Madame and her
feared that npon inspection bis arm would be daughter were standing. They were near an found to be broken. This painful intelligence opened lattice, and the rising moou quivering put to flight all the agitating ideas which the through the branches of a plane-tree, threw air and manner of their guest had conjured up its palc ligbt over his face and figure. The in the mind of Madame St. Hypolite Julie expression of the one, and the noble grace of
was grief-struck, since her deliverer had sufthe other, brought a glow of admiration into fered on her account; and till the surgeon the cheek of Julie; but Madame suddenly arrived, and pronounced upon the ultimate started, half uttered an exclamation of sur
safety of his patient, the whole chateau was id prize, checked it, looked earnestly at bim distress. again, then removing her eyes, sat down with The arm was set, a composing draught ada disordered air.
ministered, the interesting unknown persuaded The stranger having just raised his fine eyes, to take up his residence that very night at the and then respectfully dropped them, did not chateau, and a servant dispatched for his vaobserve any thing unusual in this reception. let, &c. to the hotel of a neighbouring town. He proceeded to express the satisfaction he
All was hurry and uneasiness till the invalid derived from having been serviceable to Ma had retired to rest; and after seeing him comdemoiselle St. Hypolite, and described bim. fortably established in the most agreeable self as an Italiau, travelling for amusement, apartments of the chateau, Francois came to without any motive for staying longer in a
quiet the anxiety of his mother and sister. place than while its natural curiosities re
Their temperate fruit-supper was standing mained unexhausted; he was, however, Aat.
untouched upon the table, when he called tered by Madame's invitation; and upon its them to sit down with him, and in bis usually renewal by Francois, frankly accepted it. gay accent exclaimed :-“I advise you to take
While he was speaking Julie again remarked notable care of your beart, Julie! for the ro. those uncommon fluctuations of colour in bis
mance has begun in due form, and threatens complexiou which she had before noticed; she
therefore consistency in all its parts. Your thought too, that his voice became faint and
preserver las broken an arm in your rescue tremulous, like one who suffers._“You are (pray Heaven be breaks no hearts eventually), not well, Sir, I am convinced," she anxiously il is likely to be just ill enough to excite ninetyexclaimed. The unknown thanked her with a vive thousand tender fears, but not so ill as to pensive smile, and confessing that he was not die; consequently, fall in love with him you quite well aud wanted air, Francois threw open must. So far all will run iu propria forma ;
but for the catastrophe—whether in such a “ Delightful! I tell you," answered Francase that would be merry or niserable I am cois ardently. “I swear to you, my sweet not prophetic enough to foresee."
sister, that in our short conversation upon the “ His name? --who is he?---what are his
most common.place topics, Bertolini's rich connections ?” equired Madame eagerly.- and elegant mind imparted to tbem all the " Not deeming bim quite in a situation to get charm of novelty. I know not when indeed I up and rob the house during the night," re have beea so pleased with any one; and so fur, turned Francois, “ I have not thought it ne therefore, from regretting the accident, I am cessary to scrutinize too closely into his cha selfish enough to rejoice in it; as otherwise racter; I only gather from bis servant that
I suspect from something wbich dropped from his name is Bertolini, and that he is of Ve. Bertolini, we should not have been able to pice.”
have detained him beyond a day or two." Madame $t. Hypolite's glow of complexion Francois now entered into a more satisfac. and feeling were tranquillized by this reply: tory, because more particular, repetition of she was ashamed 10 confess to herself that she i their mutual discourse, and in discussions of was disappointed to learn bis name; and still the Italian's person and manner, and conjecless willing to acknowledge to her children tures upon bis rank and circumstances, the that a strong resemblance between the stran remainder of the evening passed away. ger and her former lover, the Marquis Solerno, Madame St. Hypolite was attentive to all had given birth to the hope of his being that that passed between her son and daughter, nobleman's son. She, bowed to her son's an but she took little share in the conversation. swer in silence. Julie smiled at her brother's Her thoughts had received too forcible a bent raillery ou the romance of the evening, and from the resemblavce of Bertolini to Solerno, having replied to it in the same lively strain, not to pursue the same track in silence, or rentured to express more seriously the interest rather they were busy with scenes of other ber deliverer had excited.—" Do not attempt days; and with the tenderness of a heart whose the slightest apology about the matter!" in. affections were all regulated but not annihilat. terrupted the whimsical Francois; “I tell
ed by reason, the widow of St. Hypolitc thought you it would be perfectly monstrous if you did of Solerno with interest and regret. not fall in love with your liero the moment At a late hour the family separated for their you heard of bis broken arm. Now I intended different apartments. François bastened to to have given the romance a crooked turn, the chamber of his guest to inquire if he slept; and stalked through it in the character of a and Julie went to seat berself at her window, surly brother frowning "pon a mutual passion, there to gaze ou !he moon, and to fall into a through twelve quarto voluines; but the dence long reverie upon the probable cause of that is in it, this Bertolini has charmed me out of sadness wbich she had remarked in the counthe resolve. You know, Julie, that most tenance of Bertolini, and which she fancied strongly charactered minds like their oppo was totally independent of bodily pain. sites; now I am of that order. Bertolini is It was some days before the fever consequent my antipodes, sad, serious, dignified, courte on his accident permitted Signor Bertolini to ous, gentle, &c. and I have taken a most over receive a visit from the ladies of the chateau; whelming liking to him.
While the surgeon
but no sooner bad he obtained the surgeon's was with us he couversed, after he was gone permission to remove during the day into a be conversed."
room adjoining his chamber, than he deputed “ Upon what subjects, my son ?"
Francois with his wish that Madame St. Hy“O! the surrounding sceuery, the moon, i polite and daughter would afford bim an op. the trees, the chateau, my mother, my sister, || portunity of thanking them for their various &c. &c.; very poor materials you must needs attentions The ladies accepted ibe invita. confess, yet out of them this delightful Italian tion.--Julie's interest had been at first so contrived to concoct as pretty a conversation strongly excited by the conduct and appearas ever these ears thrilled with.”
ance of her preserver, and afterwards so mucha “ Nay, Francois," exclaimed Julie, colour heightened by her brother's account of his ing and shaking ber head, “I never know mental accomplishments, that she entered the when you are series and when in jest; how apartment which contained him with an emoare we to understand this rhapsody? such a tion perfectly new to her young and unprace mixture of quaint words and sentinental terms tised heart. makes me suspect you of ridiculing this ge Bertolini was lying along a low sofa, his nerous stranger. Is be pleasing, or is he head supported on one arın, with the air of a not?"
man completely abstracted: vever bad Julie
an object so interesting. His figure, should have said, insipid cup of life; it is only loosely folded in a wrapping mantle of Spanish self-reproach which should render il bitter. cloth, presented but one single and five out So then, dear Madame, I do not carry the air live, while his pale but beautiful countenance, of the Adriatic in my couutenance ?" shaded by part of the thick dark hair wbich “ You carry something better and dearer," his recliving posture bad disordered, was so replied Madame, hurried away by the mixed full of thought and sadness, that Julie's heart emotions his reply bad occasioned ; you again beat faintly, while repeating to berselfmo resemble one whom I formerly kuew, and “Alas! he is not happy."
greatly valued."-She recollected herself, and At the sound of Madame St. Hypolite's kind checking the tide of sensibilty, bastily turned voice Bertuli i started, roused bimself with a the discourse to other topics. smile like sudden sunsbine, and after many From that day, the deportment of Bartolini expressions of the most graceful gratitude, increased in its attraction, not only to Francois b gan to talk of the probable tax bis illness and Julie, but to their mother. In his rich would impose upon his friends --"I trust it is character there was to be found some quality not necessary for me to tell you, Signior," re
peculiarly pleasing to each of them; and his plied Madame, “ that both gratitude and ia
conversation inseusibly took a different tone clination will make any attention we can pay when he addressed them separately. This you a real pleasure to us. I promise you all was not the result of studied politeness or of the cares of friendship for as long a period as
artifice, but the natural course of a beneyou can oblige us with your society; but if volent and delicate spirit, which ever was there be any relatives whose attendance and happy to contribute to the enjoyment of society would more surely beguile the tedium others in the mode they best liked, and was of iodisposion, pray command this house, and equally acute in perceiving how far its own have them with you."
feelings were capable of being comprehended Bertoliui's countenance sparkled with ani. or relished by those to whom they were dismation while she spoke; Julie read in its played.Thus, with Francois, Bertolini was eloquent brightness the delight of a man ar
often playful, and always delighted with his dent and benevolcot, who suddenly discovers gaiety; with Madame St. Hypolite he was in another a sympathy of warm and amiable, speculative and serious, unfolding the rast feeling.--" I hope," said he with graceful he.
volume of a mind that seemed to have been sitation, " that the extraordinary circum- ' early habituated to reflect on, and to regulate stances of our acquaintance, the mutual bond every action by principle and reason ; smith of good offices on each side (on mine indeed, Julie be abandoned himself to subjects of but a solitary act), authorizes me to abaudon
taste, and of the heart, and while conversing myself to a species of romantic frankness. Fwith her, he proved distinctly to the listening. confess, therefore, that I feel assured I shalluo
Madame St. Hypolite, ibat suffering had been longer regret the absence of some far distant bis instructor, and that the early maturity of friends, when your society and that of Ma
his mind had been dearly bought by care and demoiselle St. Hypolite is added to the Che disappoiutment. valier's. I bave scarcely an acquaintance in This conviction increased the prepossesion, France; my friends are in Italy."--He pro- she had couceived for her guest, from his renounced the last words with a sigh, and his semblance to her former friend, and while she resemblance to Solerno was so striking at that earnestly sought to secure the friendship of moment, that it became a species of delusion. I such a man for her less experienced son, she Madame forgot that her son had told her he was careful to guard her daughter from the was of Venice, and said with great e notion : effects of too lively an admiration of what was “ Your family are then too cistant for us to indeed admirable. For this purpose, Maafford you the gratification of having them dame early contrived to impress Julie with the near you. Naples is indeed very remote.” idea that Bertolini's evident sadness, arose
Naples! repeated Bertolini, with evident from some attachment in his own country; surprise arid agilalion; “The friends I allude
and Julie, accustomed to consider him as one to are of Venice. Fainily, I have none; I whose affections were engaged, but who was have a hume, indeed; but no father, no probably unhappy in his love, thought not mother, no si-t r, or brutter; no tender, tie, for a moment of loving him herself; while, ju short, to sweelen the bitter cup of life.” in fact, her whole heart was becoming filled He was puler than death while he spoke, and with such a mixed sentiment of tender pity paused a while to recover his vice, then and enthusiastic admiration, that it scare resuming with a forced gaiety, he added, "I found room for any other sentimenta
Bertolini excelled in music and design, and shew the natural eagerness to read a friend's thongh he could not yet awake the harp or letter." guitar of Julie, he was able to draw, and to Bertolini's fine eyes sunk beneath the une pass his mornings in that delightful occupa usually penetrating glance of Julie's; he tion with Francois, while Madame worked, stised a sigh, and retook the letter. Julie and Julie occasionally read aloud, or practised received the action as a confession that she the music of the day.
had judged rightly, and with an emotion of The social party were one morning seated sudden and violent. pain, she hastily retired together, thus pleasantly occupied, when from the apartment. Guiseppe (the servant of Bertolini), entered With a rapidity for wbich there was no with a letter for his master. Madame was cause she hurried into the gardens of the seated near a window embroidering some silk, chateau, and, as if anxious to reach some spot and Francois was beside her for the advantage where interruption was unlikely, struck into of the light in copying a miniature. Bertolini a division called the labyrinth. The trees and Julie were together, at a table where he so thick and irregularly planted here, had been giving her some instructions in and the place so solitary, that she felt conpainting a flower. As he took the letter soled by their shelter, and slackening her from Guiseppe, and glanced on the hand
pace, allowed herself to think--hitherto she writing, he turned pale, and broke off what bad only felt; and those feelings were as new he was saying, with an air of trouble and dis
as perplexing. She fancied herself strangely traction. Julie obscrved this, but wishing to out of bumour; but what had occasioned it? avoid embarrassing him further, appeared not
Bertolini's conduct respecting the letter had to notice his manner. For the first time since
nothing offensive in it to her; at ipost it was their acquaintance she saw berself an object
but silly, and she had unfairly taken it for of solicitude to Bertolini; her eyes were down granted that his correspondent was a dear cast, yet as she occasionally turned them from
friend, when it might be simply an acquainther drawing to its exemplar, a hasty glance ance. Yet what meant his extreme agitation? made her behold bis uneasiness. Bertolini
Certainly that he expected to be moved by the bad la down the letter, and for a few mo. leiter ; but even so, the emotion he anticiments seemed uncertain whether to open it or
pated might be of a distressing nature, and he pot; his colour frequently changed; some
acted naturally then, iu wishing to defer readtimes he put his hand on the cover, then with
ing what he kuew would afflict him. All drew it, then looked anxiously and earnestly this was go simple and probable, that Julie on her, then suddenly withdrew his eyes, and
wondered it had not struck ber before; she looked down with a saddened air.
wondered still more at her feeling hurt on the A calm observer would have seen in this
first idea of his having a correspondent ca. the delicate repugnance of a man to read be
pable of agitating bim thus. Did she then fore one in whom he was deeply interested, a envy that person their jufluence over his letter which being likely to agitate him, might mind 2-Ah, yes ! if it were not exerted for cause, perhaps, false or too just conjectures
his happiness. Who would not envy the perof its nature, to arise in the mind of the person son that had such an influence? who witnessed it. Julie was not that calm
Quite satisfied with this explanation of her observer but she felt a confused impression feelings, Julie had nothing to lament but her of anxiety and fear, which she knew not how
precipitate, and perhaps, uncivil observato explain to herself. At that moment she
tion of Bertolini's endeavour to appear comwould have purchased a knowledge of the
posed when she saw he was otherwise. The contents of that letter by any sacrifice short
more she reflected, the more she was ashamed of honour or life. It still lay unopened before
of ber iudiscretion, and trembled to think of Bertolini; she rose with an irresolute and
re-appearing before the man whose refined timid air ; “My preseuce is a restraint on
and delicate courtesy must make bim pecu. you, Signor,” she said. Bertolini eagerly
liarly sensible to this breach of it in another. prayed her to stay, and hastily put the letter
What apology might she employ? shus aside, as if willing to renew their drawing
thought that the true one would be a sudden lesson.
fit of peevishness; yet she felt it impossible “ You will make me think your corre to say wliy she was peevish; except, indeed, spondent is particularly interesting to you,” that believing Bertolini superior to any dis. she resumed with a forced smile; “over. simulation, and this slight affectation bad, acted indifference rarely effects its purpose : purely then, Signor Bertolini, you bad better judgment; but while she meditated owning No. XIX. Vol. III.-N.S.