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Some of these dresses were trimmed front into the shape of a demi-lozenge with two rows of embroidery, between by rouleaus of satin; there are two which was a row of silver stars. Others placed at some distance from each had an embroidery surmounted by other: in the centre of the waist in a row of lozenges let in full. A third front is a satin knot, one on each side trimming was formed of flowers and of the bosom, one in the middle of entre-deux of embroidery. A fourth each shoulder-strap, and one in the had a very rich and deep border of centre of the back. flowers, much raised in lama, and Some other dancing dresses were the stalk and foliage embroidered; trimmed with bouillonnée formed by and a fifth was a double row of silver or pearl stars, bouffants interraised flowers in lama, surmounting mixed with flowers, drapery flounces founces disposed in festoons. The of gauze or tulle, looped with flowers bodies of these dresses were some or precious stones. There was great in the demi-bouillon style; others variety in the head-dresses. Several were arranged round the bust in dra- élégantes were in toques, turbans, or pery; others had the corsage dis- scarfs of gold or silver gauze, twisted posed in deep plaits in front, and the in the hair; but the greatest number plaits reversed by pearls or precious of the coeffures were en cheveux, eistones: there were also some made ther à la ncige or à l'Espagnole: the with a fan stomacher, and likewise latter were ornamented with knots a few ornamented with silver straps of ponceau and citron satin, or knots interlaced.

of turquoise blue, with branches of There were also several dresses the tree of Judea. Those à la neige both in white and coloured tulle and were adorned with branches of oakcrape: many of the latter were made leaves and acorns, either in gold or à la sultane. This dress is no longer silver. There were also some beauas at first a gown and petticoat: it is tiful wreaths of lilies in pearls and now formed by the trimming, which laurel in emeralds. Among the new goes up the front of the dress, leav- articles in jewellery, one of the most ing an opening, which is broad at remarkable is called the épingle à la the bottom, but sloping up to the top, Victoire, in the form of a hand com80 that the trimming meets at the posed of gold, which holds two crowns waist. One of the prettiest of these of precious stones and pearls, interdresses was in white crape: the trim- laced with a garland of olives and ming consisted of a bouillonnée of laurel in gold or enamel. I had forthe same material, partially covered gotten in speaking of promenade with wolves' teeth in white satin, costume to tell you that our most edged with pink; there were two elegant reticules are of blue, green, or rows round the bottom of the dress, cocoa-coloured velvet, in the form of and a third row, wich formed the a tulip. sultane. The space in the middle Fashionable colours are, Trocadewas filled by knots of pale pink sa- ro (it is a mixture of fire-colour and tin, each formed by a silver star in reddish yellow,) ponceau, citron, blue, the centre of the knot. The corsage, rose, violet, emerald, slate-colour, cut very low, rather square across and Spanish brown. Adieu! Always the bosom, and falling very much your off the shoulders, was formed in

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A CABINET DRESSING-CASE.

The annexed plate represents an || visions and cases for small and large elegant cabinet dressing-case: it is bottles ; the whole forming an ornaformed of fine mahogany, and richly mental and useful piece of furniture, carved. The lower part incloses a suitable for a dressing or sitting-room. drawer, with wash-bason, ewer, &c. We have been kindly permitted by complete. The upper part contains Mr. Durham to copy this handsome three mirrors, in sliding frames and piece of furniture at his manufactory, running on centres, with sundry di-26, Catherine-street, Strand.

FINE ARTS.

PANORAMA OF THE RUINS OF POMPEII. In the early volumes of the Re- || ed from a drawing made by Mr. Burpository, we took occasion to sub- ford, immediately after the last

erupmit to our readers an account of the tion of Mount Vesuvius, in Novemdiscoveries previously made and then ber 1822. The remoteness of the making by means of the researches excavations from each other renderundertaken among the ruins of the ed it impossible for the artist to comill-fated cities of Herculaneum and bine all the interesting objects in one Pompeii. These researches have view: hence he found it necessary to tended, as well to open to us many new take two views from those points facts connected with the domestic which offer the details to the spectaeconomy of the Romans at the com- tor on a larger scale, and more immencement of the Christian era, as mediately command the remains of to illustrate and confirm by ocular the city. The second of these views demonstration many circumstances will, we understand, be opened shortwith which we were previously theo-ly to the public in Leicester-square. retically acquainted. The utility of It would be the more superfluous such knowledge, in a country where to subjoin any remarks on the printhe study of the classic writers of an- cipal objects which appear in the tiquity is an essential branch of a li- view now on exhibition, as the printberal education, must be self-evident. ed description with which the visitor

The proprietors of the Panorama may provide himself at the room, in the Strand have therefore, in our furnishes every requisite explanation. opinion, displayed sound judgment We trust that the proprietors will in the selection of a subject, the ex- | find their account in this spirited hibition of which affords to the pub- attempt to combine useful informalic an opportunity of participating in tion with the amusement of a vacant the advantages to which we have just hour. adverted. The painting was execut

INTELLIGENCE, LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, &c. In a few weeks will appear, Tales and tain a Sketch of the Changes in Society Sketches of ihe West of Scotland, by a and Manners which have occurred in that gentleman who is a native of the scenes district during the last half century. he describes. The volume will also con- The Life of Jeremy Taylor, and a Cri. tical Eramination of his Writings, by bly with its Organization, by the Baron Dr. Heber, Bishop of Calcutta, with a Cuvier ; with additional Descriptions of portrait by Warren, is nearly ready for all the Species hitherto named, and many publication, in two volumes post 8vo. not before noticed. The whole of the

Miss Alicia Lefanu is preparing for the Regne Animal of the above celebrated press, Memoirs of her grandmother, Mrs.zoologist will be translated in this underFrances Sheridan, mother of the late taking; but the additions will be so conRight Hon. R. B. Sheridan, and author siderable as to give it the character of an of " Sidney Biddulph," “ Nourjahad," original work. and " The Discovery," with Biographi- A new edition of Milburn's Oriental cal Anecdotes of her Family and Contem- Commerce, or the East-India Trader's poraries.

Complete Guide, abridged, improved, Shortly will be published, the first and brought down to the present time, by part (to be continued quarterly) of The Thomas Thornton, is in the press. Animal Kingdom, as arranged conforma

Poetry.

O Thou, whose wisdom rules the vast pro

found,
Directs the heavens, and whirls the seasons

round,
Look down propitious on my sileut hours;
Exalt my soul, and actuate her powers ;
Grant me a mind attentive, calm, and free,
And winter brings no gloomy hour to me!

J.

A SOLILOQUY ON THE APPROACH OF

WINTER.
O ye delightful, ye transporting scenes,
Ye balmy fowers, and happy village greens ;
Ye sunny hills, ye wide-extended plains,
O'er whom (unenvied prince) the shepherd

reigas;
Ye echoing woods, ye cultivated fields,
Where bounteous Nature tenfold treasure

yields; Ye smiling meadows, ye enchanting bowers, Whose varied charms engaged my peaceful

bours; With what regret I see your smiles decay, As winter spreads the night, and steals the

day! How oft to you my early visits led, When glistening dews your verdaut surface

spread! How oft, transported, viewed each object

round, Whilst music fill'd the air, and flowers the

ground! But swiftly now your boasted glory flies, Your honours fade, your transient beauty

dies, Now rustling winds supply the gentle

breeze, And sweep the waping foliage of the trees. The warbling birds unwilling stretch their

throats, And change their bridal strains to funeral

notes : To warmer suns some fleeting wing their way, As loth to see their late loved home's decay.

Say, to what distant shore shall I retire, Where rural joys may still my breast inspire? Or shall I, with my native climate, mourn, And wait the happier season's wish'd return; Foretaste the pleasures of approaching spring, See new-blowu flowers, and bear the wood

lark sing?

BALLAD.
Foolish lady, foolish lady,

Wherefore all these groans and tears?
Love is dead, and cannot hear you,

For the dust is in his ears.
Sir, I lack no other's reason,

For to tell me why I wecp:
If with dust bis ears are filled,

Then I shall not break his sleep.
Foolish lady, foolish lady,

Wherefore all these wasting sighs ?
Love is dead, and cannot see you,

For the lids are on his eyes.
Sir, I know his eyes are darken'd,

Or their light would shine on me :
If his love he cannot look on,

So am I that look on thee.
Simple woman, simple woman,

You may lie there might and day :
Love is dead, and cannot kiss you,

For his lips are turn’d to clay.
Sir, I know his lips are wither'd,

Or I should not miss their tones :
If his flesh is all consumed,

I was married to bis bones!
Blessed lady, blessed lady,

You have taught me how to weep:
Love is dead, and cannot right you,
But his honour I will keep.

T. M.

Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.

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