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other ornament worn with Fashionable colours are, grassit; but if any are used, they must be green, lavender, ponceau rose, a pefeathers: if the scarf is of plain culiar shade of gray lilac, rose, and gauze, flowers are always intermixed Spanish brown. with it.


Paris, March 18. which are filled by bands interlaced. My dear Sophia,

There is no collar, these dresses Tirough our court mourning being always worn with embroidered has not yet expired, it is not now ge-muslin, or tulle collars, to fall over. nerally adopted, except at court, or Morning bonnets are generally comon occasions of ceremony; fancy posed of gros de Naples of very full black, or half mourning, being more colours, lined and triinmed with blue worn for the spectacle, and colours jonquil or ponceau. The crown is for the promenade. Black satin man- ornamented in front with four large tles, however, which had been for lozenges on each side; a fall of black some time on the decline, are now blond lace, deep enough to form a very generally adopted in walking curtain-veil

, is attached to the edge dress. They are always lined with co- of the brim. loured sarsnet. The most fashion- Black velvet bonnets are still in able have a single pelerine, made very favour, but, except in mourning, they large, composed of black velvet, and are no longer lined with black. Trotrimmed with black blond lace, or cadero, rose colour, and ponceau rich black silk fringe.

are the favourite hues for linings. The most fashionable style of walk. The brims are something larger, and ing dress is of the pelisse form, very still very wide. Many walking bonmuch trimmed. They are in gene- nets have no other trimming than a ral of levantine or gros de Naples, full knot of satin, to correspond with and the trimming of satin. Two | the lining. rouleaus go round the skirt and up The most elegant hats for the speceach side of the front; between them, tacle are of white gauze. The brim on the front of the dress, is a chain is rather large, and nearly of the same formed of narrow rouleaus of satin. size all round. These hats are enThis chain, broad at the bottom of tirely covered with a bouillonné of the gown, and narrower as it ap- | blond net, and adorned with a garproaches the waist, is again extend land of rose laurel and yellow cloves. ed upon the bust, so as to be very Black China crape is now very gebroad at the top of the bust. The nerally adopted by those élégantes corsage fastens behind. The cein- who appear in mourning: it is trimture is of satin, tied in a bow and med with a mixture of soft crape and short ends at the side. The sleeve, black satin. The most fashionable made to sit close at the arm, is finished style of half-mourning for social parat the wrist by a satin rouleau. The ties is black soft crape, trimmed with epaulette, very full and puffed out an intermixture of white


and on the shoulder, is cut in slashes," black satin. The bonnet, toque, or

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turban, must also be black with white | epaulette. A new trimming for full feathers, and the necklace, &c. &c. dress gowns consists of a wreath of jet.

wild endive, formed of the same maHalf-mourning is also much worn in terial as the gown. The endive is full dress, but then it is white crape interlaced, and at the base of each over black satin: the trimming con-head is a knot of satin. Another sists of ruches bouillonné or rouleaus; very fashionable style of trimming there are generally two of the latter, consists of tulle disposed in large each entwined with two narrow sa- plaits, so as to form fans, and betin ones: each rouleau is drawn in tween each a bouquet of flowers. the drapery style on one side of Ribbons spotted with gold, called the dress, where it is ornamented rubans pluie-d'or, have just been inwith a bouquet of white roses or li- troduced for ceintures, scarfs, and to lies. I must observe, that a double wear in the hair in full dress. rouleau of white satin is placed be

The head-dress for very young tween the crape ones.

people in mourning or half mournThe bodies of coloured silk or ing consists of black or white flowers: tulle gowns in full dress are now very roses, lilies, jessamine, pinks, and viomuch ornamented with white blond | lets, are most in favour. lace, which is disposed on the corsage

Fashionable colours are, gold coin perpendicular rows. A full quil-lour, Trocadero, lavender, pale blue, ling of blond lace stands up from carnation, gray, and rose colour. the point of the shoulder round the Adieu! Always your back, and a double fall forms an




This piece of furniture is intended || apartment. If executed in satin wood, for a cabinet room, the chief parts of or in stained imitations of it, it would which are supposed to be fitted up have a pleasing effect; and the chairs with receptacles for medals, coins, and tables being designed to corregems, and also for collections in con- spond, the whole would be considerchology, entomology, and other spe- ably improved. Lilac, bright green, cimens in natural history. The glass and fawn colours agree admirably for frame is suitably designed, and com- | the wall - colours and draperies of posed of similar materials to the ca- rooms so fitted up, which should have binet, and is intended to combine the appearance of study and retirewith the general fittings-up of the Il ment.


INTELLIGENCE, LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, &c. MR. ACKERMANN is preparing for pub- of his Majesty's service in Bengal. This lication, A Picturesque Tour of the Rivers work will embrace the most remarkable Ganges and Jumna, in India, from origi- and picturesque scenes in the valleys of nal drawings made on the spot by Lieu- those two celebrated rivers, and will extenant-Colonel Forrest, late on the staff hibit the grand and interesting remains of


ancient splendour and art scattered over there during part of the years 1821-23, their extensive margins; the villages and including an account of the revolution cities, mosques and pagodas, temples which brought about the independence and magnificent mausoleums; together of the Brasilian empire-and, Journal of with the costumes of the inhabitants, and a Residence in Chili, and Voyage from the various and luxuriant scenery which the Pacific in 1822 and 3 ; preceded by throughout adorns their banks. Some an account of the revolutions in Chili of the earlier and more remarkable oc- since 1810, and particularly of the transcurrences in the history of this extraor- actions of the squadron of Chili under dinary and interesting country will be Lord Cochrane. interspersed through the descriptive part Dr. Robert Southey is about to publish of the work, and likewise a sketch of the A Tale of Paraguay, in one 12mo. vol. present state of those provinces of Ben- Mrs. Hoffland has in the press, a tale, gal bordering on the two rivers. The entitled Decision. work will be published in six monthly Captain Basil Hall, R. N. is preparing parts, containing twenty-four coloured for publication, Ertracts from a Journal engravings, several vignettes, and a map written on the Cousts of Chili, Peru, and of the valleys of the Ganges and Jumna, Mexico, in the years 1820, 1, and 2; and forming a companion to Acker- containing some account of the recent mann's Picturesque Tours of the Rhine revolutions, together with observations and Seine.

on the state of society in those countries. Mr. Jennings has in the press, a new In the press, and speedily will be pubwork on European Scenery, by Captain lished, The Cross and the Crescent; an Batty. It will comprise a selection of heroic metrical romance, partially foundsixty of the most picturesque views oned on Mathilde, by the Rev. James the Rhine and Maine, in Belgium and in Beresford, M. A. Rector of Kibworth, Holland, and will be published uniform- Leicestershire, late Fellow of Merton ly with his French and German scenery. College. The first number will appear on the 1st

Mr. Bullock's exhibition of the curioof May.

sities which he collected during his reMiss S. E. Hatfield, of Truro, is about cent visit to Mexico, will be opened to the to publish, by subscription, in two post public before Easter, at the Egyptian 8vo, volumes, The Wanderer of Scandi. Hall, Piccadilly. It will be arranged in navia, or Sweden Delivered, in five can- two rooms.

The will contain motos, and other poems.

dels and casts of buildings, pyramids, Captain Brooke has nearly ready for and other monuments; casts of idols of the press, A Narrative of a short Resi- stupendous dimensions; smaller idols, dence in Norwegian Lapland; with an elaborately carved in the hardest materiAccount of a Winter's Journey perform- als; rude pictures, and many other extraed with Reindeer through Norwegian ordinary specimens, illustrative of the Russia and Swedish Lapland, interspersed | state of the arts among the ancient inhawith numerous plates.

bitants of Mexico. The lower will be An English translation of Travels in devoted to the natural productions of the Brasil in the years 1817-1820, under- country. The series of fruits and vegetaken at the command of the King of tables comprehends not only specimens Bavaria, by Drs. Spix and Martins, will of all those which are capable of being speedily appear.

preserved in their natural state, but likeTwo new works on South America, by : wise models, in full size as well as in Mrs. Graham, are announced : Journal little, of numberless others, many of which of a Voyage 1o Brasil, and Residence are here alike unknown in form and name.


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