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ished by a very broad biais, above a narrow pointed band of satı which is a wreath of foliage composed Head-dress, à la Duchesse de Berry of gauze ribands. Corsage à la . The hair is arranged in full curls & Grecque, made without shoulder-straps, the temples, and very much parted in cut low and drapé round the upper front. A band of Grecian blue gauze part of the bust. The plaits confined embroidered in gold crosses the foreon each shoulder by an ornament com- head, and a rouleau of the same mateposed of gold and sapphires. A Gre- rial entwined with tresses of hair, cian clasp of the same is placed in the forms a superstructure of a very novel centre of the bosom. A rouleau of description. A golden arrow set with satin divides the plaits before and be- sapphires traverses the upper part of hind. The waist is quite the natural the rouleau. Necklace, &c. sapphires length; the lower part of the corsage and gold filigree work. White kid is plain, and terminated by a full gloves. White gros des Indes sandals. quilting of blond net. Sleeves very Carved ivory fan, painted à la Chishort and full, confined to the arm by noise.

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THE SIROCCO.

THIS Corroding wind is no doubt the same which is referred to in the 19th chapter of 2nd Kings; which the Lord was to send for the destruction of Sennacherib. "Behold I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land." Its depressing effects can only be conceived by those who have suffered from them; the unwonted dulness with which it overcasts even the most active mind; the deep drawn sighs it will elicit; and if there be one melancholy feeling which presses on the heart more heavily than another, the ample developement which it enjoys during the prevalence of this enervating breeze. It seldom, however, blows with force; it is rather an exhalation than a wind. It scarcely moves the leaves around the traveller, but it sinks heavily and damply in his heart. A stranger is at first unaware of the cause of the mental misery he endures; his temper sours as his spirits sink; every person, and every circumstance, annoys him; it effects even his dreams, and sleep itself is not a refuge from querulous peevishness; every motion is an irritating

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