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pounds the theme under attractive || German. 6. In vain they warm my heart, triplets; in the third, good melodic
Original. 7. Chanson du Marquis de Chafluency of thought forms a charac
telar à Marie Reine d'Eteristic feature, and its second part
cosse, by CATHER. especially calls for our favourable no- ||
Among this selection, the pretice: the fifth variation is in the mi
ghiera and chorus from Rossini's Monor tonic, which, however, is too
sé in Egitto, stand proudly pre-emisoon and too suddenly abandoned
|| nent. The song from Himmel's Fanfor the relative major key, and the
chon breathes a sprightly and elelatter too long persevered in; in fact,
gant playfulness not to be surpassed. but two bars in the beginning, and
The editor states his surprise at this about as many at the conclusion, are
opera not having been transferred to in C minor. The sixth variation is
the English stage; but we doubt, replete with interesting activity; and
whether the general complexion of the seventh and last, a march with a
its plot would not, like many other coda in character, is conceived in a
of Kotzebue's pieces, raise some superior style, and entitled to our un
scruples with a sober-minded British qualified approbation.
audience. Danby's glee presents a “ Vocal Anthology, or the Flowers
fair specimen of the music which deof Song," being a Selection of the
lighted a former generation. Rauzmost beautiful and esteemed vocal
| zini's two songs will be found to have Music of all Europe, with English
lost little of their earlier attraction. Words ; also an Appendix, con
The original composition of Mr. Casisting of original Vocal Compo
ther, to French words, is meritorisitions, and a Catalogue Raison
ous: we perceive in it some tasteful né of the Contents. Part XI. Pr.6s.
melodic thoughts; but the reciprocal — (John Gale, Bruton - street,
keeping of the successive periods Bond-street.)
would have been susceptible of greatThe contents of this number of the Vocal Anthology are as follow:
er rhythmical symmetry; and the idea
| at“ mais comme je suis en silence," English. No. 1. The fairest flowers the vale
&c. page 47, might have been more prefers (Glee,) by Dandy, 2. Young Lubin (Ballad,) by | aptly harmonized. THOMAS LINLEY.
The critical and biographical no3. Go, Zephyrs, by Rauzzini.
tices are judicious and interesting, as 4. The stormy Ocean, by Ditto. Italian. 5. Dal tuo Stellato (Prayer,) ||
usual. by Rossini.
|| front of the corsage and half way DRESS of plain jaconot muslin; || down the back is of fine book mus. made high, and finished with a trim- | lin, covered with corded waved bands ming of work round the throat: the l of jaconot, trimmed with very nar. row work, confined down the centre || lets, of cornelian. White kid gloves. and at each end with buttons : long White satin shoes, and amber-colour sleeve, plain at the back, and orna- silk scarf. ' 1' .. i' ' .w to mented in front with corded trimmed bands, and fastened to the shoulder GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON FASHION by buttons: small cuff edged with · AND DRESS.
.. work, and confined at the wrist by a | Among the few novelties which the band and button. The skirt is made month has produced in promenade full, and long enough to touch the costume, one of the most elegant ground; and the trimming at the bot- in our opinion is a pelisse of grasstom of it is composed of graduated green levantine: the back is full, but divisions of corded bands, trimmed the fulness is confined from the top with narrow work, and arranged in to the bottom by satin barids, to come the form of fern-leaves or branches, | respond in colour, which form demi with buttons down the centre, and a lozenges, each ornamented in the cenbroad hem beneath. Cap (à la tre of the back with a wrought silk baigneuse ) of white crèpe lisse; the button. The waist is long; "the col border edged with rose-colour satin: lar rather low;"standing out a good the cap is in one piece, and the crown deal from the neck, and turning formed by a drawing of pink satin little over.' Long sleeve of an easy ribbon, which ties behind; lappets width, with a very full epaulette; the hang free from each side, or are fast-fulness arranged with bands in the ened under the chin by being drawn demi-lozenge style, "to correspond through a fancy ring: a bouquet of with the back. The long sleeve' is flowers in front of the cap. Cein- finished in the French style by a band ture of shaded ribbon, with a gold and button. The trimming consists buckle in front. Yellow kid shoes. of a wreath of palm - leaves, which Topaz ear-rings.
issue from a twisted satin 'rouleau.
The leaves are formed of satin folds on BALL DRESS.
of different shades of green, three Dress of shaded blue silk barege; in each, and the rouleau has two. the corsage circular and moderately This is a chaste and elegant style of high: narrow tucker of fine blond; || triiming, and has a novel effect. . the stomacher composed of blue and Cambric muslin dresses à la pelewhite satin rouleaus, ornamented rine, with the addition of a light from the waist over the shoulder with shawl or scarf, continue in favour for sweet-briar roses: melon sleeve, ter- the morning walk. We have noticed minated with sweet-briar roses at the a new spencer, composed of pale amband: a very deep full trimming of ber gros d'été, the bust of which was tulle round the bottom of the skirt, | ornamented with satin rouleaus in with a very broad blue satin rouleau the stomacher style, but disposed in at the top and bottom, and a wreath a novel manner: in the centre of the of full-blown roses in the middle. bust" is a row of wrought silk but The hair dressed in large curls round tons, from which the rouleaus, ar the head, with a rose between each ranged in the form of a tulip-leaf, iscurl, forming a kind of regular gar- sue on each side; these leaves, very land. Necklace, ear-rings, and brace-" large on the upper part of the bust,
decrease in size as they approach the spotted with green floss silk: the bottom: the buttons are in the foren crown is rather of a, melon shape; of a star. The spencer fastens be- the brim is smaller than they are in hind.
general: it is finished by a light and Bonnets have not altered materi elegant trimming of white crèpe lisse ally in shape since our last Number: intermixed with oak-leaves formed of the brims are, however, a little lar- | down feathers: a garland of halfger and less bent over the forehead. | blown roses and oak-leaves, composLeghorn still continues in favour, but ed also of down feathers, ornaments not so much so as those in satin gros the crown. ... d'été or the different sorts of fancy Coloured slips, under white lace or silks, called by their French names crèpe lisse gowns, are much wom in of velours simulé, velours épingle, full dress: some lace dresses have a &c. &carstvo
very rich and highly finished border, High dresses of bourre de soie are but no flounces; others havea flounce becoming daily more general in car- above the border. The trimming of riage, dress. They are worn with crèpe lisse gowns is of the same ma. lace, pelerines, or lace or barège terial, but intermixed with satin or scarfs. One of these dresses, com- artificial flowers: in some instances posed of pale fawn-colour velours both are used. A trimming, much épingle, pleased us very much by its in favour for satin or gros de Naples simple elegance: the corsage was gowns, consists of folds of crèpe lisse, a three-quarter height, made tight arranged in the form of a V: a row, to the shape, and finished round the of these ornaments, in each of which bust by a satin fold corded at top, a full - blown rose is placed, goes and arranged in scollops by very round the bottom of the skirt, and small satin roses. The epaulette con- between each V is a full satin puff sists of a fulness of satin, disposed edged with a fold of crèpe lisse, in folds one above another, and form- White China crape dresses, richly ing three large scollops, ornamented embroidered in silver, are very faby roses. The long sleeve, rather shionable in grand costume; and we wide, is terminated by a row of sa- have seen also a few white barège tin scollops, and confined at the wrist gowns trimmed round the bottom by a band and button. The trim with a highly raised embroidery in ming of the skirt consists of three silver. Never in our recollection tiers of deep folds of satin; they has full dress been more magnificent have a corded heading, and are form- than at present; the materials are of ed into scollops by roses.
the most costly kind; and the quan. Lace and muslin pelisses, lined with tity of gems einployed in lead-dress: coloured satin or sarsnet, continue es, as well as for necklaces, conalso much in favour; but we observe tribute to render our dress parties, if nothing new in their form: the fa- we may be excused the pun, of a vourite colours for linings are, rose, most sparkling description. azure, and amber. . , Dress, hats of cripe fisse, blond
One of the prettiest carriage bon- net, and white satin, are much in fire nets we bave seen for some time, is vour in full dress: they are ornar, composed of white metallic gauze,"mented with feathers, and in some
wide, is terminateonfined at the rim
with a higher
instances a rose, or an ornament com- || crown. Russian and Spanish togies posed of jewels, is placed at the base are also much in favour. * enb of the plume. Some hats of blond Fashionable, colours are, azure, net are spotted with gold, and have rose colour, lilae, amber, and vari: a garland of marabouts mixed with ous shades of green.. . ? ears of ripe corn in gold round the ll
FRENCH FEMALE FASHIONS. I on
Paris, July 17. || round with a full ruche of the same My dear Sophia,
material; and just above the ruche AyThe weather in the begin- | is a light wreath of leaves, embroider: ning of this month was so extremely ed in cotton highly raised. The sleeve bad, that our promenades were near is extremely wide, but confined to ly deserted; and the few belles who the arm by six worked bands, placed did venture out were enveloped in at regular distances. A large square shawls and rédingotes, which had pelerine, trimmed to correspond, fimore the appearance of winter than | nishes the dress, which is worn over summer dress. At present the wea- a petticoat of the same material, trimther is mended, and our fair prome-med with a deep flounce disposed in naders have once more resumed the full plaits, and surmounted by very light attire befitting the season. small tucks: this trimming is partis
Muslin gowns are most generally ally seen, as the rédingote is open in adapted for the promenade; the blouse front. still supersedes every other form for W Another favourite dress for the the corsage of dresses. The robe spectacle is composed of the palest blouseis generally trimmed with floun-|| lavender gros d'été. The body is ces disposed in large plaits; they are made to the throat, but without a colthree in number, and a little above lar; the bust is ornamented on each each is a slight embroidery in co- | side of the front by five folds of saloured worsted.
tin, which, extending from the shoul- Muslins shaded in stripes, and ba- | der to the waist in a bias direction, règes of a diamond pattern, are also forms a stomacher: the upper part fashionable; but the newest material of the bust is composed of a plain for walking dress is jaconot muslin | piece cut in a scollop in the middle of a single colour: these gowns are of the bust, and edged with satin: always made en blouse, and are trim- The sleeves, excessively full, are conmed with five or six rows of tucks of fined under the arm by a band, fastthe same material, which are cut bi-ened in front by a button, which as, and disposed in pointed waves. gives the appearance of an epaulette The favourite colours for these gowns to the upper part of the sleeve; the are, lilac, blue, and very pale rose remaining part is left loose to a little colour. .
below the elbow, but is confined - A favourite morning dress, and down the lower part of the arin by one which is also much used for the three bands, and is terminated by a spectacle, is a rédingote of jaconot band and button. The trimming of muslin: it is open in front; is trimmed the skirt consists of three fult ruches