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of the same material, placed at some || blouses by having the fulness in front, distance from each other.

arranged in three large plaits on We see but few transparent bon each side. nets even at the spectacle, but a The materials for full dress are great many of rice-straw and gros white satin, white gros de Naples, de Naples: the few transparent bon- crèpe lisse, and English lace. Clear nets that are worn, are of crape; and muslin is also very much in favour, they, as well as the gros de Naples particularly for young people, and bonnets, are adorned with short white for bals champêtres, of which we still marabouts.

have several, for the French dance . Coloured silk capotes are much in all weathers. Ladies go to these in favour for walking, particularly balls in half-dress. A clear muslin mahogany colour, nut colour, and blouse embroidered au plumets, a blue évéline; these bonnets are or- lace fichu, with a richly embroidered namented round the crown with collar turned down. A hat of ricewreaths of endive, disposed in wolves' straw, trimmed with exotics. A lace teeth, and a small bouquet of gold scarf tied round the throat, and very buttons and blue-bells is placed on low. Grey satin boots laced at the one side,

side. Voila! the dress prescribed by · Leghorn is equally in favour; and fashion for a bal champêtre. hats of this kind are of three differ- The hair now begins to be worn entshapes: the first, en pelerine; that lighter on the forehead in full dress, is, with a brim immensely large all and not so high on the crown of the round. The second, à la Francaise; head. Flowers are very much in fathe brim is very large in front, but vour: crowns of intermingled red not more than an inch broad behind. and white roses, placed very far back, The third, à l'Anglaise, has a brim of are much worn; as are also wreaths an equal size all round. The strings of lilies and bouquets of mignonette, of the chapeau à la Française are lilac, honeysuckle, and woodbine. placed inside the brim; those of the Fashionable colours are, rose, viochapeau à l'Anglaise are attached let, lilac, green, gold colour, very on the outside, and confine the bon-pale lavender, and blue. The fanet to the face.

vourite shade is the bleu-évéline: it The dishabille most in favour for is the same shade as lapis lazuli. the breakfast-table is the blouse à Adieu, dear Sophia! Ever your la réligieuse: it differs from the other

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MR. LOWRY. Under this head we have this || house in Titchfield-street, aged 62 month to record the death of that years. The following just tribute eminent artist, Wilson Lowry, who | paid to his talents is extracted from expired on the 23d of June, at his the Literary Gasette : Vol. IV, No: XX. ..

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luable gems.

The death of such a man as Wil-, Whatever his powerful and refining son Lowry, during the full vigour of mind contemplated, - was disseeted his faculties, is an event that can and improved. In the science of scarcely be sufficiently deplored. To mineralogy he was deeply learned, say that his loss has occasioned inex- and his scientifically arranged cabin pressible grief to every person who net is not to be surpassed by any valued genius, talents, kindness of private collection in London. His beart, and all the kindred qualities opinion was constantly sought by pro that appertain to these distinguished fessors; and the trade often availed! endowments of the mind, is only to themselves of his knowledge, and repeat what every one, to whom the were guided by his advice in the parsad news has been communicated, chase of the rarest and the most vaadmits and deeply feels.

The world of art has long been As a mechanician, his vast imfamiliar with his works, and science provements in the machinery of his has lost in him one of its ablest vo- art are acknowledged by every entaries; while philosophy has to de- graver; while the correctness of his plore in him a genuine disciple. His eye and hand, the soundness of his death has made a chasm in society, judgment, and the purity of his taste, that no one person can at once or at threw all the charms of genius over present supply. His highly gifted his works; the greater part of which widow, and his able associates in were the production of mechanism art, his well-instructed son and daugh- of his own invention. Degin ter, can continue his name and repu- As a philosopher, his knowledge tation in art; but who can supply of physics, of mathematics, of chethose other qualities of mind and ta- mistry, was great and 'undoubted. lent that formed the intellectual por- It was applied to the furtherance of tion of our departed friend?

his art, and to the relaxation of his The early part of Mr. Lowry's leisure hours. His mind could sport life was employed on works which with what was laborious investigation do honour to the names of other art- to others; and the mildness of his ists. His own, when attached to voice and manners, and his suavity his own splendid works, became es- of demeanour, were interesting even tablished as an engraver of the first to children, who loved his converse, order, and few great or useful de- and were as delighted with his kindsigns were reckoned complete without ly delivered information, as he was his admirable burin. In works re- with their inquisitive prattle. quiring scientific accuracy, in archi- His engravings of landscape and tecture, in the delineation of machi-antiquities were numerous and beaunery, he was unrivalled. In geogra- tiful; but the best have the names phical engraving he stands without of other engravers affixed to them, a competitor, his son and pupil, Jo- having been executed for them beseph Lowry, alone excepted; whose fore he was much known to the pub admirable geographical plates in the lic. But his later productions are new Encyclopædia are cited as the ornaments of all the principal proofs.

Cyclopædias, works of architecture Nor was it in engraving alone that and of art, &c. which have been pubthis extraordinary man excelled. "lished.

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A NEW division of The World in Mi- Mr. Charles Mills, author of the niature, containing a Description of the History of the Crusades,” is engaged Manners and Customs of the Natives of on a History of Chivalry. the Asiatic Islands, New Holland, and Mr. T. Moore will, it is confidently Van Dieman's Land, in two volumes, il- stated, commence a Life of Lord Byron, lustrated with twenty-six coloured plates, as soon as he has finished that of “ Sheis just ready for publication.

ridan." - Eady in the ensuing winter will be Mr. John Malcolm, late of the 42d published, in one volume 4to. A Descrip- regiment, has announced for publication tion of the Island of Madeira, by the a volume of poems, the principal of late T. Edward Bowdich, Esq. conduc- which is entitled The Buccaneer, tor of the mission to Ashantee: to which Mr. Galt, emulating the literary fecunare added a Narrative of Mr. Bowdich'sdity of Sir Walter Scott, has nearly, realast Voyage to Africa, terminating at dy a new novel, entitled Rothelan, a tale his death; Remarks on the Cape de Verde of the English histories. Islands; and a Description of the English Mr. J. P. Wood has nearly completed Settlements on the River Gambia, by for publication, a Life of Law of Lauris, Mrs. Bowdich.

lon, projector of the Mississippi scheme; 1A work, which is to appear in numbers containing a detailed account of the naevery four months, has been announced, ture, rise, and progress of this extraorwith the title of Views in London and its dinary joint stock company; with ma Emirons, comprising the most interest- ny curious anecdotes of the rage for speing Scenes in and about the Metropolis ; culating in its funds, and the disastrous in which, not only the localities will be consequences of its failure. faithfully represented, but it will be the An Account of the Royal Hospital and endeavour of the artists to depict the cha- Collegiate Church of St. Katherine, near racter

and interest which such scenes the Tower of London, by Mr. J. B. Niborrow from life and its various occupa- chols, will shortly appear. tions. The drawings will be made ex- Mr. Reginald Morrice is engaged up pressly for this work by J. M. W. Tur- on a tale, to be entitled Owen Glendower, ner, Esq. R. A., W. Callcott, R. A., F. founded partly on the popular traditions Nash, and W. Westall, A. R. A.; and of Wales, and partly on authentic hisengraved, in a highly finished line man-tory. The author avows it to be his ner, by J. C. Allen. Each number will wish in this announcement, to direct the contain two engravings. This work is attention of the great northern genius to intended to delineate all that time or in- the rich stores of Welch romantic histrinsic worth has consecrated in London, tory; in which case he would be content and will thus form a perpetual illustration to withdraw his own unpretending comto the labours of Lysons and our chief position. topographers. - :

Mr. Thomas Bowdler, editor of the The intended publication of the cor- Family Shakspeare,"is preparing a new respondence of the late Lord Byron, an- edition of Gibbon's History of the De. nounced by Mr. Dallas, has been stop-cline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ped by an injunction granted by the Vice- adapted for families and young persons, Chancellor, on the application of Mr. d. 1 by the omission of objectionable passages. C. Hobhouse.

A small volume is in the press, entiune vers

tled Memoirs of the Rose, comprising Nearly ready for publication, Journals botanical, poetical, and miscellaneous re- of the Sieges of the Madras Army in the collections of that beautiful flower, in a Years 1817, 1818, and 1819; with obseries of letters to a lady.

servations on the system according to Sir Richard C. Hoare, Bart. is about which such operations have usually been to publish the second part of the Modern conducted in India, and a statement of History of Wiltshire, containing the the improvements that appear necessary, Hundred of Heytesbury.

by Edmund Lake, ensign of the Hon. ;- Nearly ready, in one volume post 8vo. E. I. C. Madras Engineers; with an atA Practical Guide to English Composi- | las of explanatory plates. * ** *** ponti tion, or a comprehensive System of Eng- Mr. John M.Diarmid has in great forlish Grammar, Criticism, and Logic ; ar-wardness, a Second Series of the Serdi

Gun 10 ranged and illustrated upon a new and Book.

ysdos improved plan; containing apposite prin- The fund raised for a memorial, of ciples, rules, and examples, for writ- John Kemble will be applied to the erecing correctly and elegantly on every sub-tion of a monument by Mr. Flaxman in ject; adapted to the use of schools and Westminster Abbey; to consist of a of private students, by the Rev. Peter whole-length statue of the great trageSmith, A. M.

dian in the character of Cato. Preparing for publication, A Guide to The monument about to be erected by the Lord's Table, in the catechetical form; subscription to the late Mr. Watt is desto which are added, an Address to Ap-tined for St. Paul's, and -Mr. Chantrey plicants for Admission to it, and some will be the sculptor. Meditations to assist their Devotions; by the Rey. Henry Belfrage, D.D.

Poetry.

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THE IMPROVISATRICE. And nestled in the midst a pair Prom The Improvisatrice and other Poems,

Of white wood-doves, whose home was there ;

And like an echo to their song,
By L. E. L.*

At times a murmur past along;
Amid my palace halls was one,

A dying tone, a plaining fall, The most peculiarly my own:

So sad, so wild, so musical, The roof was blue and fretted gold,

As the wind swept across the wire, The floor was of the Parian stone,

Apd waked my love Æolian lyre, Shining like snow, as only meet

Which lay upon the casement, where For the light tread of fairy feet;

The lattice wooed the cool night air, And in the midst, beneath a shade

Half hidden by a bridal twine Of clustered rose, a fountain played,

Of jasmine with the emerald vine, Sprinkling its scented waters round,

And ever as the curtains made

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A varying light, a changeful shade, u yol O'er oranges like eastern gold,

As the breeze waved them to aud fro, Half hidden by the dark green fold

Came on the eye the glorious show of their large leares; o'er hyacinth-bells,

of pictured walls, where landscape wild Where every summer odour dwells.

Of wood and stream, or mountaiu piled,

Or sunny vale, or twilight grove, * The extraordinary poetic talents of the Or shapes whose every loo

look was love i young aud fait author of this volume (pub- Saints whose diviner glance seemed caught lished by Hurst, Robinson, and Co. Cheap- From heaven, some whose earthlier thought side), are

, are too generally known, from her was yet more lovely, shone like gleamsa beautiful compositions which have almost weekly adorned the pages of the Literary

Of Beauty's spirit seev in dreams. Gazette, for this new production of her ge- I threw me on a couch to test; nius to need any recommendation from us.

Loosely I Hung my long black bair;

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