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Romans. The women appear in lit- | seen on horseback, or talking, on tle more than a petticoat and short || the roads; their ordinary pace being jacket, with their long raven-like a kind of trot, or short run, in which tresses plaited on each side of the manner they proceed to the town, head with red tape. When seated carrying heavy loads.' In returning on the ground for hours in the mar- from the market they are not so exket-place, exposed to the sun, I have peditious, being sometimes a little often seen them place a cabbage, or elevated with a liquor called pulque: other large leaf, on their heads, to de- they are, however, always respectful fend them from its influence. They and polite to strangers. While these are generally clean in their appear- are passing they stop, take off their ance, and orderly and modest in || hats, and salute them; and are much their behaviour. Indians are seldom ll pleased to be spoken to or noticed.
. . LONDON FASHIONS. In consequence of the court mourn- || sleeve is plain, and very large at the ing ordered for his late Majesty top, and confined twice between the Louis XVIII, of France, who died shoulder and the elbow by corded on the 16th of September, our fair satin bands, which are decorated fashionables have exchanged for a | about two or three inches apart on short period their gay attire for the each side of the front of the sleeve sombre trappings of woe. As this by campanulas or Canterbury bells is a month in which very little change made of lilac-satin. The skirt touches takes place, we have endeavoured to the ground, and is trimmed with five present our fair subscribers with what satin tucks of the same colour, ele- ? appeared to us most novel and strik- vated on the right side,' and fasting, in our prints. The Lord Cham- ened by Canterbury bells of lilac berlain's orders for the court mourn- satin: shaded lilac waist ribbon, and, ing, circulated through the medium gold buckle in front. Very full of the Gazette and all the newspa- worked muslin ruff, a little open at pers, must, before the publication the throat, and fastened with a gold of this Number, have met the eye of buckle.' White chip bonnet, with a all our readers. We have no doubt band of lilac satin introduced mid-, that the example of the Court will way of the brim, which is circular, be very generally followed among and deep in front, but shallow be- ? the higher classes.
hind. The crown is low, and sur
rounded with a puffing of lilac satin 25 PROMENADE DRESS.
ribbon and ears of corn: the strings Pelisse of lilac gros de Naples, are of crèpe lisse bound with lilac. made high and full, with a circular satin. Ear-rings of amethyst set in collar, which turns over, having a gold. Primrose-colour kid gloves
double cording at the edge. The and shoes. . . . .
ni gos! DINNER DRESS. , || folds; beneath are two satin rouleaus
Dress of black silk barège: the and a broad wadded hem. A large corsage made rather low and cír- long sleeve of crape is added, and cular, and narrow on the shoulder: comes over the short one; it is it is ornamented with satin bands something similar to the French placed longitudinally. The sleeve manche à la neige, though without is very short and full, set in a band the redundant garniture. Turban of six small cords, and arranged in of white crape, folded very small, festoons, and fastened by buttons and formed into large bouffants; The ceinture is of black satin cord-broad and plain in front: the left ed with palmated leaves pendent be- side arranged in a full rosette, with hind, with buttons in the centre. The alternate bouffants of white satin and skirt has two very rich borders com- crape; the right intermingling with posed of satin rouleaus, formed into the folds behind. Black necklace crescents, and united by two leaves and ear-rings. White kid gloves of the Alpine saxifrage, tied at the and shoes. base by a circlet composed of French |
SOFA-TABLE, CHAIR, AND FOOTSTOOL. The table is of rose-wood, re- |suited to harmonize with the best lieved by carved ornaments in satin- furniture of the drawing-room. wood, and is of very simple construc- The footstool is designed in a cortion, although of adequate strength. responding style. The delicacy of The chair is composed of the same the workmanship necessary to the materials, and the cushion supposed full effect of furniture designed in to be covered with merino damask. || this manner makes it costly; but The form of the back produces a those who possess it have the benefit very agreeable support to the person of knowing that it will never becoine seated; and in effect the whole, if common-place, and from its artistwell carved, is rich, and perfectly | like merits will always be valuable.
THE DIORAMA. Trụs attractive Exhibition is again particularly in the closed choir, have open to the public with two new furnished scope for a charming disviews, seventy feet by fifty, painted play of dioramic art. All the parts by Messrs. Bouton and Daguerre, that are in strong or even in middle representing the Cathedral of Char- light are admirable; but the distres and the Harbour of Brest. The tances do not fully confirm the illuformer is a fine subject, and treated sion which the fore-ground creates in a masterly manner. The peculi- || in the mind of the spectator, that it arities of the architecture and forms," is actually a building which he sees,
cances de admirable even in