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Silent as him he served, his faith appears
We present our readers with the follow. Above his station, and beyond his years, But fleet his step, and clear his tones would come, father's house is feeliugly and prettily de
ing extracts.-Jacqueline escaping from her When Lara's lip breath'd forth the words of
scribed: home: Light was his form, and darkly delicate
“ A guilty thing and full of fears,
[shew || She stops, she pants; with lips apart
The clustering boughs her track concealing,
Wbo would have seen and not confessed
Yet lost, alas! who can restore her?
She lifts the latch, the wicket moves; To know no brotherhood, and take from earth And now the world is all before her." No gift beyond that bitter boon--our birth.
The father's reflections on her loss are If aught he lov'd, 'twas Lara; but was shewn
natural, and well told: His faith ia reverence and in deeds alone : Still there was haughtiness in all he did,
« Oh! she was good as she was fair; A spirit deep that brook'd not to be chid.” None--none on earth above her!
pure in thought as angels are, Kaled is discovered, her silence and her Wben little, and her eyes, her voice, love are finely described :
Her every gesture said “Rejoice !" “ Vain was all question ask'd her of the past,
Her comiug was a gladness. And vain ev’n menace-silent to the last;
And, as she grew, her modest grace, She told not whence or why she left behind
Her downcast look, 'twas heaven to trace, Her all for one who seem'd but little kind.
When, shading with her hand her face,
She half inclined to sadness, Why did she love him ? Curious fool! be still
Her voice, whate'er she said, enchanted ;
Like music to the heart it went,
And her dark eyeshow eloqnent!
Ask what they would, 'twas granted.” Beats the strong heart, though less the lips avow. The following lines must be felt by every They were not common links that form’d the domestic character :
chain That bound to Lara Kaled's heart and brain;
« On the stairs, and at the door, But that wild tale she brook'd not to unfold,
Her fairy step is heard no more!
Tells him that she is not there;
Charm with her converse while he leant;
Or hovering every wish prevent; This little Poem, it seems, is written by || At eve light up the chimney-nook, a friend of Lord Byron's; and has the ho- | Lay there his glass withiu his book.” nour of being placed in the same volume A father's feelings are also well de with Lara.
picted :Jacqueline, the child of St. Pierre, deserts
« His heart told him he had dealt her home for a lover, who marries her, and | Unkindly with his child. they return together to claim the father's || A father may a while refuse; forgiveness, whose paternal affectiou knows | But who can for another chuse ?" not how to withhold it from his darling St. Pierre is described reading Moudaughter.
taigne's Essays, yet unknowing what he
reads, his thoughts dwelling solely on his
Yet treacherous fortune seem'd to lavish all daughter :
Her choicest gifts, but to secure thy fall.
Gave thee each charm, to sense and wit allied; “ The light was on his face; and there
And beauty gave, but happiness denied ! You might have seen the passions drivin
Yet thine was bliss, nor far remov'd the date, Resentment, Pity, Hope, Despair
When in thy eye young expectation sate! Like clouds across the face of hear'n.
When nature's charms allur'd thy yonthful breast, Now he sigh'd heavily; and now,
And admiration came a welcome gilest! His hand withdrawing from his brow,
As sleeps the sunbeam on the placid lake, He shut the volume with a frown,
When no rude winds the glassy surface break; To walk his troubled spirits down."
So in the clear expansion of thy mind, The reconciliation, with which the poem
Was joy pourtray'd and happiness defin'd! concludes, is extremely interesting :
Hark! the rains beat, the impetuous waves de
scend, “ He shook his aged locks of snow;
And raging waves the fairy structure end ! And thrice he turn'd, and rose to go.
So o'er thy heart, in unsuspecting hour,
The storms of misery began to low'r!”
The fancied despair of Lavinia is well But as he spoke his voice relented.
expressed : " That very look thy mother wore « When she implored,” &c.
“ I see her now, I see her where she stands, To Heav'n uprais'd her supplicating hands ; With head thrown back, with wildly streaming
With stiffen'd eye-balls, and with bosom bare, OR, THE BARD OF IRWELL'S LAMENT.
Whence heaving sobs at intervals arose,
And the deep sighs express'd her weight of woes: Though the unfortunate subject of the Wet with the dew her heavy garments dow'd, following little elegiac poem, Lavinia Ro Where on the gale each angry demon rode ;
There horror rose, binson, has ceased, in some measure, to be the
there terror and despair, theme of public scrutiny and conversation, | There from the clouds, upon the frantic maid,
And sobs of anguish fill the turbid air; yet the memory of her fate will long live in
Rag'd the wild storm, the vivid lightning play'd. every feeling bosom; and, as the Preface to While round her thus the gath'ring tempests roll, this work remarks, -" There are, beyond Oh! where was he, the chosen of her soul?" dispute, other modes of destruction besides “ And didst thou wauder forth alone, sweet the dagger and the bowl, the leap from the maid! precipice and the plunge into the river; | Midst the deep gloom, alone and undismay'd ?
Could fell despair so nerve thy timorous heart, many a gentle heart has been broken, many
Bid it from all it lor'd on earth to part? a feeling mind driven to despair by unpro Oh! with what rage of anguish must it swell, voked hostility, by unrequited attention, || When with one last, one sad and last farewell, by slighted love, by insults, by oppression, | Thy treinbling hand pourtray'd the hurried and by a thousand other means, which,
scrawi, though not so speedy in their operation as
Presage of fate, and omen of thy fall!" those above alluded to, are, in the end, not That the above poem is written by a less efficacious and sure.". The poem opens || partial muse, is evident; nevertheless, it is with the following lines :
interesting: and though we have avoided “ Haste ! haste! ye melancholy nymphs and in our extracts those lines which seem to swains,
breathe much personality, we cannot forWho dwell where Irwell laves the peaceful plains, || bear quoting the following, towards the Bring freshest flowers, the choicest of the year,
conclusion of the elegy:And pitying strew the lost Lavinia's bier : But, ah! no flowers the frozen earth supplies, “ Why wast thou born to be the sport of fate, And she berself, the loveliest flow'ret dies.” And doom'd to love where thou shouldst rather
late? The endowments of Lavinia, and her ap
To find a scorpion lurking in the breast proaching fate, are described as follows: Where thy fond heart had hop'd at last to rest **
Ah! at that moment all thy senses fled, “Unhappy maid! thine was no common soul, Where genius shone, and, virtue crown'd the
Apd desperation triumph'd in their stead!" whole!
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINTS OF FASHION.
AUTUMNAL WALKING Dress. tainly become general, as it is a most ele Jacconet muslin high dress, with a triple
gant bonnet; it is worn over a small white nounce of muslin embroidery round the
Rose-colour jane, or leather edge, and slightly scolloped; a row of boots, and Limerick gloves. worked points surmounts the top flounce.
The above dress was invented by Mrsi The body is composed of jacconet muslin
Bell, Inventress of the Ladies' Chapeau and letting-in lace; the former cut in broad Bras, at her Magazin des Modes, No. 26, strips and sewed full to the latter, which is
Charlotte-street, Bedford-square. about an inch in breadth; this body is made up to the throat, but has no collar : the shape is the same as last month, ex
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS cept that the back is a little broader. Long sleeve of muslin and lace to correspond
FASHION AND DRESS. with the body. Spenseret of rose coloured velvet of a form the most elegantly simple The metropolis is at present so completeand tasteful that we have seen; it is very | ly deserted by all the fair leaders of ton, short in the waist, and tight to the shape; that our record of fashions for this month it is ornamented at top by a lace frill, and must be less distinguished by variety than is cut so as to cover the bosom, but to leave it is in general; we have indeed seen a few the neck bare. This spenseret is very "dresses that were a short time back immuch admired, and it is certainly truly ported from Paris, but our fair countrywoelegant, but it owes its principal attraction men appear by no means iuclined to ento the corset over which it is worn, and courage the introduction of Gallic fashions, certainly nothing was ever so well calcu- generally speaking, and when we consider lated to display a fine shape to advantage how becoming and tasteful those dresses as the Circassian corset, which has been are which now, and for a long time back, patronized and recommended with incre- have been the produce of their own invendible celerity by ladies of the highest dis- tion, we cannot wonder that they should tinction, who are unanimous in declaring | feel justly proud of the superiority of their it to be the only corset ever introduced own taste. The walking costume contithat has in every way answered the en nues very nearly as it was last month, for comiums bestowed upon it. The superior | the middle of the day, but the mornings ease, gracefulness, and elegance which it and evenings being remarkably cool, our gives to the female figure, are too obvious fair pedestrians appear in swansdown tipto need a comment; while, on the other pets, or velvet spensers. We have noticed hand, its beneficial effects upon the health one of the latter, of a bright purple, which are daily attested by ladies who rejoice in we think extremely elegant and tasteful; the success of an invention which has freed it is made very short in the waist, the upper them from the tortures inflicted by whale- part of the back is plain, and the lower bone, steel, &c. We must not omit to ob- | part from the middle of the back to the serve that the walking bonnet of this | bottom of the waist, is drawn in with a month, which is composed of white satin considerable fullness; the lower part of the and rose coloured velvet, and ornamented front of the spenser is made to correspond with a plume of white feathers, will cer with the back, and a light and tasteful silk
trimming, a shade darker than the spenser, , ing the lateness of the season, muslin is and made to resemble a wreath of small still in high estimation; we do not, howshell ornaments, is at the joining of the ever, think that it is more worn than the back and fronts, as well as at the bottom of washing silks. We have nothing novel to the waist, and at each side of the back; it
announce in the forms of dresses, excepto fastens up the front with small silk buttons, || that the backs are something broader than to correspond with the trimming; the col- they were
worn last month. Ribband lar is made tight to the throat, and low, || trimmings are upon the decline, but silk and a triple ruff of either pointed lace, or fringe and floss silk trimmings are very scolloped worked muslin falls over it. I much worn. Lace has lost nothing of its Long plain sleeve, with a very small half attraction since last month, it is, if possible, sleeve cut in the shape of a shell
, and trim- || higher in estimation than ever, and while med to correspond with the body. This there is, in reality, nothing of novelty in spenser is, we think, likely to be a favourite dresses, the tasteful manner in which they during the winter months; it may be ob
are trimmed, and ornamented with lace, tained of Mrs. Bell, the ingenious Inven- || gives to them an almost endless variety. tress of many most admired dresses.
In dinner dress, frocks with cased bodies French bonnets, as they are called, still still continue predominant, and we regret continue in the highest estimation for the to say that the bosom and shoulders are,
with a few exceptions, as much as ever ex. walking costume; they are much worn in straw, though not in such estimation as in || and taste rather than fashion, do indeed
posed. Some ladies who consult delicacy satin, and the shape has altered a good deal
adopt small lace tippets, some of which we within the last month; the crown is no
have seen both tasteful and fanciful, at longer of that frightful height which ren
Mrs. Bell's, and they might be worn even dered them so unbecoming, and the front
in the fullest dress, from the elegant light. is made more in the style of an English
ness of their texture, and the costliness of cottage bonnet. For this improvement in
their materials; and some others continue the shape of these bonnets we are indebted
the fashion described in one of our late to Mrs. Bell, whose elegant walking bon-| Numbers, of a rich laced high body under pets, in satin, lace, &c. have been very un
a frock dress; but the number of these fair successfully copied in straw. The garlands,
votarists of delicacy, is comparatively with which they were at first ornamented have given place to that more appropriate displayed in dinner parties as in full dress.
small, and the neck is in general as much ornament a ribband, which is in general India muslin, and white and figured sarsstraw colour; it is plaited round the front
nets are most in estimation for dinner parof the bonnet, and tied under the chin; a single flower is sometimes placed by the ties; we see, however, many dresses in side. Satin and coloured sarsnets are
washing silks, and here we cannot help
observing, that some distinction ought to higher in favour than straw, but lace and
be made in the texture, as well as the form muslin are quite on the decline.
of morning and dinner dress, since the maThe carriage costume offers great va
terials of both ought not certainly to be riety, though little novelty ; spensers, pe the same. The only novelty in dinner lisses, mantles, and high dresses are all || dresses, is an elegant frock of the finest worn, the latter made of French washing India muslin, tastefully embroidered round silks, with rich French silk shawis or scarfs | the bottom, bosom, and sleeves, in a wreath thrown carelessly over the shoulders, are, of white lace leaves, slightly embroidered we think, higher in estimation than any | into the muslin. The body is made tight thing else, although we have seen a most
to the shape, and laced up on each breast, curious variety of fichus, or small shawls for the neck.
nearly to the embroidery, with a white silk
cord, the lacing is finished at the top with Green and white, and purple and white
a small bow of narrow white satin ribband. plaid silks are most in request; plaided | Plain short full sleeve. A short white lace milks of all colours are more or less worn. apron, and a broad white satin sash, richly
For the morning costume, notwithstand- ll embroidered at the ends in coloured silks,
and finished with a white silk fringe, com else embroidered in silver or coloured silks, pletes this dress, which has altogether an is very much iu favour. extremely tasteful and elegant effect.
In half-dress small lace caps begin to be For full dress, plain wbite lace froeks | very prevalent, and we have observed on. over white satin slips are higher in esti some elegantés half-handkerchiefs of white mation than any thing else; the bodies and lace tied round the head, and ornamented. sleeves of these dresses are either composed with a flower at the side. In full dress we of rich letting in lace, or else the body is || have nothing new to anyoubce since our formed of a plain piece of lace cased, and last Number, except that turbans appear to each of the casings, four in number, is or be getting into greater favour. namented with a rich narrow lace. The No alteration has taken place in the sleeve is composed of three points of either manner of dressing the hair since last letting-in, or plain lace, trimmed round | month.. with narrow lace to correspond with the Crape spangled French fans are in the body; and each point is fastened down to highest estimation. Fashionable colours a white satin sleeve underneath, by a small || for the month continue the same as for the pearl ornament. The bottom of this dress || last. is very tastefully ornamented with a rich letting-in lace, laid in in waves, and finish
PARISIAN FASHIONS. ed with a broad flounce of lace. We must here remark, that the shapes
The gowus worn at court are made with are manifestly improved since Mrs. Bell's
a full drapery, in the chemise style; 'they invention of the Circassian corsets, as they
are Jaced behind, and mittens are worn, are 'made without steel, whalebone, or
with short sleeves, trimmed at the hand hard substances, the wearer always ex with blond: the trimming of the gowns hibits ease, gracefulness, and dignity; this
worn in full dress are very simple; improvement in corsets, we are happy to
times they have corkscrewed ornaments, find, has met with the decided approbation the same as the gown, or a broad letting. of every lady of taste in dress: and should
in of lace, with a narrow satin ribband be most generously encouraged, since
down the middle. On cloaks and mantles physicians declare that nothing more im
are seen in general two quillings either of perceptibly injures the health, than the
muslin or lace, one narrower than the other, wearing these incongruous trammels, steel the narrowest next the figure. Many of the and whalebone. Pregnant ladies have | fashionables place narrow ribbands at about great reason to rejoice at the invention;
an inch distance from each other, and nothing can possibly be more desirable for form a band of several rows round chip or them.
straw hats. Flat feathers, and generally Crape is next to lace in estimation for of white, prevail most in full dress. Pinks, full dress, but coloured crapes are very roses, and corn in full ear, form the boumuch on the decline; blue and pale amber quets for the bosom. Sometimes Rowers are, however, worn by a few elegantés, are worn, what the Parisian belles call athey are embroidered either in white silk | l'Angloise, which is under a small bonnet; or silver, lace not being worn to coloured or else at the ear of a larger bonnet. Legdresses. White crape embroidered in co horn hats are not much worn; the straw Joured silks is very high in estimation, and hats which have taken place of them are it must always be considered as very ele generally ornamented with straw tri gant. For matronly belles, wbite satin mings or flowers.
, White ribbauds are trimmed with rich white silk fringe, or now in high favour.