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Yet she felt not the blast, tho' but little availed females, it is sweetly told, and highly inher,

teresting. We have extracted, however, A. light mourning mantle disordered and thin; || the death of the unfortunate víctim, and Ind 'twas plain, tho' the wind, cold, and ruin sore assailed her,

the despair of Albert: Chat without 'twas a calm--to the tempest with “When reviving to sense-with couvulsive emo. in.”

tion,

Alas! is it you? cruel Albert!" she cried ; - At sight of her seducer she shrieks, and

Then clasped her cold hands-breathed a sigh of he following lines lead to her history :

devotion, Ah! well might the poor hapless Ellen deplore Oh mercy! my father !?-she faltered, and her,

died.” Well sink under sorrows too poignant to bear! 'or behold! the base author of all stood before

The subsequent conduct of Albert is but her,

too much like that of the present votaries. Of her sufferings past hope-of her wrongs past

of dissipation repair.

" When to scenes of loud revel he runs, fondly frike a rose-bud she bloomed in old Walsing thinking to ham's bower,

To drown in debauch all remembrance of care; * Breathing sweets o'er the eve of his war-wasted From the grave a dread voice at the moment.

of drinking, l'was Albert that blasted the beautiful flower, Cries, • Albert, I pledge thee-the cup of deThat rifled the rose-bud, and cast it away.”

spair.'

The minions of wealth strive in vain to amuse It is impossible for us to transcribe, what

him, je could really wish, as we before observ

Poor Ellen's last words still resound in his car; d, the whole of this affecting poem ; for

By day her pale image unceasing pursues him, though the tale of Ellen's seduction is much

By night draws his curtain, and thrills him na par with that of many other betrayed with fear."

day;

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No. 1.--MORNING WALKING DRESS.

who, if they consult the annals of fashion, Black Velvet slip, finished at the bot will find that nothing similar has ever om with a double row of perfectly novel

been introduced before, and its effect rimming. Over this dress is a black | is at once rich, striking, and tasteful; but atin pelisse, lined with rose-colour sars in fact, we cannot do it justice in descripjet, made in a style the most novel, taste-tion, and this we are sure will be acknowul, and becoming that we ever remem- || ledged by every lady who has seen the oriber to have seen. The form of this ginal pelisse. A piece of rich worked muslin, Iress is perfectly original, and has never or pointed lace, stands up round the bosom, Deforc been introduced. The trimming, and partly shades an elegant small tippet of

which is at once superb and tasteful, is the newly invented Britannia pearl fur.scomposed of stamped velvet; it is infinitely These tippets, which are now much worn, superior to embroidery, for which it is in are particularly appropriate to dark silk, or ended as a substitute. If we may venture velvet pelisses, as they considerably heighten o judge of the estimation in which it is their effect. Head-dress, the Britannia pearl held, by the demand there is for it, we may || fur hat; it may be termed the most tasteful safely pronounce it likely to rival all other | and appropriate head-dress of the season ; rimmings for pelisses. Its novelty must it is lined with white satin, and ornamented render it desirable to ladies of taste in dress; ll in a most tasteful style, with a beautiful

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priate; but the scarfs which we mentioned

plume of white feathers. The Britanpia

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS hat is exquisitely adapted to the first style of promenade dress, and is unquestionably

FASHION AND DRESS. an elegant improvement on the French bonuets, and possessing infinitely more

Pelisses are, we think, more prevalent i taste. The materials of this hat are ex

than they were; cloaks, mantles, &c. though tremely appropriate for bead-dresses; it is

they continue to be worn, are not in such so much richer, and considerably lighter high estimation as pelisses. The one whia than either velvet or seal skin, and more

we have given in our Print, is by far the adapted to the season than satin or any sort

most admired; but we have also seer of silk. Large sized muff, composed also

two others, which though in less estinof Britannia pearl fur.

tion, are yet considered as fashionable, asi

are certainly tasteful and becoming. The No. 2.-WALKING Dress.

first is made either in the Angola clott, French cambric walking dress, very short the back, which is quite loose, is foruin the waist, and the body d-la chemise, su.

ed into the shape by two bias pieces perbly appliqued with letting in lace. Long satin, of the same colour as the cloth; the sleeve ornamented in a similar manner all are sloped handkerchief fashion, and fore the way down. The mantle which is worn the shape of the back, in a manner the man with this dress, is composed of the finest novel and tasteful; they are edged with a Morone, or plumb-colour cloth, lined with very narrow and light silk fridge, to correwhite sarsnet; the form of this mantle is | pond; they cross at bottom, and to each vi the most striking, tasteful, elegant, and

them is affixed a rich silk cord and tassel original that we have ever seen. For the

which lies at the side. The front is fas shape we refer our readers to the Plate. tened down with books and eyes inside

, 2u The fullness at top is composed of satin, to

ornamented with tufts of floss silk, to each correspond with the cloak, laid on in folds. of which two very light and small tassels The trimming, which is a mixture of Aoss depend on the outside; the trimming of silk and chenille, is the most elegant novelty

the bottom is tasteful and novel in no comof the kind that has ever been introduced. mon degree, it is composed of folds ei We have no hesitation in saying, that it is mingled cloth and satin, so disposed, 25 infinitely superior in effect to any of the to have at a distance the appearance of a silk trimming now worn, and it is, perhaps, embroidery in large leaves ; long sleeve

, the only one of them, the pattern of which slashed down the middle with satin, 10 is perfectly novel and original. This mantle correspond; the sleeve is slashed in five u will be found particularly desirable for six places, and the slashes are small; the delicate women in the present severe wea

satin is disposed in folds; small half sleeve ther, from its being wadded round the of satin edged with silk fringe. shoulders and bosom, a circumstance, how The other pelisse which we have meva ever, which by no means prevents its dis- tioned, is composed of dark green meripo playing the shape to the utmost advantage cloth; it is made tight to the shape, in that respect; indeed it claims a decided I very short in the waist. There is nothing preference, since nothing can be more ele- novel in the form of this pelisse, but the gantly becoming. Improved French bonnet trimming is extremely tasteful; it is a of black Britannia pearl fur, ornamented embroidery of light green silk Russia bralid with a light elegant plume of feathers to ing, in what taylors term claws, one is correspond. Peach-blossom gloves and placed on each breast, at each hip

, and a half-boots.

l'ow goes up the front, and round the bot

tom; it is done in very full silk, and is The above dresses were invented by Mrs. really an uncommonly pretty effect. T Bell, Inventress of the Ladies Chapeau Bras pelisse is made with a collar

, which the and the Circassian Corsets, and of whom former is not. Collars, indeed, are bf no only they can be had, at her Magazin des

means general, although the time of year Modes, No. 26, Charlotte-street, Bedford. I would certainly render them very apre square.

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in our last Number, and which still con bandage is recommended by medical gentinue to be in high estimation, are in some tlemen to ladies immediately after their degree a substitute for them; but a much accouchement. It is well worthy the attenmore novel one has just been introduced by tion of such ladies as have had their shape Mrs. Bell-we allude to the small Britannia in some degree injured, by having a family, pearl fur tippets, which are at once elegant or who are inclined to corpulency; to such and comfortable, and which, though but

ladie the Circassian corset, with the banjust introduced, are yet in the highest esti dage attached, will be found a most desiramation.

ble and healthful stay. It is well known In the carriage costume Mrs. Bell's man that numbers of ladies, from a desire to tle and evening wrap are the only novel- | preserve their shape, compress it in a manties; the latter is now considered by ladies ner that frequently injures their health in of taste, as an indispensible appendage to the greatest degree, those ladies may be the evening carriage costume. The uncer assured, that the Circassian corset and tainty of our climate, and the constant || bandage, will answer every purpose of the dampness of the air at night, renders it | stiffest stay, while, at the same time, they very necessary for delicate women to be || give to the form that ease and gracefulness, carefully defended from the cold, even in || which superfluitjes of whalebone and steel getting in and out of a carriage, and cer must inevitably destroy. tainly nothing that ever was invented for It may not be superfluous to observe, the purpose is so perfectly appropriate, || that the Circassian corset is the only one and so elegantly tasteful as the evening which displays, without indelicacy, the wrap; it does not in the smallest degree shape of the bosom to the greatest possible discompose the lightest and most elegant advantage; it gives a width to the chest, dress, and while it completely envelopes which is equally conducive to health, and the form, and prevents the possibility of a to elegance of appearance, lady's taking cold; the figure is displayed Morning dresses continue to be made as to advantage, instead of being disguised by || they were last month, except that the shawls, tippets, &c. and as the becoming / waists have imperceptibly shortened, till is, generally speaking, a consideration of they cannot be made

any shorter. some weight with our fair fashionables, we | Long sleeves also, we think, are do not wonder that a cloak which is at something looser : in other respects they once elegant, comfortable, and becoming, continue the same. There has been a conshould be held in universal estimation. | siderable revolution, however, since our This mantle has superseded every thing || last Number, in the materials of which they else for the carriage costume with belles of | are composed ; French washing silks are taste.

entirely exploded, and chintz but partially The various hats and bonnets worn by worn; cloth is now in the highest estimabelles of taste, in the walking costume, have | tion.- Merinos, half twills, kerseymeres, been so completely superseded by Mrs. | and Angolas, are universal. Bell's newly invented Britannia pearl fur, For dinner-dress, black and coloured and silk mole skin bonnets and hats, that velvets, satins, and French double-sided it is superfluous to describe them; the silks, are, we think, highest in request; but original stiff, high crowned, and unbe- || Irish poplins, sarsnets, and satin cloths are coming bonnet introduced into this coun also much worn. try in the summer, has by the good taste of

Short gown of French double-sided silk, this lady been metamorphosed into one of made very short in the waist, and tight to the most becoming and appropriate walk the shape : the skirt is wider than any that ing bonnets that can be worn.

we have yet seen, and the fulness is all The Circassian corsets have lost nothing | thrown behind in a manner that is exof their attraction, and we find that Mrs. tremely becoming to the shape; the back Bell has added to them a bandage which is braided at each side with silk twist, in has the effect of keeping the figure per waves, and finished at each hip with a rich fectly in shape, without the smallest danger | silk ornament. Stomacher front of white to the health; indeed, on the contrary, the silk thick floss net, the over one to corres

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pond with the gown: this front is trimmed, is slooped with pearls. The body of the round with a quilling of blond, and finish- | robe is loose, and confined to the waist by ed at each side of the front with an orna a cestus, which is excessively becoming to ment similar to that placed on the hips. the shape, and which forms the bosom in The bottom of the skirt is finished by a a most novel manner. The cestus is em very broad flounce of blond lace, which is broidered to correspond with the dress

. festooned with silk ornaments, to corres- || Full sleeve'as short as it can be made, compond with those on the body, but much posed of two folds of crape, tastefully loop. smaller; these ornaments, which are ofed in opposite directions with pearl. The floss silk in the form of stars, are very beau- appearance of this dress is striking and tiful, and extremely novel. Short festoon- | tasteful, beyond our powers of description, ed sleeve of net, to correspond with the but there are some little alterations wanted stomacher, and edged with a quilling of | to render it a costume which English de. blond. A short French apron of blond licacy can approve; it displays the bosom net, trimmed with a quilling of net, is cono even more than our own dresses, and the sidered as indispensible with this dress. | petticoat is by much too short in front. We have not seen any thing introduced We have had occasion formerly to mention into the dinner costume for a considerable the happy manner in which Mrs. Bell time that we considered so elegant as this adapts the French fashions to the more dress, which, we think, would look even correct style of costume worn by British better in lighter materials.

belles, and we conceive that this rube, the The trimming of diuner-dresses for our name of which we have not learned, might, most tasteful elegantes is generally blond by a few judicious alterations, such as her lace, wbich is always finished with a bead- | elegant taste would doubtless suggest, be ing of the fashionable French edge. Lace, rendered the most becoming and tasteful however, though the most prevalent, is not ball-dress that has appeared for some time. the only trimming, as embroidery is also Small lace caps and handkerchiefs are in much request, and silk trimmings are very general for half-dress, there is not, partially worn.

however, much novelty in their form. In full-dress we have observed some va Princess Charlotte of Wales's cap, is exriation since last month. French gauze tremely elegant, and in general becoming, appears to decline in estimation. White but it differs very little from the Mary lace over white satin, or sarsnet, is at pre- Queen of Scots cap; the crown is smaller

, sent considered as most tonish. Coloured and it does not come quite so much over the crapes also, which have been on the de- face, it is ornamented with a small bunch cline for some time, begin to be very much of winter flowers plac

to the side. worn. Frocks continue to be very great The most elegant style of full-dress for favourites in full-dress, and the beautiful our juvenile belles is the hair braided with one which we gave in our Print last month, strings of pearl; on dark hair the effect is has lost nothing of its estimation. The beautiful, but we by no means think it beonly novelty which we have to present to coming to blonde belles, who would look our readers, is a French dancing-dress of infinitely better in those dark winter flowwhite crape, which has been just brought | ers

ers, so becoming to a fair beauty, and so over; and never, surely, did the sprightly appropriate to the spring of life; or if they Parisian belles “ trip it on the light fantas- must wear pearls, why can they not be intic toe," in a style of more elegant decora- termingled with narrow black velvet? tion than that which we are about to de- l' youth and beauty should not submit to the scribe. white satin slip, superbly embroi tyranny of the modé, nor sacrifice the bedered round the bottom in festoons of mi- coming to the fashsionable. For matronly viature steel spangles, in a wreath of belles, turbans, ornamented with feathers myrtle. Over this slip a white crape robe and diamonds, are very general. Coloured opens on one side, and folding round on the stones are in the highest estimation, and other so as to form a drapery, is worn, it is are worn in the hair in various forms, but embroidered to correspond with the bot we think the crescent'is the most prevalent. tom of the dress in festoons, each of which

In jewellery we have only to observe,

that small French watches are now esteemed the most fashionable lockets. It must be confessed that they are extremely beautiful, but we are sorry to observe them so generally worn. French jewellery is, in. deed, but too much in request amongst people of fashion, to the very great detriment of our own tradespeople.

Undress shoes and boots continue the same as last month.

White satin slippers for full-dress,, are now ornamented with small tufts, as rosettes, composed of narrow silver fringe, spotted with spangles, which has a very tasteful and novel effect.

Fans continue the same as last month; as do also the fashionable colours for the month.

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CABINET OF TASTE; OR MONTHLY COMPENDIUM OF FOREIGN COSTUME.

BY A CORRESPONDENT.

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sleeve, which is rather full, is also. orna. Fashion, however changeable, hasmented at the wrist with black velvet; and long established her rule in the gay city of a black velvet girdle is discovered underParis; to that emporium of varied taste her | veath, fastened in front with a clasp of votaries repair, and send out their rainbow- gold or jewels. Long winter mantles are winged messengers to every quarter of the

as the Parisian ladies attend the globe.

theatres or balls, to be thrown off at pleaYet to catch the motley goddess in her sure; they are styled Carracas, and some different forms, is a task the dazzled eye of these are made to fit the shape, by the with difficulty attains; the following sketch confinement of a ribbon, and worn at the may however, serve as an authentic account | morning promenades. Tippets of valuable of the prevailing modes for this month past.fur, in the pelerine form, are yet in high

For out-door costume, long wrapping || estimation; while the short necked or high coats of dark green or brown eloth, are

shouldered lady adopts one of cloth, or of much in favour with the more elegant pe- green, or purple velvet, trimmed with destrians: these great coats are lined with black. silk, and the collar only is of velvet: some As the French ladies study, with the of them are made with two round capes, || most careful precision, that lạudable part the upper one narrower than that beneath. of coquetry which teaches them to 'adopt A few of the Parisian belles of fashion, who || those fashions which are best suited to set are seldom seen abroad, except in a car-off their persons, so it is not to be wondered riage, wear pelisses of white Merino cloth, || at that they pay particular attention to the trimmed with blue, but the greatest fa- || most lovely and exalted part of the human vourite at present, is a deep orange-form, the head. Here the various caprices coloured Merino pelisse, with a very narrow of taste and fancy are most eminently discollar, while the great coats of this colour, || played; here the Parisian beauty attracts are made with three capes, each bound the eye, as she sometimes sports a hat of with white satin ribbon ; others, more cloth, of the same colour as her pelisse; appropriately, have these capes trimmed | another challenges admiration, and somewith rows of narrow black velvet. The times envy, by a scarce and costly article, capes of the long winter mantles are all a hat of Chinese velvet, stamped in clouds, pointed; something in the manner of Van or of a snow-like whiteness: scarce has the dyke.

passer-by regarded this elegant fair one, When the weather is mild, the young than another whimsical worshipper of ladies of Paris prefer spensers to any other fashion darts on his sight, in a black velvet wear: they are generally of a dark co. hat spotted with rose colour, surmounted loured Merino cloth, open in front, with a by plumes of black feathers: the next, in a falling collar, and ornamented d-la-mili- hat of simple black velvet, a belle blonde, taire, with narrow black velvet, The adds thereby to the dazzling fairness of her

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