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riunt exposures; and this cannot be difficult when The ladies wore their dresses long and flowing, we are to behold ihe most beautiful of all that is and were then servile copyists of the French, but beauteous, Miss Victoire Saulnier, who pero not so much so as they have been since; they sonates Venus, floating in a bath of Iransparent flouncel their coats, a fashion probably borrowed fause. This was the picture which the sedate from Albert Drurer, who represented an angel and critical formerly objected to, but spectatori in a founced pe cicoat, driving Adam and Eve of this cast are now no more. It was applauded from Paradise. The ruffles were long and double; | with unảnimity. The performance of this hala and the hair much frizzled and curled ; jewels, let left nothing for taste or judgment to desire, pearls, and ainber, were much worn in the hair; || Vestris was as elegant as elastic, as graceful and and earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ornaments un
brilliant as when he first executed the part, and the stomacher and the shoulders.
all the world knows that this was the triumph The head-dress was more like a veil than a cap, ll of his art. Miss Chevigny, in the part of thrown back, the sides of which hung 'below the Enone, gave a new proof of her fine talent for bosom; from this the head-dress gradually shrunk pantomime. It is iin possible for acting to give to a caul with two lappets, known by the name more warmth and energy than she did to the of mob. The shoes had raised heels, square toes, separation in the second act. Miss V. Saulnier, were high on the insiep, and worked with gold, as Venus, would, in the time of the Heatlien and were always of the most costly material. || Mythology, have deccived even the gods them. The gloves of both sexes were of white leather, I selves. We have no picture handed down to worked, but not so extravagantly as in Charles thé us from antiquity, comparable to her form ; and Fifth's reign.
besides the merit of graceful symmetry, and the Happy, thrice happy ladies of modern days, il charm of a face in which all the loves revel, she who can go and purchase a profusion of costly ll performed the part with the most piquant seLoys from India, in almost every street in London, || duction. Madame Gardel danced a pas seul to the great mart of traffic, when Mary, luckless | the violin obligato of Kreutzer. These two Mary, was obliged' by stealth to obtain from a artists rivalled cach other in precision and deliwoman who dealt in such forbidden articles, fans cacy. One of the tours de force of that incom. and other female paraphernalia ; and yet, being parable creature, Catalani, was to mount and discovered, though she wore a crown, was descend the gamut by semi-tones. Madame soundly rated for her extravagance or gossiping, || Gardel appeared eager to consule us for the loss or both, by her austere husband.
of Catalani, by renewing this prodigy, and by Hoops did not encumber the fair sex at this the exquisite finishing and tenuity of her steps, time, but not to be without something more than to follow all the gradations of sound so rapture a gentle swell, they had their commode, which ously executed by Kreutzer on his instrument. set out their hinder part, and gave additional | The chef d'auvre was crowned with acclagrace, it was thought, to the evening train.
mations. [To be continued.]
BIRTHS. We may judge of the gaiety of Paris from At his Lordship's house in Spring-gardens, the following account of the revival of the ballet Viscountess Fitz-Harris, of a son. of Paris, by Gardel.
The Right Hon. Lady Kinnaird, of a son and Academic Imperiale de Musique.—This ballet | heir. was performed some months ago, with retrench At Kenyon House, the Lady of Colonel ments and suppressions, in order to lull into | Thornton, of Thornville Royal, of a son. silence the clamours of the squeaniish. But taste In Portland-place, the Lady of John Dennisighed for the original, and M. Gardel had the son, Esq. of a son. singular felicity of hearing that his work could At Ayr, in Scotland, the Hon. Mrs. Rollo, of not be amended by alteration. He hastened to obey the public voice: and success proves that
At his house in Upper Harley street, the Lady the first edition was better than the second. This of Lee Steere, Esq. of a son.
At Exmouth, the Lady of C.M'Kenzie, Esq. for the sake of the scrupulous, suppressed the || of a son. whole act of the baths and toilette of Venus, a
At Frome, a young woman after being married picture full of grace and voluptuousness, in | only ten months, of four children; and another, which, though there is nothing to wound the || after she had been married only eleven months, ese, the imagination may form to itself the most of five.
At Maldonado, Captain Rundell of the 54th Sir Thomas Strange, Chief Justice of Madras, Il regiment, in consequence of the wounds he reto Miss Burroughs, daughter of Sir Wm. Bussceived on the 4th January, by a party of Spanish roughs.
cavalry, while coinmanding a foraging party a few At Barbadoes, the Hon. Robert Augustus miles fiom Maldonado. Hyndman, of Dominica, 10 Miss Eliz. Christian At his seat at Santon Downham, Suffolk, Beckles, second daughter of the Hon. John Beck- aged 79, Charles Sloane, Earl Cadogan, Viscount Ies, Attorney-General and Speaker of the House | Chelsea, and a Trustee of the British Museum, of Assembly of Barbadoes.
After a long and painful illness, Colonel Fane At Guernsey, B. Child, Esq. son of Vice- M. P. for Lyme Regis, at his house in Wimpole. Admiral Child, to Miss Catharine Ford.
street, in the 55:h year of his age. In Dublin, the Hon. George Ponsonby, son After a short illness, Mr. Mark Supple, a genof the late Lord Ponsonby, lo Miss Glaston. tleman of very considerable literary talents. At Bach, John Curwen, Esq. (eldest son of
At Bruges, in Flanders, Mrs. Mary Austin
scendant of the celebrated Sir Thomas Moore, of
At Chichester, in the 75th year of her age,
Lady Viscountess Lifford, relict of Lord Chan
cellor Liffyrd, of Ireland, and mother of Lieut.At his house, in Berners-street, Oxford-road, | General Hewitt. John Opie, Esq. R. A. The disease which terminated his life had its origin in a cold, caught in year of his age. He retained all his faculties 1. returning from a visit to his friend, Mr. Tresham. the last, and was able, on the morning of his This cold produced, at first, but a slight indispo- | death, to rise from his bed, and do some things sition, attended with a fever; the symptoms, | about the house; he used to go about the town however, encreased in a very alarming inanner, ll and country selling religious books; he was a na and an infiammation in the brain, which deprived | tive of Cowall, Argyleshire. him of his senses, was the result of a few day's ill Amelia Batcher, of the Castle Foregate Shreys. ness. As a Painter Mr. Opie was undoubtedly || bury, aged 104: she declared that she broke her in the first rank of his profession, and, in losing heart for the loss of her husband, who died about bim, a gap has been made in the Art, which will seven weeks ago. not speedily be filled.
At Birchincliffe, near Huddersfield, Mr. David Lately, at St. Petersburgh, the Lady of the Haigh, aged 83 years, and on the following Russian Prince Bariatinsky. She was the second | day Frances, his wife, aged 90. They were daughter of Lord Sherborne. About three months both interred at Huddersfield, in one grave. They after her marriage, she accompanied the Prince to had been married upwards of 60 years. It is very Russia,
remarkable that from a presentiment of their apAt St. James's Palace, in the 94th year of her proaching death, the husband was heard to say on age, the Hon. Frances Tracy, First Bed-chamber the Friday preceding, he believed they would Woman to her Majesty, and only surviving sister | both be carried out of the house together ; which of the late Viscount Tracy, of Toddington, in the accordingly came to pass. county of Gloucester.
i-in Glasgow, Malcolm White, in the 1094
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