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heart) been realiz d, and my dear Truro friend possesses that necessary auxiliary to height been at my elbow, how should I huve enjoved to finely rounded limbs, and a graceful carriage ; her behold :.er all eye, at the brilliant assemblage countenance is at once blooming with youth, which this dazzling scene displays. Here, dear and health ; at the same time that her features Julia, the chesnut blooms, the beech, and lime, convey an expression of great sweetness, interest, and towering ook, combine to grace with the and in:ellcct. You may guess how much this rich luxuriance of rural loveliness, the genius of style of costume was calcutated to exhibit her taste, beauty, and art; and to render this place beauty to advantage. For myself, deur Julia, the most delightful coup d'mil that can enchant a | my habit was as it hest became me, simple and wandering novice. Do not tell the dear inha- | unobtrusive; if therefore I did attract, it was bitants of my native home! but, dear Julia, 1 from the reflected lustre of my very lovely have been engaged every day for these three cousin. I wore a plain French coat of silver weeks past at assemblies, routs, dinner parties, lilac sarsnet, unornamented with scarf or vest, operas, exhibitions, &c. &c.-pleasure pursues and only simply finished at the edge with a chord me in her various pleasing forms, and enchains of the same colour. The extreme heat of the me in her silken fetters. So delusive, so soft, and day compelled me to throw it open in front; and delightful is the bondage, that I look forward to indeed, might have led us to relinquish these my emancijation with trembling. Oh! clear articles entirely; but fashion, you know, is ever friend, how shall I endure stupid Truro after all arbitrary; or as our good «quire would say, this fascinating elegance? You alone can recon.

« Pride feels no smart And indeed, dear cile me on iny return. You alone, did I say?Julia, had you seen the throng of Belles Ab! no-My kind, indulgent, ever beloved wrapt in sarsnet, and caged to the chin in plaited paren:s, will endear the most desolate spot; for ruffs, if your conviction had not paid tribute 10 though alive to pleasure, pleasure has not con the Squire's adage, you must, at least have ac. taminated the sensibilities of nature, or choked knowledged, that their kindly dissolving natures the avenues of affection and gratitude-Heaven had excited general sympathy, while you obforbid it should ! for all the splendid, gay de. served the surrounding berus, gazing, in melting lights which riches, rank, or beauty can procure, | mood, on so much yielding loveliness. But I or pleasure's votaries know, are but a wretched || digress! Well! to take up my subject where I substitute for those pure and chastened emotions left it. My coat, worn open in front, exhibited of the soul, excited and kept up by friendship a frock of jaconet muslin, embroidered at the and love. But I wander from my subject ; let bottom in a vandvke border, fancifully diversified me then return, however abruptly, to those de- || with open leaves of lace. In front appeared a Jineations which are to form the chief feature of | sash, formed of ribbard the colour of the coat, my letter, and which will, I know, insure it a with very short bows, and ends nearly to reach more welcome reception, than sentimental se. the bottom of the frock. My little French bonflections, however apt, or descanta'ions, however net was of the same colour, formed of alternate sage. Well then, dear Jula, to begin !--Cousin lace and ribband, in French puffings, tastefully Mary was allowed to 'e the best drest woman in contrasted and disposed. I must add, that I have the Gardens ; and aspiring me, (who may na seldom seen any thing of the kind more simply tusally be expected to improve from so bright an elegant. I have commanded one to be immedi. original) was not amids! the worst. . Mary wore ately forwarded to you, of the apple blossom a French coat, on an entirely new construetion, satin; and as the increasing warmth and brightformed of pea green Italian grape, of the most ness of a summer's sun will soon oblige us to repliant texture, with wove satin spots. It was linquish the sarsnet coal, for the lighter article of open on one side the figure, where i was ried at muslin, I thought it more judicious to choose, regular distances with ribbons of shaded green. for my fair friend, a Grecian sc rf of Moravian The capes were à la Spanish, edged with shaded muslin, which I have ordered to be trimmed all chord; and a rich girdle, and lassels, lo corres round with a shaded ribband of blossom and pond. With this Grecian coat is usually worn rove-colour, with correspondent tassels. I trust a shurt dress of cambric; and I will here, dear that you will admire my consideration, when I Julia, take occasion to reinark thai, no walking | tell you that this scarf may not only be worn dresses are seen on females of taste and elegance, over your shoulders, as an out-door covering, with a train ; these graceful appendages being with your bonnet, but may be disposed as a now entirely confined to their proper sphere-the drapery (agreeably to the description contained drawing room. The hat worn by Mary with this in the list of general remarks, already in your coat, was a large Gipsy chip, painted at the edge l possession), and worn over your white sarsnet in a border of the hop blossom; a wreath of round dress: it will thus form a most graceful which ornainented the crown. Mary is tall; and evening appendage. We are going, on Thurs

day, to the Countess of D_'s grand assembly ; || busom, thrual, or arms, with the above-mentioned it is expected to be the most splendid thing of habiliments. This ruff has about half an ell of the season. Upwards of six hundred cards are broad lace, fulled into a band of narrow raised issued for the occasion. Our dresses are already needle work, little larger than the size of the ordered. They are as follows:

throat. A band of muslin is gathered full on the Mary's is a round dress of white crape, over other edge of the work, about an eighth in white satin, with a rich border of the water lily || depih, and finished with a row of similar neein gold. The body is of white satin, with orna. dle-work at the bottom. The lace, which sits' ments of point lace, and edgings of narrow gold | high and straight round the chin, is finely trimming. She will wear her hair in irregular curls crimped; and the full muslin, confined by the on the crown of the head; and flowing in ringe rows of work, sits in hollow gathers round the lets on the left side, so as to play on the shoulder, throat. When the habit shirt is made without a divided in front of the forehead with a diamond collar, or with the high morning dress, this elestar, representing the passion-fower.-My dress gant ruff is particularly convenient and becom. is a round gown of white sarsnet, with a French || ing. Most cambric and inuslin dresses are now lace put easily full at the feet. A French apron made with the French pockets; and I have seen of Paris net, trimmed all round, and at the no embellishment more novel and striking. pockets, with wreaths of jessamine; the bosom Farewell, dear Julia! I look for a page or and sleeves correspondently ornamented. My two of Truro news in return for this, my abun. hair in loose curls, confined with braids on one dant liberality, not less than a sheet full of side, and ornamented with a wreath formed of friendly sentimenis and affec ionate solicitudes : pearl and green fuil, representing the jessamine. but not much, if you please, on the charms of My trinkets are of seed pearls, with emerald the country; for I am not yet tired of the pleasnaps; and my shoes of white satin, with silver sures of the town. rosets. The bosons of our respective dresses are Adieu! with all possible friendship and affec. of the gored corset form, seamed with a trim- || tion believe me still your ming de même, that which decorates the roles.

ELIZA. Indeed, aynidst the round, square, and demi-wrap fronts, these, selected by us, are considered preeminently fashionable, and becoming to the form.

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES, The hair, dear Julia, is much worn in full dress, variously dispused, and ornamented, with a handkerchief of lace, bandeaus, stars, and demiwreaths., The diadem and tiara have had their

(Concluded from p. 225.] day. A few turbans of plain white, or silver muslin, worn on the forehead in the Chinese form, have been lately introduced: they are either The ladies wore the hair in a becoming ornamented with deep bands of gold or silver, or manner, curled round the face. The flowing twisted with large white beads. The cap, à la coif, or rather veil, of the finest linen, fastener Alary Queen of Scots, is entirely of recent date. upon the head, fell behind, and prevailed vill the It is singular, and with some particular style of high projecting head-dress was restorell, after it features, may produce an advantageous effect. had been discontinued fifteen years. Swift ob. It is al present an article confined to a few fan- || served, when dining with Sir Thomas Hanmer, ciful individuals.

that the Duchess of Grafton, who was there, and Vandyke frills, round the back and shoulders wore this unbecoming, ungraceful, Babel head. of dress gowns, are now much in vogue. Mary | dress, looked “like a mad woman.' has scarcely an evening dress without them. No The large necklace was still used though not ornament gives a more becoming finish to the constantly worn, but the ear-ring was discon. bust; and while it dresses consistently and ele tinued. The bosom was either entirely exposed, gantly the back and shoulders, it has the effect of or merely shaded by gauze, an indecency that lessening the appearance of the waist at the gave great and equal offence to prudent faihers bottom.

and ladies whose necks no longer vied in white. Before I bid you good night, I will endeavour ness with the down of swans, to give you a practicil description of the new The chemise had a tucker, or border, but that ruff, now almost indispensable to the morning || seldom concealed what it ought to have hid. and out-door costume. (And I beg you to re The boddice was open in front, and fastened with member, dear Julia, that nothing is considered || gold or silver clasps, or jewellery ; the sleeves $0 pulgar, and indecorous, as 10 exhibit the full,

INTO THE ORIGIN AND DIVERSITIES OF

COSTUME.

ANN,

GEORGLI.

The large rub hoop made its appearance in this Spanish broad cloth, trimmed with goid lace, reign, and was of all things the most absurd ; was still in use for ladies' dresses; and scarfs, however, the apology for its absurdity was its / greatly furbelowed, were worn from the Duchess coolness in summer, by admitting a free circula to the peasant, as were riding-hoods on lierse. tion of air. Granger says, “ it was no more a back, and the masks, which continued in use till petticoat than Diogenes's tub was his breeches."* the following reign, to shield the face from the

The flounces and furbelows which began in this sunimer's sun and the winter's wind. reign, became enormously ridiculous. Embroidered shoes continued in fashion; and both ladies and gentlemen had their gloves richly em. broidered.'

ON RIVALRY. Queen Ann strictly observed decorum in her dress, and is said to have carried it so far as to Those who think that Rivalry is a source of appear to have made it her study; and would

hatred and quarrels among men, will find them. often condescend 10 observe in her domestics of selves undeceived when they judge of things not either sex, whether a ruffle, or perriwig, or the according to the first appearance they assume, but lining of a coat were appropriate. Lord Bo.

to the stat in which we behold them, when ex. lingbroke was once sent for in haste by the Queen, || perience has torn off the veil which concealed and went to her Majesty in a ramillie, or tie-wig, truth from our eyes. It will then be seen, on the instead of a full-bottomed one; which so offended

contrary, at least in many cases, to join two perhis sovereign, that she said, " I suppose that sons together in the bonds of friendship: for his Lordship will come to court the next time in

what is required to render friendship more sincere his night-cap."

and more lasting, but a similarity of tastes and inclinations? And whatever be the end to which

we bend our exertions, whether it be the possesThe female sex generally alter their modes of sion of a fine woman, the acquirement of a talent dress most; but as there was no queen in Great and science, or of a lucrative employment, still Britain, and as the ladies who accompanied his || having constantly the same object in view, hoidmajesty were neither by birth, propriety of con

ing it in the same estimation, feeling the same duct, age, or beauty, qualified to make any im.

wish of succeeding in its attainment, and propression in point of fashion in this country where | bably following the same path towards it, will they were very generally unpopular, their influ

necessarily lead them to a close resemblance ence did not operate niuch towards effecting an

of each other, and pave the way to their future alteration in female dress or decorations of any || intimacy. They must incessanıly meet toge. kind. Nevertheless the ladies still reduced their | ther, and provided their temper be not unami. shapes, as if to represent some of those insects | able, jealousy will not be powerful enough to which seem to have the two ends held together | blind them to the consciousness of their respective only by a slender union. But the consequence duerit, and to blast effectually every seed of of this ta pering was deformity and ill-health; in justice in their hearts, as to render them univ.in did a Venus de Medicis prore that there is able to acknowledge it. The longing they feel of a due proportion to be observed by nature; in excelling each other, induces them to pry more vain was it allowed that, amongst unclothed ininutely into every quality or perfection they posAfricans, a crooked woman was as great a rarity sess, and therefore they descry the most hidden as a straight European lady. To Madernoiselle | virtues of their souls, which are not perhaps Pantine, a mistress of Marshal Saxe, the world | equally apparent to those who have not the was obliged for that stiffened pasteboard case same interest in watching them. As they purcalled a pantine, by which an universal compres sue the same course, the same ideas must start sion ensued, to the destruction of the fine sym up in their minds, their conversation proves metry of the female form, as designed by nature. equally useful to both, and the emulation which

impels them to display all their faculties, causes * Swist says, in one of his letters to his friend them to shine with brighter lustre in the eyes of in Ireland, -" Have you got the whalebone pet the world. It may be said on the other side, that ticoat amongst you yet? I hate them; a woman Rivalry has directed the hand of the first mure here may hide a moderate gallant under them." derer, that Cain and Abel, Eteocles and Polg. Henry IV. of France, it is well known, was saved | nice, were, by her inspiration, taught to revel in from assassination, by hiding himself under his the blood of their adversaries; but these chaqueen's (Margaret of Valois) hoop. Every raciers had received from nature more violent thing, however preposterous, may be made passions, than those which agitate the breasts of useful.

our modern beaur, and the manners of the lines

in which their crimes were perpetrated, were not In Charlotte-square, the Lady of Sir John calculated to teach them lessons of humanity. Sinclair, of Ulbster, Bart. of a daughter.

Lucretia reigns like a sovereign over the hearts The Hon. Mrs. Vansirtart, of a son and heir. of those who surround her; numberless subjects In Grosvenor-square, Lady Stanley, of a daugha await her nod, and try to gratify all her wishes ter. as soon as they are made known, they are even In Spring Gardens, the Right Hon. the Coun. able to guess them. The direction of her tess of Berkeley, of a daughter. affairs never was so wisely and so securely placed At Mr. Perceval's, in Lincoln's-Inn-fields, as in the hands of her admirers ; they are the Mrs. Perceval, of a son. most disinterested lawyers and agents that ever At St. Giles's, the Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth have been met with, for the only reward they || Talbot, of a daughter. demand for their trouble is a Icok, or the per In London, Lady Howick, of a son. mission of continuing their exertions. They Atlier mother's house, the Duchess of Rulland, seem to be a family of brothers instead of rivals, | in Sackville-street. Piccadilly, Lady Catherine and the cause of their union is the belief that Forrester, of a son. none is more successful than the rest.

At the Earl of Derby's house, Golden-square, Lucretia displays all her art in order not to Lady Stanley, of a daughter. dispel this pleasing illusion, and success has cor In Gower-street, the wife of Captain Jonathan stanuy attended her line of conduct. Every one Birch, of a daughter. longs to divine her least important wishes, and to

A poor woman at Sunderland was delivered of acquire a higher title to her favour by hastening three children, all likely to live. to fulfil them. She has made a particular study of their tempers, and according to the result of her observations, classifies then, so as to lay open before them the career in which their ta

MARRIED. lents are most calculated to shine : thus the company she receives is like an instrument, the keys At St. George's Church, Hanover-square, of wbich she knows how to strike harmoniously. || Lord Chartley, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester, Far from imitating the coquettes who think it an to Miss Gardner, daughter of W. D. Gardner, honour to be the cause of quarrels, she employs | Esq. of Lower Grosvenor-street. all her influence in preserving peace and order At Mary-le-Bone Church, Major General the among her suitors; and, like the sun, which || Hon. Charles Hope, to Miss Finch Halton, keeps in equipoise the worlds that roll around it, eldest daughter of George Finch Harton, Esq. of she is the centre of attraction, around which all Eastwell Park, Kent. the beaux are equally drawn and move in regular Lately, at Messina, in Sicily, Lieutenantorbits. If one be absent from her, and meet with Colonel Bunbury, Quarter-Master-General to the his rival, he will feel no sentiment of jealousy, || British Army in that Island, to Miss Louisa Fox, but gladness at being able to converse on the eldest daughter of General Fox, and niece to the same subject with a person who is as deeply in. late Right Hon. C.J. Fox, terested in her welfare as himself.

Lately, at Zante, Count Antonio Comuin, Rivalry, in what regards the powers of the mind, || Prince and President of the lonian Republic, to is not always a source of mutual aversion; two Miss Ellena Foresti, daughter of Spiridion Foresti, rival authors are in general desirous of pleasing | Esq. British Resident in the Seven Islands. each other, when in company together, by yield. In London, Robert Heathcote, Esq. (brother ing up voluntarily the palm of talent, in order

of Sir Gilbert Heathcote) to Miss Searle of Coventto shew themselves more worthy of it; and as

Garden theatre. though they did not acknowledge their respec. At St. George's Church, Hanover-square, the tive merit in public, they feel it, when in solitude

Hon. Colonel Crewe, son of Lord Crewe, of they see truth naked; the hope of profiting by l Crewe Hall, in the county of Chester, to Miss each other's conversation is another motive for Hungerford, of Cavendish-square, and of Calns, their becoming closely acquainted.

in Wiltshire. In a word, it is only among women and slaves In Dublin, C. Aldrich, Esq. of 50th regt. to triat Rivalry is never forgotten or forgiven. Miss Blake, sister to the Countess, of Errol.

At Edinburgh, Robert Fraser, Esq. to Lady BIRTHS.

Anne Maitland, eldest daughter of the Earl of

Lauderdale. In Grosvenor square, Lady Ann Ashley Cooper,

The Rev. Thomas Woodforde, of Ashford, Pady of the Hon. Cropley Ashley Cooper, M. P. Somersetshire, to Miss Braithwaite, of the Royal mí a son,

Infirmary, Greenwich,

DIED.

In New Burlington-street, after a long and most

severe ilness, the Right Hon Lady Walpole. Lawrence Harman Parsons, Earl of Ross, Vis

At her house in Baih, in the 81st year of her count Ormanstown, and Baron Ormanstown.

age, Lady Gibbons, reliet of the late Sir John His Lordship married Lady Jane King, eldest Gibbons, Bart. K. B. and mother of the present daughter of the first Earl of Kingston, by whom

Sir Wm. Gibbons, Bart. he has left one daughter, who is married to Lord

At Paris, in the 85th year of her age, the Erris, the nephew of the Countess, and who now

Right Hon. Lady Anastasia Stafford Howard, inherits the immense fortune, real and personal, Baroness of Stafford, only surviving daughter and of her lare father.

heir of William Earl of Stafford, who died in At Edinburgh, Lady Maxwell, relict of Sir

1734. She was sole heir of the body of Sir Wm. Willian Maxwell, of Monreith, Bart, and mother || Howard, Viscount Stafford, the only married of the Duchess of Gordon.

younger son of the present Duke of Norfolk's At Windsor, the Rt. Rev. John Douglas, Lord

ancestor, Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. She Bishop of Salisbury.

was also sole heir of the body of that Viscount's At Salthill, the Duke of Montpensier, brother

wife, Mary Stafford, Baroness of Stafford; and to the Duke of Orleans, first Prince of the blood

through her sole heir of the body of Edward, Royal of France In Park-street, Grosvenor-square, the Right

the last Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, heredi. Hon. Lady Jane Knolls, second daughter of the

tary Lord High Constable of England, who was Earl of Banbury.

sole heir of the body of King Edward the Third's At Osborn's Hotel, Sir James Durno, lately || stock, Duke of Gloucester, and of his wife, Lady.

youngest son, Thomas Plantagenet, of Wood. his Majesty's Consul at Memel, &c.

Eleanor Bohun, eldest daughter and co-heir of At his seat near Castle-Martyr, in Ireland, after

the last Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford, a tedious illness, the Earl of Shannon. At Vienna, Count Stahremberg, father of

Essex, and Northampton, and Lord High Con

stable of England; and whose younger sister was Count Stahremberg, the Austrian Ambassador in this country.

wife of King Henry the Fourth, but from whose

body there was an entire failure of issue on the At a very advanced age, Mrs. Kemble, relict of the late Roger Kemble, Esq. and mother of

death of her grandson, King Henry the Sixth.

Notwithstanding the accumulation of Plantathat family who are properly considered as the

genet, Bohun, and Stafford heirships, which begreat supports of the modern Stage.

came centered in Lady Anastasia Stafford Howard, At Ramsgate, Charles Dilly, Esq. formerly an

she was disabled by the attainder of her ancestor, eminent bookseller in London.

the last Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, in the At the Hague, in the 98th year of his age, || reign of King Henry the Eighth, from possessing Joseph Vanderdeirson, of some considerable wealth, who never intermeddled in the revolutions

any of the family dignities, except the Stafford Barony.

She died without having ever been or politics of his country. It is farther added,

married. Her heis is Sir William Jerningham, that he never was known to go out of his house for upwards of forty years; nor of any thing going | mentioned William, Earl of Stafford.

Bart. whose grandmother was sister of the before. into or out of it, by his nearest neighbours.

At his house in Queen-street, Brompton-road, At the Hague, on the 15th inst. the Prince Royal, Napoleon Charles, in his fifth year. This

Nicholas Bond, Esq. upwards of twenty years one is the youth who it was intended should be the Buw-street, being appointed to that situation

of the Sitting Magistrates at the Public Office in successor of the French Emperor.

upon the demise of the late Sir John Fielding,

London : Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton-street, Strand.

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