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The ladies wore their dresses long and flowing, and were then servile copyists of the French, but not so much so as they have been since; they flounced their coats, a fashion probably borrowed from Albert Drurer, who represented an angel in a flounced pe.ticoat, driving Adam and Eve from Paradise. The ruffles were long and double; and the hair much frizzled and curled; jewels, pearls, and amber, were much worn in the hair; and earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ornaments on the stomacher and the shoulders.

riant exposures; and this cannot be difficult when we are to behold the most beautiful of all that is beauteous, Miss Victoire Saulnier, who personates Venus, floating in a bath of transparent gause. This was the picture which the sedate and critical formerly objected to, but spectators of this cast are now no more. It was applauded with unánimity. The performance of this ballet left nothing for taste or judgment to desire. Vestris was as elegant as elastic, as graceful and brilliant as when he first executed the part, and all the world knows that this was the triumph of his art. Miss Chevigny, in the part of Enone, gave a new proof of her fine talent for pantomime. It is impossible for acting to give more warmth and energy than she did to the separation in the second act. Miss V. Saulnier, as Venus, would, in the time of the Heathen Mythology, have deceived even the gods them selves. We have no picture handed down to us from antiquity, comparable to her form; and besides the merit of graceful symmetry, and the charm of a face in which all the loves revel, she performed the part with the most piquant seduction. Madame Gardel danced a pas seul to the violin obligato of Kreutzer. These two artists rivalled each other in precision and delicacy. One of the tours de force of that incomparable creature, Catalani, was to mount and descend the gamut by semi-tones. Madame

Happy, thrice happy ladies of modern days, who can go and purchase a profusion of costly toys from India, in almost every street in London, the great mart of traffic, when Mary, luckless Mary, was obliged' by stealth to obtain from a woman who dealt in such forbidden articles, fans and other female paraphernalia; and yet, being || discovered, though she wore a crown, was soundly rated for her extravagance or gossiping, Gardel appeared eager to console us for the loss or both, by her austere husband.

Hoops did not encumber the fair sex at this time, but not to be without something more than a gentle swell, they had their commode, which set out their hinder part, and gave additional grace, it was thought, to the evening train. [To be continued.]

of Catalani, by renewing this prodigy, and by the exquisite finishing and tenuity of her steps, to follow all the gradations of sound so rapturously executed by Kreutzer on his instrument. The chef d'auvre was crowned with accla mations.

The head-dress was more like a veil than a cap, thrown back, the sides of which hung below the bosom; from this the head-dress gradually shrunk to a caul with two lappets, known by the name of mob. The shoes had raised heels, square toes, were high on the instep, and worked with gold, and were always of the most costly material. The gloves of both sexes were of white leather, worked, but not so extravagantly as in Charles the Fifth's reign.



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We may judge of the gaiety of Paris from the following account of the revival of the ballet of Paris, by Gardel.

Academic Imperiale de Musique.-This ballet was performed some months ago, with retrenchments and suppressions, in order to lull into silence the clamours of the squeamish. But taste sighed for the original, and M. Gardel had the singular felicity of hearing that his work could not be amended by alteration. He hastened to obey the public voice: and success proves that the first edition was better than the second. This fame belongs only to a classic in his art. He had, for the sake of the scrupulous, suppressed the whole act of the baths and toilette of Venus, a picture full of grace and voluptuousness, in which, though there is nothing to wound the eye, the imagination may form to itself the most

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Sir Thomas Strange, Chief Justice of Madras, to Miss Burroughs, daughter of Sir Wm. roughs.

At Barbadoes, the Hon. Robert Augustus Hyndman, of Dominica, to Miss Eliz. Christian Beckles, second daughter of the Hon. John Beckles, Attorney-General and Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbadoes.


At Maldonado, Captain Rundell of the 54th regiment, in consequence of the wounds he reBurceived on the 4th January, by a party of Spanish cavalry, while commanding a foraging party a few miles from Maldonado.

At his seat at Santon Downham, Suffolk, aged 79, Charles Sloane, Earl Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea, and a Trustee of the British Museum,

At Guernsey, B. Child, Esq. son of ViceAdmiral Child, to Miss Catharine Ford.

In Dublin, the Hon. George Ponsonby, son of the late Lord Ponsonby, to Miss Glaston.

At Bath, John Curwen, Esq. (eldest son of John Christian Curwen, Esq. M. P.) to Miss Allen, only daughter of Lewis Robert Allen, Esq.

of Bath.

At his house, in Berners-street, Oxford-road, John Opie, Esq. R. A. The disease which terminated his life had its origin in a cold, caught in returning from a visit to his friend, Mr. Tresham. This cold produced, at first, but a slight indisposition, attended with a fever; the symptoms, however, encreased in a very alarming inanner, and an inflammation in the brain, which deprived him of his senses, was the result of a few day's illAs a Painter Mr. Opie was undoubtedly in the first rank of his profession, and, in losing bim, a gap has been made in the Art, which will not speedily be filled.


Lately, at St. Petersburgh, the Lady of the Russian Prince Bariatinsky. She was the second daughter of Lord Sherborne. About three months after her marriage, she accompanied the Prince to Russia.

At St. James's Palace, in the 94th year of her age, the Hon. Frances Tracy, First Bed-chamber Woman to her Majesty, and only surviving sister of the late Viscount Tracy, of Toddington, in the county of Gloucester.

After a long and painful illness, Colonel Fane M. P. for Lyme Regis, at his house in Wimpole. street, in the 55th year of his age.

After a short illness, Mr. Mark Supple, a gen tleman of very considerable literary talents.

At Bruges, in Flanders, Mrs. Mary Austin Moore, Superioress of the Convent of English Nuns at that place. She was the last lineal descendant of the celebrated Sir Thomas Moore, of the 15th century.

At Chichester, in the 75th year of her age, Lady Viscountess Lifford, relict of Lord Chancellor Lifford, of Ireland, and mother of Lieut.General Hewitt.

In Glasgow, Malcolm White, in the 1024 year of his age. He retained all his faculties to the last, and was able, on the morning of his death, to rise from his bed, and do some things about the house; he used to go about the town and country selling religious books; he was a native of Cowall, Argyleshire.

Amelia Butcher, of the Castle Foregate Shreysbury, aged 104: she declared that she broke her heart for the loss of her husband, who died about seven weeks ago.

At Birchincliffe, near Huddersfield, Mr. David Haigh, aged 83 years, and on the following day Frances, his wife, aged 90. They were both interred at Huddersfield, in one grave. They had been married upwards of 60 years. It is very remarkable that from a presentiment of their approaching death, the husband was heard to say on the Friday preceding, he believed they would both be carried out of the house together; which accordingly came to pass.

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

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FOR MAY, 1807.

Her Majesty the Queen of Naples..*.**.
Madame de Genlis....



The Golden Mirror; or, the Kings of
Sheshian; a true history, translated from
the Sheshianese....... *****
An estimate of the genius and literary cha-

racter of Voltaire......
Humours of Elections.-A hint for the



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2. FOUR WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAITS in the Fashionable Costume of the Month, two of which are finely coloured.

3. Au ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-Forte, expressly and exclusivaly red for this Work, by Dr. CALCOTT.,

4. A new and elegant PATTERN for NEEDLE-WORK.

present day

A Tale of Former Times

The Ladies' Toilette; or, Encyclopædia of


Biographical Sketch of Peter Nieuwland
The Mask; a true story

Journey to Mont Blanc; and General
Reflections on Mountainous Coun-

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Letter on Dress wwwwww:275 Antiquarian researches into the origin and diversities of Costume

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On Rivalry ... Births, Marriages, and Deaths.. Biographical Anecdotes of Mozart........ 259 Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.




London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southampton-Street, Strand, June 1, 1807.

On the first day of July, with the next Number of this Magazine (being the Eighteenth), will be published the



Which will conclude the Second Volume of this Work, with the expiration of the Half-Year.

THIS Number will proceed upon the Plan of that which was published on the first of January last, and which gave such universal satisfaction; but the CRITICAL PART will be much improved in arrangement, copiousness, and extent; a greater variety of Books will be introduced,—indeed, none of any public notoriety, or pretensions to literary fame will be omitted. The classification, moreover, will be more perfect and comprehensive, and the Proprietors trust that, in every sense, it will form a material improvement on the last.


The Proprietors having resolved to exert themselves to their utmost power, in order to make their SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER the greatest desideratum of their Work, have at length the satisfaction to announce that they have succeeded to the extent of their wishes, and are prepared to present, with their SUPPLEMENT, an Embellishment of a rarity, value, and interest, which has never been attempted in any similar Work.

The Embellishment prefixed to the SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER IS


The subject is the "Memorable introduction of the EMPEROR ALEXANDER of RUSSIA to the QUEEN OF PRUSSIA at BERLIN". It consists of Six WHOLE LENGTH PORTRAITS; and has been Engraven from the celebrated Picture now at BERLIN. The Portraits are the most finished and accurate Likenesses of these distinguished Personages; and few of them (indeed none as whole lengths) have as yet been made public in this country. They are as follow:

1. THE QUEEN OF PRUSSIA,-A Whole Length.




5. PRINCE LOuis of prussIA, who was killed in the battle of Jena,—Ditto. 6. PRINCE FERDINAND, his Brother,-Ditto.

This Print has been Engraven in a most beautiful manner, by BURKE, and would sell singly in the Print Shops for Fifteen Shillings or a Guinea.

The Subscribers are requested to give orders for the SUPPLEMENT to those who supply them with the regular Work. The earlier the Order the better Impression will be obtained.

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