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the gratified audience a display of his wonderful skill on the single string. Madame Demeric, Grandolfi Seguin, and Signor De Begnis, Galli, &c. also aided the cause.
The stalls for the sale of fancy articles, were generally superintended by the fashionables among our female nobility, who gave no small grace to the entertainment.
Pale walker in the silent night,
LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS
FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES
skirt by næuds of iced ribbon of a light rose or straw colour.
We have seen a morning redingote of white muslin, in which each side of the skirt in front was bordered with crevês of embroidered tulle; between each crevě was a noud of rose-coloured gauze ribhon, the ends descending below the creve. This ladder of næuds corresponded with those which separated the sabots on the long sleeves. A ceinture with long ends fastened in front, and descending on a white gros de Naples petticoat; the corsage rather open on the chest, with a round falling collar, trimmed with a double row of lace.
With embroidered jaconot redingotes, the petticoat should be embroidered with the same designs as the redingote.
Many pelerines with long ends, are made of plain muslin, bordered with a wide hem only. Some are edged with narrow lace.
Though the heat has been far from oppressive, many ladies have adopted the blouse-wrappers for morning dresses. The front is gathed in puckers on each side, and simply fastened by a ceinture of the same material. Jaconot-chalys, and cashmeres, are most used for this description of dress; a very pretty sort is a small Turkish palın on a white ground. To avoid all unnecessary accessaries with this easy and comfortable dress; collerettes are worn, that have the trimmings mounted on a band, and are made fast to a ribbon which forms cravat round the neck.
Small black lace veils are worn with neglige dresses.
We have seen some handsome pockets trimmed with small næuds; to those who are inclined to take our advice, we cannot too strongly recommend the adoption of this ancient but useful fashion. The næuds are thus disposed: the slit or opening is trimmed all round with a slight pucker or small plaits, and marked at each extremity by a neud, the lower one larger and two smaller næuds on each side.
The pelerines-mantelets composed of coloured muslins or jaconots, are sometimes fastened with tatfeta næuds, the ceinture of gros grain, but it is in better taste to have them of the same material as the dress.
For neglige wrappers, the ceinture must be similar to the dress.
The skirts of dresses very wide, plain and long, particularly behind, but those of redingotes are often trimmed. We will describe one of rose-coloured gros de Naples, the corsage en caur and open, trimmed with a wide mantilla of black lace extending low down the sleeves ; a corsage between the mantilla and the ceinture, a noud of rose-coloured taffeta ribbon covered with black lace, and from the ceinture to the lower extremity of the skirt, seven næuds similar to that of the
corsage, disposed at equal distances, but widening as they des. cend. The lappings similarly ornamented.
Shawls.—The most fashionable summer shawls are of silk, brilliant and soft, the ground black with large orange or rose-coloured designs, and edged round with long silk fringe.
Black gauze shawls, hand embroidered, in silk of all colours, and intermixed with gold, are prettier than those embroidered in floss silk.
Scarps.--Light gauze scarfs are numerous, but those of printed gauze or silk muslin are in better taste.
Short gauze scarfs terminated by tassels and figuring
INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM “ Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-" Journal des Dames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modis et L'Indiscret- -" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"-“ Le Mercure des Salons,' &c. &c.
Dresses.-Uniformity in the ensemble of the toilet is not now so imperiously required. The eye is no longer shocked, if with a rose or brown-coloured dress a rose or brown cravat is not worn; on the contrary, light green and cherry-coloured ribbons and fichus are worn with almost all colours; these two shades match perfectly well with
confusion of different shades.
Black lace appears as a distinguished elegance ; black mittens as an eccentricity of an old fashion revived, but as black lace and black mittens are favorable to the complexion and skin, they were at first adopted with fureur, and so much worn by everybody, that it is more than probable that they will not be seen next season, at least amongst that class with which they originated.
Wrappers are more numerous than ever; the richest materials are employed for this description of dress. Foulards and woollen muslins are much employed for this purpose. We will mention one composed of rose coloured silk muslin with designs of green oak leaves. The petticoat was of white gros de-Naples; the chemisette of British point lace; a rice straw hat ornamented with a rose-coloured poppy.
Most élégantes of the fashionable world, wear painted Pekin dresses, notwithstanding the opposition existing between this material and the season; these dresses have very light designs on white grounds, small bouquets of blue carnations on a dove-coloured ground, made a very pretty dress; another was with bell flowers, rose, yellow and lilac on a white ground, was worn by a lady highly distinguished for her good taste.
For morning neglige toilets, white jacconots. For evening, white muslin.
Striped muslin redingotes, are closed in front of the
necklace, are become too cheap and common, black blond mounted on a coloured ribbon, chintzed or with lozenges of different colours, and edged on each side with narrow black lace, are generally preferred.
Even the small bags or reticules are trimmed or covered with black lace.
CEINTURES.-Buckles are less worn than nouds, particularly with elegant wrappers.
Ribbons for ceintures are still loaded with printed or figured designs. We have seen
a scarf, or rather a mantelet of a novel description, formed by rose-coloured gauze ribhun, figured with black designs, and separated by entre-deux of black lace, the trimming was of ribbons edged with lace, no ruche in front; a stomacher of narrow lace laid Hat and joined by neuds from the neck to the extremity of the mantelet.
Hats & Capotes.-d few drawn capotes are still worn; the handsomest we have seen for morning neglige dresses, were composed of gros de Naples écrue, trimned with striped gros de Naples ribbons ; a small cap of plain tulle, ornamented on each side with three gauze ribbon leaves, blue, rose, or cherry-coloured.
Rice straw or crape hats are profusely but tastefully ornamented with flowers.
The shape of capotes at present may be divided in two classes, those placed in a vertical line, and having the appearance of being on a level with the crown. These ca potes are placed so far back on the head, that the briin, or edge is on a line with the forehead, barely covering the narrow trimming of the cap worn under them. In opposition to this make, another has appeared, the crown of which is composed of gros de Naples, and resembling a cone: the shapes of ricestraw round and close on the cheek, trimmed with gauze ribbon brides or ties which encircle the crown and fasten under the chin, ornamented with a bouquet of pinks.
The crowns of Leghorns are higher, and the shapes not so small as those composed of silk materials; they are ornamented with a large flower tastefully displayed, without ribbons or any other accessory.
Some very graceful rice-straw small hats are thus made, the crown of gros de Naples is gathered by coulises, the shape of rice-straw, lined with rose-coloured silk, ornamented with a rose.
Another hat of the same description, lined with green, the crown of green gros de Naples; on side a bouquet of geranium, separated in the middle by a white straw open worked band.
On coarse straw hats, a large rose, but of the finest description, is often displayed.
Another kind of ornainent employed with the above sort of hats, consists of three bands of blue gros de Naples, each forming a circle round the crown; they are fastened on the side by a bouquet of corn flowers, separated in the middle by a straw loop, the lining of the hat blue.
Rice-straws are becoming every day more numerous. Their shape varies from the modest capote, to the most elegant and highly ornamented hat. They are ornamented with bouquets of scented peas and carnations.
Three roses of different shades, forms also a very handsome ornament.
LINEN.—Morning caps with ruches are generally bordered with a narrow lace sewed on the edge of the tulle.
Pocket handkerchiefs are still with wide embroidered hems, above the hem a wreath, and the corners richly embroidered.
Chemisettes and pelerines are now without ruches round the throat, all are made with small, falling collars, or a narrow lace laid flat.
Morning chemisettes are with embroidered cambric, trimmed with Valenciennes lace; double collars are elegant, but to avoid their heavy appearance, a double wreath is embroidered on the collar, separated by a double row of lace, which figures a double collar.
Plain muslin pelerines are worn with negliges, the wide hem of which is cut in pointed dents, turned over on the material, thus producing a succession of bright and dead white points which has a pretty effect.
FANTASIA.—The most elegant purses are of light netting, white, with enamelled springs and runners.
A new sort of purse much in fashion is produced by various coloured silk twists sewed together, and ga. thered at the extremities instead of tassels. Black and red, white and blue has a pretty effect. Silk cords twisted in quadrilles are applied to this purpose, and make very strong and handsome purses.
Parasols are made which are entirely covered on the outside with black blond, and lined with coloured taffeta ; the mountings in ivory set with gold.
Coiffures.—The hair at the present season is arranged in the most simple manner. The bandeaux à la Marguerite are still in great favor; an innovation has however been attempted, which is a tuft of hair, placed on each side over the bandeaux.
MATERIALS AND COLOURS.—The fashionable world appears inclined to secede from that affectation of the goût simple in which it had fallen for the last two years. At present, without a chance of being noted as particular, we may wear what materials we please, providing the make and cut be according to the present fashion. Laces continue to enjoy the same degree of favor, and embroidery its endless variety and elegance of designs. Rich materials alone are employed in all dresses except for negliges. Grenadin-toulards, silk and cashmere tissues, and woollen muslins, are above every other material considered in good taste for demitoilets. For morning wrappers, dark shaded jaconots with Mosaique or Arabesque designs, or large brightcoloured flowers on a black or brown ground, are much employed.
At the beginning of the present season, we mentioned a material advantageously employed by some of our first milliners, in the composition of summer capotes ; it is called tissu de l'Inde, and by its fineness and delicacy of workmanship, is particularly well adapted for light summer articles.
Mousseline de laine, or woollen muslin, is employed for dresses of every description. The designs are various, Grecian, Turkish, and Egyptian, then colonades, bouquets, &c.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.
Plate TWENTY-NINE.-Figure 1.- Dinner Dress. -A figured gros de Naples dress, with pointed pelorine and falling collar, trimmed with black blond, and terminated in front with a silk tassel; the sleeves simiJarly ornamented. A black blond cap, ornamented with an egret,
FIGURE II.--CARRIAGE DRESS.A tulle dress with with lat transversal plaits ; a pelerine with a double long pointed gros de Naples pelerine closed in front row of sharp dents fastened round the neck by a black with taffeta noeuds, edged with lace widening over the blond cravat, the skirt open in front; the sleeves long shoulders and forming épaulettes. A rice-straw hat, and close fitting from the elbow to the wrist. A ricesmall open shape, low inclined crown, ornamented straw hat, open shape, high pointed crown, ornawith a feather; the ties trimmed with a ruche.
mented with a bouquet of feathers. Figure III.-Walking DRESS.-A silk.gauze dress, FIGURE II.-MORNING WALKING DRESS.-An em. with cambric double pelerine indented over the shoul. broidered jaconot redingote with square cut pelerine ; ders, round falling collar, the points crossed under the muslin petticoat edged with scolloped lace. A small ceinture, and edged all round with narrow scolloped bibi shaped capote, trimmed with ribbon bars and muslin. A rice-straw hat lined with silk, tastefully noeuds, ornamented with dwarf roses, trimmed with figured gauze ribbons, and ornamented Figure III.--Walking Dress -A gros de Naples with Chinese honeysuckle.
dress, pointed corsage with small pelerine indented at First Hat & Back View.-A straw hat, half-elose the shoulders and arched in the middle; an embroid. shape, pointed crown ornamented with a large rose. ered cambric canezou; the skirt very wide, and dis
Second Hat & Back View.-A Cresontine Spa posed in rich deep plaits, a deep hem. A rice-straw wood hat, open shape, inclined crown trimmed with hat, small open shape, pointed crown, trimmed with taffeta ribbons, edged with a double ruche, and orna- roses or cireles of narrow flat laid lace disposed at equal mented with a bouquet of fancy flowers.
distances, a noeud of cut ribbon ends and flowers. Third Hat & BACK VIEW.-A poux de soie capote, CAPOTE & BACK VIEW.-A ribbon capote, trimmed close shape, high pointed doom-shaped crown, trimmed with noeuds of cut ribbon ends, and ornamented with with noeud of the same material, and ornamented with flowers. fancy flowers.
Hat & Back View.--A silk hat, the shape half Centre HAT. A figured silk hat, open shape, closed, the crown high and pointed, ornamented with round crown, trimmed with ribbon bars, and orna. ribbon
and bars ; the ties trimmed with a ruche. mented with roses.
Cap & Back View.—A blond cap, the trimming in Plate THIRTY-FIGURE I.-WALKING Dress.--A front disposed en auréole, ornamented with flowers silk redingote, deep cut corsage, the plaits caught tastefully displayed. up in the middle and maintained by a band extending Centre Cap & BACK VIEW.-A tulle cap, the front to the ceinture; a tulle chemisette edged round the trimming figuring butterfly wings, ornamented on one throat with a ruche; the sleeves wide from the shoulder side with egrets of cut ribbon ends, and noeuds on the to the elbow, and turned up similar to a cuff; under other. this a second sleeve is fastened above the elbow, and Plate THIRTY-Two. Figure 1.-WALKING Dress. elose fitting from thence to the wrist ; the skirt open A muslin wrapper, colonade designs, edged with nar. in front and lined with sarcenet of a different shade row lace. Under dress of white cambric, embroidered from that of the dress. A gauze scarf with a tassel at in front. A rice straw hat, open shape, ornamented each end. A rice-straw hat, small open shape, high with feathers. pointed crown, trimmed with ribbon coques, and orna- FIGURE II.-WALKING.-DRESS.--An embroidered mented with flowers.
muslin redingote, open in front and edged with lace; FIGURE 11.--WALKING Dress. A white muslin an embroidered cambric pelerine with a square falling dress with pelerine edged with three rows of round collar, also edged with lace. A bibi shaped capote, plaits. A black lace cravat. A figured silk hat, the trimmed with næuds of cut ribbon ends, and a black shape small, the centre elerated, trimmed with large blond veil. ribbon coques, and ornamented with wild flowers.
FIGURE II1.-PROMENADE Dress. An embroidered FIGURE III.-CARRIAGE DRESS.-A jaconet dress, jaconot dress, deep cut corsage with small gathers sup: . figured in colonades, a black blond pelerine with ported by five embroidered bands, edged round the bust square falling collar, the points descending low down with a very narrow ruche. А
gauze scarf. A silk hat, the skirt and fastened in front with light green ribbon small open dress shape, low round crown, ornamented noeuds. A ribbon capote, half closed shape, round with feathers. erown, tastefully trimmed with ribbon noeuds.
First Hat & Back View.-A rice-straw hat, the Pikst Hat & BACK View.--A gros de Naples hat, shape square cut under the ears, the crown flat, trimmed small open shape, high pointed crown trimmed in front across with three noeuds and a chou in front from which with a large coque, andornamented with a branch of lilac. originates a branch of bell flowers.
Second Hat & Back View. A rice-straw hat, half Second HAT. -A silk hat, sinall open shape, orna. closed shape, the side descending below the ear, lined mented with two ostrich feathers arched back over the with silk, a ribbon noeud on one side and a bouquet of feathers on the other.
CAPOTE.-A figured silk capote, the shape extremely Capote & Back View.-A rice-straw capote, the small, edged with dented lace, the crown low and ga. crown inclined and composed of silk edged with a thered in plaits from the back, trimmed with two rib. double row of dented ribbon, and trimmed with ribbon bon noeuds in front and a smaller one over the curtain. noeuds.
THIRD Hat & Back View.-A white Leghorn, COIFFURE & BACK VIEW.—The hair turned up half open shape rounded under the ear, high pointed smooth behind and elevated in smooth coques, sup- crown, trimmed with a large ribbon coque on one side, ported by gold headed darts, the hair in front separated ornamented with a branch of dwarf fowers on the other. in smooth bandeaux à la Marguerite.
First CAP & BACK VIEW.--Ag einbroidered tulle cap. Plate Thirty-ONE.FIGURE 1.-CARRIAGE DRESS. CENTRE Cap & BACK VIEW.---An embroidered muslin -A printed jaconet redingote, the corsage close fitting cap, the trimining in front figuring a bat's wing.
MODES DE PARIS ET DE LONDRES.
Sur les grosses pailles dites paillassons, on met PUISEES AUX SOURCES LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES.
souvent une seule grosse rose très-fine.
Une autre disposition d'ornement pour ces mêmes Les habitudes de campagne semblent avoir acquis un
chapeaux, consiste en trois bandes de gros de Naples
bleu, formant trois cercles antour de la forme. Ils nouveau degré de liberté. Jamais il n'y eut moins d'exigence pour la tenue, le décorum, etc. Au matin,
sont arrêtés sur le côté par un bouquet de bleuets les femmes ont le peignoir de jaconas à petits dessins
séparé au milieu par une attache en paille; la doublure ou de couleur écrue, au-dessus duquelle rabat le collet
du chapeau est bleue. de batiste de la chemise de nuit, dont le sabot se laisse
On voit des éventails dans tous les élégans salons. aussi apercevoir sur le devant de la poitrine, ainsi que
C'est un luxe que d'en avoir un charmant assortiment
placé sur les consoles, les tables, etc, ; on les offre aux les manchettes au bas des manches; avec cela des cheveux lisses sous un petit bonnet de batiste, à coulisse,
personnes qui vous viennent voir, comme on offre les
écrans en hiver. Les femmes ont une manière toute garni d'une dentelle; des pantoufles en peau anglaise
gracieuse de s'aérer avec ces éventails, qui son vraiment imprimée, des mitaines de fil d'Ecosse blanc à jour. Voilà la tenue du premier matin, matin qui se compte
precieux dans les grandes chaleurs. Les plus à la
mode sont des éventails chinois. depuis huit heures jusqu'à une heure de l'après-midi : alors la toilette est plus recherchée. Le peignoir est
GANTS.-On porte des mitaines en soie à jour, nonen foulard, ou en mousseline, ou en jaconas blanc
seulement noires, mais encore de toutes couleurs. brodé. Les cheveux sont relevés en belles tresses; un
en voit aussi beaucoup en soie blanche. collier de dentelle noir ou un ficha de fantaisie se noue
Des gants longs, à doigts, sont également en soie, autour du cou, On porte des bottines ou de jolies
à jour, noir, blancs, ou de couleur de fantaisie. Même mode
pour les gants courts. guêtres; les mitaines sont noires, et la plupart portent d'élégans tabliers à poches ou à épaulettes brodées, et
Les voiles les plus à la mode sont en dentelle noir ; enjolivés dans tous les genres. Quant aux costumes de
ils sont préférés à la blonde noire. diner et de visite de voisinage que l'on fait pendant les
On voit beaucoup de petits bonnets en tulle ou mouslongues soirées, ils sont variés selon les caprices; c'est
seline brodés, doublés en gaze rose ou bleue ; les rubans alors qu'apparaissent les belles pélerines, les canezous
qui les garnissent sont assortis à la doublure.
LINGERIE.—Les bonnets à ruches ont pour la plupart brodés au plumetis, les robes bordées, les chapeaux en paille d'Italie, et même ceux en paille de riz.
aujourd'hui une petite dentelle cousue au bord du tulle. Rien
Les fonds de mousseline brodée sont très-recherchés. n'est joli, pour la campagne, comme les capotes en tissu de l'Inde dont nous avons fait mention.
Les beaux mouchoirs de poche ont toujours de très. Les peignoirs sont plus nombreux qu'ils ne l'ont
larges ourlets ; le dessus de l'ourlet est couvert d'un jamais été. On donne cette coupe aux étoffes même du
semé brodé au plumetis ; au-dessus de l'ourlet une
guirlande, et quatre coins magnifiques. plus grand prix. Les foulards et les mousselines de laine sont beaucoup employés pour cet usage. On en
On ne voit plus du tout de chemisettes ou de pélefait en mousseline de soie qui sont d'une fraicheur char.
rines garnies d'une ruche au haut du cou; ce sont des mantè. Nous en citerons un en mousseline de soie
collets rabattus, ou de petites dentelles à plat ou fron
cées. rose tendre, sur lequel était un dessin fouilli en feuilles de chêne vertes ; cela formait un costume charmant.
Pour les chemisettes du matin, des collets de batiste Le jupon de dessous était en gros de Naples; la che
brodés, garnis de valencienne ; les doubles collets sont misette en point d’Angleterre; le chapeau, en paille de
élégans, mais pour que ce soit moins lourd, on dispose riz, orné d'un pavot rosé.
sur un seul collet une double guirlande de broiderie Les grandes élégantes portent beaucoup de robes en
séparé par une double rangée de dentelle, ce qui figure
deux collets. pékin peint, malgré l'opposition qui semble exister entre cette étoffe et la saison. Ces robes ont à la vé.
On porte en négligé des pélerines de mousseline unie, rité des dessins excessivement légers sur des fonds
dont le large ourlet est découpé en dents de loup qui se blancs, ou de nuances très-tendres. Des petits bou.
retournent sur l'étoffe et produisent ainsi une suite de quets d'æillets bleus sur un fond tourterelle, faisaient
pointes mates et de pointes claires qui sont d'un joli
effet. une charmante robe; une autre, avec des branches de clochettes roses, jaunes et lilas, sur un fond blanc,
Beaucoup de pélerines n'ont qu'un large ourlet au était portée par une femme très distinguée pour son
bord duquel est froncée une très-fine dentelle. bon goût.
FANTAISIES.—Les bourses les plus élégantes sont en Les dessins les plus comme il faut sont toujours très
filet très-clair, blanc, avec les secrets et les coulars en
émail, ou en fin réseau de couleur avec la garniture en grands. Des bouquets assez séparée sur des fonds de fin jaconas, ou mousseline blanche, se préfèrent pour
or poli. toilette de campagne. On voit néanmoins encore
Ön voit des petits sacs travaillés en petits lacets, qui beaucoup de dessins à colonnes.
produisent des quadrilles à jour. Ce travail est une De gracieux petits chapeaux se font en paille de riz,
espèce de filet.
Les lacets en soie produisent aussi un noveau genre avec un fond en gros de Naples à coulisse ; une passe
de bourses à la mode. On prend diverses nuances de en paille de riz doublée en rose ; un fond rosé et une
lacets que l'on coud l'un auprès de l'autre, et que l'on fleur rosée pour ornement, était une charmante fan
fronce aux deux extrémités, à la place des glands; le taisie.
noir et le rouge, le bleu et le blanc, font très-bien. Un autre chapeau du même genre, doublé en vert, avait un fond en gros de Naples vert; sur le côté, un
On vend aussi pour cet usage des lacets quadrillés. Ces
bourses son très-souples et très-solides. bouquet de géranium, séparé au milieu par une attache en paille blanche.
Faith.-Implicit Feith has been sometimes ludicrously styled fides carbonaria, from the noted story of one who, ex: amining an ignorant collier on his religious principles, asked boim what it was that he believed ? He answered, “ I believe what the Church believes.” The other rejoined, * What then does the Church believe ?" He replied readily, “ The church believes what I believe." The other, desirous, it' possible, 10 bring him to particulars, once more resmined his inquiry: “Tell me, then, I pray yon, what it is you and the church both believe ?" The only answer the collier could give was, " Why truly, sir, the church and I both-believe the same thing. This is inplicit faith in perfection, and, in the estimation of some celebrated doctors, the sun of necessary and savivg know ledge in a christian.
Laconic Order of the Day. Frederick II. wrote one day to Gen. Salmon, Commander at Cleves,-" My dear Salmon, it the Anstrians come into my territories, tell them they have mistaken their way; if they begin to argue, make them prisoners; and if they make any resistance, cut ihem to pieces.
Aboriginal Character.-As an Indian was straying thronglı a village on the Kennebec, he passed a gentleman standing at his store door, and begged a piece of tobacco. The person stepped back and selected a generous piece, for which he received a gruff · tank you,' and thought no more of the affair. Three or four months afterwards, he was surprise d at an Indian coming into the store and presenting him with a beantitil miniature bireh canoe, painted, and furnished with paddles to correspond. On asking the meaning of it, he was told,' Indian no forget; you vive me tobacco-me make this for you.' 'This man's gratitude for a trifling favour had led him to bestow more labour on his present, than would have purchased him many pounds of his tavourite fumigatory.
Composure.-01 Friday se’onight, as the condemned pri. sovers were entering the goal, of this town, one of them, of the rame of Bradnum, convicted of the burglary at Glems. ford, was thus accosted by his mother :-“ Well, boy, what are you to be done to?" “ Hanged mother." replied the son. “ Well," rejoined the mother, “ be a good boy, and don't be hanged in your besi clothes, but let me have them-I bad bet. ter take your red waistcoat now.--Bury Pust.
A Querulous Man.-Nr. Tyers (the proprietor of Vaux. hall Gardens) was a worny man, but indulged himself a little too much in the querulous strain when any thing went amiss ; insoinuch, that be said, if he had been tronght up a hatier, le believeil people would have been born without heads! A farmer once gave bim a humourous reproof for this kind of reproach of Heaven: he stepped up to him very respectfully, and asked him when he meant to open bis Gardens. Mr. 'Tvers replied the next Monday fortuight. Tlie man thanked him repeatedly, and was going away; but Mr. Tyers asked him in return, what made him so anxious to know. sir," said the farmer, " I think of sowing my turnips on that day, for yon know we shall be sure to have rain.”
Orer.ferding: -Mr. Abernethy agreed with the opinion ene tertained by Frankiin, who said that nine tenths of the diseases weie caused by over feeding. That learned surgton, in one of li is lectures in 1827, thus addressed his hearers :“ I tell you honestly what I think is the cause of the compli. cated maladies of the human race; it is their gormandizing and stuifing, and stimulating their digestive organs to an excess, thereby producing nervous disorders and irritation. The state of their minds is another grand canse; the tidgeiting and discontenting yourselves about ihat which can't be helperd; passions of all kinds-malignant passions and worldly cares, pressing upon the mind, disturb the cerebral action, and du a great deal of harm."
Voltaire's character of Cromwell is an admirable example of wisdom and conciseness.-“ Cromwell is described as a man who was an impostor all his lite. I can scarcely believe it. I conceive that he was at first an enthusiast, and that he afterwards made his fanaticism instrumental to his greatness. An ardent novice at twenty often becomes an accomplished rogne at torty. In the great game of human life, nien begin will being rupes, and end in becoming knaves. A statesman engages as his almoner a mouk, entirely made up of the details of his convent-devont, eredulous, awkward, perfectly new to the world: he acquires information, polisli, tinesse, and supplants his master."
National Physical Force of Animals.—The account given by M. Dupin, ot the Physical force of the animals of France, affords a great number of interesting observations. We remark, that the whole animal foree of the kingdom is only equal to four times the physical force of the people; while in Britain, the whole animal is equal to eleven times the playrical force of the people; whence it tollows, that in France the labourers are three times less assisred by animals than the Tabourers of Britain. In Britain, they have oue horse for every tep inhabitants; in France, one for every thirteen. The diligences, or stage coaches, except on a few roads, travel at the rate of only two leagues an lionr, while in England, the same conveyances travel at the rate of tree, and even four..
When to kill a Lion - The following curious circumstance is related in Thompson's Travels in Southern Africa :---" I was · told here that a lion had just killed an ox, and has been shot in the act. It is the habit of the lion, it seems, when he kills a large animal, lo spring mpon it, and, scizing the throat with his terrible tangs, to press the body down with his" paws, till his victim expires. The moment lie seizes bis prey, the lion closes his eyes, and never opens then again entil life is extinct. The Hoitentois are aware of this; and on the present occasion one of the herdsmen ran to the spot with his g", and fired at thie lion within a few yards distance, but, from the agitation of his verves, entirely missed him. The lion, however, did not even deign to notice the report of the guy, bat kept fast hold of liis prey. The lottentot re-loaded, fired a second time, and shoi bim through the head. This fact, beiny well an. thenticated, seemed to me curious, and worthy of being ineutioned."
Slavery." Without slavery,” say the advocates of the practice, " the plantation could not be worked ; for the negra has such a constitutional abihorfepce of labour, that oothins but blows and threats can force him to exert bis physical power's; money or entreaties vouki be found insufficient to make him rise from the sand, on which a wonde bask the whole day long.”. And, therefore, to: the sake of sweeteuing ons gossip-clips with a little cane-juice, the bitter sweat oi agony is to continue to be wrong from the brow of a follow. morial; his back is to be so lireratert, that, when te starts trom his short sleep, at the voice of his imperious fack-master, he carries away wit lim half of the rollen livier wbiche kept his bleeding limis from the ground. Bat, enough! the time is near when such scenes will et'usf, and only be remembered with horror.
Narrative of Three Desprled Children.-“ I will recorü in ibis place,” says Mr. Flint, in his Travels in America, “ narrative that impressed me deeply. It was a fair sample of the cases of extreme misery anel desolation that are often wit. nessed on the Mississippi viver. In the Sabbath school at New Madrid we receiveri' three children, who were introduced to that place under the following circumstances: A man was descending the river with these three children in his pirogue. He and his children had lamed ou a desert island, on a bider snowy eveving in December. There were bilt two houses, which were al Litile Prairie, opposite the Island, within a great distance. He waved inore whisky, although he had been drinking too freely. Against the persuasions of his childien, he left them, to cross over in his pirogue to these bouses, and renew his supply. The wind blew ligh, and the river was rongh. Nothing could disenaide him from this dan. gerous attempt. He told them that he should return to them that night, lett them in tears, and exposed to the piuless pelt. ing of the storni, and started for his carouse. The children saw the boat sink before he had halt crossed the passage: the man was drowned. These forloro beings were leit without any other covering than their own scanty and ragged diess, for he had taken his bianket with him They had neither fire por shelter, and no other food than awcooked pork and corn. It snowed fast, and the night closed over them in this situation. The elder was a girl of six years, but reinarkably shrewd and acute for her age The next was a girl of tour, and the youngest a boy ottwo. It was affecting to hear her describe lier deserlation of lieart, as she set herselt' to examine her resources. She marie them creep together, and draw their bare feet under their clothes. She covered tisem with leaves and branches, and thus they passed the first vight. In the morning, the younger children wepi biterly with cold and budger. The pork she cut into small pieces. She then persuaded them to run ayout, by setting them the example. Then she made them return to chewing corn and pork. In the course of the day, soine Indians landed on the island, found them, and, as they were coming up lo New Madrid, took them with iben."