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is over, he rewards the assisting toil of his child positive injunction for the jovial observance of their ren, by planting expressly for them a few slips Saint's day: Like Moore's bard, St. Patrick wished and roots of the commonest but most beautiful no fasting, tears, nor sorrowing to be indulged in, flowers; and by digging and trimming the flower in commemoration of his memory, which shews that border, neatly hemmed in with box, or thrift, he understood the genius of the nation fully better or daisies, or London pride. He begins also to than some modern statesmen. In his last speech think of his bees; and when he returns at night, handed down by tradition, he recommended his vothe children tell of the frequent bee-journeys on taries rather to rejoice in the manner of hearty that sunny day, and of the bee visits traced to Christians at his departure for a better world than the neighbouring sallows. To the mechanic, an

even the Emerald Isle'; and the more effectually hour so spent, after a long day at the loom, the last, to fulfill his advice, it was coupled with an inor the forge, is at once health and enjoyment. A junction to “take a drop of something to drink" garden is also the most potent auxiliary of the in honour of his memory Few Irishmen disobey Temperance Society that we can imagine. It is the the dying request of their saint.* “ Schoolmaster abroad,” teaching by beautiful and

AIR. meaning signs, lessons of wisdom and virtue. It is the best club-room of half the year.

The air that encompasses the earth is, from the

intimate relation which exists between it and the Many holydays fall in March. The first is sa- health of all organized bodies, and from its im. cred to St. David, the patron saint of Wales, and portance in some of our mechanical operations, an to his savoury emblem the leek, which, on this object of singular interest. It is a compound body, anniversary, patriotic natives of the principality Oxygen gas, so called from two Greek words sig

being composed of two gases, oxygen and nitrogen, were wont to wear in their hats, and may, espe- nifying acid and generate, because when comcially if far from home, still wear. The seventeenth is the yet grander national solemnity of

bined with many other substances, acids are geneSt. Patrick, which, from the castle of Dublin to rated, is transparent and colourless, and of course the lonest cabin in Connemara, is the

highest holy, of supporting
combustion and respiration. A candle


invisible. Its distinguishing property is the poster day of Ireland, and one which, in conviviality and festivity, far surpasses the duller days of the ed splendour; and will, even if extinguished, but

on being placed among this gas, burns with increasBritish saints. On this day the Irishman all over the world may be known by the cross in his hat, stantly re-kindled. An animal will live longer in

with a little redness remaining on the wick, be in formed of “ the green immortal shamrock ;" and scarcely does he require this national distinction

a confined quantity of this gas than in an equal to point out his Celtic origin as quite dis- quantity of common air ; thus proving its power of tinct from that Saxon derivative the English- supporting respiration. It enters into the comman or Scot. This is sufficiently done

at all times, of nitrogen gas, the other component of air, are

position of many other substances. The properties but especially on “ Patrick's Day,” by his air of determined festivity, his franker, or more off- is placed among this gas, the former is instantly

very different.

If a lighted candle or an animal hand manner, and that small dash of swagger extinguished, the latter immediately dies. These which marks the warmer physical temperament, two gases, then, on being mixed in the proportion together with his less natural aptitude to fore- of 4 of oxygen to 1 of nitrogen, compose common thought and reflection. The shamrock is the common white clover or trefoil, though there is respiration, it is not, of itself, well adapted for the

atmospheric air. Though oxygen gas supports reason to believe that this sacred and mystic em. blem, which became to the christianized Irish support of life, owing to its too powerful stimulatwhat the mistletoe had been to the Druids,

ing qualities; and it is accordingly mixed with ni.

may have originally been that most beautiful plant the trogen, a gas, as we have seen, possessing properthe wood sorrel . Both plants possess the tripartite ing and modifying the properties of each other

ties of a negative description ; which gases, correctform ; and were the Schoolmaster á fit personage constitute a medium eminently fitted for the supa to engage in antiquarian discussion, many proofs could be brought forward by him to shew that the port of life--shewing the care and anxiety of the ancient shamrock really was the wood sorrel. The Creator to place the means of enjoyment within three stalks springing from one root were spirit A friend of ours in Dublin, was one day, a few year ualized into religious emblemg, as they have ago, engaging a porter for an office of some trust in his estaba more recently been made political illustrations. lishment, and plainly put the necessary questions about In one of the Rebel Songs of ninety-eight, we have steadiness, temperance, &c., &c The candidate for office the following, among other spirited stanzas, upon mas and « Patrick's day." He indeed made it a point of Ireland:

honour and conscience to get drunk upon « Patrick's day Let her sons like the leaves of her shamrock unite,

and he honestly stipulated for the right of doing what he A partition of sects from one foot-stalk of right,

had always done. Drive the demon of discontent back to his den,

man, though not quite so devoted, a votary of the Saint And where Britain made slaves there let Erin make men.

the declaration was as much a recommendation as an obat Besides natural inclination which goes a good man all the year round, but dipped deeply in “ Patrick's

stacle. The Porter kept both conditions. He was a steady way at all times with Irishmen, the natives allege | pot” on the 17th of March.

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our reach. Air, which has been respired or

2. Bodies of a non-metallic nature, but inflammable or breathed, or in which combustion has taken place, acidifiable:-will not answer the same purpose a second time,

5. HYDROGEN owing to the oxygen gas having been consumed. 6. NITROGEN

Gaseous Bodies. Nor, for the same reason, can an animal live


Fixed and Infusible Solids. in air in which combustion has already taken


9. SULPHUR place ; nor will a candle burn in air which has al


Fusible and Volatile Solids. ready been respired. If we place a lighted candle

3. Inflammable substances of a metallic nature. This is on a support in a vessel of water, and invert a jar over it, and thus confine the air it will continue the most numerous class of simple bodies ; the individuals to burn till the oxygen gas is consumed, when it of which it is composed being in number forty-three. These will be extinguished ; and, at the same time, water substances combine with nearly all the ten bodies named will rise in the jar and occupy the place of the above ; but the most important compounds into which they

enter, are the bodies formed by their combination with oxygen. If the air that remains in the jar be examined, it will be found to be nitrogen gas only.

oxygen. We all know that an animal placed in a confined

Oxygen is one of the most important agents in nature. quantity of air speedily expires. It continues to Scarcely a process of any description takes place in which

it has not a share. In a simple state, it is obtained only live only so long as any oxygen gas remains uncon

in the form of gas. It is an exceedingly abundant body ; sumed. In this case, however, the quantity of air is not lessened, another substance, carbonic acid the air of the atmosphere contains one-fifth, and water onegas, or the air which escapes from brisk beer, being third of its bulk of it. It also exists in most natural proformed while respiration goes on.

ducts, animal, vegetable, and mineral. Oxygen gas is, like

Carbonic acid gas is, equally with nitrogen gas, unfit for the sup- elastic. But it is heavier than common air, in the propor

common air, colourless, invisible, tasteless, inodorous, and port of respiration, of which any one may convince tion 114 to 10. It is a powerful supporter of combustion ; himself by putting his head within a brewer's or

that is to say, when any inflamed body, as a lighted taper, distiller’s fomenting tun while in active operation. is put into it, it burns very vigorously—much more so than As, in the respiration of animals, oxygen gas is con if it were put into common air ; indeed, it is owing to the sumed, and carbonic acid gas is formed, the air oxygen it contains that common air supports combustion at would soon become very impure were this not pro. all Its presence is also essential for the continuance of vided against by a beautiful provision of nature. animal life. We cannot breathe air which has been des Carbonic acid is composed of carbon, or pure char- prived of its oxygen ; and it must be noticed that an ani. coal, and oxygen gas; and, as the carbon is neces- mal lives, and a combustible body burns, much longer in a sary for the growth of plants, it is absorbed by definite quantity of oxygen gas, than it would in the same their leaves, while they reject the oxygen gas, which quantity of atmospherical air. Hence it is evident, that is accordingly set free again to purify the atmos- oxygen is the principle which supports both life and fire, phere. The facts here stated shew the necessity Oxygen is not only found combined in natural bodies, but of continual ventilation where a number of human it can be made, by means of art, to combine with a great beings

, or other animals, are collected together; but variety of substances, with which it forms very peculiar which, from ignorance or carelessness, is too often compounds. neglected. This, however, being a subject of some since the gaseous state is not the natural state of oxygen,

Properly speaking, oxygen gas is not a simple body : importance, we shall reserve our remarks for a future number.

but is owing to the presence of a peculiar chemical agent, which has been called caloric. But as we know of

no substances that are separated from caloric, it is cus. CHEMICAL RECREATIONS.

tomary to apply the term simple to such as SIMPLE BODIES.-OXYGEN, HYDROGEN, NITROGEN, bined with caloric only.' Gas is the name given to all CARBON, SULPHUR, PHOSPHORUS, THE METALS.

permanently-elastic fluids, both simple and compound, TAE number of hitherto-undecompounded bodies is fifty- except the atmosphere, to which the term air is approprithree. Four others light, heat, electricity, and magnet- ated. It is neceasary to distinguish between gas and vapour. ism, called the imponderable bodies—have, by some, been The latter is elastic and fluid, but ot permanently so. The added to these ; but, as their separate identity has not been vapour of water, (steam,) upon cooling, becomes a liquid ; clearly ascertained, they are noe generally reckoned with it is, therefore, not a gas, for gases are bodies whosc aerithe others. The whole of these fifty-three bodies may be form state is permanent. weighed and measured, and hence (in contradistinction to Hydrogen is only known in the state of gas, and is the four bodies just mentioned, which cannot be weighed sometimes called inflammable air. It is the lightest species and measured) they are called ponderable bodies. These, in of ponderable matter with which we are acquainted ; comorder to facilitate the acquirement of a knowledge of their pared to oxygen, its density is as 1 to 16. It is the basis properties, have been arranged as follows :

of water, from which body only it can be procured. Hy1. Bodies having an immense affinity for the simple drogen gas, when pure, is possessed of all the physical pro. bodies of the succeeding two classes, with which bodies perties of common air ; a slight odour, which it sometimes they combine, and thereby form substances that are totally bas, is produced by some substance that is held in solution different in their properties from the substances of which by it. It does not support combustion, though it is itself they are composed

one of the most combustible of all bodies; being that which I. OXYGEN 3. lODINE

gives the power of burning with flame to all the substances 2. Стоях.


need for the economical production of heat and lights, But



it only burns in the presence of oxygen. It is not fit for Indeed, it has a luminous appearance, arising from a slow respiration ; for animals which breathe it die almost in- combustion, at the cominon temperature of the atmós.

tantaneously. If pure oxygen and hydrogen gas be mixed phere. During its combustion, it emits a dense wnitestoke together, they remain unaltered ; but if a lighted taper be On account of its very combustible nature, it requires to be

which has the smell of garlic, and in the dark is luminous, brought into contact with the mixture, it explodes with as handled with great caution." It is a violent poison." tonishing violence ; - and, if the two gaseous bodies have The forty-three "metals compose the most bumerous been mixed iu certain proportions, the whole is condensed class of undecompounded chemical bodies, and are disinto water ; herce we see the origin of the term hydrogen, tinguished by the following general characters :- They which literally signifies the water-former.

possess a peculiar lustre. They are opaque ; they are

Hydrogen gas fusible by heat, and in fusion retain their lustre and is the substance which, on account of its rarity, is employed opacity. They are excellent condnctors of electricity and to inflate air-balloons.

heat. Many of them may be extended under the bammer, Nitrogen, called also azote, is a gaseous, body, rather and are called malleable; or under the rolling press, and lighter than common air ; of which it forms 4-5th parts are called laminable; or drawn into wire, and are called in bulk, the remaining 1-5th being oxygen. It is taste- ductile. When exposed, highly-heated, to the action of less, inodorous, colourless, and capable of being condensed oxygen, chlorine, or iodine, they take fire, and are and dilated. It extinguishes fame, and is fatal to animal converted by the combustion into oxides, chlorides, or life. It combines with oxygen in various proportions, iodides,bodies destitute of lustre and other metallic chaforming compounds which differ greatly in their proper- racteristics. They will combine, in almost any propor. ties.

tion, with each other, when in a state of fusion, and thus One of its most extraordinary compounds is nitrous oride. form compounds, which are termed alloys, bodies that reThis gas consis's of 36 parts nitrogen and 37 oxygen; and, tain the properties of metals. From their brillianty and when inhaled into the lungs, produces an extraordinary opacity, conjointly, they reflect the greater part of the light elevation of the animal spirits, a propensity to leaping and which falls on their surface; hence they form excellent running, involuntary fits of laughter, &c. This circum. mirrors. They are very heavy; to this character, however, stance shows what a variety of delightful or pernicious (though it was till lately considered one of their most proeffects might flow from the slightest change in the constitu- minent features,) there are important exceptions ; since tion of the atinosphere, were the hand of the Almighty to

metals have been obtained (potassium and sodium, for in. interpose in altering the proportion of its constituent parts ; stance) which are lighter than water. for atmospheric air is composed of 80 parts of uitrogen, and 20 of oxygen, which is not a very different proportion from MRS. ARBUTHNOT, LADY JERSEY, MRS. JORDAN, the above. Another gas, called nitric oxide, composed of

QUEEN CAROLINE, &c." 56 parts of oxygen, and 41 nitrogen, produces instant suf « Which is Mrs Arbuthnot?" said an elderly gentleman focation in all animals that attempt to breathe it. One of of the old school, whose bent form and silver locks told a tale the most corrosive acids, aqua fortis, is composed of 75 parts of years gone by, to a young aspirant in diplomacy, during an oxygen, and 23 parts nitrogen ; so that we are every mo- entertainment at Lady Strong's, at Putney; “which is the Inent breathing a certain substance, which, in another com confidante of Princess Lieven, and the counsellor of the bination, would produce the most dreadful pain, and cause Duke of Wellington ? Do I see her in that lovely woman our immediate destruction.

sitting near our host, with that singularly sweet expression Carbon is the name given to the pure inflammable part of and bright laughing eye ?" charcoal, of which substance the diamond is only a variety “No; that is the celebrated beauty, Rosamond Croker, in a pure crystallized state; for pure charcoal and diamond, the niece of the sarcastic secretary. The object of your in. when treated in the same manner, produce precisely the quiry is nearer home-hush! speak lower-look to the same results. Carbon is insoluble in water, and infusable right of Mr. Holmes: see, she is listening with evident saby the most intense heat. Carbon combines with oxygen, tisfaction to the badinage of the great captain. With his and produces a gas called carbonic acid; and, when com- grizzled 'hair, hooked nose, and piercing eye, how like an bined with hydrogen gas, forms carburetted hydrogen gas- old er gle! Now, now, she lo ks this way." the same that is now used to light up shops. Animal and “ And that is Mrs. Arbuthnot," said the old gentleman, vegetable oils are composed almost entirely of carbon and musing. « Those faultless feminine features, and clear pale hydrogen; the difference in their properties resulting chiefly countenance". from the variation in the proportions of these two bodies. “ Which,” interrupted his youthful '

mentor, "are inThe same may be observed of gum, sugar, and starch. All variably of the saine delicate hue, and at no time_rare inthese bodies, however, contain oxygen.

stance in a woman of fashion !- masked with rouge. Look Sulphur is a well-known substance, distinguished com at her well; for she's a woman that has served her country." monly by the name of brimstone. It is a hard brittle body, “ Her country—how? when? where?" of a yellow colour, destitute of smell, and of a weak taste. “ Those are questions more easily asked than answerel; It is universally diffused in nature; but commonly com but as nothing ostensible appears, we must suppose it to be bined with other bodies. It is insolubie in water; but, if in the way of secret service. Aid," continued the young poured into that liquid when liquefied by heat, it retains its diplomatist, “ she must have rendered, and of no common softness ; and in this state is en played for taking impras description. Otherwise there would never have been granted, sions from soals and medals. When exposed to heat in under an administration ou principle hostile to all extravaclose vessels, it is sublimed or volatilized in the form of very gance—to unmerited pensions—to every species of expélifine powder, called flower of sulphur. At a heat of about diture urisanctioned by necessity; under a Premier et la twice that of boiling water, it takes fire, if in contact with pared down the Custom-house clerks without worcy the air, and burns with a flame of a pale blue colour. In this u hose watch word was “ economy," and general order "res process it dissolves in the oxygen of the atmosphere, and pro. trenchment ;" who spared no salary, and respected no se duces an elastic Auid acid. It is a substance of great import-vicesa pension of no less than WINE HUNDRED AND ance in chemistry and the arts. Oxygen unites with it in four TumTY-EIGHT POUNDS PER ANNUM TO HARRIET ARproportions, in componnds forming an interesting series of BUTUNot.t-No, no; rely upon it

, her claims upon her acids. The compounds of sulphur with metals are called country are weighty, and her services in its bebrilf' animsulphurets. With hydrogen it forms sulphuretted hydrogen peachable." Phosphorus is a semi-transparent yellowish matter, of

* Whychcotte of St. John's thu consistence of wax. It is procured, in general, by the

Pensions on Civil List England. Harriet Arbuthnot, L.99810.

Sir Henry Parnell on Financial Reform, 3d edit. p. 3 To the cus decomposition of bones. It is so inflammable, that it is set

ricus in pensions, the Appendix to this remarkably clever and singuon fire by a heat of about one-third that of boiling water.

larly accurate work will atford some most extraordinary inforination. It contains many starting facts.

* She is fair," said the old gentleman, " but her prede- dent and unceasing love these were the sentiments reci. cessor was fairer." ;

procally entertained by Mrs. Arbuthnot and Mrs. Lisle. “ Her predecessor"

« The agony of the survivor beggared description. She “ Yes, the first Mrs. Arbuthnot was one of the most in- wept in unutterable anguish. I cannot appear before the tellectual, elegant, fascinating women that ever lived. Her Council! Half frantic and distracted as I am, with my daughter, Lady Henry Cholmondeley, in manner resembles heart swollen almost to bursting by this bitter bereavement, her. She accompanied Mr. Arbuthnot in his embassy to and my thoughts all tending towards my daughter's grave Constantinople, and many of his dispatches are indebted – is it possible I can enter upon a subject which requires for their precision, force, and clearness, to the corrections of such caution, such deliberation, such self-possession, such her severer taste. Long Wellesley--then an indefatigable reflection ? For God's sake write, and entreat them to, student and accomplished man of business, heu ! quantum grant me a fortnight's delay.' mutatus ab illo-Was secretary to the embassy ; and could

“ The answer returned was brief and heartless. No delay bear willing testimony to her delight at the opportunity of could be afforded. There was, in fact, little probability of enriching her mind with associations acquired from per a different reply. The peculiar circumstances of the casesonal observation of a country full of interest, and but little the general excitement throughout the country—the feelings known.

of the parties interested--the anxiety of the reigning mon* The last letters that flowed from her polished pen—and arch-all precluded the possibility of protracted delay. those who knew her best will be the first to do justice to the brilliancy of her style, the fidelity and the variety of was couched briefly, peremptorily, harshly. Coarsely was

" But of this Lord Erskine's answer stated nothing. It her descriptive powers--breathed the language of youth it written, and keenly was it felt. and hope; spoke of past pleasures, and anticipated future

“. I have not deserved this,' was Mrs. Lisle's remark to gratification. The next accounts stated she was no more.

“She died at Pera-died when the sad event was utterly her tried and valued friend Mrs. Forster. "His Lordship unexpected-died under the hands of " native talent," in should have known me better. But I go—unfitted, indeed, other words, some Turkish quack undertook her cure, was

for the ordeal! I go-and the blame be on those who credited, and confided in-died mourned by the whole em.

dragged me to their tribunal, if my evidence be tinged by bassy, and bewailed by her agonized mother died, except my sorrows.' She went, and her evidence did take a tone as far as Mr. Arbuthnot was concerned, in the midst of overwhelmed her. This, her Royal Highness's advisers at

-a tone of reprehension and severity, from the grief which strangers and alone! “ But now mark," continued the old chronicler, “ what

once detected, and Mrs. Lisle never denied. ·Thank God trifting events may colour with disaster a whole train of

this most painful portion of my life is past !' was her hurimportant circumstances.

ried exclamation as she quitted the Council Chamber; ' and “ About the period of Mrs. Arbuthnot's death, the first now,' said she, as she entered her carriage, with Courts I

have done for ever! This hour I resign my office.' memorable investigation was instituted relative to the

<< < To the Princess ?? (then) Princess of Wales. To bear out the charges against

« No; from the Prince I received my appointment, to this unfortunate woinan, the evidence of Mrs. Arbuthnot's mother, Mrs. Lisle, one of her Royal Highness's ladies in the Prince will I resign it.' waiting, was peremptorily required. It was given ; and and contained touches of the truest pathos which detailed

• In a letter which bore the impress of wounded feelings, was the only deposition which militated materially against the painful struggle in her own mind, and, while it paid the the Princess. • It is the only part of the case,' thus, ran her Royal Highness's letter to her Royal father. in-law, deference due to her Prince, kept steadily in view what was • which I'conceive to be in the least against me, or that due to herself, she entreated permis ion to lay at H. R. H. rests upon a witness at all worthy of your Majesty's credit.' feet the

appointment which he had formerly conferred upon It was, in fact, as I have reason well to know, the sole de- her in his consort's household. A copy of this affecting position which distressed the Princess the solitary testi, whom it was addressed was far too generous not to own its

communication is yet in existence. I have one. Ho to mony which neither the ingenuity of Mr. Perceval could justice had too high a sense of honour not to feel its truth. ridiculc, nor the arguments of Lord Eldon invalidate. It contained one particular passage, which they both feared situation. They are dertainly here very strongly stated.

"I am but too sensible of the dificulties of Mrs. Lisle's would prove fatal in a certain quarter. * • Her Royal Highness behaved to him (Captain Manby) principled woman, like Mrs. Lisle, might be supposed to

Yet the letter is precisely what a high-spirited and highonly as any woman would who likes FLIRTING.

have written ; and I entertain for her undiminished re(Mrs. Lisle) would not have thought any married woman

spect.'” would have behaved properly, who behaved as Her Royal Highness did to Captain Manby. She can't say whether

“ You have called," said the young diplomatist, “the late the Princess was attached to Captain Manby, ouly that

Queen unfortunate-how is this?" was FLIRTING CONDUCT.' +

“I have,” said the old man sternly; "anil will not re“ Iç was this sweeping sentence which went to prove so

call the epithet. Without passing any opinion on her guilt much, that the old King was heard more than once to de.

or her innocence, 1 term her an unfortunate Princess, beclare, that he had tried and tried in vain to banish it from

cause I think few will deny her just claim to that appella. his remembrance. It was to this statement, short but full tion; and that still fewer will assert that she was not, du. of meaning, that the Prince was known again and again to ring the greater part of her life, and particularly the cloghave referred, 'I abandon to the infamy she merits, Lady ing scenes of it, an object of the sincerest pity. I am old, Douglas; but-but, sire, the evidence of Mrs. Lisle ! and, from circumstances and situation, know much of tho « Now of this evidence of Mrs. Lisle, so important, so

earlier passages of her married life. I was at Brighton unfavourable, and so relied upon, what is the secret his during the first visit of the Princess,—the only period at tory? It is curious, and runs thus :-When Mrs. Lisle which she was an iumate of the Pavilion. I was at tabla received the summons from Lord Chancellor Erskine, ac

on one particular occasion, when Lady Jersey--she has quainting her that her evidence was required before the since gone to her account--nay she have found mercy with Commissioners then sitting, she had just perused the melan. her God !-was sitting at the right hand of the Prince, mocholy tidings of her daughter's death. If ever mother and nopolizing, as usual, his entire and undivided attention. child were deeply and devotedly attached,—if ever mother The Princess, who knew little of English manners, and was doated upon the external loveliness and mental endowments unguarded in her own, was guilty of some trivial violation of an idolized daughter,-if ever daughter reverenced a

of etiquette, which drew down upon her a hasty censure mother's lofty and unimpeachable character, and remem

from the Prince, somewhat harshly expressed. The Prin. bered with grateful and delighted accuracy a mother's ar.

cess rose, and withdrew in tears. , The Prince, who, left to

himself, was ever generous and kind-hearted, and who had • Sister to the late Marquis of Cholmondeley. + Evidence of the Ilonourable Mrs. Lisle, in the delicate nuestiga- ' results, rose to follow her. Lady Jersey—what a retro

Dot calculated that his remark would produce such painfal




THE greater part of the day at Wabern is one unremitting fugue of cackling, crowing, grunting, loving, and quacking

beating hemp, thrashing, and if there be any other occupe

spect a dying hour must have unrolled to the view of that COLUMN FOR THE LADIES.
fearful woman ! exclaimed, "Go, go by all means. Fol-
low her. Sooth her by your submission, and then sue for

REVOLUTION IN DRESS. pardon. Let her see her own power. She will never abuse We seldom notice modes, and do not intend to change our it. The Prince hesitated-advanced returned-and, with plap; but a complete revolution having taken place in female a smile, resumed his seat. Lady Jersey had triumphed.

costumes, by an approximation to the taste of our ances. “The circumstance was canvassed at Brighton, and com. mented on. It was mentioned in my hearing, and I called tresses, we think it right to notice this movement at the it unmanly conduct. My observation was repeated, and centre, which, in about a year or less, will be felt at all the I was dismissed. I was told, “THAT IN CERTAIN CIR

extremities. Our oracle is the Court Journal. CUMSTANCES NO MAN WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE AN In Paris, the revival of long-exploded antiquities is car. OPINION OF HIS own.' “ The Princess was unfortunate in other respects. Dr. balls, ladies have appeared in stiff brocade, of immense pas.

ried to an extravagant length. At evening parties, and Randolph, the Prebendary of Bristol, was appointed to an embassy of a private nature to Germany. Among other terns, in every colour, intermingled with gold and silver ; commissions, he was charged with letters from the Princess to all appearance the very identical dresses which figured at of Wales, which he was directed to deliver personally to the the Courts of Louis XIV. and Louis XV. One of these Duchess of Brunswick, and other members of her family. dresses was formed of very thick moroon-coloured satin. For some reason or other, the Doctor received counter orders, and another gentleman was dispatched to Germany The pattern consisted of large serpentine stripes of gold, in his stead. Instead of surrendering the Princess's packet and each simi-circular interval formed by the waving stripe, to herself in person, he transmitted it to her lady-in-wait. was filled up by a bouquet of roses and pinks, embroidered ing, Lady Jersey, to be by her delivered to her Royal Mis- in coloured silk. This certainly had a super b effect, but

The packet was opened-found to contain letters commenting, in ludicrous terms, on various members of her the eye must become accustomed to these antiquities before husband's family, and his mother in particular :-these let. they can be adınired. ters were handed over to the parties—and never forgiven. Robes of light texture are no longer considered indisper. That such communications were highly censurable, indis- sable for daneing. Ball dresses are now made of moire creet, and improper, I admit; but what epithet sufficiently satin, and even velvet. strong can be applied to the treachery which could thus way-lay and appropriate them ?

The turban à la Moabite is a head dress at present much 66 The end of the Countess was singular. During the in favour. Those formed of white gauze, sprigged with gold Queen's trial, and for some years previous to it, she resided or silver, are extremely elegant. These turbans may be at Cheltenham. On the withdrawal of the Bill of Pains and Penalties, she received a round-robin, numerously sign.

worn with robes of velvet, satin or gauze; but of course ed, telling her that her presence was not desired at Chelten they do not accord with the dresses which are made in imi. ham, and that she would consult both her quiet and her tation of the costumes of the middle ages, the renewal of safety, by a speedy retreat. Considerably chagrined at this which appears to be the prevailing taste of the day. document, which was powerfully and convincingly written,

For evening negligé, hats of crape or velvet are much she asked a leading personage at Cheltenham, whether public opinion there ran so strongly against her as her letter

These hats are made with very short wide brims averred. She was told it did; and that the advice given in and are placed very backward on the head. They art the round-robin was, in the opinion of her counsellor, judi- trimmed with a single long feather. This sort of head cious and sound.

dress has all the elegance of the beret, with less appeara de “ " Then I will quit Cheltenham without delay.'

of full dress. « Whether she did so, and only reached the first stage of her journey; or whether, when all her hasty preparations

Boas are now no longer seen in the drawing-room. A were completed, she was suddenly taken ill, i am unable to scarf alone is admissible in evening dress Boas, however, state positively. This I can affirm, that the vexation and have by no means sunk in estimation for promenade dress annoyance consequent on the round-robin, brought on the illness which rapidly terminated her existence. She died in demand than some others.

No fur bas fallen in price this winter, but chinchilla is less in the same week as the Queen, and their funeral processions passed on the road. Strange that they should thus Short sleeves are now invariably made a double sabot ; meet, both silent in death-the injurer and the injured that is to say, the sleeve is divided into two puffs, the lower the oppressor and the victim !

one being smaller than that above it, and descending nearly “ A more false position can never be assumed, than that

to the elbow. At the bottom of the sleeve is placed a manhappiness and independence, and self-respect, are indigenous chette of lace, descending low on the inside of the arm, within the precincts of a palace. A packet of poor Mrs. Jordan's letters, which I now hold in my hand, will suffi- raised on the outside, in all respects like those worn by our ciently disprove it. Two in particular, addressed to her grandmothers. daughter, Mrs. Alsop, though dated from “Bushy House," The most glaring contrasts of colours are now admissible and franked by a cabinet minister, tell as melancholy a tale of sorrow as language can well express. Kind-heart. without incurring the reproach of bad taste. For example ed, generous woman! her bounty to an unworthy relative, it is not unusual to see a blue satin dress trimmed with and the base return he made for it, accelerated her end bows of ssans souci, or a lilac dress ornamented with yelHenshaw, the stone-nason, and myself, with another low ribbon. Englishman, were all that followed her to her lonely grave Black lace mantillas are very much worn ; but it is noin a foreign land.”

cessary to distinguish between the scarf-mantillas, and HOME.

those which merely form a trimming at the back of the Cling to thy home! If there the meanest shed

corsage. Yield thee a hearth and shelter for thine head ;

The latter are also of black lace, but of real lech. And some poor plot, with vegetables stored,

This, again, is the revival of a long-exploded fashion. Be all that pride allots thee for thy board ;

Unsavoury bread, and herbs that scattered grow,
Wild o'er the river's brink or mountain's brow :
Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide,
More heart's repose than all the world beside.



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