Abbildungen der Seite
[graphic][subsumed][ocr errors]

Engraved for the 3.?Number of the New Series of La Belle A/sembla Pub.' by J. Bell April 1.1810.



APRIL, 1810.



of correspondent fur. A gold band, studded

with rubies, garnets, or other jewels, orgaNo. 1.-EVENING DRESS.

ments the hair, which is dressed in bands and A robe of amaranthus figured sarsnet, made curls very fat to the head. Gloves and shoes to sit high in the neck, with a full cuff of lace; l of white kid, with gold rosets. long sleeves with short loose tops trimined Furred great coats are worn at the same with swavsdown. A turban of amaranthus time as very thin gowos, and winter toques crape and velret. Gold brooch and earrings. || appear in competition with spring hats, ornaSwansdown muff. White kid gloves and shoes. mented with roses, Aowers of the season, Hair in light ringlet curls.

double violets, jacinths, or lilacs. Some hata

of lilac-coloured silk are trimmed with lilacs. No. 2.-EVENING DRESS.

White and rosc are still the prevailing colours, A round dress of white muslin made high and the milliners sometimes make use of sky over the bosom, with short sleeves trimmed blue and green. The studi's for bats are gros eith lace, and ornamented round the bottom

de Naple; salin, and Paduasoie. The masked with three rows of small tucks. A sposted balls have presented such an obstacle to the ermine tippet. A cap composed of futed

progress of fasbion, that for six weeks there satio and lace, bound in tighit lu the bead, and has been no change. No artist has credit ornamented with a full bunch of apple blus- enough to lay down a rule. No female is will. com. Earrings and brooch of goid. Gloves ing io be a subject; all wish to reign; so and shoes of white kid. flair in light round that the kingdom of fashion has become a recurls.

public, where all the parties dispute, are alPARISIAN FASHIONS.

ternately victorious, aud display the colours

wbich they choose to adopt. Sometimes the No. 3,- LAST PARISIAN FULL Dress.

green faction, sometimes the red, and some. It affords us no small degree of satisfaction, times the yellow, rules for a day. The young that we are enabled to present our fair read. || and the handsome appear willing to follow ers with a correct representation of the latest the standard of any leader. and most approved style of dress woru ir Paris ; and we cannot help observing, it is

A DESCRIPTION OF SEVERAL DRESSES WORN seldon that that style is so divested of whimsicality and indelicacy as in the figure now 1. A peach-colaor train satin dress, with before 1s, consequently so well adapted to the long sleeves trimmed at the wrist, with two chaste taste, good sense, and propriety, at all rows of Mechlin lace falling over the hand; times so characteristic of our country-women. the hosom of the gown is het in with white

A round dress of Ludia mall muslin flounced crape in folds crossed in the centre like a handat the bottom, with a deep vandyke lace, or kerchief, with a diamond broach ; it is made frill of embroidered inuslin, and finished with sufficiently high on the neck to wear without a rich gold cord; the bosom is shaded with any other covering. The bottom of the dress white crape, in the landkerchief form, plaited is ornamented with two rows of lace, full, in in to the bottom of the waist, which is of the style of a founce placed one above the white apple blossom, apple green, or paleother; a band of lace confines the waist; a hlne satin, and confined by a dead gold band light lace veil tbrown over the head, with a clasped with rubies or garncts ; the sleeves are half wreath of almond blossom completes this worn short and much off the shoulders; the truly elegant dress. back very high and of a moderate width. A 2. A black lace dress worn over a white satin bouquet of white roses and vettle blossom. or lemon-coloured slip. This dress is made A Zealand wrap of pink satin, bordered with by twisting a broad cloak lace round the figure, a rich wide trimming of swansdown, Chincelli, lightly tacked together without cutting, in the or Nootka Sound fur. A Kamskatska mantletstyle of the lace sleeves; by which means a No. III. Vol. I.N.S.




must elegant and valuable dress is formed on made to eling so close to the shape behind, a very economical plan, as the lace will turn but are rendered far more casy, elegant, and afterwards to any other purpose. A crimson graceful, by laying two plaits under the back foil wreath worn on the head, white sleeves on each side; they are confined by bands of and gloves, with diamond and pearl orna the same, or of gold, or black velvet. Spenments.

sers are likewise of very fashionable adoption, 3. A white lace dress wreathed round the in satin or rich figured sarsuet; during this figure, in the same manner as the above, over cold weather they have been worn trimmed a pale pink, or plum-coloured satin slip, with with swansdown. pink topaz, or améthysts, is beyond all com White chip hats are just introduced in the parison the most facinating dress that has for circles of fashion, and we have considerable the last month fallen under our observation.

reason to suppose, that as the spring advances 4. A grass green mantle, formed of a half

they will entirely take place of the straw bonsquare of cloth, banging in a point bebind

We cannot say, too much in praise of o e corner falling over the arm, the other cut them, though it is scarcely necessary to say off square on the tosom, of which a small col.

any thing, as their delicate and elegant simJar is made, bound round with a very broad plicity will doubtless sufficiently recommend telvet, on which is laid a grass green gymp them. trimming, which gives the effect of a douhle No change, whatever during the last month, row of velvet; it is tied at the throat with the

has taken place in the formation of inorning gymp trimming

dresses, they are still made high in the neck 5. A blue satio wrap spenser, trimmed at with long sleeves, and collar, or no collar, acthe wrist, rouud the collar, and across the cording to the fancy of the wearer. Jacconot bosom with swansdown; a quilted satin bon muslin seems to have the preference in this net to correspond.

rank of dress; it is variously ornamented with 6. A figured blue sarsnet pelisse, shot and lace or worked muslin. Lace or inuslin lap. lined with pink; the back and shirt in one, pet caps, with fancy velvet flowers, are in great plaits laid under the back on each side the estimation. waist, which give to the gore an easy fulvess, For dinner or afternoon dresses, stuiffs, sarsand prevents the too great exposure of tbenets, velvels, and cloths, continue to be worn, shape, now no longer considered as fashion made just above the rise of the bosom, and able. 'A small bonnet with fancy flower to laced np the back which is of correspondent correspond, and short black lace veil.

beight with the front. Long sleeves, and quarter trains are universal. Bands for the

waist, with gem clasps. In full or evening GENERAL OBSERVATIONS dress, the gowns are made with the utmost AND REFLECTIONS ON

simplicity, in the frock form. White satin FASHION AND DRESS.

seems to have a decided preference, but tigured

sarsuets, embroidered crapes, gossamer nets, But little change has taken place in the Imperial gauze, Spanish bombazeens with black style of dress since our last communications. and white lace over white satiu, are all seen The seasou is too far advanced for variety, and

on ladies of the first distinction. The lace, or it is as yet too early for the iutroduction of worked muslin handkerchief, is still a much novelty. Much taste and fancy have, how- | approved covering for the neck, thrown negli. ever, becu displayed iu the assortment of gently over the dress. Gold nets or bands, colours. We noticed on a lady of high rank, || foil flowers or wreaths, with lace veils and à dead leaf coloured sarsnet mantle, made handkerchiefs,are the present styleof ornament short, with a large hood thrown open, tied | for the head. Velvet Howers are in the greatest with ribband; the cloak was lined with pink estimation, for though not so appropriate to Persian, and ornamented at the edges with a

the season, they accord best with the present satin vandyke ribband. The bov net to corre state of the atmosphere. spond. Ou another, a mantle of drab-coloured It would be an endless task to endeavour to velvet, lived with pink, and a plaiu satin rib- describe the formation of the varions bonnets band round the edge. And on a third, a worn at this season, as they are the effect of mantle of green sarsnet, lined with orange individual taste rather than belonging to any On her head she wore a turban bonnet, com- prevailing fashion. Cottage bonnets, though posed of folds of orange and green sarsnet.confessedly simple and becoming, are now of Pelisses begin to be woro short, in satin, trim too general adoption to be any longer worn by med with black lace. They are no longer women of fashion. The Guadaluupe and


Paris hats, with the Retreat or Malmaison No new invention has appeared in shoes, boonet, kave succeeded to them, worn over a the season of Lent, indeed, is seluum producFrench lace cap, ornamented with a small tive of novelties of any kind. In fall-dress, bunch of apple or almond blossoin. Bouquets wbite satin, figured silk, or kid slippers, are much worn in the bosom, and strange to trimmed with silver, can never be surpassed; say, the nettle blossom is a favourite Bower, some of our more dashing belles still adhere to mixed with the pink or yellow rose,

to Grecian sandal, but in order to give this No material change has taken place in the effect, the petticoat must be shorter, consemode of wearing the hair; the bind part is quently the ancle more exposed than seeins brought forward, the ends are curled, and form consistent with strict modestý. Half boots of a full tuft on the left side, after the Persian naukeeu calashed to correspond with the

Gold bands, studded with coloured pelisse or mantle, are very general; it is needgems, are the newest ornament. Small less to observe that the fur is laid aside: in lace handkerchiefs, placed very far back on carriages we observe that pale green, jonquille, the bead, with bunches of blossom Aowers and light blue prevail. continue to be much worn, but they are The difficulty of procuring French gloves, coosidered too simple a style of dress for we suppose, has been the means of confiving the Opera or crowded assembly: bands, our belles to the white kid glove in full-dress, tiaras of Indian feathers, Turkish handker- and the pale Limerick for walking. chiefs embroidered in silver or gold, inter

The fashion for jewellery remaios unchange spersed with various coloured gems, forming || ed. Necklaces in wrought gold and Ceylon spriggs and Powers, with foil wreaths and

gems, pearl chains, and coloured crosses of sprays, are here the most appropriate. A band | amethysts, emeralds, annber, pink topaz, uf pearls in the centre of the forehead, with a

diamonds, and pearls, with girdles, brooches, clasp of diamonds or precious stones, and a

and bracelets, bands for the hair, and coloured light silver handkerchief thrown lightly over

clasps, are variously selected by the graceful The lead, furnis a most fascinating head dress, | fuir. we know of nothing so becoming to a pretty

Embroidery in silk, cheville, worsted, gold,

and silver, will continue to be much worn dur. The prevailing colours for the season are

ing the spring. Plain triinmings of guld jonquille, grass, and apple green, peach and silver begin to be laid aside. Caps in blown, pale-blue, rose, lavender, dead leaf, I velvet or satio are much ornamented with drab, orange, and violet. The most fasliion- gold and silver cords and tassels. able inixtures, dead leaf and lilac, blue shot with pink, orange and green, green and brown, pink and drab, purple aud greeu.







THIRD THEATRE.-The question respect. LYCEUM.“At this Theatre has been pro-ing the establishment of a third Theatre, duced a new Operatic Piece, called the Ma:

to be argued lately, before the riac, or Swiss Banditti. It is the coin position | Lords of the Council. The case of the Petiof Mr. Arnold, the Manager of the Tbeatre. tioners, the Lord Mayor, &c. for a Charter It is not that sort of thing which has any of Incorporation, in order to erect a third claim to sober examination. The audience re- i Theatre, was ably opened by Mr. Taddy, who

built much of his argument on passages in ceived it in a manner which we trust bas satisfied the author.

the Petitious from the Proprietors of CoventA new Farce, called “ Hit or Miss,” has Garden Theatre, 1rs. Richardson, and others, been produced at the Lyceum Theatre, and against the neasure.—Mr. A am then res acted with great applause.

quested that utier Petitions, which had been COVENT-GARDEN.-King Henry the Fourth since presented to the King in ouncil, night has been revived at this Theatre. Kenible, in be read), which was done accordingly. One Hotspur, was somewbat feeble, owing to his of them was a Petition from the Right Ho. late indisposition Cooke's Falstuff had its nourable R. B Sheridan, which entered into usual merit and defects. The Oratorios, ou

a defence of the nio opoly, or the original Wednesdays aad Fridays, are full to an over- right of the royal grantor, and shewed, that fow.

there was no instance since the reign of



Charles the Second of such patent rights be described, not a third of our numerous tribes ing invaded and taken away, without the com of insects have been noticed or enumerated. pensation being first made to those who had This neglect is doubtless principally to be atem barked their property on the security and tributed to the want of a popular and comfaith of the presumed monopoly. A Petition prehensive elementary work, adapted to the was also read from Caroline Henrietta She present improved state of the science. To ridan, wife of Mr. T. Sheridan, now in Sicily supply this desideratum, and facilitate the for the recovery of bis health, and duly autho study of a department of natural history, sinrised to act for him in her husband's absence. gularly amusing and instructive, abounding in Mr. Curwood followed as Counsel in support objects striking in their shape and structure, of the application for a third Theatre. Mr. splendid in decoration, aud in the highest de Adam was heard in behalf of the established gree interesting in babits, manners and ecoTheatres; after which the Court adjourued nomy, the Rev. W. Kirby, and Mr. W. Spevce, to a future day to decide.

are eugaged in preparing an introduction to

Entomology, which is in considerable forwardWORKS IN THE PRESS.

The plan of the work is popular; but Mr. Jesse Foot is preparing for publication without overlooking science, to the technical the lives of the late Andrew Robinson Bowes, and anatomical departments of which much Esq. and his wife, the Countess of Strath new matter will be contributed, its objeet,

after obviating objectious, and removing preMr. Charles A. Elton has in the press, in a judices, is to include every thing useful or foolscap octavo volume, Tales of Romance, interesting to the entomological student, exwith other Poems.

cept descriptions of genera aud species, wbich Mr. F. W. L. Stockdale is about to publish are foreign to the nature of such a work. a series of etchings, in imitation of the original sketches from picturesque subjects in the Nations are not only distinguished by their county of Kent, with explanatory descrip moral character, but by their physiognomy. tions.

Nothing is easier than to perceive the differMr. Samuel Prout has nearly ready for puh ence that exists between ihem, and nothing lication the first number of the Relics of An is more difficult than to point it out scientitiquity, or Remains of Ancient Structure, i fically. A Frenchiman is not easily depicted. with oiber vestiges ot early times in Great Less bold thav the features of an Englishman, Britain, etched from drawings by bimself, and bis are more prominen:, and yet sosier than accompanied with descriptive sketches.

those of a German. He is chiefly character. Mr. Stephen Pasquier has issued proposals ised by his teeth, and his way of langhing. for publishing, in a quarto volume, with cop An Italian is known by the elevation of his per-plates engraved by means of the author's nose, the smallness of his eye, and the prominewly-invented machines and tools, a new sys nence of his chin. An Englishman by his tem, called Neography, in which he has al forehead and eye brows, as well as the oval tempted to simplify and reduce to one com shape of his fuce, and the undulating curve mon standard, all the various modes of wri. of his lips. A Dutchman by the roundness ting and printing used among the several na. of his head, and the suftress of bis hair. țions of the globe, with a view to assist com A Germap by the wrinkles that surround his merce, facilitate correspondence, and open an eyes, and the deep furrows on bis cheeks. easier intercourse to the diffusion of know And a Russian hy his turned up pose, and his ledge, the tine arts, and civilization.

black or white hair. A work of some impurtance, under the title A Literary and Philosophical Society is of County Annual Archives, will be published forming under the title of "The Literary anıl about Laster. Hitherto the annals of each | Philosophical Society of Hackney,” including county have been entirely lost to the public, | that village aud its vicinity. It is to consist and any person desirons of referring to any of three classes, none of which is limited. ). * particular event or proceeding in the county Ordinary Members, who contribute une guinea in wbich he resides, has no means of gain. per annum to the funds, enjoy the rise of the ing such information, however interesting to books, &c. 2. Honorary, consisting of perhiinse for the public. As the County Archives sons whose association may reflect honour on is intended to supply this desideratuin, the the society, and whose opinion of the labours contents of each annual volume will be ar of its members may be such as to impress them ranged under the counties to which they re with sentiments of regard for such a mark of spectively belong, and the subjects classed respect. 3. Those whose attachment to liteunder the tive general departments of public rature may eutitle them to become members, business, civil and crimival jurisprudence, bnt whose finances would prevent them from political economy, cbronicle, and biography. contributing to the subscriptions for tbe sup

It has long been matter of surprise to foreign port of the society. To these last the library naturalists, that although in this country will be open gratis. Ladies are admitted into Botany has been cultivated with a zeal and this society without the formality of a ballot, success which leave nothing to desire, scarcely on the recommendation of three subscribers, any attention has been hitherto paid to the and are allowed to vote by proxy. sister-science, entomology; so that wbile the A new institution, called Gover's Walk Free vegetable productions of the British isles are School, from its situation in Gawer's Walk, for the most part well known and accurately. ' Church-lane, Whitechapel, bas lately been

« ZurückWeiter »