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with a new kind of passementerie, disposed in a | de soie, though not in a majority, are nearly as nulight running pattern resembling embroidery. merous. I have sent you some elegant models of Cloth scarfs are expected to be a good deal in these robes. Others have the corsages à la grecque, favour towards the end of the month ; they are of or else with pelerines draped and attached upon an exceedingly fine and slight kind : some are the shoulders : the trimming forms a mancheron. trimmed with fringe of a new description, others The corsage must be à la vierge for very young are embroidered with silk of different shades of the unmarried ladies, and the sleeves descend to the colour of the scarf. I may venture to assure you elbow; a chemisette rising a little above the corthat the polonaise will be quite as fashionable as it sage is generally added. A single very deep flounce was last autumn and winter. I have already seen is the garniture most in request for barege ; it may several satin ones, some are trimmed with swans- be headed by a bouillonnée or a chicorée ruche of down, others with passementerie lyrinthe. Those ribbon. pretty short cloaks called mantes have also ap- Caps are very much in vogue in dinner dress, peared in satin ; some are trimmed with swans- particularly the demi bonnet ; it is a close fitting down, others with several rows of narrow velvet caul, put very far back upon the head, and trimribbon, and not a few with black lace. Speaking med with a wreath or sprig of flowers; others are of lace, I must observe that its vogtie is expected of tulle bouillonnée, either white, rose, or blue orto continue during the ensuing season in every namented with a light half-wreath of flowers. way in which it can be employed. The dentille de A good many are composed of white lace trimmed velours which I mentioned towards the close of last with velvet ribbon arranged in knots and long ends, winter is revived : it really is a very pretty garni- and several are of black lace; these latter have ture, but it is yet quite too soon to say how far it lappets falling far back, and are trimmed in front may come into vogue.

with mancinis of small flowers. Silk robes have almost entirely displaced those Caps are adopted in evening dress, but coiffures of muslin and barege in promenade dress. They en cheveur are in a decided majority. I have given are principally of the shot kind : a few, but you the most elegant models of them. It is not very few autumnal silks have appeared; they are yet decided whether ringlets or soft braids are to figured or striped in sober hues, but as yet there is be the most in favour, but I think the former will nothing decided as to the new materials. There is, triumph, particularly that style which we call à la however, the greatest reason to believe that shot Sevigné, I mean those full clusters of long ringlets silks will maintain their vogue during the autumn. in the fifth figure of your first plate. The new I know that a most splendid assortment of da- autumnal colours are Pomona-green, slate colour, masks, brocades, satins, velvets, &c., are prepared and a new shade of grey. The light hues still in for the winter ; but I must reserve the description vogue will also be worn if the weather continues of them for my next.

fine. Winter colours are not decided, but they The majority of promenade dresses are of the are expected to be purple, ponçeau, amethyst, sapredingote form, but those made en robe are phire-blue, different shades of green, topuze, that equally fashionable. Corsages continue to be shade of pluin colour called prune de Monsieur, made high, but those laced in front are less in and various full shades of red. vogue, and are expected to go out of favour unless

Adieu! Ma bien chère amie, the dress is made in the habit style, and then the

Toujours votre devouée, corsage is partially laced in front, the collar and

ADRIENNE DE Msides being trimmed, as are also the bottoms of the sleeves and the jacket, with braiding: the jacket is now made deeper. Little alteration will

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. take place in the forms of robes and redingotes. It is expected that an attempt will be made 10 bring in large sleeves, but its failure is confidently

PLATE THE FIRST. anticipated. The width of those à la religiéuse is diminished, and consequently that of the under Public PROMENADE DRESS. ---Poult de soie sleeve also. The latter are now made with very robe, emerald green, shot with claret colour; corsmall bouillonnées, and narrow bands of work or sage quite high at the back, but descending a little lace. Tight sleeves, with a mancheron of the form en V on the bosom. Long tight sleeve. White given in the second figure of your first plate, are satin chapeau, a round shape, trimmed with ribvery much in vogue; indeed, the form and the bon to correspond, and a full bouquet of long white trimming of that robe may be regarded as one of curled ostrich feathers. Black satin mantelet the most elegant models of the season. Narrow écharpe, lined with claret-coloured poult de soie ; velvet ribbon is much in request for garnitures ; it is of a large size, made quite up to the throat, it is disposed on redingotes in such a manner as 10 with a collar of two falls; a fulness let in at the form a kind of embroidery, which, it is expected back, surmounting the deep Aounce that borders will replace the soutache that has been so long in the hind part, and a robing of a new form on the vogue; it is employed for robes in the same style front, have a novel effect. The garniture is comas your model.

posed of rows of narrow black velvet ribbon. Evening dress still preserves the lightness and CARRIAGE DRESS.--Robe of soie caméléon ; simplicity that has characterized it during the the corsage, high and tight to the shape, descends summer. The robes are principally of muslin, at the bottom in a rounded point, and is ornatarlatane, and barege; but those of taffetas and poulé mented with a pelerine lappel, trimmed with three

rows of narrow black velvet ribbon. Long tight, there are two rows on each side, and the centre is sleeve, and mancheron set on, of a round form, and ornamented with brandebourgs. Capote of white moderately wide: it is trimmed, as is also the velours épinglé, a close shape, and rather short bottom of the sleeve, with velvet ribbon. Two brim; the interior is trimmed on each side with a deep flounces on the skirt are bordered and sur- half wreath of close coques of rose ribbon; the mounted en suite. Chapeau of straw-coloured exterior with white satin ribbon, and a tuft of satin ; a small round shape, trimmed with ribbon exotics placed in the centre of a full naud of to correspond, and a sprig of foliage.

ribbon. Avlumpal scarf of French cashmere. HALF-LENGTH FIGURES,

HALF-LENGTH FIGURES. No. 3. Evening Dress.- Blue poult de soie No. 3. Evening Dress.-Apple green satio robe; a low corsage, round at the top, and pointed robe, low corsage, round at top, and very deeply at bottom. Short tight sleeve. "Berthe and pointed at bortom. Short tight sleeve covered by ruflies of Brussels lace; a single flounce of the á fall of black lace. Black lace berthe. Round same decorates the skirt. The hair is disposed in cap also of black lace; the caul is rather large, soft braids at the sides, and a round knot sur- and crossed by rouleaus of pink satin ribbon, ends mounted by a plaited braid at the back.

of the same are placed in the lace at the sides. A No. 4. Morning Dress.—Rose-coloured ba- sprig of half-blown roses, and a knot of ribbon put rege robe ; a low corsage, round at top and bot- far back on the left side, complete the trimming, tom, drawn in with a little fulness ai the waist, No. 4. Morning Dress - Grey taffetas robe, and trimmed with a small cardinal pelerine, bor- the corsage a three-quarter heighi, and round at dered with a ruche. Tight sleeve, rather more top and bottom, is trimmed at 10p with a boul. than a three-quarter lengih, trimmed at top and lonne placed between two satin rouleaus of a corbottom with a ruche. Cambric under-sleeve. responding colour; it is drawn in full at the waist, High chemisette, composed of alternate full bands under a ceinture fastened by an ornamental buckle. of cambric and embroidered entre deux. Light Manche à la religieuse of moderate width, over one green taffetas capote ; a close shape, the edge of of cambric bouillonné; the silk sleeve is finished the brim bordered with a narrow bouillonnée, at the bottom to correspond with the corsage. the exterior trimmed in a novel style of drapery, Cambric chemisette made quite up to the throat

, with the same material, and ribbon to correspond. and frilled with Valenciennes lace. Dark fawn

No. 5. Evening Dress.—Robe c. striped and coloured satin capote, a long and rather deep brim, shaded taffetas ; a low corsage, demi-poivied, and the exterior is trimmed with satin rouleaus ; a boutrimmed with a lappel, bordered by a fall of lace. quet of roses panaches with their foliage, and a Short tight sleeve, and lace cuff, à l'enfant. The knot of ribbon with floating ends at the back. hair is dressed in a profusion of ringlets at the No. 5. Demi TOILETTE.—Blue poult de soie sides, and a næud en serpente at the back. The robe, a low corsage, descending a little en revers in ringlets are looped at the sides by tufts of roses the centre: it is deeply pointed at the bottom; the witbout foliage.

top is bordered with Honiton lace, and the centre SECOND PLATE.

of the corsage ornamented with silk buttons. Demi Public PROMENADE DRESSES. First F1- long sleeve tight to the arm; it is finished by a fall GURE.—Robe of striped gros d'automne, corsage of lace, another is placed at the elbow, and a third a three-quarter height, and long tight sleeve. disposed en mancheron. Chemisette, a three-quarBlack velvet pelisse, high corsage fitting close to

ter height, composed of bands of letting in lace, the shape, and trimmed with a revers falling square and full ones of organdy ; it is finished by a row behind, and forming a double cour in front; is is

of lace standing up round the top. Head-dress of bordered by passementerie lyrinthe, surmounted by bair, disposed à la Sevigné in front, and in a round fancy silk buttons. Loose sleeve, a three-quarter knot formed of a platted braid at the back. length, very full trimmed with passementerie ; the skirt is rather more than a three-quarter length, TO CORRESPONDENTS. open in front, and trimmed in the tunic style, with buttons and passementerie. Dark blue satin cha

Communications to be addressed to the Office, 24, peau, a round and moderately open shape, the ex

Norfolk-street, Strand, where all business is transacted. terior ornamented with a band of black velvet ribbon, and one of the new fancy feathers ; blue satin brides complete the garniture.

Worked

Accepted with many thanks :-E. H.; MARY; muslin collar.

the Poem by W.; E. c. P., Bath. Also, " The Second Figure.—Dark fawn-coloured satin Poet's Fate;" but it is impossible to promise the robe, corsage à la Dubarry, made tight to the shape,

author of this poem a corner every month. high at the back, and descending below the hips the Switzers ;" “A song to Mary;” “ To a

Declined with many thanks : it opens on the bosom in a broad lappel, and is closed from the lappel to the waist by brande

Friend ;" “ The two Orphans.” bourgs : the top and bottom of the corsage is Office, No. 24, Norfolk-street, Strand. Sold by scalloped and edged with braiding ; the sleeve a three-quarter length, easy but not wide, with a

Berger, Holywell-street; Steele, Paternoster

and by all Booksellers in Town and Counturned up cuff à la chevalière. Under sleeve of

try. muslip bouillonné, the front of the skirt is trimmed en tablier, with braiding disposed in scallops;

Printed by Joseph Rogerson, 24, Norfolk-street, Strand,

:~" the Song of

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London,

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Page FLORENCE; OR WOMAN'S FRIENDSHIP. BY GRACE AGUILAR

257 CHARADE. BY MRS. ABDY.

266 I'LL BE WAITING FOR THEE. BY MRS. F. B. SCOTT...

267 LOVE AND BEAUTY. BY J. J. REYNOLDS..

ib. EXPRESSION AND BEAUTY. BY CHARLES SWAIN, ESQ., AUTHOR OF “ THE MIND,' &c. ib. DROWNE'S WOODEN IMAGE. BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, AUTHOR OF TWICE TOLD TALES,” &c....

268 STANZAS. BY DAVID LESTER RICHARDSON,

272 A DIRGE. BY MISS POWER.

ib. ROSA LEYTON, THE PROTEGEE. BY P. P. C.

273 SONNET ON THE VISIT OF KING LOUIS PHILIPPE TO ENGLAND. BY CAMILLA TOULMIN.

278 MY PICTURE GALLERY: NO. XI. BY MAJOR CALDER CAMPBELL.......

ib. A LEGEND OF THE SEA. BY ELIZABETH YOUATT ; AUTHOR OF THE BLIND MAN AND HIS GUIDE.".

279 SONGS OF THE MOUNTAIN. BY W. G. J. BARKER, ESQ.

280 SONNET TO THE REV. W. PULLING. BY MRS. F. B. SCOTT

ib. A SPIRIT OF BY-GONE YEARS. BY J. GOSLIN.....

281 SOYNET. BY THE REV. W. PULLING, M.A.; AUTHOR OF SONNETS,” &c. &c., 283 POWELL'S POEMS, &c.

284 THE POET'S FATE.

285 SKETCHES OF GERMAN LITERATURE. BY MISS M. A. YOUATT

286 TRUE BEAUTY.

294 " JUST AS I SAID" FOLKS. BY J. J. REYNOLDS.

295 THE POET AND THE SWALLOW. BY GRACE AGUILAR.

296 SONG OF THE RAMBLER. BY B. D. BUTLER. COURT NEWS DURING THE PROTECTORATE. BY THE LATE MISS JEWSBURY.. ... 297 A TOUR IN SIKKIM

301 NOT SURE ABOUT THAT SAME."

306 LEOPOLD DE MEYER.....

308 A WORD OVER A CUP OF TEA

309 LITERATURE

310 METROPOLITAN DRAPERS' ASSOCIATION..

314 AMUSEMENTS OF THE MONTH

315 FINE ARTS

317 FASHIONS FOR NOVEMBER

ib. DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES

319 TO CORRESPONDENTS

320

ib.

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Price 73. cloth; 10s. 6d. morocco, foolscap 8vo, with 20 Engravings.

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by the author of “Soldiers and Sailors,” “Paul Preston," &c. London: Grant and Griffith, Successors to J. Harris, St. Paul's Church Yard.

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