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body can see the pretty stars, and the soft- there were the Zoological Gardens, and Madame shining moon, and hear these sweet birds. God Tussaud's Exhibition, and the Adelaide Gallery, must love us very much, to give us so many and the British Museum. The two last pleased nice things !"

her especially; there were so many curiosities in “He does indeed, Grace."

the Museum; and as for the Bazaars, she had “Quite as much as Lady Isabella, though not thought it possible to invent so many toys she is so rich?"

and pretty things. She saw, too, that anybody “Quite, my love. We are all His children, might enjoy the Museum, poor as well as rich, and, however low our lot may be, we cannot be and that their little girls might sometimes be utterly miserable if we are good and try to do treated with a peep at the beautiful playour duty in it."

things in the Bazaars. “Oh yes,” she cried; On arriving at home, they found Grandpapa " there is pleasure for us everywhere if sitting up for them, in high good humour, for we like ;” and then she thought again of he too had spent a very pleasant day with kind Lady Isabella and of poor Betsey Adams, who Miss Price; and when Grace had related all the was so very poor, and I am glad to say this last wonders they had seen, he bade her guess what thought cheered her just as she was going to he was going to do with her the next day. buy herself a second doll. She remembered how

She guessed and guessed, but to no purpose. she had intended to save for Betsey, and felt At last he said,

ashamed to feel how nearly she had broken her “How would you like to go up to town—to good resolution. London, pet?”

Caroline, however, seemed so insensible to all "To London, Grandpapa!—to London in real these sights, that Grace fancied she cared for earnest ?"

nothing; but she was soon undeceived, for her Yes, darling ; Miss Price is going to- Cousin returned home with her, and then the morrow, and has promised to take care of you on town-girl's raptures at the country scenes were the journey, and I mean to send you up to your far greater than hers had been in London. She Aunt Courtenay for a week, if Mamma has no made another discovery, also : Betsey Adams, objection. This is Grandpapa's treat to his good whom she had so pitied, was much stronger, had little Grace. I shall tell your Aunt to take you better health, and ran twice as fast as she did. to all the sights.”

There was not a gayer or heartier girl in the vilMrs. Harcourt willingly consented, and the lage; and when Grace heard her laughing and next day the happy child accompanied Miss singing away, she could not help remarking on Price on this delightful jaunt. She was rather it to her Mamma. sorry to leave her Mamma and Grandpapa, but “ Betsey has good health and a clear conthen she was going to see her Aunt and Cousins, science, my love ; and, as you observed when of whom she was very fond; besides, her we were returning from Forest Grove, every Mamma whispered, "Do not let Grandpapa see one may be happy if good.” you cry at parting with us, it will vex him;" so “ But she has neither shoes nor stockings to she wiped her tears and went away with a smile. wear, Mamma." Her Aunt and cousin Caroline were very glad.

“Neither have you an aviary, a peacock, to have her with them, and the first place they or a lake, Grace; yet I think you are a merry went to was Kensington Gardens. This was a little thing. Betsey has not been used to the great pleasure to her, though she was rather comforts you possess, and perhaps does not puzzled why they were called gardens, and had miss them ; still, we, who are better off, must do not expected to see such a fine place: the band all in our power to make her state easier, for was playing beautifully, smartly dressed children only thus can we prove our gratitude to our were running about, and elegant ladies and gen- Master, who has graciously bestowed so many tlemen stood listening to the music. All this more blessings on us. And now, Caroline's was very different from Forest Grove, but quite as extreme delight here, and her wonder when you pleasant in its way. That evening, too, she re- were so enchanted with town, may plainly teach mained a long while at her window, watching the you that we need never envy another's position, lamp-lighter, and seeing the lights shine out at however elevated it may seem; for we become his touch as if by magic: she was quite sur- so accustomed to the pleasures that are within prised that Caroline did not seem to enjoy it as our daily reach, that we almost forget them; she did; and then she remembered what her and, after all, happiness lies within ourselves, Mamma had told her the day before about Lady for wherever or whoever we may be, we canIsabella, and felt how true it was.

not be happy unless we are virtuous. This has Caroline was a very good-natured child, but been your first experience in life, my child : if, she could hardly help laughing at Grace's ex- when Christmas comes, you have persevered in clamations of delight when she saw the fine your good behaviour, and in your endeavour to shops in Regent-street. Mrs. Courtenay kindly assist poor Betsey, you will ånd as many plealingered to please her little niece; but Caroline sures in the frost

, snow, and rain, as in that only wondered, and was almost impatient at lovely day at Forest Grove, or the gay week last. I cannot tell you half the sights she saw : I spent in London.


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POINT LA CE POMPA DO U R CA P. MATERIALS.—4 yards of Italian Braid; W. Evans and Co's. No. 1 Mecklenburgh Thread, and Point

Lace Cottons.

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This cap is of the latest Parisian shape, and To give the proper contrast between the flowthe work is a combination of the old stitches ers and the ground, the former are worked in with those which we now give to our readers the most solid manner. A Mechlin, which is in for the first time.

the centre of each, and the six petals, are worked With the exception of the scallops, which are in the new stitches. alternately large and small, the whole of the out- To prevent confusion in the threads and lines are done in thread: the scallops are in stitches, we will name them according to the Italian braid.

lettering in the engraving :We are compelled to reduce the size of the a. Leaf filled with Brussels with No. 90, over pattern, in order to give the perfect effect to it. which veinings are worked, in Venetian bars,

The original is twelve inches from the ex- with W. Evans and Co’s. Mecklenburgh 160, tremity of one point to that of the opposite one. edged with a double row of Sorrento edging, The centre of the cap is composed of nine flow-worked with W. Evans and Co's. Mecklenburg ers, one in the middle, and the eight others clus- thread, No. 100. tering round it. The border is formed of sixteen 6. English lace, with Evans's Boar's Head points. The ground is entirely in Raleigh bars. Cotton, No. 70.

c. Venetian lace, done with the same cotton. petals of the middle flower, the small leaves, and d. Cordovan lace, with No. 150 Boar’s Head every alternate petal of the other eight lowers, Cotton of the same makers.

are in this stitch. e. These leaves are filled with edged Venetian h. Open diamonds, in 90 Boar's Head Cotton. bars, connected with English bars; all done in. i. English lace, done as in the border. Mecklenburgh, No. 120.

This cap requires only the simplest making Spotted lace, worked with No. 160 Meck- up. Brides, of roses and buds, or of ribbon, lenburgh thread.

come beneath it to the ears, and it is confined 9. The close work. This is all foundation at the sides by ornamental pins, lying almost stitch, done with the same as the last. The six | flat on the top of the head. AIGUILLETTE.

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MATERIALS.- of a yard of wide black Glacé Silk, two knots of the best Russia Silk Braid, and balf a dozen reels of Chinese Silk. The braid should be of any colour that may be preferred, and the silk to match. Cerise, crimson, blue, green, and grey are the most suitable.


The term Broderie en Lacet is one invented by ourselves, as a name for a kind of embroidery which we have just brought out. It is, in fact, literally (as its name indicates), embroidery with braid, the outlines being made in silk braid, and the flowers, stems, &c., filled in with Point Lace stitches.

The beauty of this style of work is only equalled by the rapidity of its execution. To those who are au fait at Point Lace work (which we believe most of our readers to be), nothing can be more simple. The design is marked on the silk, and then braided : the ends of the braid, when a join is requisite, being drawn through the silk to the wrong side, and sewed down.

Unable to give, within the limits of our pages, such a section of the apron as would enable our wheel in each petal, and one in the centre, the friends to draw from the engraving, we have whole inner edge being worked in Venetian preferred presenting them with one which gives edging. The other flowers are outlined in braid, the general effect, to any mere portion which but the division between the petals are done would look incomplete, and yet oblige the in Venetian bars, edged, and connected with worker to go through the trouble of enlarg- English bars. ing it.

The leaves are to be as lightly worked as posOf course it is not necessary to make the sible, in Brussels or Venetian lace. A scallop work as close as in point lace. All the stems of raised overcast stitch, finished with deep are done in point d'Alençon (herring-bone Sorrento edging, completes the lower part of stitch). The roses are worked with a Mechlin / the apron.


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long to allow four close Brussels stitches to be worked on it; work a tight button-hole stiteh on this loop, then take another stitch at half the distance, and do the same. (This row is exactly like Sorrento edging.)

2nd row. x 4 close Brussels on the long stitch of last row, miss the short stitch altogether, X repeat.

3rd row. Take a long stitch on to the bar of thread between the first four and the second, X work a tight button-hole stitch on it, take

another stitch on the same bar, and work a tight We give this month some new stitches for stitch on that; take a stitch to the next har, working the most valuable sorts of Antique missing the four close stitches, X repeat, ConPoint; trusting that those who have hitherto tinue working the 2nd and 3rd rows alternately followed our instructions, and achieved success throughout the space to be filled with this stitch in the imitation of some of the simpler kinds d. Fan-stitch.-The rows to be worked of lace, will now be prepared to work specimens backwards and forwards. of the richest and most beautiful sorts. Several 1st row. X 6 close Brussels, miss the space of these stitches will be found in the French of six, X repeat. Pompadour Cap, which we give in the same 2nd row. 'x 6 stitches over the last sis, mise number.

the same space, X repeat. With the first stitch our readers are already 3rd row. x 6 close on the loop, miss the si familiar, under the term Foundation Stitch, but stitches, 6 close on the next loop, miss six, x it is given here on an enlarged scale, that it may repeat. be perfectly well understood. In all old Spanish 4th row. X 6 close on the last six, 6 close lace, and in many other kinds, this stitch forms on the intervening loop, X repeat. a foundation. It is simple Brussels, worked 5th row. x 6 close on the six over the loop, over a bar of thread, with coarser or finer cot- miss the next six, X repeat. ton, according to the texture of the lace, but 6th row. Like the 3rd. always quite close, and presenting so solid an Repeat the last three rows only as often a appearance, that it is frequently mistaken for may be required to fill the space. tape. The engraving shows the way in which e. SPOTTED LACE. one line of stitches works into the previous line, 1st row. x 2 close Brussels, leave the space but it must be remembered that the stitches of two, X repeat. are, throughout, taken as closely together as 2nd, and every succeeding row. 2 close Bruspossible.

sels in every space, and uniss the two close of the b. Open DIAMONDS.-Five rows of work preceding row. are necessary to form a pattern of this stitch : f. ANTWERP LACE. they are as follows :

1st row. The same as the first row, in open 1st row. Work eight Brussels stitches close diamonds. together ; then miss the space of one stitch, 2nd row. x 5 close over 8, 2 close on the work eight stitches as before, and miss the loop, X repeat. space of one stitch.

3rd row. x 2 close over five, 5 close Ofer 2nd row. x 5 close Brussels over the centre two, X. of the eight, miss the two last of the eight, do Observe that, when a larger number is worked two close Brussels on the loop formed by the over a smaller, the extra stitches are worked on missed space, X repeat.

the loops on each side; when the reverse is the 3rd row. x 2 close Brussels on the first loop case, the small number is placed on the centre of thread caused by missing stitches in the last of the large. row, 2 close Brussels over the centre of five, 2 6th row. x 5 close over two, 2 over five, X close on the loop, X repeat. [There will now repeat. be for every pattern two stitches together and a A perfect pattern is produced by these four loop three times over.]

rows, which must be repeated as often as will fill 4th row. x 5 close Brussels (which are the space. worked to correspond with the five of 2nd row, g. TOLEDO LACE. and will come thus : 2 on the loop before the 1st row. X 9 plain close Brussels, miss the two over five, 1 between the two, and 2 after), 2 space of two, X repeat. close Brussels on the neck-loop, 5. close Brus- 2nd and following rows. x 9 close Brussels, sels over 'two as before, X repeat.

the two first of which come on the loop of last 5th row. x 8 close Brussels, worked over five, row, miss the last two of preceding row, x and with two beyond at each end, miss the two repeat. close Brussels of last row, X repeat.


1st row. x 6 close Brussels, miss the space 1st row. Take a Brussels stitch sufficiently of two, 2 close, miss the space of two, X repeat. 2nd row. 2 close on every bar of thread, Repeat these two rows alternately: they may missing all the stitches between, whether two be worked backwards and forwards. or six.




BRODERIE ANGLAISE. MATERIALS.- A square of French Cambric, and W. Evans and Coʻs. Embroidery Cottons, Nos. 50

and 60.


many subscribers,

In compliance with the wishes of a great scallop alternately; and within this edge a suc

we give a specimen of initials cession of wheels, at regular distances, joined by worked to harmonize with the prevailing style two rows of holes, with a light spray between of embroidery. The letters are enclosed in or them. The outer part of the wheels is in satin namental ovals, the fowers of which are also stitch, within which are bars, sewed over, rain Broderie Anglaise. The pattern is a very diating from an eyelet-hole in the centre. simple one. An edge worked in raised button. The initials are more simple and easy to

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