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beads, and a cross was suspended from the centre, l) formed entirely of footing lace, and beadings of of Jerusalem wood. A deep black velvet ceslus, l embroidery, extended over a lining of white pointed before and behind, confined the bottom sarsnet; the sleeve, short and full, is formed on of the waist, which was much longer than are the cross, finished at the edge with a row of usually seen, and each point reached to the edge beading, and confined in the centre of the arm of the tippet. The hair was worn in bands and and bosom with the hearts-ease brooch.- have braids on one side of the head, and a few loose never seen any dress which blends at once more curls fell on the other. On the crown of the convenience, neatness, and elegance. For more head, and placed towards one side, was a flat and minute particulars I refer you, dear Julia, to the fanciful disposed turban of criinson muslin, list of general remarks which accompanies this; thickly interwoven with small gold spots, and and shall hasten now to conclude my epistle by a worn somewhat in the Chinese style. The three farther attention to your wishes, in recommendsisters are nearly of the same height, of a middle || ing to your perusal he following new works. I stature, and neatly rather than elegantly formed. || know, that in spite of all opposition, you continue Their complexions were a clear brown, and their your predilection for the epistolary style ; read features expressive without being handsome; therefore a novel in letters, entitled — Lore as it but the trio thus singularly adorned naturally ex may be, and Friendship as it ought to be, by Mrs. cited universal attention.

Bayfield; I know you will need no other induceMary wore a short dress of black net lace, over ment than the decision passed on it by the late a white satin under-dress, the bottom and drapery | elegant authoress, and inestimable woman, Mrs, ornamented with borders of the pheasant's eye ll Cooper. The Hungarian Brothers, and The and myrtle tastefully blended. Her hair was Aphorisms of Sir Phillip Sidney, from the pens of braided in bands, and twisted fancifully with the amiable sisters, the Miss Porters, I am sure Chinese pearl; bracelets and armlets of the same, you will read with avidity. The Benevolent with the barrel snap of diamonds. Her shoes Monk shall arrive with the next packet; we are were white satin, trimmed with silver; and she too deeply engaged in it to part with it at present, wore a bouquet of the Cape-heath and jessa. Adieu! dear, and ever dear Julia, conclude me mine.

always your attached and affectionate We have just received dresses from town ap

ELIZA. propriated for that intermediate style which at this season is more generally adopted; for, except on very particular occasions, it is thought prodigiously vulgar to dress much in the country; I do not mean to infer, that less attention is re

TO CORRESPONDENTS. quired in this order of personal uecoration ; for a correct taste is more immediately discernable in THE conclusion of the Essay on Politeness, this than in any other style of costume. The together with the termination of the Biography of must striking article in this line is a frock dress the Queen of Naples, (which had been mislaid) of plain India muslin, with separate waists, let in will be given in our next. entirely round, with treble rows of beading. The

The Farmer's Letters will be returned. morning waist is made of embroidered muslin, similar to that which composes the dress, and

Our Correspondent in Clipstone-street we shall buttons up the back; it sits high in the neck, 1 oega

be glad to hear from. and close to the form, and is finished with pointed IL Our valuable Correspondent at Camden Town, capes round the throat, trimmed with narrow | to whom we were indebted for the account of a Vandyke lace. The long sleeve a la Catalani; Concert of Music given to two Elephants, is reis of plain muslin, similar to that which com quested to purge his MS. of all future indelicacies. poses the dress. The other waist which trans To raise a blush on female cheeks is not becoming forms this elegant garb into the evening dress, is || a writer of his distinguished talents.

London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton-Street, Strand.





1. An elegant Portrait of HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF PORTUGAL. 2. THREE WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES of Ladies in the London Fashions for the Month. 3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-Forte, expressly and exclusively

for this Work, by W. P. Core. 4. A new and elegant PATTERN for NEEDLE-WOKK.


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS-|| A Tour in Zealand, in 1802, by a Native of
1 Denmark ..

.......... 155 Her Majesty the Queen of Portugal ...... 119

FAMILIAR LECTURES ON USEFUL Her Majesty the Queen of Naples........

SCIENCES. Madame Tallien ...................... 121

Adjudication of Prizes, with a proposed new

Question by the Imperial Academy of ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. Sciences at St. Petersburgh............ 159 A Dream on the Occupation of departed


POETRY, Essay on Politeness of Manners.......... ...... 128 Original and Select .........

....... 161 Ao account of the City of Vienna, and the

Manners of its Inhabitants............ 132 Sir Edward Seymour; an English Tale .... 135

PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. Additions to the Natural History of certain Maids to be Married; by M. Picard ...... 165 Animals .........................


Opening of Drury-Lane and Covent Garden Select Anecdotes and Sayings of M. De

Theatres .......................... 168 Chamfort and others ................ 141 A Statistical Survey of Prussia in September, 1806 .......................... 144

I LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Losses of Prussia by the Peace of Tilsit.... 145 Explanation of the Prints of Fashion ..., 169 The Criminal; a Tale.................. 146 || English and Parisian Costume .......... ib. The way to become a Marshal; a true Story 148 | General Observations on the most prevalent A Description of Poland, with respect to | Fashions for the Season ........ ih. the Persons, Manners, Dress, &c. of the Letter on Dress..........

............ 171 ........... 152 || Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.

People .......

London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southcnpton-Street,

Strand, October 1, 1807.

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