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L'administration du Journal Rue Notre-Dame de Naxareth. No 93.

Published by Page 112. Fetter lane London

1832

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sleeves are finished with a shaped wristlet; 221. Ball Dress.- Hair in Madonna and a pretty variety is effected in their bands, perfectly plain on the brow; the form by the fulness being plaited under crown it is arranged in three light bows, a narrow band, fixed at the middle of the

beneath which are placed five bows or lower arm; round this band is tied an or- ops of violet velvet, fastened in front namental cord, from which depends two with a rich agraffe ; a violet velvet cord tassels; the wristlets button with orna- crosses the brow with one large unset mental green buttons, and the pocket- pearl bead by way of ferroniere. This holes are defined on the skirt by bands of singular but most elegant costume was moire, on which are put ornamental invented by the Princess Maria d'Orbuttons, and they are finished by tassels leans. The dress is a revers of violet and cords. Belt a gros grains and green velvet, trimmed with blonde, cut so as to satin bands—no buckle. Brodequins of depend very low on the soulders. This green cachemire and morocco. Ruche

is put over a corsage and sleeves of white of tulle.

satin, which is finished on the bust with Child's DRESS.— This dress is seen flat folds of the same. In the centre of when little girls accompany their mothers the bust is a fan-like ornament of violet to concerts or the theatre: the dress is a velvet ; at the back is the same. Somefrock and trowsers of white merino or times the corsage has but white satin bebombazin. Over this is put an open skirt tween the revers. The belt is very broad, of moire; coloured satin cachemire; round of violet velvet, without either buckle or the neck is tied a deep full cape, reaching bow. The skirt is of white India muslin below the elbows, of the same material. over white satin ; the hem is only defined The whole is trimmed with swansdown. by the stitches. The handkerchief, with The hat held by the child is a variation of a broad hem, is elaborately worked at the the chapeau bibis: the crown is formed of

The gloves finished with dents Hat folds; it has a barolet or curtain, and at the elbow. Girandole earrings, and is made of white moire, lined with pink necklace of pearls and gold. plush.

corners.

MADAME LEONTINE DE

TO LADY ANNE C

Paris, my dear Lady Anne, has once more Caroline was forced to resign the sceptre of become the Paris you formerly loved, and fashion for the determined struggle her promises, this winter, to rival the most bril- single energies strove to maintain for her liant years of the Restoration. Families of son. Alas, alas! “ the age of chivalry is high rank and great wealth, who have over! Why not also the age of war ?" llow gloomily secluded themselves during the atrocious is the one without the other! Even last two years, have re-appeared on the gay his worst enemies must allow that Louis scene of the fashionable world; either be. Philippe is not a weak-minded man, easily cause they are tired of the dull routine of startled at trifles; and the sedulous hunt their distant chateaux, or because they are that has been made by his government for forming some combination against the go- the daring and lofty-minded Duchesse de vernment of Louis Philippe. The thorough. Berri, would lead one to imagine her efforts bred aristocracy are again in the Parisian were more dangerous than the world are world, from whatever cause it may spring. ready to believe. Scarcely an English lady The advantage arising to our discontented could land in France from Jersey or Guernand distressed artisans is great, and the sey, but she was seized and held in durance metropolis of fashion already wears a dif- for some days, under suspicion of being ferent aspect : the great appear more mag

this formidable leader of anti-revolutions. nificently, and the poor livelier and happier, Be she fair or dark, tall or short, still, in although wars and rumours of wars threaten the eyes of douaniers and coast-guards, around. At present, the Opera and spec- she is the omni-present Caroline de Berri, tacles are the chief places of resort for the whose escapes and adventures, if historical restored elite of fashion, as balls and soirees romances are in fashion in 1932, will form have scarcely yet commenced; yet, if you the groundwork of as many romances as glance round the assembled circle, I will the history of Charles Edward, after the undertake to affirm, you will behold more battle of Čulloden. While I yet write, the truly distinguished personages than have news is confirmed that she is taken. Hapbeen scen together since the high-spirited pily for her, ladies may do as they please in

the nineteenth century. The axe of Mary performing with grand success in Paris. I of Scotland, the darker guillotine of the need not detail the plot, for it is founded in lovely Marie-Antoinette or the angelic Ma- the same story as Milman's drama of Faziv, dame Elizabeth, need not be dreaded for which is in the same volume as the “ Siege the enterprising Caroline. People pretend of Jerusalem," Anne Boleyn," and other to smile at her undertaking as Quixotic, but high-souled poesies which we have conned I firmly believe a great party is secretly many a time and oft, sitting like Hermia combined for her: any one may see that, and Helena, at that blest time when we who reads the higher French periodicals. “ took sweet counsel together.” Heigho!

All these things are materials for future ro- —why does girlhood pass, and husbands mance. I must not name historical romances

come

You have a Miss Wright, I hear, a without recommending to you the magniti- belle, a blue, and a beauty, lecturing against cent work of Madame la Duchesse d’Abrantes, marriage, either in England or America, I who, after surprising the Parisian public forget which,—at least, she speaks in Engby her lively “Memoirs of the Court of Na- lish.

Pray heaven, that she induces some poleon,” has issued this year, L'Amirante de of your island beauties to become vowed Castile, a composition considered at present vestals—a sort of Protestant nuns; walking the pride of the romantic school. It is tame in and out of drawing-rooms, studying founded on the stormy struggles that shook the most demure and becoming fashions, the already enfeebled kingdom of Spain, and plaguing their lovers to their heart's when the imbecile Carlos the Second, who content. Then will the vile days of huswas childless, passed his short life in making band-hunting cease, and the age of chivalry and unmaking the will that was to decide return,-at least, the age of Sir Charles the succession to the crown of Spain. One Girandison, with long courtships and deep of the finest scenes is founded on the de- adoration. I wish- but alas! I am married ; scent of the maniac King into the royal and so good and excellent is this Lord of vault of the Escurial, to visit the grave of mine, that I really cannot have the heart to Louise, his murdered queen, who, you re- turment him; he seems so happily secure of member, was grand-daughter to your Charles my heart, because my principles will not the First. History says that he opened the permit me to attract the admiration of other coffin and kissed the corpse; but the Du- men, that he does not understand me when chesse, with true taste, keeps in the back- I choose to flirt with him. I suppose you ground all that is hideous. The appearance have been long enough among those island of this romance is happy, when all thoughts fogs of yours, to make an alarmed face at the are turned to the succession of Spain, and use of that innocent and much abused word the illness of its king. The extraordinary Airt. Why, child, it is the only word which change that is taking place in the govern- you have in your language to express the ment of Spain, under the auspices of the art of femininely pleasing. It is really very young queen, has filled the minds of all

sad that few married women choose to flirt men with wonder; nor do the Parisian papers with their own husbands: if they dirt scruple to affirm that Ferdinand is really at all, it is with those of other people, and dead, and that his death is concealed tiil that is scandalous. Really, it is very perafter the accouchement of the young queen. verse, that ladies consider the art of pleasing Hence this singular change. Do not you as nothing, when it is of such vital importremember, in the History of the Turks, how ance to themselves that they should become one of the Sultans, Amurath the First, who skilled in it. Is it not this neglect that died of a wound at Cassova, some days makes matrimony a state of hopeless dullafter the battle was taken out a corpse

in

ness? You have an old poet (you know his litter, dressed in his robes of state, and, how deeply read I am in English) that has when the troops saluted their sovereign, a written a drama on this subject, from which little page, hid beneath his robe, raised the 1 recollect the following verses, beginningarm of the dead Sultan, and made it stroke his white beard, his usual action of courtesy

“Ye fair, take the Cestus, and practice its to his army. This farce was played for

power.” some days by the Bassas in the interest of

“ Thence flows the gay chat more than wisdom his successor, till he arrived from a dis

that charms tant province, lest the janissaries should “ The eloquent blush that can beauty improve, mutiny, and declare a younger Prince the “ The fond sigh, the bright smile, the soft touch heir of the Ottoman throne. Such are the that alarms,scenes of history. We will now turu to the “The piquant disdain-the renewal of love; drama. Who will deny that genius is at “ 'Tis this gives the eyes all their magic and once beauty and immortal youth: let them

fire.” see Mademoiselle Mars, whose debut was in But where am I wandering to ? Here is a 1808, act the character of “Clotilde,” the digression that a chattering pen has led me heroine of the tragedy of that name, now into, when my subject was Mademoiselle

Mars and her part of Clotilde : well, for eight years; but it was stipulated that Clotilde is a forsaken wife, urged to mad- if the child should become attached to ness by the infidelity of her lord So ad- Madame Saqui, and at the end of her inmirable is the delineation of the agonising denture be willing to stay, Madame Saqui passions of rage and jealousy, that all Paris should be permitted to retain her for three has received a sensation ; and, when this is or four years longer; and a similar agreethe case, all the inodes adopt the name of ment was entered into verbally for the little the character, and the costume in which it Charles. was performed. Now, we have the Mar- Madame Saqui faithfully observed the guerites de Clotilde as the most fashionable term of this engagement, and not only gave ornament for the hair ; but I know that the children their education, but remitted to Mademoiselle Mars had natural flowers in the parents many large sums of money her hair, for I saw them droop before the which they had gained by their performpart was ended. Several dramas have been

ances.

When the indenture expired in founded on the life and death of the Duc 1831, Leporati insisted on his children being de Reichstadt: none, as you may suppose,

restored to him, though Madame Saqui, who have had any particular success. How could has none of her own, offered to adopt them, they, when the subject was so little scenical? and leave them the large fortune she has The French complain as much of the gained by her profession; but the father inscarcity of genuine comedy as your London sisted on a large yearly sum, more than the critics: they declare that a printed drama little creatures could earn, even if they were is now little more than the libretto of the tasked beyond their strength, which Madame Opera. The brother and sister-in-law of Saqui is desirous to avert, as she has always the sylphide Taglioni, have made their de- had great regard to their health in the exbut in the ballet. The theatrical critics say, ercise of their profession. The children are that all artists whose relatives have gained exceedingly attached to her, and refuse to wonderful celebrity, should change their be separated from her with tears and lanames, to obtain any chance of a just ap- mentations. preciation of skill from the public. The While the jury were deliberating on the Parisians declare the brother to be an ex- justice of these claims, the gentlemen of traordinary jumper, and shrug their shoul- the bar present were amusing themselves ders at his young wife, en revanche. The with conversing with the little Marie, and Taglioni herself is found more adorable were greatly delighted at hearing the livelithan ever; and the modes, those barometers ness of her answers, and observing her of every thing Parisian, reflect her name and beauty and gracefulness of carriage, and all talents in all articles of dress—caps, gauzes, the sprightly coquetries of the little crearibbon knots, are all sylphe or sylphide.

Everyone considered the brother A trial in France has excited great in- and sister as the most extraordinary pheterest in the theatrical world. Madame nomena of the present day. Saqui has two dwarfs of distinguished The tribunal gave its decision that Mad. beauty and talents. The little Marie has Saqui should restore the children to Lepoattained her seventeenth year this summer: rati within twenty-four hours of the judgshe is just thirty inches in height; she ment, or pay him fifty francs damage for is formed with the most perfect symmetry, every day of their detention. is the complete miniature of a beauty,

When this sentence was pronounced and has all the tournure of a woman of the little Marie clung weeping about her fashion. She wears a chapeau bibis of sky protectress' neck, and could only be sepablue over her fair curls, and carries a lace rated by force. Madame Saqui seemed overscarf with the utmost grace and coquetry.

whelmed with grief. Her brother Charles is not so tall, and is I have now to thank you for the English younger by a year; he wears a little uniform Annuals forwarded to me. The “Keepsake” of grey casimir, and shows great talent and and the “Souvenir" are both exquisite, far vivacity.

superior to anything of which we can boast. These little people, when perforining, Edmund Paris's beautiful “ Bridesmaid,” were supposed to be natives of Lapland till illustrated by Miss Agnes Strickland, is the very lately, when they were claimed by M. gem and glory of the English annuals. I Leporati, a watchmaker of Parma, as his am a great admirer of the sweet portrait children. He deposed, before the Tribunal that forms the frontispiece of the “ Keepof Paris, that Madame Saqui was perform- sake :” it is in Chalon's best style, and is ing at Parma when he brought Marie to exquisitely engraved; but my Parisian her, then aged eight years, but remarkable friends turn away their eyes in horror from for the minuteness of her size, and the the large bonnet, as if it had been presented as regularity of her features. He offered a fashion for their adoption by their beloved Madame Saqui the charge of his child if La Follet in the very acme of small bonnets. she would educate her in her profession. I think the figure pretty enough to revive On this condition Marie was bound to her the mode of enormous chapeaux. Next to

ture.

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