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der ; a brilliant diamond necklace; Maltese gold net, gold chain and tassels ; body and cross, earrings and bracelets. Her Lady- sleeves covered with gold net. ship's head dress consisted of a superb dia

Lady Legg wore the same as her sister. mund tiara feather surmouuted by a beautiful Lady Bruce. This truly clegant lady apo plu nie of lofty wbite ostrich feathers. This was

peared in a white satin petticoat, trimmed with altogether one of the most splendid dresses ex swansdown and matted gold beads ; crape drahibited at Cout, elegantly neat, and excel pery intermixed with satin, richly embroidered lently set off by the youthful elegance of the in bright andmatted gold, tastefully ornamentwearer.

ed with gold beads; white satin train trimmed The Hon. Lady Tlood.One of the most splen- with swansdown ; body and sleeves embroiderdid dresses in the Drawing-room. A violet | ed to correspood; a white satin cap embrojvelvet splendidly embroidered with wreaths of dered in gold, and plumes of ostrich feathersgold oak,and festooned with ropes of the richest particularly tasty and elegant. gold, supported with gold doves; head dress, Lady Georgiana Buckley. A white satin pettifeathers and diamonds.

coat, embroidered in amber chenille interLady Boston.—A dress of blue satin, orna. mixed with brown velvet ; body and sleeves mented with drapery of black lace, chains of trimmed with Brussels lace and drapery richly white beads; smaller draperies of blue satin | embroidered in amber chenille ; pocket-holes tied with bows and ends, and trimmed with ornamented with cord and tassels to corbeads, had a novel and striking appearance. respond--the whole of it extremely heautiful, Rube, black velvet trimmed to correspond with and was well adapted for so elegant a figure. the dress, and point lace.

Lady Mary Coots. A dress of ruby velvet Lady I subella Thynne. A white satin petti | embroidered with gold. coat, embroidered in gold shells and lilies; Lady P. Coots.--A dress of ruby velvet emdrapery of puce coloured velvet, embroidered broidered with gold. in gold shells and lilies, which had a most Lady Francis Pratt.—A beautiful dress of beautiful effect. Train of puce coloured vel white satin ornamented with an antique fringe

Head-dress of diamonds and feathers. of pearls, which had a rich effect, and was parLady Louisa Erskine. -A white crape petti ticularly becoming to the lovely wearer; head coat and drapery richly embroidered in silver dress, feathers and pearls. vine leaves and grapes; the borders were Lady Bowyer ---A dress of white silver. finished with small cockle shells of matted Lady Mary Meed. A dress of green and silsilver ; the draperics suspended by cords and

ver gauze. tassels. Train of blue velvet trimmed with Lady Lucas.-Petticoat white crape edged silver. Head dress, feathers and diamonds.

with spangled crape, beaded with puce velvet Lady Ashbrook. – A white satin petticoat, the and gold in shells; drapery strewed in puce front of which was richly embroidered in and gold, and bordered in gold point d'Espagne, crimsou roses and green leaves in shaded | deep vandykes of wbite satin, bordered in puce cbenille ; the bottom to correspond. Short and gold, and gold tassels ; train, puce velvet pointed draperies on each side, embroidered in trimmed with gold and point lace ; cap, puce, chenille. Train of ruby-coloured velvet. Head | white and gold, with white ostrich pluune. dress of feathers and diamonds. This dress Lady Redesdale.--Petticoat white satiu ; drawas much admired for its simplicity and ele pery of crape strewed with white satin leaves, gance.

and fastened with scarlet and white velvet Lady Diana Herbert.Lilac satin petticoat, l wreaths; second drapery festooned with vine gold border and drapery, fastened with elegant leaves and grapes in white satin, looped with gold ornaments and tassels ; lilac satin train, li rich silk cord and tassels ; robe, scarlet and Irimined with gold. Her Ladyship's beau brown Mosaic satin, trimmed with point; tiful and elegaat appearance attracted univer head dress, diamouds with ostrich plume. sal approbation.

Lady Wodehouse wore a rich brown velvet Lady Cranley: A green velvet dress, the robe and body, trimmed with gold and point petticoat embroidered in stripes of gold sheli, | lace; petticoat a most superb gold tissue, the bottom of it trimmed with cord depere, richly embroidered with broad gold lace : the Buenos Ayres gold tissue; pocket-holes rich whole forming a dvess of unoommon elegance. ly ornamented with cord and tassels to corre Lady De Clifford. A Spanish brown velvet spond.

embroidered with gold. Lady Elizabeth Legg appeared in a dress of Lady Georgiana Cecil was elegantly attired in rich yellow satin, ornainented with superb a beautiful dark green velvet robe and body,

trimmed with point lace; petticoat of white | petticoat, scarlet and gold border, and drapery crape, richly embroidered in cheville, with ornamented with black lace; white satin superb border, and drapery of vine leaves taste. train trimmed with scarlet and gold. fully arranged, and tied with a sasb of green Hon. Mrs. Crewe.--A very rich silver dress, velvet; head dress, rich plume of white ornamented with dark velvet flowers. feathers, with a splendid profusion of dia Hon. Mrs. Abbott wore a most superb pettimonds.

coat of ruby velvet, embroidered in silver, with Lady Emily Cecil.--Her dress exactly the a rich drapery, bordered and fastened with orsame as her sister's. These dresses were much oaments; a robe to correspond, trimmed with noticed for their simplicity and novelty of rich embroidery and fiue lace; bead-dress of design.

ruhy velvet and diamouds, and plume of ostrich Lady Ann Culling Smith.-A petticoat of feathers. white satin, with a border of crape slashes Mrs. Brown - A white satin petticoat, with after the Spanish costume, embroidered round draperies of scarlet Anglo-merino cloth, emwith real Scotch pearl ; draperies of white broidered with wreaths of Chene et Glands en Or; erape, with an elegaat border of ruby coloured train to correspond, with Spanish sleeves. buuches of vak leaves in silk work, and looped

Mrs. Lee was most splendidly dressed in up with rows of pearl; the train ruby velvet

pnce velvet embroidered in gold; draperies embroidered round with the Spanish slashes in looped up with rich gold cords and tassels ; white crape, worked round and ornamented head-dress, feathers and diamonds. with the same pearl; the train elegantly

Mrs. Robert Thornton wore a handsome dress thrown over the boop, and drawn up with

of puce velvet embroidered with gold. rows of pearl, had a beautiful and elegant

Mrs. Nightingale.-A white satin dress, with effect; bead dress, a ruby velvet toque, orna

draperies of rich gold tissue edged with silver mented with pearls and a panache of six white

and gold. feathers.

Mrs. De frise pas dressed in one of the most Lady George Thynne. A white crape petti magnificent dresses ever seen in the Drawingcoat with satin and bead border ; draperies of

room, crimson velvet, embroidered with silver; white oak leaves ir: silk work, drawn up and draperies festooned with chains of matted silornamented with beads and bead tassels ; traju

ver, supported with silver doves; head.dicss of green velvet; head dress of green velvet,

feathers and diamonds. and a mixed plume of green and white fea

Mrs. Caswell.--An amaranthus velvet robe, thers.

and body richly trimmed with gold and point Two Ladics Percy.—Rich satin petticoats lace; a gold tissue petticoat, with draperies richly ornamented with pearls and pearl fringe; superbly embroidered in chenille a l'antigne, trains to correspond. These dresses were

tastefully arranged, with rich gold tassels, and particularly elegant.

suspended with cords of gold; head-dress, Lady C. Wyane Belasyse.--A pale blue crape white feathers and diamonds tastefully blendpetticoat with Chinese border of bayles, and ed. r's aperies of blue velvet ; train blue velvet

Mrs. Pepper.- A most beautiful petticoat of trimined with point lace.

white crape richly embroidered in real gold Lady Banks.--White satin petticoat with witb a superb border of prominent gold roses raperies of swapsdown ricbly ornamented

on crimson velvet; draperies of the same with gold rouleau and tassels; traio of purple tastefully designed, and fastend up with gold and brown satin, trimmed with swansdown, rolio and superb gold tassels ; a train of rich interspersed with gold and a paradise plume.

crimson velvet, trimmed with gold military Ilon. Vrs. Walpole.-A petticoat and train | chain ; sleeves of point lace, beautifully loopof pearl coloured velvet, trimmed with sable; ed with diamonds; most superb diamond head dress of velvet and sable, with featbers stomacber and necklace; head-dress, crimson and diamonds.

and white ostrich feathers, and a profusion of llon. Mrs. ('. Long.-An elegant dress of diamonds. green velvet; head dress of green feathers and

Mrs. Fielding.A dress of Bishop's blae diamouds.

Merino cloth, embroidered with silver in Hon. Mys. Egerton.--A white satin petticoat bunches of fancy Bowers and Guernsey lilies, ornamented with porple velvet trimmed with | tied with rich bows of brilliant bouillon, and sable; train purple velvet; bead dress, a white bordered in waves of spangles and cuckle shells ; satin toque, with a panache of feathers.

the draperies Jooped up with broad bands of The Hon. Mrs. Gorge Villiers-White satin silver foil, and rich siiver cords and tassels, the

whole finished with a handsome trimming of Miss A1. Perceral. The same as her sister. sifansdowy; robe, blue cloth trimnicd with Miss Garth.---White crape petticoat and swansdown and point lace.

drapery, ornamented with rich applique sc lMrs. Dampier, Bishop of Ely's Lady, Ap- | top border of velvet and satin work, fancitully peared in a dress of uncommon splendour, 1 trimmed round with satia wreath; the traiia consisting of white satin, with rich draperies of of rich white satin. ruby velvet and white satiu, embroidered in Miss Knight.---A dress of white satin with silver, tied up with cord and tassels; a robe draperies of white beads, forming a shell work of ruby velvet, richly embroidered, to corres all over the dress, separated only with turbau pond. Head-dress, diamonds and feathers. draperies of white satin, looped together with

Mrs. Fisher.— A blue satin dress richly em. cords and tassels, and rich twists of beads, the broidered with gold.

tout ensemble of this dress was strikingly chaste Mrs. ('outes. -A crape petticoat and drapery and elegant; robe, white satin, ornamented embroidered in silver and concave spangles, the sanie as the dress. Head dress, a white the draperies suspended by rich cords and satin cap, very elegant head tiara forming a tassels ; train and body of lilac velvet, richly diadem in front, with a plume of white ostricla embroidered in silver.

feathers. Hon. Miss Brudenell.-A prune-coloured vel Miss Caswell.--A royal purple velvet train vet petticoat, trimmed with erinine fringe, in- and body richly ornamented with gold; pettitermixed with gold. Head dress of prune vel coat of gold tissue, fancifully ornamented with vet and gold.

wreaths of the auricula, siispended by superb Hon. Miss Vyse. A white satin dress, richly cords and tassels of gold. Head dress of white embroidered in gold; draperies of white crape, and purple feathers. spangled with gold and festooned with chains Miss Pepper. - petticoat of white crape of matted gold. Head dress, feathers and beautifully embroidered in silver to form a pearls.

most elegant festoon net; with a superb bor. Ilon. Miss Scott.A dress of white satin, der of silver leaves, trimmed with vandyke rickly embroidered in silver ; a robe of white | fringe, and festooned with scarlet satin and satin, ornamented with silver, and fine point rolio, fastened up with silver rope and brilliant lace.

tassels ; body and train of scarlet satin, trimHon. Miss Verror.--A white satin petticoat, || med with vandyke silver fringe; head dress of richly embroidered in silver shells, forming | diamonds and a superb plume of scarlet and elegant draperies and strips on the other side white ostrich feathers. of the petticoat; train to correspond; head

Hon. Miss Dashwood--- A white satin pettidress of feathers, &c.

coat; draperies of the same, richly embroidered Hon. Miss S. Coleman - Petticoat and train in matted silver shells of different kinds; which of wbite satin ; superb Circassian cloth dra- | had a most beautiful effect, by being relieved pery embroidered in gold, corners finishing || by rich cords and tassels; with silver shells with gold filligree balls; upper drapery of and stomacher. She was truly, elegant and white satin edged with curious gold rope-both much admirəd. draperies pioned up with gold filligree bodkins, and supported with rich gold rope and tassels; body and sleeves of Spanish brown cloth, embroidered in gold like the drapery.

THE NOVEL WRITERS. Hon. Miss L. Wrottesley.—A very elegant dress formed entirely of lilac satin, deep border

WHILE the writers of novels have so many of lilac velvet as the drapery, trimmed with

admirable models, upon which their style might rich sable fur, confined with gold filligree bod

be formed, it is not without regret that we kins, and tastefully enriched and supported

turn over the insipid pages which are thrust with gold rope and filligree balls; head dress,

into our sight in every bookseller's shop. a fine plume of blue feathers.

This trash now continues to break forth from Hon. Miss Perceval.- A beautiful Brussels the press in periodical abundance, and, at a lace petticoat, tastefully ornamented with

time when the price of paper threateus almost bunches of variegated holly; the body and

to put an end to printing, it flourishes tbe train of rich white satin, trimmed all round prime article in the market. It gains strength with scarlet velvet and holly wreath, and rich from the infirmity of human folly, which does point lace sleeves; the beatness of this dress

not refuse to be fed with it, though at the most for its simplicity was greatly admired.

extravagant price.

These scribblers seem to have forgotten that, estates, so convenient for our families, and so there are writers better than themselves; that beneficial to our landed interests? Suppose, if we wish for delicate and refined sentiment, moreover, the Jews, the money-lenders and we call recor to Grandison and Clarissı ; if we the proprietors of the crucible, should be inwould see the world more perhaps as it is, thau | fected with this growing sense of honour, the as it should be, we have Joseph Andrews and gaming-table must be deserted, there would Tom Jones; or that we can find the happy mix- | be no market for stolen watches, and the ture of satire and moral tendency in the Spi- triumpb of sentiment would be the downfall of ritual Quirole and Cecilia.

the nation. We caupot help noticing the glaring impro. There is much perhaps to be complained of priety they are guilty of, who make their no. in other publications which tend to disseminate bility and their peasants speak the same lan- the glare and tinsel of false sentiment ; we guage: they defend themselves, no doubt, by mean the works of those imitators of Sterne, the authority and example of Virgil's Shep-whose pages are polluted with ribaldry and berds, Sanazarius's Fishermen, and the rustics dashes; and those compilers of modern traof Mr. Pope. But when they are told, that to gedies at which no man weeps, unless in pure copy the deformities of good writers will be no friendship for the author. ' einbellishment to bad ones, they may perhaps If we see in the playboase a huge blacksmithcease to overwhelin us with the sentimentality like looking fellow blubbering over the foolery of their abigails, the heroic gallantry of their of The Stranger, we should immediately take it footmen, and the rhetorical Nourishes of their for granted he came in with an order, and look shoemakers. These are more particularly the upon his iron tears as a forgery. Indeed, characters which do a material injury to that might we be allowed to dictate upon such an part of the nation, who, when they have shut occasion, no man should be permitted to moistup shop, wet their thumbs and spell through en a white handkerchief at the ohs and the ahs a novel. A jove-sick chambermaid is enough of a modern tragedy, uuless be possessed au 10 ruin half the sisterhood; an intriguing estate of seven hundred a year, clear of mort. apprentice is the torment of master tradesmen; || gage and every other incumbrauce. Such and the bigh-flowu notions of honour, which people have a right to fing away their time as are inculcated by “ Johnny with his shoulder. they please; the works of the loom receive no knot,” will set a couple of tailors a duelling. impediment from their idleness, and it is at If the rapid course of these grievances be not least an innocent though insipid amusement. checked, we shall have the epicure justly complaining, that he can get no lamb to eat with bis asparagus, from the sensibility of the

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Leadeuhall butchers; or that the melting tenderness of the cooks prevents the eels from WE earnestly request that those Corresponbeing skinued, or the lobsters boiled alive. | dents who farout us with Communications, will be Should delicacy of thinking become too com so good as to transmit them within the second week mon, we may drive the lawyers from their of the month. We solicit the favours of our literary quibbles, and how then are we to get those friends on all suitable subjects, and shall not hesilitile odd jobs done for our selves, and ouilitate to udmit whatever is solid und ingenious.

London : Printed by and for J. Bell, Southampton-sireet, Strand.







1. An Elegant PORTRAIT of the Right HONOURABLE VISCOUNTESS ST. ASAP11.! 2. Two WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES in the FASHIONS of the SEASON, COLOURED. 3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-forte; composed exclu

sively for this Work, by Mr. WILLIAM KITCHENER. 4. Two elegant and new PATTERNS for NEEDLE-WORK.


BEAUTIES OF ALEXANDER POPE, Fiscountess St. Asaph ........

39 A short narrative of the celebrated Mrs.



Book II. Epistle II. continued......

73 ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. Epilogue to the Satires. Dialogue I. 75

Dialogue II., Julia; a Russian tale ...


Epistle VII. Imitaled in the manner of Cælebs in search of a wife


80 Copradine; or, lopocence triumphant.... 51

Satire VI. imitated

ib. History of the Campaign in Spain, hy an

Ode 1. Book IV. To Venas.

82 Officer of distinction ...


Part of the Ninth Ode of the Fourth Book. 83 The triumph of Truth..... 59 | The Temple of Fame

ib. Aoecdotes of dress, and the caprices of Fashion ; from Malcolm's “ Avecdotes of the manners and customs of London

LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. during the eighteenth century."


Explanation of the Prints of Fashion...... 65

General Observations ou the most select
Fashions for the Season

ib. Is be a Privce? ..... 64 Letter on Dress

67 The Unconscious Counterfeit

ib. ll Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.

leder: Printed by and for J. Ben

Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southampto-Street,
Strand, March 1, 1809.

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