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SCRAPS. with his adventure, and they, by means of a large sum of

ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. money, procured the liberty of the monarch. THE SWORD DANCE.

NATIONAL COXTRAST.-In a noisy mob, two handsome There is a dance which was probably in great repute young women, who were much alarmed, threw themselves among the Anglo-Saxons, because it was derived from their into the arms of two gentlemen standing near, for safety ; ancestors, the ancient Germans: it is called the Sword-Dance,

one of the gentlemen, an Irishman, immediately gwe ber and the performance is thus described by Tacitus: “One who had fown to him for protection, a hearty embrace

, by public diversion was constantly exhibited at all their meet way, as he said, of encouraging the poor cratur. The other, ings : young men, who, by frequent exercise, have attained an Englishman, immediately put his hands in his pockets to great perfection in that pastime, strip themselves, and

to guard them. Two officers, observing a fine girl in a dance among the points of swords and spears with most milliner's shop, the one an Irishman, proposed to go in and wonderful agility, and even with the most elegant and buy a watch-ribbon, in order to get a nearer view of her. graceful motions. They do not perform this dance for hire, “ Hoot, mon," says his Northern Friend, “there's na octabut for the entertainment of the spectators, esteeming their sion to waste siller, let us gang in and speer if she can gie applause a sufficient reward. This dance continues to be us tua saxpences for a shilling." It is notorious, that is practised in the northern parts of England about Christ

one of the Duke of Marlhorough's battles, the Irish brigade, mas time, when, says Mr. Brand, “the fool.plough 'goes

on advancing to the charge, threw away their knapsacks, about ; a pageant that consists of a number of sword-dan- and every thing which tended to encumber them, all which cers, dragging a plough, with music.” The writer then were carefully picked up by a Scotch regiment that followed tells us that he had seen this dance performed very fre

to support them. It was a saying of the old Lord Twyrally, quently, with little or no variation from the ancient me.

at a period when the contests between nations were decided thod, excepting only that the dancers of the present day, by much smaller numbers than by the immense mases when they have formed their swords into a figure, lay them which have taken the field of late years, that to constitute upon the ground and dance round them.

the beau ideal of an army, a General should take ten thos. In the Pirate, Sir Walter Scott gives a picturesque and sand fasting Scotchmen, ten thousand Englishmen after a poetical description of the Sword-Dance, in which the high-hearty dinner, and ten thousand Irishmen who have just souled Minna Troil.figures as in her native element.”

swallowed their second bottle.

Early Rising.- The difference between rising at six, COLUMN FOR THE YOUNG.

and rising at eight, in the course of forty years, supposing

a person to go to bed at the same time he otherwise would, THE ROYAL GAME OF GOOSE.

amounts to 29,000 hours, or three years, one hundred and This game is little known or practised in Scotland; but twenty-one days, and sixteen hours; which will afford eight we have worse fire-side pastimes, and shall therefore give hours a-day for exactly ten years; and is in fact that such a description of it, as may enable any ingenious young) in which we might command eight hours every day for the

same as if ten years were added to the period of our lives persons to play at it. It may be played by two persons ; but it will readily admit of many more, and is well cultivation of our minds and the dispatch of business. calculated to make children ready at reckoning the pro

THE WINTER GUEST. duce of two given numbers. The table for playing at

I love to listen, when the year grows old goose is usually an impression from a copper-plate past

And noisy; like some weak life-wrinkled thing ed upon a cartoon about the size of a sheet almanack, and divided into sixty-two small compartments arranged

That vents his splenetic humours, murmuring

At ills he shares in common with the bold. in a spiral form, with a large open space in the midst marked with the number sixty-three; the lesser compart

Then from my quiet room the Winter cold

Is barred out like a thief; but should one bring ments have singly an appropriate number from one to

A frozen hand, the which December's wing sixty-two inclusive, beginning at the outmost extremity of

Hath struck so fiercely, that he scarce can hold the spiral lines. At the commencement of the play, every one of the competitors puts a stake into the space at No.

The stiffened finger tow'rd the grate, I lend

A double welcome to the victim, who 63. There are also different forfeitures in the course of the

Comes shivering, with pale looks, and lips of blue, game that are added, and the whole belongs to the winner. At No. 5 is a bridge which claims a forfeit at passing ; at

And through the snow and splashing rain could wall, 19, an alehouse where a forfeit is exacted, and to stop two

For some few hours of kind and social talk: throws ; at 30, a fountain where you pay for washing ; at

And deem him, more than ever, now—my friend. 42, a labyrinth which carries you back to 23 ; at 52, the prison where you must rest until relieved by another cast

CONTENTS OF NO. XXVIII. ing the same throw ; at 58, the grave whence you begin the game again ; and at 61, the goblet where you pay for

Notes of the Month-Process of Vegetation in TressOld Holl.

days-Candlemas Day..........4........*** tastingThe game is played with two dice, and every Books of the Month....... player throws in his turn as he sits at the table ; he must

An American's Account of a Levee of the time of George IV....3 have a counter or some other small mark which he can

Statistics.......... distinguish from the niarks of antagonists, and according to Ghost Story... the amount of the two numbers thrown upon the dice he Fashion in its Low Places.............. places his mark ; that is to say, if he throws a four and a The Press and the Theatres............ five, which amount to nine, he places his mark at nine Buonaparte's May Days.......... upon the table, moving it the next throw as many numbers Effects of Slovenliness.. forward as the dice permit him, and so on until the game COLUMN FOR THE LADIES--Sketches of Natural History The be completed, namely, when the number sixty-three is Coquette-Hints for Wives-Woman...... made exactly ; all above it the player reckons back, and Tue Story-Teller-Tubber Derg, or the Red Well, (Conthen throws again in his turn. If the second thrower at cluded)... the beginning of the game casts the same number as the

Barbarities of the Factory System........ first, he takes up his piece, and the first player is obliged

COLUMN FOR THE YOUNG-Troubadours-The Sword Dano to begin the game again. If the same thing happens in the

The Royal Game of Goose.....

SCRAPS-National Contrast -The Winter Guest.... middle of the game, the first player goes back to the place the last came from. It is called the game of the goose, because at every fourth and fifth compartment in succession a Edinburgh : Printed by and for JouN JORNSTONE, 10, St. * Page goose is depicted, and if the cast thrown by the player falls upon a goose, he moves forward double the mimber of his throw.

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THE

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EDINBURGH WEEKLY

WEEKLY MAGAZINE.

CONDUCTED BY JOHN JOHNSTONE.

THE SCHOOL MASTER IS ABROAD.LORD BROUGHAM.

No. 29.-Vol. II. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1833. PRICE THREE-HALIPENCE:

TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES.

both are imputable, in no mean degree, to some However it may gall our pride, we are shewing the abuses of others. Our excise laws, and op

of our bad civil and social instituions, and to good sense in quietly following, in many important points, the example which our rebellious child pressive system of taxation, have been the fosAmerica is setting us. TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES, to

terers of blear-eyed, bloated GIN; our profuse which we are friendly, were it only as they are

and profligate expenditure has nursed mincing, an instrument of facilitating rational social inter- pinching, apish Gertility. Which folly is, in its course among the people, are the growth of Ame- remote consequences, the most pernicious, it is not rica; where, after a struggle of several years, they very easy to decide. We shall afterwards return are triumphing at last. Whether, relatively, we

to them; and, in now introducing our American are a soberer or more intemperate people than the documents, would only premise that the poor Americans, is not a topic of instructive debate. uneducated Scotch or English manufacturer, who Both nations are, perhaps, chargeable with ex

Drinks to forget his griefs and debts; cess enough in the use of ardent spirits, but with this differrnce, that the miserable and des or, it may be, to deaden the gnawings of hunger, titute condition of tens of thousands of our la- nakedness, though often a more degraded being,

or stifle the shame, and allay the shiverings of bouring poor, make the ever-ready “ dram,” the is also much more an object of compassion and " meat, drink, fire, and fending,” a far more power sympathy than the American slave of intempersul temptation than where the more equal distribution of wealth, and the better payment of la-fortable existence, may either use spirits, or vinous

ance; who, well-provided with the means of combour, prevent intemperance from becoming so per- beverages, at his own discretion, for his personal renicious in its relative consequences, though equally freshment, or to heighten the enjoyments of social debasing and demoralizing to its victim. In Ame.

intercourse. The first document we present is rica, a man may be a considerable drunkard with.

the out. so certainly inflicting misery and destitution on his family by his selfish and brutalizing appe- MINUTES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE tites: no adequate apology for, but still some pallia

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED tion of this vice. That the intemperance of the Bri

STATES, 1832, ON THE SALE OF ARDENT

SPIRITS. tish poor arises in a considerable measure from the privations, and hardships, and absolute destitution The Pastoral Association, and the General Associations to which they are periodically liable, requires no

of Massachusetts, and the General Association of Connecdemonstration ; and to repeat that drunkeness is gelical ministers of the Gospel, at their last Meeting passel

ticut and Maine, embracing more than five bundred Evanbut an agzravation of their worst calamities, is one

the following resolutions, viz. :of those unquestionable truisms which carry con. 1. Resolved, that, in the judgment of this Association, viction to the judgment, but, unhappily, almost the traffic in ardent spirits, as a drink, is an immorality; always fall short of imparting energy to resolu.

and ought to be viewed and treated as such throughout the

world. tion. The comparative temperance and moderation

2. Resolved, that this immorality is utterly inconsistent in the use of spirits among the comfortable classes, with a profession of the Christian religion, and that those is, of itself, a clear proof, that habits of excess who have the means of understanding its nature and efgenerally arise, either from the pressure of actual fects, and yet continue to be engaged in it, ought not to be distress, or from the precarious and fluctuating admitted as members of Christian churches. guins of labour-from what is overpaid, as cer

3. Resolved, that in our view, those members of Christian

churches who continue to be engaged in the traffie in artainly as from what is underpaid; both extremes cent spirits as a drink, are violeting the principles and being alike adverse to the formation of steady requirements of the Christian religion. habits. There are many minor concurring causes

Among the means which the Lord has graciously owned to which we cannot now advert. Quy and Gen. and blessed during this year of of jubilee, many of our re

ports specially commemorate the influence of Temperance T!£lrY, , . Intemperance and Vanity are the Societies. It is now a well-established fact, that the comfiresont twin curses of the British people ; and mon use of strong drink, however moderate, has been a

THE ROBIN.

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fatal soul-destroying barrier against the influence of the gently-stimulating liquids, like coffee, it will not be Gospel.

difficult, with some attention to the early habits The cause of Temperance continues to extend and mul engendered by social northern customs, to conquer tiply its triumphs, potwithstanding the machinations of Satan, and the madness of the multitudes who are striving

intemperance. Comfort, in the most extended to demolish the only barrier which can secure them from

sense of that word, will prove the most powerful destruction. The testimony of our churches as to the sig. antagonist of intemperance and best auxiliary of the nal success which has crowned the efforts of the friends of Temperance Societies. Where that is wanting, lecthis cause, the astonishing effect which has thus been pro-turing will be of small eficacy; and hence the duced upon public sentiment, and upon the habits and customs of the higher classes, especially as to the unquestion- great success of these associations in America. In this able connexion between total abstinence from ardent spirits country, the true promoters of temperance should and the success of the Gospel, is of the most decided and set themselves, in the first place, to improve the gratifying character. The formation of a Temperance As- condition of the people. Secure to labour its just sociation in each congregation has taken place extensively with the happiest results. While, therefore, in view of reward, in a steady and sufficient supply of the these things, the friends of temperance are called upon to necessaries, and a share of the comforts of life, and thank God, and take courage ; let them remember, that with the removal of distress and mental anxiety much, very much, remains to be done. Let them not remit you withdraw from drunkenness its strongest their vigilance and activity, for their foes never slumber.

temptation. All the powers and resources of the kingdom of darkness are vigorously employed in opposition. Much, indeed, has

COLUMN FOR THE YOUNG. been done, in staying this plague among the more intelligent and elevated orders of society'; but all the energies of Christian benevolence are demanded to stem the torrent

STORIES OF BIRDS. which is spreading misery, and guilt, and ruin, through the dwellings of labour and poverty. A great work is still to be effected in the Church.

The

Art thou the bird that Man loves best; sons of Levi must be purified. The accursed „thing must

The little bird with the crimson breast? be removed from the camp of the Lord. While professing

Art thou the Thomas of German boors, Christians continue to exhibit the baneful example of

And the Peter of Finland, and Russia far inland ! tasting the drunkard's poison, or, by a sacrilegious traffic, to make it their employment to degrade and destroy their fellow-men ; those who love the Lord must not keep There is a charming little book, containing descriptions silence, but must lift their warning voice, and use all laws and familiar stories about song-birds, and giving lively ful efforts to remove the withering reproach from the house coloured representations of the more delightful of our comof God. Let all our congregations become efficient Tem mon warblers, which we like so much, that we have often, perance Associations ; let all our ministers and elders be

for the sake of our young friends, wished it cheaper. It is united, consistent, and persevering, in this cause; and we may derive from experience a full persuasion, that the ra

written, and very delightfully written, by Mr. PATRICK vages of the direful wo will be arrested ; that the rising Syme, an artist (we believe) in this city. From it we race will be rescued from his deadly grasp, and thus a purpose to tell of the "sweet, social" Robin :most formidable obstacle to the success of the gospel will

This delightful little warbler, equally sacred to the catat last be removed.

tager's hearth, the farmer's hall, and the squire's mansion, But this is not all. The Government of the is well known through the popular and piteous: story of UNITED STATES have taken up the cause of tem.

66 The Children in the Wood.” Its confidence in man has perance, happily having no debt or expenditure rendered the redbreast a general favourites and its familirequiring that an Excise Revenue should be fed, arity has procured for it, in most countries, a peculiar namo ; at whatever expense to the health, morals, and such as might be given to some weleome annual višifor: happiness of the people. On the 2d of November with us it is called Robin Redbreast ;-in Germany, last, the American Secretary for the War Depart. Thomas Gierdit ;-in Norway, Peter Ronsmad ;-_and in

Sweden, Tomi Liden. ment issued the following order, which, perhaps, goes too far; as so sudden and arbitary a change plain; and it is rather remarkable that all our guest

The plumage of the redbreast, though harmonians, tik must provoke men into the temptation of evading songsters have but few showy colours, Though the redit :-" 1. Hereafter, no ardent spirits shall be is-breast is so well known to many yeg, maturalists are still sued to the troops of the United States as a com

doubtful whether to consider it as, i migratory or stationponent part of the ration, 2. No ardent spirits

ary

bird. Buffon says, that it migrates, singly, not, in will be introduced into any fort, camp, or garrison focks : niany, however, remain with us through the wine, of the United States, nor sold by any suttler to the

ter; but these appear, (at least such is our opinjon.) to have troops, nor will any permit be granted for the pur- all males. During severe storms, when the ground, is ge! chase of ardent spirits. As a substitution for the vered with snow, this bird approaches the habitation of ardent spirits, formerly issued, eight pounds of mani, irith a confidence and winning familiarity which alsugar, and four pounds of coffee, will be allowed to ways ensure to the tiny stranger kindness and protection, every one hundred rations.” In the British Navy, He has been known to come to a window,—to tap, and if coffee has been substituted for part of the former it be opened, to enter, to eye the family in a sly manner; allowances of rum; not at all, we dare say, to the and, if not disturbed, to approach the board, pick up crumus, immediate contentment of the seamen ; though hop round the table, and catch fies, if any remain; then there is no doubt that, wherever men can easily perch on a chair or window-cornice; and, finding his situobtain regular and sufficient supplies of warm com ation comfortable, is often seen, in this familiar way, to infortable food and clothing, with hot, refreshing, and troduce himself to the family, and to repay, with seeming

OF THE NEST AND EGGS.

gratitude, their hospitality, by the melodious warbling of might be near, we were anxions to see if they built in so his little throat; and this daily throughout the winter. exposed a situation as the way-side. After much trouble,

We know a gentleman who, last summer, (1822,) caught and careful examination of both sides of the road, we at & yonng redbreast, one of a brood just flown in his garden. last discovered it by the hen flying out, when we were within A short time after, the bird was lost, several days elapsed, a foot of the nest; had she not been on, it was so curiand robin did not appear; when the gentleman, walking in ously concealed, we might never have perceived it. the garden with a friend, saw a bird of this species, which As we are not sure about the propriety of caging birds, he thought very like his, hopping among four or five others, especially of the species which are so difficult to feed as are that seemed to be all of the same age. He requested his Robins, we take leave to pass Mr. SYME's directions for friend not to move, and returned to the house for a few rearing the young, (though we willingly follow his guidcrunibs, which he held in his hand, and calling “ Robie !" ance for a quiet peep into the nest,) and come to his dethe bird appeared to recognise the name it had been accus. scription of this pet warbler:tomed to, perched upon his finger, and was instantly secu. In a garden at Canonmills, for several years, a redbreast, red. The bird is now, May, 1823, in full plumage, and (we believe the same bird,) has built its nest ; once in singing delightfully; he ranges at liberty through the

à bower, another time in a laurel close by a wall, and last room ; for though he has a large, light, and airy cage, the year artfully hid amongst ivy on the trunk of an old wil

low-tree. It was found by observing the cock going in with door of which stands open, he seldom enters it. In the

food; and, just as our hand was at the hole which led to the same room is a chaffinch, still more tame than the red- nest, the bird flew boldly down from a tree, and struck at breast; also a titmouse and a mule bird ; but the moment our fingers. they are out of their cages, the redbreast pursues, attacks, This winter, (1822-3,) the same redbreast watched and drives them from place to place, so that he remains when the servant went at dusk to shut up a greenhouse in cock of the room. If his master takes a seed of hemp, and the garden, entered with her, and coming near, pecked the

crums which she held to it from her hand, -remained all calls “ Robie !” he instantly flies at it, picks it from be- night, and was ready in the morning for the same fare. tween the finger and thumb, darts off, and this so rapidly, When she returned to open the door, he usually came out that one cannot detect how he extracts the seed. He is a with her, (unless in very bad weather,) and flew to the fine healthy bird, in full feather, though only fed on hemp- garden ; and, as she repaired to the house, poured forth a seed, loaf-bread, and what flies he can catch, with now and strain of grateful melody: and this he did regularly almost then a spider.

every day during this very severe winter. His manner of feeding is rather curious -& slice of bread is put down, which he pecks at from one point, gene The nest is composed of bent, dead leaves, grass-roots, rally near the centre of the piece, until he has made a hole and other fibrous substances, mixed with moss, and lined through it; he then begins at another place, and does the with thistle-down, hair, and feathers. The eggs, four or same. He is very inquisitive, and it is amusing to observe five in number, are of an orange-coloured white, freckled, him when any thing is brought into the apartment, such particularly at the large end, with pale orange-red spots, in.

clining to brown. as books, paper, &c. At first he advances with great caution ; but, finding the object motionless, he ventures nearer, hops round it, but never appears content till he has got It is desirable to know how to look for the nest, it being upon it, and never quits it unless disturbed, until he has of conseqneuce to get the birds young, if we wish to tame, examined it with the eye of a curious inquirer.

or teach them any pretty tricks. When you see a redOne morning, a roll of paper, more than two feet long, breast, observe if it has any thing in its bill : do not being laid on the table, Robie instantly saw it was a new

frighten it, and it will soon go to the nest ; but its instinct object, flew to it, hopped roundand round it several times ; nest : wait therefore until it has gone in and out several

is so great that it sometimes flits about before entering the and at last, finding it impossible to satisfy himself without times from the same place ; when in, steal upon it quickly, a narrower inspection, he hopped in at the one end and out otherwise the opportunity may be lost of scaring it, this at the other.

being the best method of discovering the nest ; for, if you We have heard many anecdotes of the redbreast, but do not see the very spot from whence the bird springs, its

mossy mansion is so artfully concealed, you may not, after what we have mentioned will suffice to show its manners

all, be able to find it. The same rule holds for taking the in a state of domestication. This bird may be taught va. nests of nightingales, 'wrens, blackcaps, and most of the, rious pretty tricks, and even to articulate words. We know soft-billed species, which, being the shiest birds, display the that a lady in Edinburgh possesses one who very distinctly greatest ingenuity in concealing their nests. The redbreast pronounces, ** How do ye do?" and several other words.

builds in April, May, and June, and has sometimes two

broods in the year. Her méthod was, early in the morning, before giving it any food, to repeat very often what she wished it to learn.

DESCRIPTION AND PLUMAGE. In a wild state, these birds are very pugnacious. Each

The redbreast is between five and six inches in length, cock seems to have certain bounds, which he considers his bill slender, and of a horn-colour. Eye black, large, full, own, and within which he will allow no other bird of the and mild, with a small orange-red circle round it." Upper some species to range. The redbreast builds its nest in dif- parts of the plumage, viz., head, back, and wings, pale um

ber-brown inclining to olive, in some lights appearing as if ferent situations according to circumstances : we found tinged with yellowish-brown. Forehead, throat, and breast, one at the edge of a rocky bank near Roslin, but so hid by rich orange-red; lower parts, greyish-white, with a mixture grass and ivy, that, had it not been for some wild flowers of dull cream-yellow ; legs, clove-brown, passing into um. for which we were looking, (the hen sits so very close,) we

ber-brown ; claws black. might never have found it. Last year, (1822,) at Craig- full of spirit

, nor so bright in the plumage. To choose a

The hen is very like the cock ; but neither so large or Lockhart, near Edinburgh, we saw a cock-bird rather agi-cock-bird, let him be large and sprightly, having a full tated, with something in its bill ; and, thinking the nest sparkling eye ; the brown on the back, rich, glossy, and

TO FIND THE WEST.

SONG.

must consult the particular style of her own face and

dark, and the red on the breast, large and bright ; this ed beautiful, is the obvious one so often remarked, that Duct is he best criterion to judge by.

whatever is fashionable in dress is, for the time, pleasing. Third reast will learn the notes of other birds; but Yet, if we examine the dresses of the clasic nations, who his on a leng so fine, it is a pity to spoil it by teaching him are still our masters and instructors in all the finer anta, to imitate other warblers. His song is rich, full, melodi. tre shall find no instance of any thing that revolts sound ous, melting, and tender ; it is very various, at one time taste in their attire, a test from whiclı we fear many of our having a diep melancholy tone, broken with sprightly turns modern modes would shrink, if subjected to examination Dotwein ; theu mellow and plaintive. The spring and tiro thousand years after their invention. autumnal notes are di tirent : in epring his meledy is richi, The greatest beauty in dress is that which is most sim. l'ut quitk, softly-meiting, and dying away in harmonious ple, and at the same time gracefully adapted to exhibit the edencés ; in antuum they are plaintive, but still more rich natural beauty of the female form. This simplicity shonld ad reiz29 if he sun; the dirge of summer, or valied be observed even in colour; a profusion of tawdry and glar. tie departing year.

ing colours bespeaks a tasteless and vulgar mind, even if

the wearer were a duchess. Colour should also always be TO A REDBREAST.

adapted to complexion. Ladies with delicate, rosy comLittle bird, with bosom sed,

plexions, bear white and light blue, better than dark colours,

while on the contrary, sallow hues of complexion will not Welcome to my humble shed !

bear these colours near them, and imperatively require Daily, near my table sical, While I pick my scanty meal.

dark, quiet colours to give them beauty. Yellow is the Doubt not, little though there be,

most trying and dangerous colour of all, and can only be

worn by the rich-toned, healthy-looking brunette.
But I'll cast a crumb to thce :
Well rewarded, if I spy;

It is difficult to make the bonnet of any shape picturesque
Pleasure in thy glancing eye ;

or becoming. The hat, with the large leaf and feather, is See thee, when thou'st cat thy fill,

always so.

Yet the large hat, we fear, might be found inconvenient Plume thy breast, and wipe thy bill.

in a small or close carriage ; it would condemn the wearer Come, riy feather'd friend, again ! Well thou knowest the broken pane.

to solitary imprisonment, or at least prevent her from enAsk of me thy daily store;

joying (with ease) the society of a fair companion, suppasi

ing her head-dress to be of equal dimensions. Against this Ever welcome to my door!

evil we would provide by suggesting a different mode ci COLUMN FOR THE LADIES.

coiffure for the carriage, from that used in the promenade. What could be more elegant or becoming for the forner

than an ornamental cap, made of some light material, and PRINCIPLES OF FEMALE DRESS.

which might, by lining, be rendered equally warm with the The philosophy of female dress is a subject that has bonnets often worn in summer ? A veil, always an elega!! often engaged the attentio: of poets, metaphysicians, and

and appropriate appendage to female attire, might be throna artists; hither.o, we are sorry to confess, with little per graceful appearance.

over or attached to the cap, and would add much to its

An adoption of this head-driss rould ceptible advantage to its leading principles, whether of avoid the bitter complaints we have so often heard some of beauty or ulilily. A fashionable French inilliner is still our fair friends utter against the narrow doors of their carable to put to rout a whole college or academy. One of riages, which, not exceeding half a fathom or so in width, the most profound modern disquisitions on this interesting render an awkward lateral mode of ingress indispelisable

10 the fashionable head-piece. subject has proceeded from Mr. Christoplier North, who

And now for the mode of dressing the hair.

We have cniens elementally into its discussion. llis analysis, which often observed that ladies, instead of regarding the hair a: we may one day lay lsefore our fair readers, has furnished designed for an ornament to the face, reverse the kind inthe leading ideas of the essay suljoined. We need scarce tentions of nature, and consider their foreheads as horti

. say that it is also the production of a masculine jen. culturalists do the plants constructed for a flower exhibi

tion, namely, as platforms on which to display to the best " The inferior priestess at the altar's side,

advantage a goodly array of shining curls, rauged in Trembling begins the sacred ritis of pride."-Pope.

successive row's, “ each above each aspiring" till we are al

a losz whether mosi to admire, the skill of the fair artiste, AMN of the nanc of Tionison, who wrote a poetry

or the beauty of the materials she has had to work upon book about the fours asons, which some persons who lived Now be it understood, that we wish not to say any thing in the cighteenth century are thought to have tried to read, mine ehun 'a merveilie, and think that in themselves was foolish enough to say or sing sumewhere in a story they are deserving of all praise, cruel crere-ceurs there about a country Hench called Lavinia, that

they be; but we can by no means consent to countenance . loveliness ihe undue sacrifices our « fairost of womankind" are wil

. Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,

ling to make in their behalf; we protest warınly against But is when un cornid adored the most."

the total eclipse, or even occultation of the open, ivory fort. Said Thomson was a shrepish clown of a Scotchman' witness the late unwarrantable intrusions upon the softs.

head, and the delicately arched eyebrow; and we cannot and therefore knew nothing whatever of the matter. Pec romued cheek, without asserting its rights, and crying ple talk of a ship in full sail, or a waving field of golden alond for justice. grain, but commend us to a beautiful and splendidly dressed from invasion, even in these piping times of peace : and we

The eyes themselves are scarcely sate woman, entering a ball roon, with “ grace in all her Hteps," as the crowniny climax of Nature's best and love-ing the threatened evil, and establishing an equitatile bulu liest gifts. we are inclined to look on dress, of course we speak of and tresses, though we have never before rentered to adieron

ance of power between the respective caius of sentire ladies' dress, as one of the most beautiful, and, in common cate the holy alliance system ; and even this we think life, the most important of the fine arts. We are, there. fure, of opinion, that it ought to be unitormily regulated by Still we should observe that no one uniform sode of dr.

should rather be considered an instance of la belle altaner the principles of true taste. One of the many reasons al ing the hair can be recommended as supersediny all collection duced to prove that there is no fixed standard of beauty, but in this, as in every other part of the details, en de labor that whatever appearance is associated in the mind with

au contraire, we

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