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mented with wreaths of gold currant leaves in stripe. The drapery supported by gold cord and tassel, ground-work sprigs of currant leaves in matted gold, and brilliant gold fringe at the bottom. Train of black and gold tissue. Head dress of diamonds and feathers.

Princess Sophia of Gloucester.-Blue satin petticoat, superbly embroidered with silver. Blue and silver train, elegantly ornamented with silver. Head dress, diamonds and feathers.

The Duchess of York, with her usual taste and elegance, displayed a marine velvet dress, the petticoat of which was covered with a most beautiful real gold net, richly spangled all over, and trimmed with costly Maltese fringe; gold || lace. cord and tassel to correspond. A head dress of ostrich feathers, with a collection of precious stones; the neck adorned by a collection of the most precious stones ever seen in this country, and set in a most curious manner, which is peculiar to the great taste and elegance of this admirable Princess.

Princess Castelcicala.-A dress of white satin, trimmed with beads; full turban draperies of satin and crape in festoons, with ropes of beads, and tied together in bunches of the same, handsome bead tassels, &c. Robe, green yelvet, trimmed with point lace.

The Duchess of Northumberland.-A white satin petticoat, with draperies of purple AngloMerino cloth, richly embroidered with lame and Chinese tassels; Spanish robe ornamented with gold; a bonnet a l'Espagnole, with diamonds.

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draperies of orange, festooned up with bands
of gold chain. At the bottom a border of the
same to correspond.

Countess De Bruhl.-A yellow satin, trimmed
with gold.

Countess of Uxbridge.-A dress of garnet coloured velvet embroidered with wreaths, drawn up with rich cords and tassels; train of the same; bounet a l'Espagnole, superbly embroidered in vine leaves. The toute ensemble had a most magnificent appearance.

Countess of Camden-A dress of beautiful Spanish brown velvet, richly embroidered with gold, edged with gold, and festooned with rich gold ropes and tassels; head dress, feathers and diamonds.

Right Hon. Lady Arden.-White crape petticoat, richly embroidered with gold shells and purple velvet wreath; the drapery embroidered in purple and gold; train of purple velvet trimmed with gold and ornamented with point

Countess of Cardigan.-A dress of beautiful Spanish brown velvet, richly embroidered in gold, edged with gold, and festooned with ropes and tassels; head dress, feathers and diamonds.

Countess Dowager Pembroke.-White and gold petticoat, rich Maroon satin drapery, elegantly ornamented with gold rolio aud tassels; Maroon satin train, trimmed with gold. Her Ladyship wore, as usual, a profusion of diamonds.

Countess Dartmouth was in a superb petticoat of white satin, with draperies of rich purple velvet, edged with fine sable, ornamented with gold chain and tassels, purple robe, trimmed to correspond. Head dress of purple, diamonds and white feathers.

Countess of Chesterfield.-A white satin petticoat, richly embroidered in gold of antique design; draperies ruby-coloured velvet, richly embroidered in chains of matted gold, interspersed with branches of palm leaves and bloom of brilliant gold; the draperies suspended by

Marchioness of Salisbury.—A purple velvet || rich and elegant cords and tassels of gold. dress, covered with fine point lace.

Train of ruby coloured velvet. Head dress of feathers and diamonds. This dress was remarkably rich and elegant.

Countess St. Martin de Front.-A dress of white crape, with drapery of ruby velvet trimmed with gold wreaths and festoons of rich gold cord; the whole looped up with handsome gold cord and tassels. Robe, ruby velvet, trim. med with gold and point lace.

Dowager Countess of Dysart, who had not been at Court for some years. Her Ladyship looked extremely well. Her dress was a beautiful crimson velvet train and petticoat, with drapery most superbly ornamented in Maltese gold. The body and sleeves trimmed with point lace and diamonds. The head dress a turban of crimson velvet and gold to corre

Countess of Bellamont.—A brown yelvet dress, spond, adorned with diamonds. The whole ornamented with gold shells. displaying the taste and elegance of that amiable lady.

Countess of Effingham.-Body and train of moss velvet, trimmed with point and gold; petticoat of purple crape intermixed with

Countess of Portsmouth.—A petticoat of ruby velvet, richly embroidered in gold oak wreaths; draperies the same, fastened up with gold rolio and tassels; body and train to correspond, trimmed with point; head dress diamonds and ostrich feathers.

The Lady Mayoress.-Dress of white crape, with a rich and elegant silver oak and ivy bor

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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-
mond tiara feather surmounted by a beautiful
plume of lofty white ostrich feathers. This was
altogether one of the most splendid dresses ex-
hibited at Court, elegantly neat, and excel-
lently set off by the youthful elegance of the

Lady Legg wore the same as her sister. Lady Bruce-This truly elegant lady ap peared in a white satin petticoat, trimmed with swansdown and matted gold beads; crape drapery intermixed with satin, richly embroidered in bright and matted gold, tastefully ornamented with gold heads; white satin train trimmed The Hon. Lady Hood.-One of the most splen- with swansdown; body and sleeves embroiderdid dresses in the Drawing-room. A violeted to correspond; a white satin cap embroidered in gold, and plumes of ostrich feathersparticularly tasty and elegant.

wearer.

velvet splendidly embroidered with wreaths of
gold oak,and festooned with ropes of the richest
gold, supported with gold doves; head dress,
feathers and diamonds.

Lady Boston.-A dress of blue satin, orna-
mented with drapery of black lace, chains of
white beads; smaller draperies of blue satin
tied with bows and ends, and trimmed with
beads, had a novel and striking appearance.
Robe, black velvet trimmed to correspond with
the dress, and point lace.

Lady Isabella Thynne.-A white satin petti-embroidered with gold.
coat, embroidered in gold shells and lilies;
drapery of puce coloured velvet, embroidered
in gold shells and lilies, which had a most
beautiful effect. Train of puce coloured vel-
vet. Head-dress of diamonds and feathers.

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Lady Georgiana Buckley. A white satin petticoat, embroidered in amber chenille intermixed with brown velvet; body and sleeves trimmed with Brussels lace and drapery richly embroidered in amber chenille; pocket-holes ornamented with cord and tassels to correspond-the whole of it extremely beautiful, and was well adapted for so elegant a figure. Lady Mary Coots.-A dress of ruby velvet

Lady P. Coots-A dress of ruby velvet embroidered with gold.

Lady Francis Pratt.-A beautiful dress of white satin ornamented with an antique fringe of pearls, which had a rich effect, and was particularly becoming to the lovely wearer; head dress, feathers and pearls.

Lady Bowyer -A dress of white silver. Lady Mary Meed.-A dress of green and silver gauze.

Lady Lucas.-Petticoat white crape edged with spangled crape, beaded with puce velvet and gold in shells; drapery strewed in puce and gold, and bordered in gold point d'Espagne, deep vandykes of white satin, bordered in puce and gold, and gold tassels; train, puce velvet trimmed with gold and point lace; cap, puce, white and gold, with white ostrich pluine.

Lady Redesdale.-Petticoat white satin; drapery of crape strewed with white satin leaves, and fastened with scarlet and white velvet wreaths; second drapery festooned with vine leaves and grapes in white satin, looped with rich silk cord and tassels; robe, scarlet and brown Mosaic satin, trimmed with point; head dress, diamonds with ostrich plume.

Lady Wodehouse wore a rich brown velvet robe and body, trimmed with gold and point lace; petticoat a most superb gold tissue, richly embroidered with broad gold lace: the whole forming a duess of uncommon elegance.

Lady De Clifford.-A Spanish brown velvet embroidered with gold.

Lady Georgiana Cecil was elegantly attired in a beautiful dark green velvet robe and body,

ornamented with black lace; white satin train trimmed with scarlet and gold.

trimmed with point lace; petticoat of white || petticoat, scarlet and gold border, aud drapery crape, richly embroidered in chenille, with superb border, and drapery of vine leaves tastefully arranged, and tied with a sash of green velvet; head dress, rich plume of white feathers, with a splendid profusion of diamonds.

Hon. Mrs. Crewe.-A very rich silver dress, ornamented with dark velvet flowers.

Lady Emily Cecil.-Her dress exactly the same as her sister's. These dresses were much noticed for their simplicity and novelty of design.

Lady Ann Culling Smith.-A petticoat of white satin, with a border of crape slashes after the Spanish costume, embroidered round with real Scotch pearl; draperies of white crape, with an elegaat border of ruby coloured bunches of oak leaves in silk work, and looped up with rows of pearl; the train ruby velvet embroidered round with the Spanish slashes in white crape, worked round and ornamented with the same pearl; the train elegantly thrown over the boop, and drawn up with rows of pearl, had a beautiful and elegant effect; head dress, a ruby velvet toque, ornamented with pearls and a panache of six white feathers.

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Lady George Thynne.-A white crape petticoat with satin and bead border; draperies of white oak leaves in silk work, drawn up and ornamented with beads and bead tassels; train of green velvet; head dress of green velvet, and a mixed plume of green and white feathers.

Two Ladies Percy.-Rich satin petticoats richly ornamented with pearls and pearl fringe; trains to correspond. These dresses were particularly elegant.

Lady C. Wynne Belasyse.--A pale blue crape petticoat with Chinese border of bugles, and daperies of blue velvet; train blue velvet trimined with point lace.

Lady Banks-White satin petticoat with draperies of swausdown richly ornamented with gold rouleau and tassels; train of purple and brown satin, trimmed with swansdown, interspersed with gold and a paradise plume.

Hon. Mrs. Abbott wore a most superb petticoat of ruby velvet, embroidered in silver, with a rich drapery, bordered and fastened with ornaments; a robe to correspond, trimmed with rich embroidery and fine lace; head-dress of ruby velvet and diamonds, and plume of ostrich feathers.

Hon. Mrs. Walpole.—A petticoat and train of pearl coloured velvet, trimmed with sable; head dress of velvet and sable, with feathers and diamonds.

flon. Mrs. C. Long.-An elegant, dress of green velvet; head dress of green feathers and diamonds.

Hon. Mrs. Egerton.-A white satin petticoat ornamented with purple velvet trimmed with sable; train purple velvet; head dress, a white satin toque, with a panache of feathers.

The Hon. Mrs. George Villiers-White satin

Mrs. Brown -A white satin petticoat, with draperies of scarlet Anglo-merino cloth, embroidered with wreaths of Chene et Glands en Or; train to correspond, with Spanish sleeves.

Mrs. Lee was most splendidly dressed in puce velvet embroidered in gold; draperies looped up with rich gold cords and tassels; head-dress, feathers and diamonds.

Mrs. Robert Thornton wore a handsome dress of puce velvet embroidered with gold.

Mrs. Nightingale.-A white satin dress, with draperies of rich gold tissue edged with silver and gold.

Mrs. Defrise was dressed one of the most magnificent dresses ever seen in the Drawingroom, crimson velvet, embroidered with silver; draperies festooned with chains of matted silver, supported with silver doves; head-dress feathers and diamonds.

Mrs. Caswell.-An amaranthus velvet robe, and body richly trimmed with gold and point lace; a gold tissue petticoat, with draperies superbly embroidered in chenille a l'antigne, tastefully arranged, with rich gold tassels, and suspended with cords of gold; head-dress, white feathers and diamonds tastefully blended.

Mrs. Pepper. A most beautiful petticoat of white crape richly embroidered in real gold with a superb border of prominent gold roses on crimson velvet; draperies of the same tastefully designed, and fastend up with gold rolio and superb gold tassels; a train of rich crimson velvet, trimmed with gold military chain; sleeves of point lace, beautifully looped with diamonds; most superb diamond stomacher and necklace; head-dress, crimson and white ostrich feathers, and a profusion of diamonds.

Mrs. Fielding.-A dress of Bishop's blue Merino cloth, embroidered with silver in bunches of fancy flowers and Guernsey lilies, tied with rich bows of brilliant bouillon, and bordered in waves of spangles and cockle shells; the draperies looped up with broad bands of silver foil, and rich silver cords and tassels, the

whole finished with a handsome trimming of swansdown; robe, blue cloth trimmed with swansdown and point lace.

Mrs. Dampier, Bishop of Ely's Lady,-Appeared in a dress of uncommon splendour, consisting of white satin, with rich draperies of ruby velvet and white satin, embroidered in silver, tied up with cord and tassels; a robe of ruby velvet, richly embroidered, to correspond. Head-dress, diamonds and feathers. Mrs. Fisher.-A blue satin dress richly em. broidered with gold.

Mrs. Coates.-A crape petticoat and drapery embroidered in silver and concave spangles, the draperies suspended by rich cords and tassels; train and body of lilac velvet, richly embroidered in silver.

Hon. Miss Brudenell.-A prune-coloured velvet petticoat, trimmed with ermine fringe, intermixed with gold. Head dress of prune velvet and gold.

Hon. Miss Vyse.-A white satin dress, richly embroidered in gold; draperies of white crape, spangled with gold and festooned with chains of matted gold. Head dress, feathers and pearls.

Ilon. Miss Scott.-A dress of white satin, richly embroidered in silver; a robe of white satin, ornamented with silver, and fine point

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Miss H. Perceval.-The same as her sister. Miss Garth-White crape petticoat and drapery, ornamented with rich applique se llop border of velvet and satin work, fancifully trimmed round with satin wreath; the traia of rich white satin.

Miss Knight-A dress of white satin with draperies of white beads, forming a shell work all over the dress, separated only with turban draperies of white satia, looped together with cords and tassels, and rich twists of beads, the tout ensemble of this dress was strikingly chaste and elegant; robe, white satin, ornamented the same as the dress. Head dress, a white satin cap, very elegant head tiara forming a diadem in front, with a plume of white ostrich feathers.

Miss Caswell.-A royal purple velvet train and body richly ornamented with gold; petticoat of gold tissue, fancifully ornamented with wreaths of the auricula, suspended by superb cords and tassels of gold. Head dress of white and purple feathers.

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Miss Pepper.A petticoat of white crape beautifully embroidered in silver to form a most elegant festoon net; with a superb border of silver leaves, trimmed with vandyke fringe, and festooned with scarlet satin and rolio, fastened up with silver rope and brilliant tassels; body and train of scarlet satin, trimmed with vandyke silver fringe; head dress of diamonds and a superb plume of scarlet and white ostrich feathers.

Hon. Miss Dashwood--A white satin petticoat; draperies of the same, richly embroidered in matted silver shells of different kinds; which had a most beautiful effect, by being relieved by rich cords and tassels; with silver shells and stomacher. She was truly, elegant and much admirǝd.

Hon. Miss L. Wrottesley-A very elegant dress formed entirely of lilac satin, deep border of lilac velvet as the drapery, trimmed with rich sable fur, confined with gold filligree bod-be kins, and tastefully enriched and supported with gold rope and filligree balls; head dress, a fine plume of blue feathers.

THE NOVEL WRITERS.

WHILE the writers of novels have so many admirable models, upon which their style might

formed, it is not without regret that we turn over the insipid pages which are thrust into our sight in every bookseller's shop.

This trash now continues to break forth from the press in periodical abundance, and, at a time when the price of paper threatens almost to put an end to printing, it flourishes the prime article in the market. It gains strength from the infirmity of human folly, which does not refuse to be fed with it, though at the most 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 can recur to Grandison and Clarissa; if we the proprietors of the crucible, should be inwould see the world more perhaps as it is, than 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 túre of satire and moral tendency in the Spi- || triumph of sentiment would be the downfall of ritual Quirole and Cecilia. the nation.

There is much perhaps to be complained of in other publications which tend to disseminate the glare and tinsel of false sentiment; we mean the works of those imitators of Sterne,

We cannot help noticing the glaring impropriety they are guilty of, who make their nobility and their peasants speak the same language: they defend themselves, no doubt, by 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. embellishment to bad ones, they may perhaps cease to overwhelm us with the sentimentality || of their abigails, the heroic gallantry of their footmen, and the rhetorical flourishes of their shoemakers. These are more particularly the characters which do a material injury to that part of the nation, who, when they have shut up shop, wet their thumbs and spell through

If we see in the playhouse a huge blacksmithlike looking fellow blubbering over the foolery of The Stranger, we should immediately take it for granted he came in with an order, and look upon his iron tears as a forgery. Indeed, might we be allowed to dictate upon such an occasion, no man should be permitted to moisten a white handkerchief at the ohs and the ahs

a novel. A love sick chambermaid is enough || of a modern tragedy, unless he possessed an estate of seven hundred a year, clear of mortgage and every other incumbrance. Such people have a right to fling away their time as they please; the works of the loom receive no impediment from their idleness, and it is at least an innocent though insipid amusement.

to ruin half the sisterhood; an intriguing || apprentice is the torment of master trades men; and the high-flown notions of honour, which are inculcated by "Johnny with his shoulderknot," will set a couple of tailors a duelling. If the rapid course of these grievances be not checked, we shall have the epicure justly complaining, that he can get no lamb to eat with bis asparagus, from the sensibility of the Leadenhall 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 favour 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 hesilittle odd jobs done for our selves, and oul tate to admit whatever is solid and ingenious.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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

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