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Where'er the wind of heaven blows-
Where'er the ocean ebbs and flows-
Wherever flags have fanned the breeze,
And navies rode the trembling seas,
Around the deep-around the land,
E'en where the wrecks shall strew the strand,
Some gallant heart shall be to tell
How once of yore, with mighty spell,
One man alone, while thunder roared,
And every giant threat was poured,
By king and chief, upon his car,
Spoke for the people without fear-

Dared, while the lightning round him streamed-
Dared, while the bravo's poniard gleamed,

And all the land was full of dread,

To stand alone with unbowed head,
And pour his notes of freedom forth,
To rouse and liberate the earth.
The Roman Brutus, who first bore
The name thou'st hallowed evermore,
By his one deed of bloody right
Preserved it from oblivion's night;
But thou, adopting it as thine,

O'er world's to come will make it shine!


THE fine summer weather which we have seen so little of during the months that we had a right to expect it, seems to have returned to us in autumn, for though half-season dresses are in a majority, they are by no means exclusively adopted as to bonnets; they are still, with very few exceptions, of the summer kind. Rice straw and crape are still predominant for the public promenade, and the open form called the Pamela, is the only one seen. We may cite among the prettiest of those that have recently appeared, some composed of bright yellow crape, with the interior of the brim bouillonned with tulle of a lighter shade. and the little tufts of blue china asters attached at the brides. A very pretty wreath composed of three cordons of the same flowers is turned in a spiral direction round the bottom of the crown. We may cite also several chapeaux of rice straw, decorated with wreaths of roses, each flower being of a different shade of red; and some of Italian straw, trimmed with spotted willow feathers, the spots being all of various shades of the same colour. We have seen them in blue, red, and green.

The demi-saison chapeaux and capotes that have appeared, are either Italian straw, silk, or in a few instances satin; but the latter appear slowly. The Italian straw chapeaux are trimmed with ribbons of darker hues than those adopted in the spring; they are striped with narrow velvet stripes; a boquet of velvet flowers to correspond, or a single ostrich feather, straw colour, but shaded with th colour of the ribbons, completes the trimmings. Silk chapeaux are usually o

full hues, as gold colour, deep blue, and rose. They are trimmed with satin ribbons to correspond, striped as we have just said with velvet, and velvet flowers or black lace. The latter is a good deal employed, and is arranged in such a manner with ribbon, as to have a very dressy effect. The capote form is mostly that employed for satin; we have seen some of the drawn shape of white satin, the crown encircled with a wreath of oak leaves in various shades of green, and the trimming completed by satin ribbon shaded in white and green. Some of pink satin have the material laid on plain, and are trimmed with a lace lappet tastefully intermingled with sprigs of geranium, the ends of the lappet forming floating brides.

Lace scarfs and shawls, and also muslin mantelets, are still seen in public promenade dress, but they are rapidly giving way to velvet mantes, cashmere scarfs, and silk mantelets, lightly wadded, and of a large size. We have seen some very rich square silk shawls, of a large size, and a most substantial fabric, with beautiful borders; they seem to us admirably calculated for the early part of autumn, but we cannot yet say how far they will become fashionable.

The pelisse robe retains its vogue for the promenade ; the corsages are always high, and we observe that close ones increase in favour. Silks are the only materials adopted for those of the half-season kinds, but when the weather permits we still see light robes in the promenade, particularly those of barège; they do not, however, afford any novelty, nor indeed, could any be expected at this time of the year; but the autumnal silks being of dark grounds, frequently figured in full colours, (as for instance, black and orange, brown and red, &c.) are novel in appearance, though not exactly in make. We have seen several of these robes made with the back seamed up each side and in the centre, and forming a sharp but not deep point at the bottom: the front is very deeply pointed. if the corsage is close, it is ornamented, as is each side of the skirt, with brandebourgs; if it is open, with a lappel, the lappel descends en V about half way down the front of the corsage, and is trimmed with a quilling of narrow satin ribbon corresponding with the colour in which the silk is figured. The long tight sleeve has a cleft mancheron and cuff, both bordered to correspond.

Jackets continue to be worn both in promenade and half-dress, but in the latter they are not made deep. Fancy trimming will be this season more in favour even than the last. Several of the new half-dress robes are decorated with it, as well as those worn in négligé. Several new galoons have recently appeared for the latter; they are flat, but wrought in a new style of open work, to distinguish them from common trimmings. Brandebourgs and buttons are also very much employed; the latter are still made of an enormous size, and have, in our opinion, a very bad effect; but we, who are fashion's ministers,


must not presume to give her laws; for be it remembered, she is an ABSOLUTE Those trimmings that have already appeared for half-dress robes are really beautiful. The dentelles guipures of different widths, and of various colours, a variety of fringes, tassels, and net-works, show a degree both of taste and of invention that we could hardly have expected to find in garnitures of that description. Fashionable colours are Pomona green, and some other shades of green, several full shades of red, yellow, and fawn-colour, deep blue, grey, and brown.


Although we are now entering what is usually called the dead season, the toilettes of our élégantes, both in the country and at the watering places, seem to partake more of the airy elegance of summer than of the quiet comfort that usually characterises autumnal dress. It is true, the early morning toilette is decidedly of the half-season kind; a lavender coutil robe, or a quiet silk one with a velvet scarf, black silk mantelet, or not unfrequently a cashmere shawl; the chapeau alone is of the summer kind, and that continues to be the large gipsy hat that we described some months ago; but its trimming is no longer flowers, but a broad velvet ribbon, or one of an autumnal kind.

But the public promenade toilette, is generally speaking, of a much lighter kind. We see frequently muslin mantelets, and even some that are not lined with silk, worn over barège or summer silk robes. Some of these of the usual form, but exceedingly novel in their style of trimming, have recently appeared ; they are bordered with point d'Alençon, surmounted by a rose, or blue satin ribbon passed through, letting in lace, which is laid on at regular distances, so that the ribbon appears alternately plain or shaded by the laces. We should observe that this elegant mantelet is equally in favour for demi-toilette as for the public promenade. The same may be said of an envelope called a visite, of a form between the mantle and the camail, but much smaller than either. They were introduced in the summer, both in silk, and muslin lined with silk, but they were soon apparently laid aside; now however they have re-appeared, both in silk and muslin; the former are of rich, changeable taffetas well suited for autumn, and trimmed either with black lace or a rich kind of fringe called point d'esprit. The muslin ones are lined with rose, peach blossom, or gold coloured florences. and trimmed with lace, headed sometimes by a narrow chicorie ruche of ribbon to correspond with the lining.

The only decided novelties in half scason scarfs and mantelets that have yet appeared, are some of the former in velvet lined with sarsenet, and very lightly wadded: the novelty consists only in the material and trimming, which is always

one of the new fancy kind, for the form is only a simple scarf. The mantelets are of satin. We have seen them in black, Pomona green, and a rich golden brown. The hind part consists of one fall only, and that is very deep and rounded; it fits close round the neck, with a deep lappel forming a point on the bosom. The short wide sleeve has a bias band at the bottom, turned up to correspond with the lappel; the scarf fronts are of moderate width, they do not descend much below the knee, and are rounded at the bottom. The trimming is an effilé, either plain, and corresponding with the satin, if the lining is white; or of the two colours, if the lining is coloured.

Whatever description the mantelet or scarf may be of, the chapeau or capote is still, with few exceptions, that of summer. Open-worked fancy straw lined with gros de Naples, which we should observe has now superseded crape for lining those chapeaux, and trimmed either with pink flowers or folletts shaded with pink; rice straw and crape trimmed in an equally light style; several of the latter are covered with white lace. In some instances, Italian and rice straw are decorated in the half season style with nouds of velvet ribbon of autumnal hues, or else autumnal flowers also of velvet, Satin chapeaux begin to appear but as yet very slowly; they will, we think, be rather prevalent in the course of the month. Some capotes that are much admired are composed of white gros de Naples bouillonné lined and edged with cherry coloured satin, and trimmed in a very novel manner with white and cherry coloured shot satin ribbon.

Some half-season silks have appeared, the majority are of the changeable kind, black, dark brown, or dark green shot with a full shade of red, yellow, or some other striking colour. There is no doubt that these will be fashionable when the season is a little more advanced, but as yet summer materials are the only ones adopted for the robes, either in promenade or in-door dress. Robes peignoirs retain their_vogue in demi-toilette; some are composed of foulards and decorated with fancy trimming. Others are of India muslin lined with pink or blue taffeta, embroidered en tablier, drawn each side of the front in detached patterns, each embroidery encircled with narrow lace set on full. Demi-large sleeves with mancherons and cuffs trimmed to correspond. Tarlatanes and organdy of the clearest kind are employed for evening robes. They are worn over silk; some are with double skirts, the upper one disposed en tunique. Others are trimmed with three or four flounces cut in round dents. A good many have the flounces lightly embroidered round the border in coloured silk.

Evening head dresses continue to be principally of hair decorated in the same simple stile as last month. Fashionable colours are still of light hues, but the new autumnal ones will be pinceau, the colour of the dead leaf dark green, deep blue, orange, aventine, and deep shades of red.



No. 1.

Pink tarlatane robe over gros de naples to correspond; the corsage is high at the back, opens in a long V on the bosom, and is embroidered down the front in a broad border of spots in silk to correspond. Short wide sleeve o two falls similarly worked. The skirt is trimmed very high with flounces, embroidered in the same style, and diminishing in depth from the bottom. Ceinture of shaded ribbon. The hair is ornamented with a lace lappet attached on each side by a full blown rose and knot of pink ribbon.


No. 2.

Lavender moire robe, the corsage high and close, and long tight sleeve. The corsage, front of the skirt, and sleeves are ornamented with fancy silk trimming. Dove-coloured satin chapeau lined with pink; a round, moderately open shape; the exterior is trimmed with a long white ostrich feather and dove-coloured ribbon, the interior with pink brides.


No. 3.

Muslin robe; a high corsage, embroidered down the front and on the collar; the skirt is trimmed very high with lace flounces. Shot silk open robe; the corsage, high at the back, but opening on the bosom, is trimmed with a lappel cut in round dents, and embroidered with silk to correspond; it is continued in the robing style down the front. Chapeau Pamela of rice straw, the interior trimmed with flowers, the exterior with two long green feathers.

No. 4.

Emerald green levantine robe; a half-high corsage, trimmed with a double lappel bordered in a novel manner with rouleaus. Sleeve a three-quarter length, and easy width, with a deep turned up cuff. Muslin under-sleeve trimmed with lace. The skirt is decorated with flounces, headed and edged with rouleaus. White satin capote; a square and rather deep brim; the exterior is trimmed with folds, and a tuft of roses on each side.

No. 5.

Gray satin levantine robe ; the corsage made quite high and close to the shape,

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