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* her feet: nay, I could have created her a princess, and have

PARISIAN FASHIONS. brought kings from afar to seek her. But I have aimed at relating things PALE olive-coloured promenade as they were, not as they might have coats, of a fine Circassian cloth, are been; and behind the resplendent much worn; they are buttoned shield of truth I shelter myself from down the front, cut high in the back, all critics, whether fair or brown, and have open round lappels at the tall or short, handsome or ugly: bottom, with a double roll trimming yet, if further particulars should round the arm and wrist. With come to my knowledge they shall these are worn full lace tuckers, and be much at the service of those said double demi-ruffs, a la queen Eliza. ladies, it they deign to think ought beth. The sashes are of pale salmon of mine worthy their notice, colour, or pink sarcenet tied in small

bows, with long ends on the right side. The hair is worn close cropped behind, divided on the forehead, and curled on the sides. The shawls

are of pale salmon colour, with blue LONDON FASHIONS. and crimson borders, and are care

lessly thrown over the left arm. The (With an Engraving, elegantly co- gloves and shoes are of straw-calour,


1. A LONG dress of plain fine In- . dia muslin, the sleeves made of lace and muslin rolleau, intermixed in cross To the EDITOR of the Lady's stripes, over a white satin linen : the

MAGAZINE. front made to correspond. Headdress, a gold bandeau, with a pearl SIR, crescent rather on one side ; at the

You will much oblige a constant back, a drapery of fine nett spotted reader by giving a place in your with gold necklace and bracelets of agreeable and extensively cttculated gold chain : -a circular opera fan of Miscellany to the following Curious painted ivory. White kid gloves Patent Inventions, one of which, as and eboes.

you will perceive, is particularly in. 2. A slip of soft white satin or tended for the preservation of ladies, sarcenet, with a body and sleeves of in case of a dreadful accident, which jonquil crape : the sleeves are full, has of late been but too common; and: and confined with a narrow band: all are calculated to promote dothe body is continued under each mestic convenience and utility, arm is a long drapery, terminating in a point and tassel, the whole trim- CCRIOUS PATENT INVENTIONS.. med with a narrow silver fringe; a



produces a shower of water to ex- tinguish fire in a chimney, by inter tinguish it.

cepting the draught of ar 2. A cistern, with an apparatus 11. Awater-candlestick and nights of a different kind, by means of light, both of improved construcwhich, a shower of water is brought tion. down to quench fire in a chimney, on simply pulling a wire over the mantle-piece.

EXTRACT from The SPANIARD; 3. A gridiron, which preserves the chimney from danger of firė, and

QR, (with the additional advantage of savory cookery) saves the meat from being singed or smoked. 4. A lantern (with a curious lock)

A Tale, by M. Rymer. for nurseries, stables, &c. The lock is, by means of a bit of paper, ef

THIS ingenious little novel comfectually secured against being open

mences as follows: ed without certain detection. It is Everyone who has frequented applicable to all the purposes of a the Strada de Toledo, at Madrid, common padlock, and may, by the must have observed the little baraid of a simple contrivance, be faste ber's shop, near the convent of the enedina moment, and without injury, Carmelites, kept about twenty years to the key-hole of a drawer or door, ago by little Pedrosa Leandrez, the so that neither key nor picklock can most facetious good-natured fellow be put into the hole without disco- in the whole neighbourhood : the very. By means of another simple front of this edifice, which was adornó contrivance, it will prevent fradu. ed with all the emblems of the proJent exchanges of articles purchased fession, although its dimensions to at market, or sent by carriers. wards the street were not more than

5. A fire-cloak, to extinguish fire six feet, was yet capacious enough to in a lady's clothes, or protect a per- exercise the arts, by which its posson from the flames in escaping from sessor maintained a wife and three a house on fire.

children. 6. A soot-trap, or strainer for the Little Pedrosa, besides his know the smoke, to prevent the accumu. ledge in twisting a' mustachio to lation of soot in chimneys.

advantage, was frequently employed 7. A soot-trap register-stove, of in breathing the veins of his sick two different kinds; also a register neighbours, and in extracting carious top, with a soot-trap, to be fixed on stumps from their painful and ena common stove.

flamed gums: this last was indeed 8. A water-trough in the back of his forte; he often boasted of his dexa chimney, (kept constantly full by terity in the operation, and it must be means of hall cock) to catch soot. confessed that he had had the honone son of Esculapius, therefore, he never your impertinent bawling. Tell the got rich by practising the art : scenes Licentiate,' said he, opening the door of misery were no way congenial to to the messinger, that I shall be his disposition; he felt himself hape with him immediately.' py, and he delighted to see others The Licentiate Signoir Garcia, by so; and when the beauty of a sum. indulging too frequently in the pleamer's evening induced him to regale şures of the table, had become too the children of the neighbourhood good a customer to be neglected. with the sound of his guitar, at his Holy Virgin have mercy upon his little shop door, Pedrosa forgot that reverence!" said Pedrosa, as he there were such things in the world hustled on his clothes, “I have as pain, disease, tooth-drawing, or drawn more blond from him than bleeding.

might have filled the veins of twenty Misfortunes are inseparable from of his generation.' humanity ; why should I attempt to The night was, as we have obe exempt Pedrosa from them ! often a served before, very dark, but little hasty call from a suffering patient, Pedrosa knew every inch of the way or the heedless caprices of a vain cus- which led to the Licentiate's : he tomer, deprived him of his dinner; safely passed the windings which led his wife had two or three times been to the great gate of the church of of a different opinion from himself; San Nicolas; not a passenger was to and once the boys billed his little be seen in the streets, and poor Peshop with smoke, blown in at the drosa, who never loved solitude, pre. key-hole by means of a born : these ferred talking to himself rather than might have discomposed a philoso preserving a silence, which he felt pber, but little Pedrosa philosophised at all times disagreeable. He had, upon no subject whatever, and he already, recited the names of above felt the misfortune no longer than twenty of his customers, with more the actual inconvenience remained. real devotion than the archbishop

Kings and kingdoms have their of Toledo probably would those of revolutions, and we shall see by the the saints of the calendar, when sequel, that poor Pedrosa, in his passing through a small street, he turn, experienced the capricious mu. was suddenly interrupted by the tability of fortune.

figure of a man, who darted with It was past twelve o'clock, on a incredible swiftness across the way, very dark night in the month of with a drawn sword in his hand. September, that a loud thundering Pedrosa had never in his life evinced noise at the door awakened the little the smallest symptom of heroism; he barber and his wife from a profound stood motionless with terror, and slumber. What is the matter?' with staring eye-balls, observed the cried he half asleep; ' what do you stranger in his hasty passage to have want? Get up, Pedrosa, imme- dropped the dark covering with diately!' said a voice on the outside; which he had been enveloped. Bę.

the Licentiate Signoir Garcia des fore he could recover his scattered sires you will come immediately to senses, his terror was redoubled. by

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assassination crowded into his mind, afraid of exposing to the open aire and be instinctively fell with his Certain it is, that without any surface to the ground. In the mean ther reflection on the adventure, he time, the people had succeeded in folded the garment around him, and their endeavours to force their pass. tucking up, in the best manner he age to the street; three men with could, the long skirts, which, by drawn swords, and one armed with hanging on the ground, shewed suf. a poignard, rushed out. “It was you, ficiertly the disparity, in point of Bernardo,' said one of them, in a size, betwix! little Pedrosa and the furious tone,

· who let him escape ; former wearer, he proceeded for you ought to have plunged your dag- wards, recommending himself to the ger in his heart, rather than have holy care of St. Peter, who, he used marred such a job;' the others made often to say, had never forsaken no reply, for they all four imme- him. diately rushed forward to overtake It is asserted by some philosophers, the fugitive object of their vengeance. that man has a natural propensity to Poor Pedrosa, whom fear rather than move in a direct line forwards; but prudence had induced to lie hid from litile Pedrosa seemed to have been observation, gradually recovered, as born to give the lie to this assertion. he imagined the object of his terror His air in walking, excepting in the to be removed to a distance; and rapidity of his motions, resembled without wishing to have any thing nothing in nature so much as to do with the adventure, began to duck's: the simile, though not percreep forwards to the place of his fectly exact, may yet be rendered destination. Scarcely had he gone sufficiently illustrative, by observing two steps, when he felt his feet on- that poor Pedrosa had acquired such tangled in the cloak of the stranger. a facility in turning the one side and Though leis skin was' at that time the other alternately to that point of the covered with a copious perspiration, compass whither he was bound, that he felt the midnight damp spread its a person from behind would imagine chilling influence over all his body; that at every step he intended to and as he now fancied himself, every alter his course.

This kind of momoment, in greater security, the na. tion, concurring with a rapidity of tural good humour of his temper idea, for which Pedrosa was always began to exert itself. This is a remarkable, bestowed a considerable Lucky adventure for me,' said he 10 degree of friction on his mental and himself, as he lifted the garment corporeal faculties ; and to this kind from the ground; 'I shall have a - of motion alone he was, perhaps, great coat to keep myself from the indebted for a discovery, of which cold.' By spreading it, and rubbing we shall hasten to give an account. his fingers over it, he soon perceived Pedrosa had


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quarian could boast of a greater share therefore no sooner found himself of curiosity than little Pedrosa ; in- among the thickest of the trees, than deed this passion was generally care striking a light, the implements for ried to such an excess, that it might which he always carried about him, have been ranked amongst his faults, by the feeble glimmering of a small had it not been made ample amends piece of taper, he made shift to read for, by a still greater propensity to ihe following lines : communicate the intelligence he had gained to every person he met with.

• Fortune is again the friend of This thirst after knowledge now

our love! yes, my dear Don Juan ! suddenly seized the poor fellow, too fortune once more permits me to powerfully to be resisted— This write your name; I say once more, letter will throw some light upon

for if I may credit my foreboding the business," said he. The Licen- fears, we shall soon be separated for tiate Signoir Garcia might die of ever. My uncle and duenna, for indigestion if he pleased the press

some days past, seem to watch over ing case of the patient, and the so

me with a more scrutinizing eye than vereign remedy of phlebotomy, were

usval- if they should have disco. forgotten : Pedrosa had discovered an

vered--alas! I know not what I intellectual repast, which it was not

fear-if I must die, come, and let in his power to forego; and all he

me breathe my last sigh on your redoubled his pace for was to pro

bosom; you shall see with what cure a place, where he might read fortitude l'can bear the greatest cathe mysterious billet, without any lamities, when folded in your arms, witnesses of his enjoyment; though and assured of your constancy: come he was firmly resolved that all his at midnight in your usual disguise ; customers should be partakers of that you shall be anxiously expected by pleasure in the morning.

Your By the side of the convent of

LUCINDA.' Santa Clara, betwixt that and the The reading of this billet but great church of the Carthusians, barely gratified the curiosity of Pe. stands a small neglected spot, on drosa : he folded it however carefully which may be still traced the ruins up, as a memorial of the adventure; of an ancient Moorish palace : it is and lest some unlucky accident should at present covered with several large occur before he could reach home, and lofty trees, whose thick shades he deposited the ducats which he had might have been consecrated, by so singularly acquired in a corner serving as a retreat to many a pair of the hollow of a large tree. It of happy lovers, were it not for the was stidom that poor Pedrosa could daily sacrifices there made to the boast of so much foresight; but the Roman goddess Cloacina the un- unexpected possession of riches, in grateful odour of which must ever some unlucky moment, introduces banish from delicate 'minds all ideas avarice into the heart, and avarice of harmonious enjoyment.

makes us cautious. By turning the corner of the street, As there was no other thing now Pedrosa knew he might arrive at to engage Pedrosa's attention, the this place in the course of a few lamentable condition of the Licenminutes; he would have taken a tiate Signoir Garcia darted into his

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