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and train of steel-coloured velvet, Countess of Buckinghamshire enibroidered with silver in shells; lavender satin petticoat, most richly head-dress, feather and diamonds. embroidered in gold, with a superb

Marchioness of Salisbury-A green border and drapery, intermixed with dress, covered with point lace, and velvet of the same colour; a frain of ornamented with gold.

lavender satin, elegantly trimmed Marchivness of Downshire- A bote with a velvet border, tastefully emtle-green velvet petticoat, superbiy broidered in gold; body and sleeves embroidered in gold, with a gold tis- trimmed with beautiful point lace ; sue drapery, en ccharpe, the train of bandeau of diamonds, and plume of the same velvet; an embroidery, lavender ostrich feathers.. forming a rich and elegant drapery Counters Albinu of Buckinghamon the left; pocket-holes trimmed shire-White satin petticoat, tanci. with gold and velvet; and head dress fully looped up with white crapé white ostrich feathers, with a profu- drapery ; festooned body and train of sion of diamonds.

fine figured queen's brown, colcured Marchioness of Sligo--In light satin body and sleeves, trimmed with blue, trimmed and ornamented with elegant point lace; head-dress, white gold; head-dress, a wreath of dia. feathers, and a wreath of large diamonds, diamond star and turban. monds, with diamond star and eas

The marchioness of Donnegal rings. Was dressed in plain white satin, Countess of Harcourt Petticoat with white ostrich feathers and and train scarlet satin, with drapery rosette of diamonds.

of gold tissue and sable fur, with Doruger marchioness of Bath wreaths of flowers in gold; headPetticoat and draperies of rich white dress, feathers and diamonds. satin, embroidered in wreaths and Countess Fitzwillian -- A white mosaic of silver rings and spangles; crape petticoat grounded entirely the drapery was looped up with over in mosaic pattern, richly work'tapestry trimming, and cord and ed in golu spangles; a double drapetassels.

ry, bordered in a rich Grecian pat. The right hon. countess of Ur- tern, fastened with gold cord ard tasbridge- A beautiful white crape em- sels, pocket-holes superbly trimmed broidered dress in drapery, with a with gold; a train of brown satin, wreath of green ivy leaves, and rich trimmed round with gold fringe; gold sprigs; the draperies edged body and sleeves ornamented with with sable and point lace. Body and point lace and diamonds; head-dress train of green satin, to correspond. of diamonds, necklace and ear-ringe

The right hun. the countess of Car to correspond. digun-A most magnificent embroi Countess of Mansfield-Train of dered brown velvet petticoat, in dra- purple crape, trimmed with point peries, composed of beautiful shaded lace, and a rich gold border ; pettiToses, with rich vandyke border on coat to correspond, with Grecian the left side; rich gold chains, cords, sash, forming a drapery at the botand tassels. The sleeves, body, and tom ; a rich gold foil-work border. train, were all correspondent.

Countess of Carlisle -- A white The right hon. the countess of St. crape dress, most elegantly embroic Vincent- A white crape petticoat, dered in silver and green foil, formrichly embroidered with gold, black ing wreaths of grapes and vine leaves; velvet, and swansdown green, salin the drapery of crape and brown vel. body and train, trimmed with swans vet, tied up with a profusion of sildown and gold.

ver and green tassels and cons ; a

brown velvet robe, trimmed with sil Countess Delaware --A white satin Ter and point lace to suit the petti- petticoat, with a rich gold embroic coat.

dered drapery; train purple velvet. · The countess of Derby--A white .. Dowager countess of Esser-Petticrape dre-s, superbly embroidered coat purple satin, with lace drapery, in rich stripes and spangled, with a tastefully trimmed with flowers; magnificent Grecian border; the train, purple satin. whole of the draperies trimmed with The countess of Ely-Wore a peta beautiful ring chain, looped with ticaat and robe of leopard satin, bullion, and tied up with very large with sable trimming, and handsome gold tassels and cord, the draperics black lace drapery; head-dress, su. formed of spangled crape and uncom- perb sable leopard feathers, lace, and monly large guld zephyr; train of diamonds. purple velvet, trimmed with a ring Countess of Merborough - A dress chain, to correspond with the petti- of peach blossom velvet, embroidered coat; head-dress, a profusion of dia- with gold, and fastened with gold monds and feathers.

chains; body and train of velyet, Countess Cowper-Wore a petti- embroidered with gold, coat of blue“ velvet and white satin, Laly Grenville-A white satia embroidered with silver draperies in crape pet:icoat, elegantly trimmed waves of silver spangles, with a fringe with crimson cut velvet; body and of matted silver ornaments; body train of crimson velvet to correspond, and train of blue velvet embroidered interwoven with showers of silver with silver ; caronet head-dress of spangles. white feathers and diamonds.

The right hon. the lady Mayoress Countess Temple-A superb dress - White crape petticoat embroiderof azure blue velvet, embroidered ed with gold, tied up in draperies, with showers of silver spangles; the with rich cords and tassels; white sadrapery edged with bunches of mat- tin body and train, with a border to ted silver, and festooned with chains correspond with the draperies. of matted silver, with a profusion Lady Georgiana Birchley-Black of diamonds.

velvet petticoat, richly embroidered Countess of ClonmellA very hand. in gold, of a rich Grecian pattern, some dress of white and gold, the double drapery trimmed with most drapery richly embroidered with em- superb balloon fringe, fastened up bossed gold, and edged with ermine; with gold cord and tassels; the the body and train embroidered with pocket-holes richly ornamented in gold, and trimmed with point; head.gold; train of black velvet, richly dress, feathers and diamonds. embroidered to correspond with the

Countess of Pembroke-Lilac sa- petticoat; head-dress, a plume of tin petticoat, ornamented with black fine ostrich feathers, with gold orlace; lilac satin train, trimmed to naments: the whole had a most correspond; head-dress lilac and gold, beautiful effect, and was much adwith a profusion of diamonds. mired.

Countess St. Martin des Front-A Lady Walpole-A gold petticoat, dress of white crape appliqued with richly embroidered with a most sue lilac and gold, and ornamented with perb border of oak leaves and acorns rich gold cord and tassels; robe of fastened with large gold cord and black velvet, trimmed with elegant tassels ; brown velvet train trimmed point lace and ornamented with gold with gold and point lace, fastened fringe.

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Lady Stewart -A leopard satin dered, silver, and interlined with petticoat, elegantly trimmed with amber sarsnet, tastefully ornamento black lace, cord and tassels ; black ed with rose lilies; train and body yelvet train, trimmed with lace. of rich wbite satin ornamented,

Lady Radstock-Wore a petti. point and silver, trimmed swansa coat of amber coloured crape, with down; head-dress of ostrich feathers rich embroidered draperies of silver and diamonds. spangles representing a bouquet of Lady Auckland - Body and train flowers, the border at the bottom of of black velvet trimmed with point the petticoat particularly nouvelle lace; petticoat of purple satin, richfor its neatness and simplicity, it was ly embroidered in gold; draperies of la garniture a la chine, done in vel. black velvet, tastefully tied up with vet; train black velvet, trimmed cords and tassels. with fine point lace; head-dress Lady Anne Culling Smith - Petti. black velvet, superbly ornamented coat of French pink crape, embroi, with diamonds and feathers.

dered in broad wreaths of tulips in Lady William Russell - White French pearls; draperies the same, satil, petticoat, with a deep silver looped up with strings of plaited tassel, fringed round the bottom; pearls; train of rich French pink full white satin draperies, richly satin, embroidered in pearls, to corstudded with demi-silver beads, and respond with the petticoat. Her bordered with a most superb silver ladyship wore a queen Elizabeth's tassel fringe. The drapery fastened ruff, which had a new effect, made up with an unique snake rope and in Brussels lace; head-dress, ban, tassels of silver. Train, white satin, deau of knotted pearls, high plume. trimmed all round with silver tassel of pale pink feathers, mounted in fringe. Body richly embroidered in the military style. silver. This dress was much admir Lady Abdy--Petticoat of white ed for its delicate brilliancy. Head- crape, embroidered in the real oriental dress, a fine plume of feathers and silver lamé; border very broad, of diamonds.

silver tulips in lamé, draperies of Lady Bontien-Her ladyship was white hops, with a rich mosaic of as usual most tastefully attired in a China leaves, and a broad border of very rich satin petticoat'most superb- silver palm leaves and bunches of ly embroidered with a very deep seeds, the wholein oriental lamé; train wreath of gold and purple hyacinths, of rich white satin, embroidered, to the lower part in rich stripes to cure correspond with the petticoat. Headrespond; the draperies were formed dress, casque of black velvet, with of a most superbly embroidered crape a large wreath of diamonds; beautrimmed with a magnificent suit of tiful plume of white ostrich feathers, point lace, and tied up with a profu Ludy Borringdon--A brown crape sion of gold tassels and cord, the petticoat, elegantly ornamented with bottom of the petticoat with a broad wreaths and branches of variegated gold fringe placed on purple velvet, holly, painted in velvet; a brown a purple velvet robe to suit, richly velvet train, trimmed with Brussels trimmed with point, and gold cuffs; lace; head-dress of diamonds and head-dress a bandeau of purple vel- feathers, scarlet and brown. vet with feathers and diamonds. Hon. Mirs. Henry Erskine А

Lady Margaret Walpole-Petti- beautiful dress of violet velvet and Goat of white crape richly embroi- white crape, embroidered with silver

draperies of violet velvet, covered small window near the top, fifteen with showers of spangles, and edged feet from the ground. “You have with vandyke border, and matted only," said the criminal to the friar, silver; body and train to correspond," to set your chair on the altar, of velvet and silver,

which we can remove to the foot of the wall, and, if you will get upon it, I can reach the window by the

help of your shoulders." The friar A SINGULAR STORY.

consented to this manœuvre, and From Madame du Montier's Letters. having replaced the altar, which was

portable, seated himself quietly in his WHILE I was in the country last chair. About three hours after, the year,' says madame du Montier, 'I executioner, who began to grow chanced to fall into company with a impatient, knocked at the door, and good friar, eighty years of age, who asked the friar 'what was become of told me the following story.

the criminal. «He must have been About forty years ago, he was sent an angel," replied he coolly ;." for, for to a highwayman, to prepare him by the faith of a priest, he went for death. They shut him up in a through the window." The execusmall chapel with the malefactor, tioner, who found himself a loser by and while he was making every efo this account, enquired if he were fort to excite him to repentance, he laughing at him, and ran to inform perceived that the man was absorb the judges. They repaired to the ed in thought, and hardly attended chapel where this good man was sitto his discourse. “My dear friend,” ting, who, pointing to the window, said he,“ do you reflect that in a few assured them, upon his conscience, hours you must appear before a more that the malefactor flew out at it; awful tribunal than that which has and that, supposing him an angel, lately condemned you? What can he was going to recommend himdivert your attention from what is self to his protection ; that, moreof such infinite importance?". " True, over, if he were a criminal, which father,” returned the malefactor; he could not suspect after what he “ but I cannot divest mycelf of the had seen, he was not obliged to be idea that it is in your power to save bis guardian. The magistrates could my life." "How can I possibly ef not preserve their gravity at this good fect that?" said the friar; “ and even man's sang froid, and, after wishing supposing I could, should I venture a pleasant journey to the culprit, to do it, and thereby give you an

went away. opportunity, perhaps, of committing 'Tweniy years afterwards, this many more crimes?” “If that be friar, travelling over the Ardennes, all that prevents you," replied the lost his way; when, just as the day malefactor, “ you may rely on my was closing, a kind of peasant acword; I have beheld my fate too costed him, and, after examining near again to expose myself to what him very attentively, asked him I have felt.”

wnither he was going, and told him • The friar acted as you and I the road he was travelling was a very should have done :~he yielded to dangerous one. “'If you will follow the impulse of compassion, and it me," he added, “I will conduct you only remained to contrive the means to a farm at no great distance, where of the man's escape. The chapel in you may pass the night in safety." which they were was lighted by one The friar was much embarrassed; VOL. XXXVIII.

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the curiosity visible in the man's the countryman, who treated him countenance excited his suspicions; like a prince. This good man then but considering that if he had a bad obliged him to make use at least of design towards him it was impossible one of his horses to finish his jour. to escape, he followed bim with ney, and never quitted him till he trembling steps. His fear was not had traversed the dangerous roads of long duration; he soon perceived that abcund in those parts.' the farm which ihe peasant had mentioned, and as they entered, the man, who was the proprietor of it, told his wife to kill a capon, with ANECDOTES of SIR EDWARI some of the finest chickens in the HERBERT, English Ambassapoultry yard, and to welcome his dor in France in the Reign of guest with the best cheer. While

JAMES I. supper was preparing the countryman re-entered, followed by eight SIR Edward Herbert being sent children, whom he thus addressed : ambassador from king James I. to “. My children, pour forth your grate- Louis XIII. was instructed to medio ful thanks to this good friar. Had ate a peace for the protestants in it not been for him you would not France. De Luines, the French have been here, nor I either : he prime minister, haughtily asked him saved my life." The friar instantly what the king of England had to do recollected the features of the speak- in that affair. The ambassador reer, and recognised the thi:-f whose plied · It is not to you the king my escape he had favoured. The whole master owes an account of his acfamily loaded him with caresses and tions, and for me it is enough that kindness; and, when he was alone I obey him. At the same time I with the man, he inquired how he must maintain that my master bath came to he so well provided for. “I more reason to do what he doth than kept my word with you," said the you to ask why he doth it. Neverthief, and, resolving to lead a good theless, if you civilly desire me, I life in future, I begged my way shall acquaint you further.' hither, which is

my
native country,

Upon this de Luines, bowing a and engaged in the service of the little, said "Very well.' Sir Edward master of this farm. Gaining his answered, that “it was not on this favour by my fidelity and aitacv- occasion only that the king of Great ment to his interest, he gave me his Britain had desired the peace and only daughter in marriage. God prosperity of France, but upon all has blessed my endeavours. I have other occasions, whenever any war amassed a little wealth, and I beg was raised in that country; and this that you will dispose of me and all

was his first reason. The second that belongs to me. I shall now die was, that, because a peace being content, since I have been able to settled in his own dominions, the see and testify my gratitude towards king of France might be better dismy deliverer.” The friar told him be posed and able to assist the palatinate was well repaid for the service he in the present broils of Germany.' had rendered him by the use to The French minister said, “ We which he devoted the life he had will have none of your advices." preserved. He would not accept of The Briton, replied, that he took any thing as a recompence; but could

that for an answer, and was sorry pa refuse to stay some days with only that the amicable interposition

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