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magnitude of her danger had been, her son's happiness being gone for and the imıninence of the peril her gallant deliverer had exposed bin Julia did not pass ber night in self to for her preservation. delirium, but in tears, for a newlya
From lord St. Orville's sprain it awakened grief, in addition to that was impossible to avoid disclosing her gratitude to lord St. Orville the cause of it; and, though cau- inspirer for his sufferings. Her tiously told, it dreaelfully agitated youthful heart had consecrated an both lord and lady Delamore. The idol of perfection in its inmost reformer vehemently swore Swift- cesses, which all the virtues of her sure should be shot for it!' and bosom had long devoutly worthipinstantly sent expresses round the ed, and every feeling of her min country, to summon every surgeon had led her on to emulate; and within twenty miles of the castle this idol, she feared, alas! was to come and prescribe for lord St. frail. And now, more bitter were Orville's arm.
her tears of grief, more poignant Julia, lord St. Orville, and the, her sighs, than even the sad transalmost weeping groom, pleaded so gression of Fitzroy bad occaeflectually for poor Swiftsure, that sioned; until, as she dwelt on tlie. his lord forgave and reinstated hiin torturmg belief,Hope took from her in his favour.
affliction, by still whispering to her Whether it was that too many heart, « that the locket was doctors could do as much mischief gift, but purloined, by the secret as too many cooks, lord St. Orville lover, merely because it was Cecihad a most restless night; and for lia's;' for sure, and still more sure, the first few hours after he retired she was, froin every new recollecto bed was quite delirious, full of tion of her friend, that lady Storadireful fancies, awakened by the mond could not err. eccurrence of the day:--one mo- . The day after Julia's providenment believing Julia had been tial escape lord St. Orville became, dashed to pieces down the cliffs, from the decrease of his fever, graand raving of precipitating himself dually better; and, in a few days after her; the next, in piteous ca more, was able to go into his modences, murmuring something un ther's boudoir, where she entreated intelligible to all around him (ex- our heroine to be as much as poscept poor Leslie) about Julia, lady sible with her, and to aid her in Storamond, and Fitzroy; often amusing St. Orvilledeclaring, with veheinence, no Alas!' said. lady Delamore, perfidious friend should wrest his • how is time changed, when I locket from Irim; which, in these dread nothing more than being left moments, he held fast grasped in alone with my darling child !--my his hand, and kissed incessantly. heart is then on iny lips, and I am His aftlicteal mother, 'seated by ready, each moment, to question his pillow, beard, all this; and the him relative 13 his mental inisery;
by her own gratitude, spent most Fitzroy considered himself as the of her time in her laflyship’s bou- aggressor, and was grateful, in a doir, exerting her various talents high degree, for lord St. Orville's for the amusement of lord St. Or- restored friendship. With a bluslı ville, attending to him like an af- and smile she returned the letter fectionate sister : but, to her utter to his lordship, who received it grief and mortification, she found with a hand so tremulous, that it her exertions all were vain; for the both surprised and grieved her. more she rallied her powers to en Lord Delamore, lady Theodotertain his lordship, the more touch- sia, and Mr. Temple, were constant ingly inelancholy he became; and and attentive visitors in lady De. Julia felt convinced, at length, that lamore's boudoir, during lord St. it was her kaown friendship for lady Orville's confinement there; and Storamond, by awakening tender sir Charles Stratton was as kind remembrances, that caused such as the duty of a lover permitted gloomy effects.
him to be :-Lady Selina exacted One day, as Julia was left alone great and unremitting attendance; with this most amiable and inte- and never once went near her broresting young man, he handed her ther: and poor sir Charles, as the a letter, and said, whilst his frame time drew nearer for his nuptials, and countenance evinced powerful became every hour more sad and agitation
wretched; for bitterly now he • This, I fervently hope, miss repented those follies which had · De Clifford, will totally contradict precipitated him into this detest, the calumny of lady Selina; and ed alliance. convince you, that Fitzroy and I, still, are friends. He reverts, with too much feeling, to our late little coolness; and appreciates too
WINTER AT PARIS. highly my seeking a reconciliation [As described in a Parisian Pub-but, as the aggressor' -- here
lication.] . lord St. Orville's pale countenance was suddenly diffused with the ADIEU, fine weather ! Adiea brightest tint of crimson, and his to the country !--The sun deserts voice became more unsteady- it us, the cold increases, the season was my duty to do so: and when becomes dull and rainy; the orange you read, you must believe it is the trees are put back into the greengenerosity of his heart that leads houses, the trees lose theirverdure, him thus to estimate my nothing the gardens are spoiled of their more than negative merit.'
attractions. The public walks With heartfelt pleasure Julia are deserted. Winter is set in. read a letter, which convinced her Winter at Paris begins early, and that Fitzroy had done nothing per ceases late. It encroaches six fidious, nothing dishonourable, or weeks upon Autumn, and six upon he would not thus be relaken to the Spring : so that it may be said to friendship of lord St. Orville; and, last six months, or one half the in despite of his lordship's depre- ycar! This is a long time. It ciating what he had done, in seek- ought not, however, seriously to ing the reconciliation, she saw distress us. This long and melans
choly season is not without its en. six o'clock in the morning. joyments ; it is in the winter-time must be dinner whatever be the that people in the country rest, and hour, and however often he may that people in town get together. have restored at Bellamy's. It It is in Winter that society is is the sign of pure unaduiterated all life that the play-houses are simplicity to act like the herd, full-that the ball-rooms are bril- who eat when they are hungry, liant--that entertainments
and drink when they are thirsty; more numerous and gay. Gour- and the Parisians have made no mands, coquettes, young people, higher attainments in Ton than the politicians, shop-keepers, drama- Hottentots, if they regulate their tic authors, gamblers, physicians, hours by the diurnal sun, or their lovets, tavern-keepers, and many seasons by his place in the Zodiac. others, are fond of Winter ; and
The London Winter begins in why should we have any objections April, and'rages in May.
It is to it?
then that our women of fashion Il est des fleurs de toutes les saisons; find the weather deliciously incle
Il est des plaisirs de tous les âges. ment; and the only remedy against In fine, without Winter should we its rigour is in the comfort of comenjoy the Spring ? ab assuetis non pression. It is only by squeezing fit pussio.
several hundreds more into a set of rooms than they were ever des
tined to contain, that the severity A LONDON WINTER. of a London winter can be resisted.
In Paris the people of fashion OUR Winter has nothing to only s'approchent in London do with the season-So far from they dove-tail. It would be incommencing with the fall of the tolerable in a fashionable assembly leaf, Winter does not begin till at the west end of the town if there Nature shall have put forth the was room for enjoyment. Indeed blossoms of regeneration. No the word itself is obsolete ; for woman who values ber reputation enjoyment belongs only to the for taste ventures to come to miserable' people, whom nobody town for the Winter till the month knows. It is the invariable test of May; and it is not unusual and criterion of high breeding to to see a family of the highest re counteract the rules of cominon search postpone the burst of its life; and therefore to be at your entrée into the winter circles till
ease in an assembly, into which after the King's birth-day. Every you enter, is a dissappointment. thing, to be fashionable, must be To remain in one place is a sign "out of season. A déjeuné is suffo that you are not in request; and cating if given before Three o'clock your triumph for the night con
out you must watch for an oppor: white chenille; the back and front funity. It is indispensable to cha- of the dress made sonare, and facter to treat every thing that is edged with the sapie; sleeves public with contempt, and never rather full, and confined with a to be seen in a place to which band ; the dress porn over a soft every body may go: it is the pirr- white satin slip, with a tucker of nacle of Ton, therefore, for a lady Vandyke lace. Head-iress a fine of fashion to open her own house lace veil, spotted and bordered for the benefit of some dear de- with gold, confined rouud the lightful Italian, who will bring all head with a wreath of blooming the world together, and yet keep myrtle ; the hair ja sinple curls, it elegantly crowded. This is at anda ringlet hanging on one side ; once conspicuous and economical. necklace of emeralds: White kid The lady gives a grand concert at shoes and gloves : Persian scarf home, and has fifty invitations as shawl, fastened to the back of the her part of the benefit. Oh, what dress, and falling carelessly over a novelty in the refinement of in front. housewifery! The lady of a duke, marquis, or earl, with a revenue of fifty thousand a year, sharing in the benefit of an Italian fidler! PARISIAN FASHIONS. But it is Ton--and the character of the lady depends on the multi A MONG the Parisian belles of tudes she can attract. Such is fashion, in the room of combs, all our gay season. .'
coctures in hair have behind the heal, or on one side, a garland of flowers. The new stuff is called
zibelline; in effect, by the spotLONDON FASHIONARLE
tin, it is like the marire-sibelline WALKING
EVENING (the martine-sable). The JewelDRESS.
lers have sold for the last week an
ornament for the neck, peasant[With an Engraving, elegantly crosses, surrounded with fine coloured.)
pearls, with a watch in the centre;
so that the ladies carry on their 1. A WALKING - Dress of bosoms a memento of the time to thick India muslin, made high to
pray. the throat: a pelisse-coat of fine crimson kerseymere, made close round the neck, and a cape with pointed corners behind, and in
ANECDOTE. front, edged all round with a rich fancy-spotted fur. A turban-bon- [From "All the Works of Taylor the net of crimson velvet, turned up
Water-Peet.'] . in front, and trimmed with the same to match. Russet shoes, or A WEALTHY lord of Ireland half boots; yellow Woodstock had a goodly faire house new bụilt, glores.
but the broken brickes, tiles, sand, ing train-dress of white lime, stones, and such rubbish as crape, ornamented round the bot- is commonly the remnants of such toin with a rich scroll; border of buildings, lay.confusedly in heapes,
and scattered here and there : the Description of the City of Nice, lord demanded of his surveyor
with an ACCOUNT of the MANwherefore the rubbish conveyed away; the surveyor said
NERS, CHARACTER, LANGUAGE, that he proposed to have an hun
Religion, and AMUSEMENTS dred carts for the purpose. The
of the INHABITANTS. lord replyed that the charge of [From the ancient and modern History carts might be saved; for a pit
of Nice, by Dr. Davis.] might be digged in the ground,
AT the Western extremity of, to bury it. My lord,' said the Italy, upon the shore of the Mea eurveyor, • I pray you what will diterranean, and the banks of the wee doe with the earth which wee rapid Paglion, close to the foot of digge out of the said pit?" "Why Montalban, we discover Nice, reyou whoreson coxcombe,' said the markable for the mildness of its, lord, canst thou not digge the climate, the antiquity of its founpit deepe enough, and bury all dation, and the vicissitudes it has together?
experienced. It commands the This story may be considered most extensive plain in the deas a proof of the antiquity of Irish partment of the maritime Alps, Bulls !
and abundantly produces all the necessaries of life.
The mountains, which overhang Nice to the , East, defend Villefranche. It presents, from its situation,
a most formidable barrier,, and SEIGNEUR Valdrino, (pas- which takes its course through
bounds the chain of mountains, master to the camp of Alphonso, Piedmont. A part of the town king of Arragon) a man exquisite in of Nice faces the South, but by courtship and complement, as two or three were at strife laying wa
far the greater part is to the North.
It extends to the North on the gers what countryman he was, a blunt bold captaine asked, "What Turiu road, and on the East is was the matter.' Why captaine,' set at detiance the efforts of the
barricadoed with rocks that have said one, “we are laying a wager most potent states in Europe. Its what countryman my lord treasurer Valdrino is.' --Oh,' said the cap- South; the latter extremity form
greatest length is from North to taine, ' I can tell
that; I am sure he was born in the Land of ing an angle by its communication Promise, for I have served the with the ramparts, the port, and king in his wars these seven yeeres
the Paglion. It is at the Westeru without pay ; and ever when I pe- angle that the Paglion, after purtition to my lord, he payes me
suing its usually devious and with no comie but promises, which lengthened course through the adme half assured that he is that jacent country, rushes with impecountryman.'
tuosity, when swelled with rain, into the sea, and presents a noble coup
d'æil to the spectator. Nice is closely encircled on its
Eastern side by mountains, which, VOL. XXXVIII.