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(Specially from Paris.) TOILETS FOR COUNTRY-SEATS. port, but are made to fit the upper part of the
figure quite closely. For long dresses several First FIGURE.-Dress of gray pou de soie, very pretty supporters have been invented in the consisting of a skirt and corselet cut out of a shape of loops &c.; and dresses tied up at the single piece, and having one large plait at the sides and backs are in favour both for street waist behind. The skirt is gored in every and evening wear. Short skirts have appeared width, and cut in notches at the bottom. The at the Tuileries in full-dress. A very pretty corselet is cut at the top in similar notches, and walking dress is composed of an under-skirt of the short sleeves are finished in the same manner. striped grey silk, of two shades. The over-skirt Under-body of muslin, with guipure transparents, is of plain gros-grain, of the lighter shade, with in which a ribbon is run, and the long under- a piping of green silk between each of the gored sleeves are finished up the back of the arm with widths. The upper skirt is much shorter than the same description of ornament. A jacket, the under one. Bodice of plain silk, with two in the rotonde form, trimmed with a jet em- short pointed basques at the back. Buttons of broidery above a flounce of guipure, is worn green velvet down the front of the dress, on with this dress out-of-doors. I may mention the edge of the tight sleeves, and half circling that a band of the material, edged with narrow the arm-hole. For these short dresses summerguipure and studded with large buttons, orna- poplin, Mohair, and Alpaca, either plain of ments the front of the skirt.
striped, are much in favour. For serious robes Second FIGURE.-Silk gauze dress, with of silk, the newest and most favourite is two skirts. The first is trimmed with four rows 9?
grenat ; the tint is a charming one, and is very of silk bias-pieces of the same colour as the dress. The second skirt, which is raised à
1 I am glad to say that natural flowers are l'antique on each side, has three similar rows.
being greatly worn for ornaments in the bair ; Basquine body, lined with silk to match. Tight
and the difficulty of keeping them fresh through sleeves, lined with the same, and finished
the evening has been overcome by the use of round the arm-hole and at the wrist with rows
hollow flexible tubes of India-rubber perforated of bias-pieces to match those on the skirt.
with holes for the reception of the flower-stems, Belgian-straw bonnet, in the plateau form,
form and filled with moss previously saturated with triinmed with convolvolus flowers and foliage.
water. These tubes take the form and colour Barb-strings of Chantilly lace, fastened by a
of natural branches, and are easily adapted to cluster of convolvolus.
any style of coiffure.
Long sash-ends continue to be worn, as do Trimmings are worn both on the fronts and the pointed waist-bands. Everything-shawls, backs of dresses, and while short skirts are in mantles, basques-affect the peplum-form, while favour (with young persons for promenade), the graceful drapery (properly so-called) contrained dresses are made more deeply trained tinues to be in general vogue. than ever, but the skirts, in either case, are Chignons are worn higher every day: some gored; and the short waists and scanty fulness appear on the very summit of the head, and remind one of the days of Queen Charlotte. long plaits have in some measure taken the Here the dresses are, for the most part, place of curls; but the newest style of coiffure worn without any fulness whatever, and adopted by lovers of originality is, instead of appear almost drawn over tight-fitting crino. curling or plaiting the bair, to let it fall on each lines. The latter, when intended for trained side of the chignon as low as the waist, ipertly dresses, are wider than ever at the bottom, I tying it at intervals with a tuft of beads or where these caudal appendages require sup. I flowers-a pretty idea, is it not?
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and that the night crept on with the silent same, my precious Kate, I feel the force of the steadiness of the tide-night, in which no work temptation coming from you, and I don't mean might be done.
to say that when I see the green light from the It was hardest of all, though, to have to re- meadows underneath, and in the meadows sist Kate's entreaties. He used to laugbingly tremulous aspen-treee and poplars, making a assure her that the emissary of the Evil One noise of falling showers,' I feel a slight distaste never came in more witching guise than that to groping my way among the dark alleys of A & woman, and used to instance the case 'Luffington, amid all the crime and misery and