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MR. SURGEON ABERNETHY'S PRESCRIPTION FOR INDIGESTION.
Take of calomel (or submuriate of mercury;) precipitated sulphuret of antimony, each one scruple; powder of gum guaiacum, two scruples ; Spanish soap, as much as will be sufficient to form into twenty pills, which are to be taken night and morning.
“ D'ye give it up ?” 23. Why is a blacksmith's apron like the gates of a convent ?
24. Why may fruit be said to be the origin of swearing ? 25. Who was the greatest man England ever produced ? 26. Why is equality like dram drinking ?
27. If a man's horse loses his tail, why should he sell it by wholesale ?
28. What is that word which contains all the six vowels in the regular order ?
THE LADIES' TOILET.
FASHIONS REPRESENTED IN THE ENGRAVINGS. Walking Dress.-A pelisse of lapis-blue gros de Naples, fastened down the front by rosettes of ribbon, of the same color: the body finished by fichu robings, en gerimpe, and the collar surmounted by a narrow ruff of lace, tied in front by a rosette of ribbon : sleeves, en gigot. Black satin hat, with yellow and pink ribbons; and fastened with by a mentonniere of blond under the chin.
EVENING DRESS.—A dress of white tulle over pink satin, with a flounce en coquilles, round the border, headed by a rouleau : the body made plain, with short sleeves, surmounted by a row of bars of pink satin ribbon, with long ends: head-dress in hair, much elevated on the summit of the head, and parted from the forehead. Ear-pendants of pearls, and a necklace formed of three rows of the same valuable articles.
CURSORY REMARKS ON THE LAST NEW FASHIONS. Anxiously have we been looking forward for the arrival of the “high and mighty” in our metropolis ; they are come, it is true ; but we might be led to imagine that they came to London to economize; so few at present have been the grand parties, &c., which have taken place among them : however, from those few, and the public places of resort, some very splendid intelligence may be gained in the department of fashion.
Flowers, at balls and the evening dress party, are much in request on the heads of the young, and feathers seem likely, by their present favor, to be much worn in full dress, the remainder of the fashionable winter. The hair is very becomingly arranged in curls on each side of the face, but is rather too much elevated on the summit of the head; yet ladies of very high rank, who are never in extremes, do not, in that respect, at least, carry their heads so excessively high. White esprit feathers are often mingled among the bows and curls of hair, which form the Apollo knot on the top of the head, which continues to be brought rather too forward. Toques of
velvet, or satin, both black and colored, are much worn in half dress; they are placed rather on one side, and are ornamented at each ear by a small bow, with one long end. White feathers, and a string or two of pearls, render this same coiffure, very appropriate to the opera, or the evening party, especially when the toque is of black velvet. Turbans of white gauze are often seen ornamented with a Bird-of-Paradise.
Black dresses, either in gros de Naples, satin, or velvet, are much worn this Lent; over the sho:t black sleeves are long white ones, a la Mameluke, of crepe Aerophane ; the bracelets, watch-chain, necklace, and ear-pendants, worn with these sombre dresses, are as conspicuously striking as possible, in order to give life and éclat to the robe. For home costume, merino dresses are much in favor ; they are of a dark myrtle. green, the body made quite plain, and the sleeves en gigot ; a very broad hem surrounds the border, headed by a strip of black velvet. Dresses of light-colored crape. over a silk slip of the same tint, seemed very much in favor, at an elegant concert lately given by a distinguished member of the fashionable world. The corsage was a la Circassienne, and it was made very low at the back and shoulders : a pointed zone encircles the waist, but
was by no means conspicuous : this zone was of satin. Broad hems are the favorite borders, headed by ornaments, more or less rich or numerous, according to the style of dress. Satins still continue in general request, but their colors are all light and spring-like.
Colored satin bonnets, with a very deep blond at the edge of the brim, seem now to predominate over the black velvet, particularly in carriages. A few straw and leghorn bonnets appeared about ten days ago, and, as we write this account, we find their numbers increasing, though not many as yet : they are trimmed with long-looped bows of rich wintry ribbons : we saw one lady, apparently a woman of much gentility, accompanied by another, equally fashionable, but the very, very long loops which surrounded the crowns of their straw bonnets, caused so much gazing and laughter from the populace in Oxford-street, that they were glad to make their escape, by turning into one of the quiet streets leading to Cavendishsquare.
Nothing new, worth mentioning, in out-door envelopes :
during this stagnation, caused by the fickleness of the weather, we find alternately worn the Thibet shawl, the warm mantle, with a pelerine cape of fur, or the same pelerine over a closemade high dress of merino ; however mild might seem some days at the conclusion of March, the fair pedestrian had generally cause to rue her going out, especially towards the afternoon, with only the addition of a smart pelerine of black velvet over a bombazin, or a poplin diess. We have seen in a carriage a very beautiful pelisse of celestial-blue gros de Naples, appearing quite new ; it was, however, made extremely plain, and bad no novelty in its style whatever.
The colors most in favor are pink, violet, foresters’-green, Bird-of-Paradise-yellow, cherry-color, lemon-color, and myrtle-green.
Evening Costume.—A dress of white crape, with a broad hem round the border, surmounted by an embroidery in an elegant oriental pattern of green and gold : to every fifth point, which depends downwards, is affixed a chaplet of gold embroidery: the body is a la Circassienne ; the tucker part surrounded by a double frill of blond : an embroidered belt of green and gold encircles the waist. The hair is arranged, a la Naide, with a bandeau of pearls across the upper part of the forehead, from whence depends a jewel : branches of barberries, with their foliage, adorn each side of the head.
Dinner-PANTY Dress.-A dress of corn-flower-blue gauze, with black satin spots, and two fiounces of the same round the border: body plain, and the tucker part surrounded by a collar, en paladin, edged with narrow blond : the sleeves are very short and full. The hair arranged in full curls round the face, and ornamented with puffs of blue and pink gauze ribbons, in long loops.-Ear-pendants of wrought gold.
CURSORY REMARKS ON THE LAST French Fashions. Many young ladies now wear dresses of colored muslin, which, among the French ladies, always seems like harbingers of Spring. The newest muslins of this kind are generally of rose-color, with two very broad stripes of two shades; they are bordered by one very deep flounce, cut in bias, with a head to it, which is also in bias, and falls over the flounce: the corsages of these dresses are a la Vierge, trimmed round the Deck with a broad falling tucker of white blond: the short sleeves are covered with those which are long, and white, This is a favorite dress at public concerts; as is a dress of Navarin-blue crape, with two founces, embroidered at the edges, and short sleeves. All gowns for half dress are now made with pocket-holes, and pockets are worn : the sleeves, a la Mameluke are plaited very full at the shoulders. The sleeves of the court dresses are laid in full futings. Pelisserobes of white tulle are reckoned very elegant, over white satin ; at the border are embossed leaves of white satin on the tulle robe: a pelerine, rounded off towards the shoulder, is surmounted by a triple ruche of tulle. A new article, called gauze-blond, is much in favor for the trimming of court dresses. On dresses for demi-parure, it is fashionable to wear a Canezon-pelerine of blond, the trimming at the shoulders, as well as that round the bust, giving a very charming relief to those dark-colored dresses, the boddice of which have been made so very plain during this last winter.
Some very pretty females have adopted those caps, called a la Fiancee. There is some charm in these little caps when a placed extremely backward ; but it is to be doubted whether a fashion, which requires rather a peculiar set of features, will be generally becoming. As ornaments on head dresses in hair, leaves of ivy, or of the vine, either of silver, or in imitation of nature, are much admired : and the rose of Japan, mingled with puffs of gold or silver ribbon, forms another favorite coiffure. Berets are now of an oval form, and excessively large : those for half dress are ornamented by double rosettes ; for the evening, or dinner party, they are adorned with esprits. The toques and turbans are often surmounted by a Bird-ofParadise and two black herons' feathers. Puffs of ribbon mingled amongst the hair are equally fashionable at balls as flowers : married ladies wear feathers; and when the hair is arranged a la Sapho, they place flowers round the gathering up of the hair, en fusee.
In the show-room of an eminent marchande de modes was lately seen a superb cloak, which had been ordered by a Rys,