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LETTER FROM A YOUNG MARRIED LADY."

blood horses, and he is changing them con determined her to be married in white. tipually; he will be a kind husbaud 1 || In vaio Lady Worthington urged the cause hope; he loved her-next to a horse the of our home manufacturers : “Quiz me best of any creature in the world; and his none of your formality," politely answered vices and follies do not lead him to a plu- Cleveland ; " what great harm can my rality of women : he is nine years older wife's wedding-dress do to the clumsy than Adelaide; it is time he began to re weavers ?"-Adelaide's transparent bonnet form, but I fear he never will. Already was too large for ber delicate little features, they have engaged, for the winter, two and it did not become her; but it was faseparate boxes at the Opera: what a fashionable; it was of fine French blond, shionable pair! But I must give you an with a full plume of marabout feathers : she account of how five mornings out of seven wore over her gown a Canezou body of are commonly employed. At half past one white satin, richly orvamented with silk in the afternoon we go to breakfast, when | French trimming, and which gave a five a very fashionable milliner, from London, relief to the lace dress. I, as bridewoman, sends one of her assistants, and in a corner, was dressed in a fine Bengal muslin, with a staud, bought on purpose, is placed, on stripes of lace let in, a broad lace flounce, which is hung bonnets and caps of various and a profusion of trimming of the same patterns and colours. Adelaide, then, with costly material; a lace scarf and a white the whip her husband uses in riding, crape bonnet, adorned with a wreath of fullstrikes off those that she does not like, and blown white roses, all from Mrs. Bell's. The out of twenty, there perhaps only remain lovely and gentle Miss Worthington was two or three which she rises and tries on, habited in an Oriental robe of white spotfinds them delicious, and gives an immense ted crape, her dark hair shaded by a fine price for what she seldoın wears above net bonnet, with a cordon of small white once: a box of ribbands is next opened, roses at the edge, and a small plume of out of which she takes what she likes, 1 white ostrich feathers. Fitzosborn was piece by piece, without even asking the neatly dressed in a coat of a beautiful sage price: then come the feathers, flowers, and colour, with white waistcoat, &c. silk lace veils : she takes them almost all, has stockings, and was every where taken for enough for ten months at least, and desires the bridegroom; for be, happy man, was the bills may be sent in. It is not an un habited in an American drab-coloured coat, usual thing for her to throw down her with large and loose white trowsers. On Cachemire shawl on the ground for her our return home, the bride mounted a celittle dog, or, perliaps, one of the pointers lestial blue sarsnet pelisse, under sprigged belonging to her lord and master, to repose muslin, and put on an immense Leghorn on, while she passes about two hours in || bonnet, so that her little face was entirely reading some new romance, of which, if lost; they then set off in a barouche drawn you ask her, she has forgot even the title ; | by four beautiful roans to an old family. and as to the harp, which she once struck | seat belonging to the Clevelands. Here, with such brilliant execution, she scarce in one week, the pensive Adelaide was ever touches it, unless at her private con- ennuyeé a la mort ; thouglı her mother and certs; which, Heaven kuows, are public cousin were delighted with the rural scene, enough, for they are a perfect crowd. But and the society around. The fashionable I know

you are eager to learn how we were pair, however, both languished for the attired on the wedding-day: we were scenes of notoriety, and proposed a short dreadfully troubled to make the bride-elect sojournment here, till they should visit the attend to reason; it was so borrid vulgar more distant watering-places: and here, to be dressed in white at a wedding; for Adelaide positively declared, we must acher part, she would like to be married in a company her, and then that we would deprinted calico, and her hair in papers : at part together for Weymouth, perhaps ; in length, the bridegroom was resolved every which vicinity her dear aunt, Lady Worpart of her dress should be French; this thington, is gone on a visit for the summer, appeased her, and a gown of the finest with her amiable daughter. Brussels lace, to be worn over Chinese silk, Our bridal dresses were of too great a

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sameness to give you an idea of general 11 derid muslin gowns in colours, that

you fashion. White gowns, muslin or cambric, speak of, are already getting vulgar; do are universal this season. A few gipso not think of buying one. My cousin Pel. hats have appeared, but they do not take ham, called on nie in a frightful black straw much; the large boonets still retaining hat, and says my brother Thomas has got their pre-eminence. I am sorry mamma just such another: tell Tom, if he wishes thiuks the Highland cap 1 seut her too to be regarded any thing above the veriest young for her; she is mistaken; they are country bumpkin in the north, to throw it worn by all ages, except those who have away directly, let the weather be what it attained that of our dear grandmother; will; better have the headache than seek. and very young ladies do not wear the cooluess at the risk of the loss of fashion. Scotch cap in town. Do not wear your 1 kuow he and you will excuse this ba. transparent bonnet for morning walks, dinage; for, believe me, I am possessed of unless it is to pay a morving visit of cere all the Gothic principles of true affection, mony. Shorten your petticoats again, and aud for none more is that affection felt, than display your pretty ancle; and let your it is for you by your sister, flounces be laid in full plaits. The bor.

MARIA.

MONTHLY MISCELLANY;
INCLUDING VARIETIES CRITICAL, LITERARY, AND HISTORICAL.

THE TIEATRES,

the thunders of the Vatican, propose to the mis.

led people of France a sacrilegions association HAYMARKET THEATRE.

against the royal family, to force the King biin.

sell to abolish his own laws, and sign his consent The Merchant of Venice has been per

to what would inevitably bring down upon him formed at this Theatre, for the purpose of ruin and disgrace. At ibis period the French, introducing Mr. Warde, in Shylock. His

to a man, took either the part of the Guises or scene with Tubal was well executed, and declared against them; sonie, actuated by their he exhibited powers which require only to

secret attachment to the new doctrines, others, be duly discipKined by longer experience by their zeal for the ancient faith. These last

were called Liguers, and they succeeded for some to render him an excellent actor: his con

time in deceiving others, till Henry, indignant ception of many parts of the character was

at his debasement, would no longer allow his original.

nanie to serve as a rallying mark and a rampart

to his enemies. He comunitted a crime to get rid ENGLISH OPERA,

of the Princes of Lorain, and joined the King of

Navarre to regain a crown that his premalore The Deserter of Naples has been per death scarce gave him time to transuit to him. formed here. Miss Kelly's Lonisa has all

When the action of the piece begins, the ligne the energy and feeling which this admirable is not supposed to be formed; a Spanish agent, actress possesses in so eminent a degree, named Paghera, has introduced himself at Me and exercises upon all occasions, when she lun, where he has won the confidence of the fais presented with an opportunity.

mily of Glinet, which hospitably receives bim. This family is composed of thiee brothers ;

Charles, the master of the honse, a physician, a FRENCH THEATRICALS.

sensible man, attached to :he good cause, but Theatre ROYAL DE L'Odeon.-Sketch indulgent towards those who are of a contrary of The Glinet Family; or, The Commence- opinion; Arthur, who, in fact, thinks like his

brother Charles, but who differs from him by the ment of the Ligue; a comedy in five acts:

exaltation of his ideas, and his scverity against The scene of this piece is laid at Melun, in all who are averse to the good cause; lasıly, the year 1576, a fatal year to France, when that Egidius, the sheriff of the disisiet, a mere impious ligue took place, when, under cover of weathercock, always on the strongest side, and the edict of peace, and that toleration granted at that moment devoted to Mayenne, whose party to the worship of the Calvinists, France beheld has the advantage at Melun, Madame Bertha, a hanghty family invested with papal colours, the wife of Charles Glinet, exacting with hauteur "pported by tbe gold of Spain, and armed with that every one should think as she does, in filNo. 113.-Vol. XVIII.

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vour of the honse of Lorrain, and being seriously, herents, have not the least doubt but this conangry with her husband for paying attention to querer is Mayenne, and she orders bonfires to be a sick roynlist; the young Henry, her son, who lighted before her gates, and prepares to dress at first, from docility to the commands of his herself splendidly to offer bim her bomage. Ja mother, and through inexperience, adopts the the mean time it is announced that the wounded colours of the Guises, and sacrifices them the of both parties are to be billeted on the houses next moment for those that his cousin Susanna of the inhabitants; Marlame Bertha does not requests him in wear; she is the danghter of understand having to take in a party belonging Artlur, and, of course, a royalist like her father : to Alencon; if one alone was to be brought in, next is a little waiting- maid of Madame Bertha, || she would kuow very well what to do with him; still more violently atrached to the ligne than her he should be sent away without receiving any mistress; and a footman belunging to Arthur, succous: yes, she world send him off without so who expresses the same sentiments as bis master, much as giving him a cup of cold water.-"Send in the most outre manner.

away your own son, then," says the good Maclou, It is in this family that the treacherous Spa who now enters, supporting the drooping Henry niard begins to put in practice the instructions in his arnrs, who has received a slight wound in be has received from his court. He has, besides, combatting for the royal canse. This is like a built on the success of his political intrigues to thunderstroke to Madame Bertha; while, at the bring about the making of hi own individual same moment, the sheriff eniers crying aloud, fortune: he has a daughter at Madrid, and he Vire, vire la France et le Duc d'Alencon." cherishes the idea that he shall easily persuade

The whole city rejoices at the victory obtained the young Henry to give her the preference before Susanna, from whom he has been separated inbabitaots towards their monarch being no

hy the Duke; and the natural affection of the from childhood Unfortunately for Paghera's plans, Susanna

longer checked by fear, now vents itself in loud arrives with her father Arthur at the dwelling of signalized himself, like the other chiefs of the

and ardent demonstrations. Paghera, who has Charles. The two brothers have been separated | party of Mayenne, now enters pale, bleeding, and on account of a law suit for above twelve years. I derested, and happy to save himself from pursuit Charles was the first to come forward to seek a

in the kipeness of Maclou. Bertha, at length, is reconciliation he has been at his brother's house and brought him bome in triumph. One inter.

deeply impressed with the virtuous example of view between Susanna and Henry has been suf- and obedient wife. Henry and Susanna are unit.

her excellent husband, and becomes a submissive ficient to bring together the two cousius. Henry ed, and all past differences buried in oblivion. throws away his Spanish colours, and proudly adorns himself with those of Susanna. Every

There is but little action in this comedy; thing seems to promise their speedy union, but it is, however, extremely interesting : and Madame Bertha, informed of the sentiments of what renders it so is the great variety disher brother-in-law and his daughter, becomes an insuperable bar to the marriage ; she storms, she played in the different characters, and raves; and Arthur prepares to return to bis na

which are faithfully pourtrayed through the tive village.

whole piece—in the noble-minded Charles, It is in vain that Charles exerts bis antbority, | the blunt and honest Arthur, the versatile in vain he urges all that reason, wisdoun, and the Egidius, the tenacious and obstipate Marights of a busband and father can urgembe can dame Bertha, the servile Colette, the boobtain nothing from the obstinacy of his wife,

uest rustic Maclon, the ardent and impenor from the ivflexibility of his brother. How. ever, touched, at lengib, by a last effort of the

tuous Henry, with his artless and sensible eloquence of Charles, Arthur yields. News of cousin. The Family of Glinet is, however, great importance soon gives a turn to this do not an historical play, it is a comedy repremesti« fracas; the cannon is heard throughout senting modern manners and characters, Paris; Mayenne and the Duke of Alencon have only changing one century for another. come to close combat, and are advancing "pon There are few, we believe, in an audience Melun; hopes and prayers are offered up by who cannot see themselves or their neighevery member of this family, according to their different sentiments and joterest. Henry, faith.

bours represented in this piece. ful to the engagements he has formed with Su THEATRE DE LA GAITE.-The Village sanna, escapes to Melun; they are iguorant what on Fire ; or, Military Reprisals.—This is become of him, and the moment when it should novelty was not ushered forth by any be discovered offers to a dramatic author a sitilation the mos! Datural and touching that can be

pompous announcements. imagined. The conqueror mukes his entry into

and the author both neglected this usual Melun, and Egidius, in his quality of sheriff, is custom : the house, therefore, was not so one amongst the first to present him with the full as might have been expected, but that keys of the city. Madame Bertha, and her ad- ! does not take from the merits of the piece.

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It possesses much interest, charming dan- , consequence to our domestic comforts, cing, and beautiful decorations; presenting, which are deadened, and almost totally at the same time, a terrific, picture of the destroyed by its loss. ravages of war, and the terrible right given The author of this lecture can, however, to an enemy to revenge himself by an useless speak better on this subject, as a practievil for an irreparable loss. The scene lies ' tioner, whose skill is now highly estimated in America; the time, that of the struggle by an enlightened world, thau we can; we for independence. An American officer is shall, therefore, lay before our readers a massacred by two English spies; the Ge few particulars in bis own words. neral of the Independents gives orders for IMPORTANCE OF THE SENSB OF HBARING. the village wherein the crime has been

“I need hardly state to you, in estimating the committed to be reduced to ashes, or for different senses, the great importance of hearing, the guilty to be delivered up. The Gover- especially to man; it is the grand medium which por of the country, to save his unfortunate connects him with society, and that extends infellow-citizens, declares himself the author formation and intelligence far beyond what the

eye, or any of the other senses can do. Through of the murder, and generously devotes him.

this medium man is enabled to conduct the great self to death. His magnanimous falsehood and complicated business of life. By it his ba. is discovered; and the village, in conse rangue is beard in the senate, and his commands quence, given up to the discretion of the in the field. It forms the mutual and unembarmilitary power. But the officer, who has

rassed communication of all sentiment and ex

pression. the charge of conducting the conflagration,

“ The organs of voice, the most pre-eminent is in love with the Goveruor's daughter : distinction of man, are even useless, unless their his love and his humanity inspire him with powers are excited through the agency of this the idea of having recourse to stratagem. sense; and where hearing is defective in early He causes bonfires to be kindled in all the lise, dumbness is generally the consequence.” most conspicuous places, which offer to the INTERESTING CASE RELATED BY BUFFON sight of the General the heart-rending

“ A young man of the town of Chartes, about image of a real conflagration. The Gene- twenty-four, who had been deaf from his birth, ral begins to repent of his severity, and his begau all at once to speak, to the astonishment regret becomes twofold when he beholds of all who knew him. the real delinquents, whose guilt has been

“ He informed his friends, that for three or positively and clearly proved. The young

four months before, he had heard the sound of

bells; and that he was extremely surprised at officer then discovers to him the stratagem, ibis new and unknowo sensation. and the General, pleased at having been “ Some time after, a kind of humour issued thus nobly deceived, gives his consent to from his left ear, and then he heard distinctly the union of the two lovers.

with both. During these three or four months, he listened to every thing; and without attempting

to speak aloud, he accustomed himself to utter LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. softly the words spoken by others. He laboured

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. hard in acquiring the pronunciation of words, Introductory Lecture for the Diseases of the length, thinking himself qualified to break silence,

and in learning the ideas annexed to them. At Ear. By J. H. Curtis, Esq. Aurist to he declared he could speak, tbough still imperthe Prince Regent, &c. &c.

fectly. Soon after, he was interrogated by some

able Dispensary, in 1816; aud the author has the principal questions turned upon God, the now been induced to publish it for the "jects he seemed to have not the smallest concep

soul, and moral good and evil; but of these subgood of practitioners, whereby they will tion. Tbough he was born of Catholic parents, be enabled to judge how important it is attended mass, was instructed to make the sign to make a separate study of this useful i of the cross, and to assume all the external marks branch. This, as he justly styles it, “in of devotion, he comprehended nothing of their

real intention. He had formed on distinct idea tricate organ,” requiring peculiar care and

of death, and existed purely in au animal state : attention.

wbully occupied with sensible objects, and with Hearing is certaiuly one of the most va.

the few ideas be bad acquired by the eye, he luable of the senses ; social life is supported drewno conclusions from them. He did not by it, and next to sight, it is of the utmost il want parts; but the understanding of a man,

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when deprived of the intercourse of society, has y science which is justly considered as the most so littie exercise or cultiration, that he never

useful. thinks but when sensible objects obtrude them " The diseases of the ear, like those of other selves on his mind. The great source of human paris, are often constitutional; and the general ideas arises from the reciprocal iutercourse of

Trearment of the coustitution will therefore in. society.”

Anence the malady of the particular part. The
same course of medicines that removes other con

stitutional symptoms, has an equal effect on this " The sitna ion of the car, we may observe, is

organ; and if there are no other constitutional more internal, and its powers more concentrated

symptoms but deafness, then, employing interval than those of the eve; its vervons expansion is medicines, arcording to the regular method obmore limited, and the bodies which act opon it served, williemove this complaint." are denser, and more solid than those of light;

SENSE OF HEARING IN MAN. hence the seusations convered by it are limited

“ Though hearing is more perfect in man than though more numerous and durable than those of the eye.”

in any other animal, it is not so at the period of

birth; au infant hears at first very imperfectly, I'R REPARABLE NBCLIGENCE, RESULTING FROM

and only strong sounds; but this arises, in part, THINKING DBAINESS INCURABLE.

from the passage, or meatus exteruos being co« It has been unfortunately laid down as a vered with a viscid inucus, or discharge from the maxim, that the diseases of this organ are in. ceruminous glands of the ear, in a similar man. curable. But this opinivo has no just founda her as the meconium fills up the intestines : on tion; and, in fact, miglit have been applied with the removal of tbis original layer, or deposition, equal propriety to the other organs, on which the sense soon appears perfect, but not so strong we daily see such admirable cures performed. as at an after period of life. Jodeed, as we find Indeed, there can be no doubt but experience, the meconiam, with some children, at birth, posjoined with an ardent desire to improve, will be sesses a morbid viscidity; so, in the same manner, attepded with the same snecessin this as in every the secretion most analogous to it will partake of other branch of the medical science.

a similar state, and may therefore be suspected “But to such a length has prejudice been car. where congenital deafness occurs, by examining ried on this subject, that in cases of deafness in the state of the first passages, or primæ vie." early childhood, where much might have been done, and the misfortune of a sellied disease in a

“ Hence of all species of deafness, that termed great ineasure averted, no a:tempt has even been made to ascertain the defect, or try the smallest

nervous, or which affects the delicate nervous means of relief, under the fallacious, and unfor. expansion of the ear, is the most serious. Jo tunate idea for the sufferer, that he will out

consequence of the little success that has attend. grow ibe disease, or that the organ will acquire

ed the practice in nervous deafness, I have couan acuteness or increased powers as life advances,ceived in such constitutions the quantity of air which it does not possess at that period.

admitted by the external ear is too great; and in “ No opinion deserves more to be condemned, I order to produce an equal balance between it or is more against the interest of society; there

and that admitted by the month, or through the are indeed diseases of this nature, but they are

passage of the Eustacian tube, I have been in. of the constitutional class, and depend on a ge.

duced, lately, to adopt successfully a new mode neral fault of habit-they are not local, or affec.

of practice pursued on the Continent, which I tions of one part. Thus, scrofula, or king's evil, shall bave occasion to mention in a subsequent as puberty advances, and the system acquires part of the course." greater tone and firmness from the changes which take place at that period, loses much of its

FRENCH LITERATURE. virulence and morbid action, and, therefore, in a certain degree, the constitution may be said, The Works of Madame Riccobini, complete. as it acquires strength, to outgrow the disease ;

Six Vols. 8vo. Paris, but even here it is found that, unless medicine

The romances of this celebrated female lend its aid, numerous victims would be lost before the salutary time of life or out-growing era

writer are too well known in Europe to did arrive.

render it requisite for us to analyze them; This popular prejudice I am endeavouring but we cannot forbear remarking that they to combat, may be considered as one cause that are singular for never containing events impedes the progress of inedicine, for it prevents out of nature, nor those high-flown sentipatients applying to the practitioner on the com ments that are unknown in the commerce mencement of a malady-the idea of nature curing disease in general, though proper to be

of real life: all her descriptions, all her entertained to a certain length by a professional adventures, bear on them the stamp of character, should be opposed as a general opi-truth and nature. Her heroes are not nion, from conveying a want of confidence in a ll demi-gods, according to the general rules

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