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Nor doctors' deeds, nor parsons' tricks,

Nor soldiers, red and gory ;-
May plenty thack ilk canty cot

That honesty is born in !
And may ilk Ical and hearty Scot

Be blithe this New-Year's morning!

10! I dread these shadows that oft-times rise,

As I sit in our circling ring, And my heart grows faint when I think on the change

A few short years will bring,

GERTRUDE.

O! a good New-Year,

A happy New Year, To the honest—the brave—the bonny!

Shower through the lifts

A thousand gifts
On Sawny, Pat, and Johnny!!

Gie brare Jolin Bull lang sunny days,

Wi' routh to fill his gabby ;
For gudesake clout poor Ireland's claes,

For () she's unco shabby ;
Gie Scotland thread to mend her hose,

An' a stout heart 'neath her belty ;
Gie bier walth o' maut, an' walth o' brose,

A dirk an'a tartan kilty.

THE DEATH-BED.

By John Malcolm.
I stood beside him, where he lay,

And watch'd his life's last ebbing sand, For he was hastening fast away

Unto the distant land!
And scarce remembrance could recall,

In that wan, wasted cheek and brow, The once bright, blooming face—where all

Was dark and dreary now.
Yet he had pass'd not manhood's prime

And half his days were scarcely told ;
But other ails than those of time

Had made him early old;
E'en when to live we but begin,

And 'scape from headlong passion's spell, On him short, wasting years of sin

Had done their work too well.

(! a gude New-Year

To her lasses dear,
Her rugged rocks and fountains,

Hier flowery dells,

Her heather bells, !Ier haughs and stormy mountains !

Let's take our bonnets aff our crowns,

The hair-clad an' the bald ane, Anil drink gode luck to our braw towns,

The new ane, and the auld ane; And may the muckle deil himsell

Reach up his iron cleeky, . And pu' a' down as far's he fell,

Wha drinks na' to Auld Reeky!

The evening sun's descending rays

Full on his fading features shone ;
He looked upon his last of days

All wild and woe-begone.
It seem'd to wake within his breast

The memory of some fearful dream"Twere mercy now if sunk to rest

In dark oblivion's stream.

O! a gude New-Year,

A happy New Year!
And may mischance o'erturn all,

W'ha tums na' a glass,

Wi'“ Great success To the EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL!"

Around him closed the gathering night

Delirious horrors fill'd the gloom-
Without a ray of hope to light

The lost one to the tomb.
Oh! from the death-bed of despair,

Where doth the parting spirit flee? Alas! we know what now we are,

But not what we may be !

LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

DECEMBER 31st, 1829.

Ort do I sit by the pale fire-light,

When twilight is closing o'er me, Till phantom forms of the future rise

Dreamy and dim before me.

And I gaze on the faces of long-loved friends,

That smile in our circling ring, And my heart grows faint when I think on the change

A few short years will bring.

And thought on thought in my beating breast

Gushes wild as the cataract's wave, And I almost wish that the grass were green,

And the stars bright over my grave.

We understand that Dr Russell of Leith is preparing for the press a series of discourses on the following subjects :-The Millennium, the Doctrine of Election, Justification by Faith, the Assurance of Faith, and the Freeness of the Gospel

Dr John Hennen has in the press, Sketches of the Medical Topography of the Mediterranean, comprising a description of Gibraltar, the Ionian Islands, and Malta, by his father, the late Dr Hennen, Inspector of Hospitals, author of the work on the Principles of Mi. litary Surgery.

Mr Sweet has in a forward state for publication a new edition of his Hortus Britannicus, which will enumerate many thousand addi. tional plants, together with the colours of the flowers.

r Henry Dance has in the press, Remarks on Law Expenses, with some suggestions for reducing them.

Mr Bucke's Epic Drama of Julio Romano, or the Display of the Passions, accompanied by an historic Memoir, giving an account of the proceedings in parliament last session on the claims of dramatic writers-remarks on the present state of the stage and the author's correspondence with various persons; to which will be added an appendix, stating the manner in which dramatic authors are rewarded in Russia, Germany, and France, -is about to appear.

The Portfolio of the Martyr Student is announced.

There is preparing for publication, by the Rev. H. Moseley, or St John's College, Cambridge, a Treatise on Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics, for the use of Students in the University.

A History of English Gardening, from the Roman invasion to the present time, is announced, by G. W. Johnson.

A Complete General History of the East Indies has been for some time preparing by Mr C. Marsden, and he has made considerable progress in the work.

A new novel, entitled The Jew, is in the presta

O! better to be uploved in the world,

Than to feel that affection's chain So strongly binds our hearts to life,

That even our love grows pain.

To know that the sorrow which waits on all,

Must darken the sunniest brow; And that time, which chills all hearts, must chill

The heart that is warmest pow..

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Track SHEPHERD VETSUS TYTLEB AND THE QUARTERLY) ing to his father's wish, at Gottingen, but at the same time was much 1929-The Ettrick Shepherd wonders bow his esteemed occupied in investigating the history of ancient German art and lite. o futer Tytler, or rather, perhaps, the Quarterly Reviewer,

rature. On leaving Gottingen, he resided for some time in his native tate explained the fine ancient verse on the death of Alexan.

place, without being able to get a living as a minister, which may Tiri so incorrectly Lè or lee, in lyrical phrase, is not law,

perhaps be attributed to his possessing too open and downright a ordarred; sonce, is from soncy, cheerful, good-humoured ;

character. It was about this time that he published his “ Sagen der , ill-batured, dangerous ; sonce of ale and bread there

Vorzeit," (Tales of the Olden Time,) and produced by his work the bers, the good cheer of ale and bread. Wax should have been

same effect on novel writing which Goethe, b Ahis “Goetz," did on :: Soottish term for night revels or merry-makings till this

the drama. We may safely say, that the deluge of romances of chi.

valry which has since overflowed Germany, has its origin in these Send does not simply mean placed, but stabled, tied up in a

tales. Waechter was intimately acquainted with the spirit of Gerseplanity, sta'd.-The lines, thus explained, will read as fol.

man antiquity, and an enthusiastic love of his country pervades all

his productions. The first three volumes, however, of his “Sagen When Alexander our King was dead,

der Vorzeit," are by far to be preferred to those which appeared Who Scotland led in love and lee,

later. Waechter, forsaking the clerical profession, entered (about Away was sonce of ale and bread,

1793) a Hanoverian regiment, and made several campaigns against Of wine and waiks, of game and glee.

the French, in which he greatly distinguished himself. He was Our gold is turned into lead;

wounded near Mayence. On his return to Hamburg he established, Christ born into virginitye,

in conjunction with Professor Voigt, a boarding institution, which Suceour poor Scotland with remeid,

he afterwards carried on with great reputation by himself, as Voigt That sta'd is in perplexity.

accepted an invitation to go to Riga. In the last war against Na. poleon, Waechter was again among the defenders of Hamburg, and again gave many proofs of disinterestedness and presence of mind.

It may also be mentioned that he wrote a drama called " Wilhelm His house was sta'd, his bed was made,

Tell," which was published before Schiller's play. The characters His sheits were spread in luve and lee.

in it are well drawn, though on the whole it is inferior to the celeINSIELD'S JOLLY BEGGARS.This collection of Statues is | brated drama of the same name by Schiller. I know not whether

ning in Edinburgh. We have seen them, and shall give he is still alive. brata) opinion concerning them next week. They are eight

I may perhaps shortly furnish you with some account of the ori. 1%, representing the ballad-singer and his tão Deborahs, the gin and history of the tribunal called “ das Vehmgericht," or "die La Tinker, and the fair Helen for whom they contend, and the heilige Vehme," which forms the chief subject of Sir Walter's traer and his doxy.

gedy. For those who will not find the word " Vehme" in their dicE300TTISK ACADEMY.-We regret to observe that some in- tionaries, I may observe that this word is derived from the old Saxon 24.5 individuals are still wrangling about this Institution. We word « vervehmen," which means, to curse, to outlaw, to banish; me time ago that we thought the late differences among the “ das Vehmgericht” means, therefore, a tribunal which had the right ces too much of a personal nature to be brought, before to outlaw. I am, sir, your obedient servant,

C. mate. We think so still. The matter regards the internal re

Theatrical Gossip. There positively does not appear to be a single cs of that body; and discussions of this kind do not seem to

word of Theatrical gossip stirring. The London Theatres are ocTerlaris calculated to diffuse either a knowledge or a taste for

cupied principally with their Christmas Pantomimes, and we hear of : He abandoned the subject to those who take a peculiar interest

nothing wonderful that is going on in the provinces.-The Edinburgh lucy controversy, and, whatever blunders they may make, we

Theatrical Fund Dinner, fixed for the 29th inst., is to be held in the eine to leave it in their hands.

Assembly Rooms. DareSH JOURNAL OF NATURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL 13(2-This publication, the commencement of which we no

WEEKLY List of PERFORMANCES. ne time ago, has now reached its Fourth Number, and we to have it in our power to state, that we think there is a

Dec. 26, 1829_Jan. 1, 1830. este improvement visible in each. In No. IV. there is a com- sar. The House of Aspen, of The Maid and the Magpie. bon from the pen of the able ornithologist, Sir William Jar.

ar. Mon. Do. f The Youthful Queen. 2 bgether with several spiritedly written reviews. With the se

The Soldier's Daughter, & The Twelfth Cake. tigation, however, bestowed upon Mr Hugh Murray's work

Wed. The Jealous Wife, of Do. america, we cannot agree; and in reference to the paper on the

Thurs. The Soldier's Daughter, Do. ugh College Museum, we take this opportunity of stating,

FRI. is our intention to offer, shortly, a few remarks of our own

The Bride of Lammermoor, 4 Do. 7 subject. - ACROSTIC-The following lines were written on the occasion 4. Catholie Emancipation, by W. Ainslie, M.D. :

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. "Venite exultemus-omnes gentes plaudite !" an, down with fell discord-come, hail the glad voice!

Notices of several new works are unavoidably postponed. Among and sweetly along by the soft summer gale

these is a review of Bower's third volume of the History of the Uniaced millions arise !--and devoutly rejoice,

versity, the concluding sheets of which reached us too late for this ** tells you, at length, the so long-look'd for tale.

week ;-also the late Mr Balfour's " Weeds and Wildflowers." aded no more, lo! e'en justice forgets,

« The Picture Gallery" shall have a place in an early Number. *'ay! and pardons your shrines basely slighted;

“ Fiction v. Truth” will appear as soon as we can find room. s, wailings, and wrongs, and most poignant regrets,

"Christmas, Psalms, and Sects," and the “Lines written on Arthur is! the moment her balance is righted ;

Seat," though both possessing merit, will not exactly suit us. all with one heart then, our sorrows thus ended,

“ Astolpho's" fernale epistle hath not found the same favour in our honour, and cherish, the fair Sister Isle,

eyes as his former communication," Proteus" is informed, that nofindinion alone, well assured there come blended

thing but the intrinsic merits of any article sent us by an anonymous eings that flow not, enrich'd with a smile.

Correspondent could secure its insertion in our pages." Fife An* Crace to the Monarch whose wisdom has waved,

swers" will not snit us.- To our fair Correspondent who signs her. heal every wound, his prerogative right:

self " A True Friend,” we shall address a note in a day or two. sed be to him, too, whose arm boldly braved,

The verses by " J. M.," and by " Z. Y. X.” shall have a place.Shari'd the proud Chief from his arrogant height.

We have received “A Welcome to Winter, "-" Lines on the Ruins

of the Parthenon on the Calton Hill,"--and “Stanzas on the Last LITTER CONCERNING SIR WALTER SCOTT'S TRAGEDY OF

Sunset of 1829." "THE HOUSE OY ASPEN.”

We observe it is stated in several provincial papers, that the verses To the Editor of the Literary Journal.

we published some time ago, written by Burns when about to leave 1.-Haring read in Sir Walter Scott's Preface to his new Trage

Scotland, had appeared in print before. We believe this to be the [{"The House of Aspen," that the worthy Baronet regretted his case, but of course were not aware of the fact at the time. not been able to learn the real name and situation of “ Veit

We beg to inform our readers in Aberdeen, that the delay which , from whose works the tragedy is taken, it may, perhaps,

has once or twice taken place in the delivery of the Journal there, is sinteresting to your readers if I furnish them with some in

to be attributed to our Aberdeen parcel, which is dispatched per mail on respecting that author. The real name of Veit Weber is

every Friday afternoon,' having been once or twice left by mistake g Leonhardt Waechter. He was born about 1762, and recei

at Perth. We hope a similar mistake will not occur again. When * as first education from his father, then a minister of the church

| "A Subscriber" writes to us again from Aberdeen, we shall take the 12 Michael in Hamburg. He afterwards studied theology, accord. | liberty of returning his letter unopened, unless the postage be paid.

(No. 60, January 2, 1830.)

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LITERARY CRITICISM,

perience. Let phrenologists rave about their bumps and organs,- show us the colour and make of the gown, the

mode of dressing the hair, the length of the petticoat, The Mirror of the Graces; or, the English Lady's Cos

the shape of the shoe, the device of the ring, and the fall tume, containing General Instructions for combining

of the scarf or shawl, and if we do not write “ full,” Elegance, Simplicity, and Economy, with Fashion in

“rather large," "small,” “ very full," opposite the names Dress; Hints on Female Accomplishments and Manners,

of the different bumps, more accurately than Mr Combe and Directions for the Preservation of Health and

himself, we shall at length pronounce phrenology a true Beauty. By a Lady of Distinction. Edinburgh.

science. “Show me a lady's dressing-room,” says a cerAdam Black. 1830. Pp. 212.

tain writer, “and I will tell you what manner of woman We do not care one farthing whether this book be by she is.” He was right; but we claim not the privilege * A Lady of Distinction” or not ;-it is a sensible book, of entering her dressing-room-all we ask is, to see her and contains a great deal of good sound doctrine and ad. | come out of it in any garb she pleases. “ The best rice, along with, here and there, some things which we chosen dress is that which so harmonizes with the figure think incorrect. It is, we understand, a reprint from as to make the raiment pass unobserved. The result of the first edition, which appeared so far back as 1817, at the finest toilet should be an elegant woman, not an eleCalcutta. If, however, it formerly contained any Indian gantly dressed woman. Where a perfect whole is inallusions, these have been expunged, and the work is tended, it is a sign of defect in the execution, when the adapted to the present day, and the existing state of details first present themselves to observation." manders in this country. As nothing delights us more, / Dress has in all ages been indicative, not only of indiThen we can steal a few hours from sterner pursuits, vidual, but of national character, strikingly illustrating than to dedicate them to the service of the fair sex, we | Pope's coupletpropose offering a sort of running commentary upon the

“ Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, contents of the volume before us, embracing, as they do,

Tenets with books, and principles with times.” so many subjects of vital importance to all ladies.

There can be no doubt that every woman is called up- Our authoress, in tracing the history of dress, goes pretty on to pay a particular and steady attention to dress. If | far back :-“When innocence left the world,” she obwe may be allowed to draw a broad distinction, liable, of serves, “ astonished man blushed at his own and his partcourse, to many exceptions, we should say,—that man is ner's nakedness, and coverings were soon invented.” The the useful, woman the ornamental, part of creation. A luxury and riches of the East, converted, ere long, the beautiful woman beside an active and intelligent man, is twisted foliage of trees and the skins of beasts into garlike an elegant garnish to a substantial dish. We eat of ments of a more splendid description. But the severer the dish, but we preserve the garnish, and we eat of the taste of the dames of Greece taught them to make a refortaer the more willingly that it has been rendered so solute stand against the gorgeousness of the Persian loom attractive by the latter. Without the softening influ- and the Tyrian dyes. The wives of a Phocion and a ence of woman, man would become too rude and fierce ; Leonidas were simple in their attire, well knowing that and, perhaps, without the ardour and energy of man, wo an 'harmonious form never looks more beautiful than man would be too insipid and uninformed. Both sexes, beneath the graceful folds of an inartificial robe, and that therefore, have their relative duties,—the one to extend the modest zone, the braided hair, or veiled head, are knowledge, and the other to refine society. Refinement worth all the golden fleece of Colchis, or precious gems goes hand in hand with a due cultivation of taste, and of Bussorah. To the classical forms of Greece, the poet, one of the most direct and obvious signs of a duly culti- painter, and sculptor turn with delight even now; and rated taste is the attention paid to one's external appear as the epicure who has satiated his appetite with all the ance and dress. The savage covers his person with a gro delicacies of land and sea, is obliged to confess that there tesque combination of colours, which at once betrays his is, after all, nothing more delightful than the simple fruits

e of the true laws of beauty; while, on the other of the earth, so, after the revolution of ages, the fine lady hand, the graces of youth and modesty never appear more of modern Europe reverts with avidity to the unforgotten attractive than when the chaste decoration of the person costume of many a long-forgotten Grecian maiden. Upon becomes, as it were, the sign of the mind's purity. An this subject we have pleasure in extracting the following attention to dress, it is true, may be carried to excess; correct and graphic passage : but those old prosers who railed against dress altogether,

THE DIFFERENT DRESSES OF DIFFERENT AGES. 2 an invention of the Evil One, ought to have considered « The irruption of the Goths and Vandals made it needwhat kind of creatures we should be were we to go about ful for women to assume a more repulsive garb. The flowwrapped up in blankets or bear-skins. “I never yet ing robe, the easy shape, the soft untettered hair, gave place met with a woman," says the authoress of the book be to skirts, shortened for fight or contest to the hardened fore us, “ whose general style of dress was chaste, ele

vest, and head buckled in gold or silver.

“ Thence, by a natural descent, have we the iron boddice, gant, and appropriate, that I did not find, on further ac.

stiff fartbingale, and spiral coeffure of the middle ages. quaintance, to be, in disposition and mind, an object to

The courts of Charlemagne, of our Edwards, Henries, and admire and love.” This is the observation of a person Elizabeth, all exhibit the figures of women as if in a state of sound sense, and entirely coincides with our own ex- l of siege. Such lines of circumvallation and outworks ; such

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impregnable bulwarks of whalebone, wood, and steel ; such much quiet decency as possible, remembering that they impassible mazes of gold, silver, silk, and furbelows, met a may make themselves esteemed long after they have ceased man's view, that before he had time to guess it was a wo-to inspire either love or ad

was a wo- to inspire either love or admiration." man that he saw, she had passed from his sight; and he

e In close connexion with the subjeet of dress, stands only formed a vague wish on the subject, by hearing, from an interested father or brother, that the moving castle was the consideration how the most perfect effect is to be given one of the softer sex.

to those features which are usually left uncovered. Every « These preposterous fashions disappeared in England a body is aware how much the same features vary in beauty short time after the Restoration; they had been a little on at different times. Late hours and fashionable dissipathe wane during the more classic, though distressful reign tion steal the roses from the healthiest cheek—the lustre of Charles I. ; and what the beautiful pencil of Vandykel from the brightest eye. The indulgence of ill temper shows us, in the graceful dress of Lady Carlisle and Sa

engraves premature wrinkles on the fairest brow; and charissa, was rendered yet more correspondent to the soft undulations of nature, in the garments of the lovely, but the want of due attention to neatness, cleanliness, and exfrail beauties of the second Charles's court. But as change ercise, destroys for ever the brilliancy of the complexion. too often is carried to extremes, in this case the unzoned In these circumstances, the question naturally arises,--how tastes of the English ladies thought no freedom too free; far may fictitious aids to beauty be allowed ? Our tenets their vestments were gradually unloosened of the brace, un-upon this matter are not quite so strict as those we have til another touch would have exposed the wearer to no loften heard laid down. Our opinion is, that the necesthicker covering than the ambient air.

sity of resorting to such means of pleasing is, in general, a “ The matron reign of Anne in some measure corrected this indecency. But it was not till the accession of the sufficient punishment. We, of course, prefer natural House of Brunswick that it was finally exploded, and gave ringlets to a wig, but if the natural ringlets have all dropped way by degrees to the ancient mode of female fortification, off, sbould a lady therefore erect her bald head upon a sofa by introducing the bideous Parisian fashion of hoops, buck- or at a dinner table? We prefer the row of ivory teeth ram stays, waists to the hips, screwed to the circumference that have been growing out of one's gums from childhood of a wasp, brocaded silks stiff with gold, shoes with heels so to

els so to any other set of teeth which may be fastened there by high as to set the wearer on her toes; and heads, for quan- | the cunning wires of the dentist, but shall we therefore tity of false hair, either horse or human, and height to outweigh. and perhaps outreach, the Tower of Babel ! | defend the gaping gulf of a dilapidated mouth against These were the figures which our grandmothers exhibited: the pleasant appearance of a well-furnished orifice? We nay, such was the appearance I myself made in my early prefer the “purple bloom of youth" to all the carmine at youth; and something like it may yet be seen at a drawing- this moment in Paris, but if a few touches of a little inroom on court-days.

nocent vegetable rouge rescue from milky paleness or yel" When the arts of sculpture and painting, in their fine low biliousness the face of one we like, shall we be stern specimens from the chisels of Greece, and the pencils of

moralist enough to forbid the application of the revivifyItaly, were brought into this country, taste began to mould the dress of our female youth after their more graceful fa- ing tint? Hear our authoress upon this point. She very shion. The health-destroying boddice was laid aside, bro-properly forbids the use of white paint, wbich is always cades and whalebone disappeared; and the easy shape and poisonous, and, sooner or later, corrodes the skin; but she flowing drapery again resumed the rights of nature and of has not the same objections to the use of red : grace. The bright hues of auburn, raven, or golden tresses adorned the head in its native simplicity, putting to shame

REMARKS ON ROUGING. the few powdered toupees, which yet lingered on the brow “ What is said against white paint, does not oppose with of prejudice and deformity.

the same force the use of red. Merely rouging leaves three o Thus for a short time did the Graces indeed preside at parts of the face, and the whole of the neck and arms, to the toilet of the British beauty ; but a strange caprice seems their natural hues. Hence, the language of the heart, exnow to have dislodged these gentle handmaids. Here stands pressed by the general complexion, is not yet entirely ob affectation distorting the form into a thousand unnatural structed.' Besides, while all white paints are ruinous to shapes; and there, ill taste, loading it with grotesque orna-health, (occasioning paralytic affections, and premature ments, gathered (and mingled confusedly) from Grecian death,) there are some red paints which may be used with and Roman models, from Egypt, China, Turkey, and perfect safety. Hindostan. All nations are ransacked to equip a modern “ A little vegetable rouge tinging the cheek of a delicate fine lady ; and, after all, she may perhaps strike a contem-I woman, who, from ill health or an anxious mind. porary beau as a fine lady, but no son of nature could, at a roses, may be excusable; and so transparent is the texture glance, possibly find out that she meant to represent an ele- of such rouge, (when unadulterated with lead,) that when gant woman."-P. 12-15.

the blood does mount to the face, it speaks through the slight The allusion in the last part of this extract to the covering, and enhances the fading bloom. But, though the ridiculous attempts which some people make to dress occasional use of rouge may be tolerated, yet my fair friends themselves up in all the fashions of earth, and all the co- must understand that it is only tolerated. Good sense must lours of heaven, is painfully just. The virgin or the so preside over its application, that its tint on the cheek bride, (and who shall say which is the more lovely of the may

may always be fainter than what nature's pallet would have two,) in endeavouring to increase her charms in the eyes dispusti

I painted. A violently rouged woman is one of the most

rms in the eyes disgusting objects to the eye. The excessive red on the face of some virtuous lover or proud and affectionate husband, gives a coarseness to every feature, and a general fierceness is but obeying one of the ends of her creation. “ But to the countenavce, which transforms the elegant lady of when the wrinkled fair, the hoary-headed matron, at- fashion into a vulgar harridan. tempts to equip herself for conquest, to awaken senti- “While I recommend that the rouge we sparingly perments, which, when the bloom on her cheek has disap-mit, should be laid on with delicacy, iny readers must not peared, her rouge can never recall; and when, despite of S

suppose that I intend such advice as a means of making the

art a deception. all her efforts, we can perceive memento mori written onlan apparel of the face, (a kind of decent veil thrown over

It seems to me so slight, and so innocent her face, then we cannot but deride her folly, or in pity the cheek, rendered too eloquent of grief by the pallidness counsel her rather to seek for charms, the mental graces of secret sorrow,) that I cannot see any shame in the most of Madame de Sevignè, than the meretricious arts of Ninon ingenious female acknowledging that she occasionally rouges. de l'Enclos.” There is not, in good sooth, a more dis | It is often, like a cheerful smile on the face of an invalid, gusting sight than a creature of this kind. She has com-l put on to give comfort to an anxious friend. monly red hair, and a large mouth, and a prodigious bo-lh

“ That our applications to this restorer of our usual looks

should not feed, like a worm, on the bud it affects to brightsom, which she wears quite uncovered, and a dumpy per

en, no rouge must ever be admitted that is impregnated son, and a smile like the reflection of a washerwoman's face with even the smallest particle of ceruse. It is the lead which in a tin cover. Yet the poor object conceives that she is is the poison of white paint; and its mixture with the red gaining universal admiration, when, in point of fact, she would render that equally noxious."-P. 40-2. is the ridicule or contempt of the whole world. Let old The transition from the cheek to the lip is not difficult, maids and married matrons cover their persons with as and, in our humble opinion, the lip is one of the most

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