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be brought across the bosom, and confined on the left side at the bottom of the waist. Your Spanish hat must be placed towards the left side, where the feathers droop; and the silver chain which loops it up, must be placed direct

my fore-finger; and though I experienced a disagreeable choking sort of sensation in my throat, I managed to utter a gay-" Good morning to you." Now I must own to you, dear Maria, that I have felt a chagrin, not unmixed with gall, ever since this circumstancely over the left eye. Your new suit of emetook place, and long for an opportunity of revenge. How I do hate those abominable married fiirts, who are ever committing depredations, and standing in the way of as young spinsters; and when they should be attending to the concerus of their families, administering to the social comforts of their husbands, and nursing their children, are content to become instruments of amusement to each vain aud boasting fop whom folly and fashion may throw in their way. I do wish that you and I were married Maria, were it only that we might set a better example to the rising generation of wires; but then, as you say, the men must be reformed also, and which of us dare undertake so Herculean a labour as this?

Now, my friend, having in some degree rehoved my mind by thus communicating to you the cause of my vexation, I will proceed to tell you that (there not being yet a creature in town it is resolved, that after my father has settled his business with his Steward, we should pass a few weeks at Brighton, previous to our settling ourselves in Grosvenor-square for the winter. That place still boasts much fashionable company. The Duke of and


Mrs. Hare, I hear, gone thither delights me!-for, thank my stars! I shall now have it in my power to plague them preciously. And I do own that next to making happy those I love, I love to torment those I hate. Colonel D

is still at Brighton; and as he continues his devoirs to me, he will serve as an instrument of my revenge on the Duke of and as to the vain and silly Mrs. HI have plenty of rods in pickle for her. I have done my possibles in the choice of your ball-dress, which, as it accompanies this packet, will of course need little description. You must not be shocked at the crape frock being cut so as to display one shoulder; for in case of modesty taking the alarm, I inform you, that the square satin mantle, trimmed round with the shellscolloped lace, is intended to fall over this otherwise uncovered shoulder; and the silver cord and tassel to which it is attached, must

ralds will appear to great advantage, and answer uncommonly well with the ivy-leaf which borders your robe. I trust you will give me credit for the delicacy and taste of your bouquet. Having thus far executed your orders, I proceed to tel you that I shall arrive at Brighton in a day or two, richly laden with stores, gathered from fash on by the hand of taste. I have ordered for the ensuing ball at Brighton, a drapery of venetian net, which is most gracefully disposed over a round under dress of pale crimson satin. The sleeve short, is formed in oblique stripes of the same satin, blended with the venetian net, and trimmed with point lace in antique scollop; which also forms the tuc ker to which is attached an imperial ruff. With this most beautiful habit 1, of course, shall wear my suit of diamonds; and my hair will be formed in irregular braids and curls, with brilliant fastenin gs fancifully placed; my shoes are ordered of w hite satin, trimmed with silver. My bouquet will consist of Cape heath, jessamine, and the Chinese rose. On my arm I shall carry a most beautiful Mohair scarf, brought over as a pre sent with the last fleet. This elegant article (which is superior to any I ever saw of the kind) I throw occasionally over my shoulders, or twist round my throat in unstudied negligence.

You may soon sport your crimson and gold half handkerchief as a head dress Nothing can be more fashionable than that style of decorating the hair; nor any thing exceed the beauty of these ornaments; which are now tamboured in the most beautiful borders of coloured flowers, ou black, white, and even coloured net. They are so variously disposed that you cannot well place them amiss, at least, not with your taste.

Farewell, dear Maria! shall write you of all my Brighton adventures; but expect not that I scribble again from this abode of dulness, which, thank Heaven! will soon be vacated till its returning gaiety and splendour shall fix your present wandering friend E. L.

London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton-street, Strand.








2, MARTYRDOM of ST. STEPHEN; by ANNIBAL CARRACCI. In the Louvre at Paris. (The Description will be given in our next.)


4. An ORIGINAL MINUET and COUNTRY-DANCE for the Season, by Mr. LANZA, 5. Two elegant and new PATTERNS for NEEDLE-WORK.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS- || Alphonsine d'Argennes; or, the victim of




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London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Proprietor of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, Southampton -Stres Strand, December 1, 1803.


AT the desire of several friends of Her Royal Highness the Princess SOPHIA of GLOUCESTER, and by permission of Her Royal Highness, we have had a NEW PLATE engraven from the celebrated Picture of Sir WILLIAM BEECHEY, which is now prefixed to the present Number.-We trust it will give that satisfaction to our Subscribers which, we confess, the Portrait given in Number III.

did not.

The Outline Engraving of this Number is from the celebrated Picture of ANNIBAL CARRACCI, entitled the MARTYRDOM OF ST. STEPHEN ; in the Louvre at Paris.

Our Readers are referred to the second Page of the Cover for an account of the Contents of the SUPPLEMENT, to be published on the first of January, 1809, with the next ensuing Number of this Magazine.

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