Volume I, No. 9 July, 1807
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This number contained three embellishments: (1) "Portrait of His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester"; (2) "Beautifully coloured Costumes for Ladies and Gentlemen"; and (3) "An Original Piece of Music; the Worlds by a celebrated Poet, and the Music by Corri, the Author of the Travellers.." The contents include as headings: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUSTRIOUS MEN; HISTORY, STATE OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS; ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS; REVIEW OF LITERATURE; ORIGINAL POETRY; FINE ARTS; PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS FOR MAY [sic]; RETROSPECT OF POLITICS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1807; MONTHLY MISCELLANIES; AND LE BEAU MONDE. Under each heading is listed the various articles or subheadings.
Fig. No. 1.--An Eygptian Costume.-- The head-dress is composed of a rich handkerchief of white lace, which crosses the back part of the head; each corner of the handkerchief, a small distance from the shoulder, falls on the front of the neck; the handkerchief is trimmed round with a magnificient border of peals, and each corner is finished with a bunch of the same; the hair is curled on the top of the forehead with small thick curls, separated with a band of diamonds, which crosses the forehead, and continues round the head; two small curls down the side of the face. A rich white figured sarsnet dress made with a short trian, and scollope back; sleeves very short and covered with a broad flap of white lace; the undersleeve is trimmed round with small French pearls; also the lace, which is fastend to the back part of the sarsnet sleeve with a star of pearls; the front is made full each way, and covered with rich lace fastened in the centre with a star to correspond with the sleeves. An Egyptian trian of lilac spider net, showered with pearls, and worked in the centre with a large star of the same, cut in the form of a half handkerchief, wider a one end than at the other; one end is cut square, and gathered up full on the left shoulder with a pearl star; a piece of sarsnet, from under the left arm, richly ornamented, crosses the front, and is fastened with the middle corner of the train to the right knee with a bunch of pearls; the other corner, which reaches to the bottom of the dress, is finished with a large pearl tassel; the dress and train are trimmed round with pearls to correspond. White kid gloves and shoes.
Fig. No. 2.--A Morning Walking Dress. A short gown and coat of fine jaconet msulin, edged with a broad border of patent work, made high in the neck with deep standing collar, trimmed with narrow band of patent work to correspond.
Fig. No. 4.--Carriage Dress.--Plain muslin gown made with a short train, and enriched with a broad point lace across the front, and reaches to the extreme edge, which is finished with a narrow border of cotton plait; the bck of the gown in made rather high and full, drawn with ribband top and bottom; the fornt of the waist is fluted very full into a narrow band of rich point lace, about an inch in breadth, and is fastened into the apron of the gown, tied behind with a knotted sash of muslin, and inlet at the bottom of the ends of the sash with point lace to correspond with the dress; long full sleeves of white lace.
Fig. No. 3.--Morning Walking Dresses. Light mixed, brown, or nut-coloured mixed coats, either double or single breasted, with collar of the same; covered buttons, or a full sized plated button, are much worn, as also some greenish mixtures; but the most fashionable morning coat is of a light mixed cloth, made single or double breasted, to button two or three buttons over the chest, and then to fly off in the [page break, page 517] skirts. These coats should not have any pocket flaps.
A pink and silver slip, with a beautiful Brussels lace frock to wear over it, and a pink and silver girdle.
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