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The Ilev. Dt. Raffles, of Liverpool, one of a party traveling in Italy, was recently arrested there for wearing a white hat, and having in his writingdesk a pen-wiper which assumed the shape and color of a cockade. His books and papers were all seized and submitted to examination; but, after three days' detention, he was liberated, and his papers restored, upon the payment of the expenses of his imprisonment, and the keep and charges of his military guard.
A subscription has been commenced for a monumentto the memory of Professor Wilson, of Edinburgh. The honor of a public funeral, at which the magistrates of the city, the Professors of the University, and other public bodies attended, has already attested the high sense entertained of the late Professor's genius and his services to literature. In private life being as much beloved as he was respected in his public character, it is not surprising that his friends have projected some more permanent memorial. Edinburgh is renowned for statues and monuments of its illustrious men, few towns being richer in such public memorials. With the names of Burns, Scott, Dugald Stewart, Playfair, and Jeffrey, that of John Wilson is not unworthy of being thus associated. The subscription-list contains some of the names most distinguished in literature or in public service in the northern part of the island, but many who have elsewhere been delighted by his works or instructed by his lectures may be glad of the opportunity of joining in this monumental tri bute. The amount of money already collected is upward of £477.
The journals announce the death of the Dowager Lady Daces, aged eighty-seven. This lady will be missed in the select literary and artistic society of London, as almost the last of those accomplished women—a group memorable for intellectual grace and cultivation—whose recollections could go back to the days when Johnson's "little Burney" was the novelist elect, and when Mrs. Siddons was still the "handsome and awkward woman in pink" of the morning papers.
The Literary Gazette has a favorable notice of Memoirs of Celebrated Characters, by ALPHONSE DB Lamartine, recently translated and published in London. "This work," it says, "will materially raise the reputation of Lamartine. Along with the brilliancy of style and warmth of imagination which characterize ail his writings, we find here gravity of thought and earnestness of purpose, befitting his maturer years and riper experience. The subject, also, is well suited to his peculiar genius and talents. A formal history requires laborious and patient research in collecting materials, and severe selfrestraint in their systematic and impartial exposition. M. Lamartine is deficient in some of the first requisites of a standard historian. But as a sketcher of historical scenes and of historical characters, choosing his own subjects, suggested by his own tastes or sympathies, no living author is capable of greater and more successful efforts. In these volumes we have a gallery of illustrious portraits, drawn in bold and striking style, and most of them glowing with life-like feeling and expression."
Victor Huoo is busily engaged, in his exile at Jersey, in putting the finishing touches to a philosophical romance in four volumes, called "Les Miseres;" and it is rumored that an eminent pub
lishing firm of Paris has already bargained to give him .£4800 for it. It is, however, not yet certain whether, on account of the restrictions on the press, it can be printed at Paris.—The sale of the library of the late celebrated tavant Arago, is shortly to take place—the number of volumes is 3000.—Isabey, the great painter, is about to produce his "Memoires," in imitation of so many celebretes of one kind or another. It is said that they will be very interesting, inasmuch as his position as an eminent artist has thrown him among the great men who have played a part on the European stage during the last half century. Of the first Napoleon and his first wife, Josephine, in particular, he will, it is expected, be able to tell something new.—The eccentric Dr. Veron has brought out another volume of his " Memoires ;" it contains a good deal of readable gossip about the Grand Opera, of which he was for some years director.—The famous chateau of Monte Christo, which Alexander Dumas built near St. Germains at an expense of £18,000, has just been sold for £1240—no more! The wild manner in which this clever literary charlatan has squandered his enormous earnings is almost incredible —Proudhon, the once dreaded socialist journalist, is writing a " Universal History" in a financial, material, and economic point of view. In his able hands the book will no doubt be a curious one. He is also preparing a conclusion to his famous "Contradictions Economiques."—M. Berryer, the great parliamentary orator, has at length consented to be formally received in the Academic Franchise, to which he was elected some time back. He has delayed his reception thus far in order not to be obliged to visit the Emperor Louis Napoleon, as custom requires, he being one of the chiefs of a political party bitterly hostile to him. The two new members of the Academy, the Bishopof Orleans, and M.de Sacy, will be received shortly after M. Berryer.
A correspondent of a London journal, writing from Dresden, May 14, gives an interesting notice of the arrival of the celebrated Danish poet, Hans Christian Annersen, in that city:
"Yesterday the poet Andersen arrived here, from Copenhagen, on a tour to Italy, accompanied by a young Danish nobleman confided to his care. Andersen was very well-looking, and in good spirits. He went the same evening to the theatre, where a box was offered to him for every night as long as he should remain here. After the play was over he went to the house of Frau von Serre, who had invited his friends to meet him, and among them the poets Gutzkow, Auerbach, Hammer, Otto Roquette. and the well-known traveler, Neigebauer, whose guide-books are to be met with every where, and highly approved of by any body visiting the southern parts of Europe. Andersen is very tall and lank; he surpassed in size everybody in the room. He expressed great satisfaction in seeing again so many well-known faces, and put on a great liveliness of manner, not altogether becoming to him. He will only stay a few days, and then go on to Venice; for, unfortunately, he is compelled to hurry, in order to be home again after a lapse of two months, as his proof-sheets are waiting for him. He speaks German very badly, and by no means fluently; still, when telling one of his charming little fairy-tales, his mistakes are so naive, and his manner is so well adapted to the thing, that they bear a thousand times' repetition. Singularly enough he has met Dickens here, who was never before in Dresden, we suppose."
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luce, with a double flounce of the same material, the whole of the fabric being covered with flowers enwoven. These are displayed with great effect when worn above a liLht-colored dress.—Guipure laces also are in favor. Besides these we may mention appltquee silks upon laces, especially of' light colors, together with several varieties of Canton crape shawls, with open work designs. The lighter fabries, such as grenadines and bareges, are also worn.
We have no very special changes to record from the general modes as given in our last. Skirts are very long, and when without flounces, as is the case when the material will admit, they are very full, especially in costumes for the promenade. Jacket bodies retain their hold upon favor; the plaits upon the hips and in front should be wide and flat.— Flowers, when not woven a disposition, are ornamented with trimmings of narrow velvet, silk braid, ribbon, or with fullings of the same material.— Pagoda sleeves retain their popularity. We have seen some with three ballons, divided with clastic bands, the bottom of the sleeve being vandyked, and fulling freely; the position of the arms in the figure as given in our illustration conceals this peculiarity of the sleeves.—In the favorite materials of grenadines and or gandmes the more chaste andsubdued colors are the most in demand. As the season advances, and taffetas of somewhat heavier texture come in vogue, there are some exquisite fabries which we have had an opportunity of seeing, which can not fail to meet with general approbation. Of these we thall be able to speak more particularly in our next Number. It is not necessary to pive any detailed explanation of the second figure further than to observe that the trimming of the dress and coraco consists of Louis XIII. nmuds. The sleeves
arc somewhat longer and wider than the ordinary Duchess sleeve. The undersleeves are of nansoufc muslin, embroidered.
We present an illustration of a very elegant parasol, its chief novelty consists in the top being expanded by a simple pressure upon a small projection in the stalk, winch may be seen in the illustration. The handle folds as in the ordinary parasol. It may be used as a sunshade by simply turning the top sidewise upon the handle, which is adjusted for the purpose. The top is of silk brocade, expressly designed for the purpose. This material is made of different colors. That from which our illustration has been taken has a white ground with pink figures. This parasol has a massive fringe both at the top and edge. No small amount of expense is lavished upon many of these elegant parasols. Many have golden figures wrought in the embroidery of the cover. The ring is not unfrequently of gold.
Fioure 4.—Ridino Hat.
We give a representation on a larger scale of a riding hat similar to the one presented upon the equestrian figure m our last Number, as nothing at all equal to it in point of beauty and convenience has appeared in the interim. It is composed of Leghorn, trimmed with satin ribbon, is looped up at the sides, and adorned with a white plume The gloves which form the fitting accompaniment to this hat are represented below. The tops, of glazed leather, bordered with a double row of stitching, may be of any shade of color to suit the fancy of the wearer. They are fastened at the wrist by a little leather strap.