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the surrounding landscape is so eminently calculated to draw forth. Here, undisturbed by the doubts which must invade the mind with regard to the identity of the different sacred places pointed out below, you can leisurely survey the whole prospect, and take in at a glance the theatre of the great events in Jewish history ; and of all the interesting circumstances attending the close of our Saviour's life. Although the frail structures of men soon pass away, yet these rocks, and the neighbouring eminences upon which stood the ancient Jerusalem, “ the city of David,” still remain. Here, or shortly distant, must be the spot where “ Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives over against the temple," and all this ground he must oft have traversed, "for he was wont to go to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples with him.” On such a spot, when the traveller beholds the desolation and bleakness that reign around, meditates on the A prophecy of destruction, and of him who prophesied, more so. lemn and spiritual thoughts must crowd the bosom, than even when he enters “ the sepulchres of the kings."
LONDON FASHIONS FOR THE MONTH.
The spring fashions are now appearing in all their elegant simplicity. Certainly nothing can be prettier or more tasteful than the bonnets that have just come out. Our fair readers will find that our anticipations with respect to materials have been correct. Chip, or as it is termed, rice straw, will be quite as much in vogue as we predicted. The brims of bonnets are still very small, and made to descend low on the cheeks; the crowns are placed very low : this is a generally becoming shape, and will doubtless retain its vogue, but with modifications, during the summer. A few, but as yet very few hats of Italian straw have appeared ; the brims are more open, and somewhat larger than others; they are generally trimmed with ribbons to correspond, and white feathers on the exterior. The interior of the brim is decorated with very light gerbes of white or pink flowers. We have seen a few trimmed with bouquets of the delicate Indian rose, placed very low at the bottom of the crown upon the brim. We particularly admired some pale saffroncoloured
de soie bonnets with brims rather more open than we have spoken of above, but very small, and quite round; the bonnet is partially covered with an illusion scarf, forming a voilette, and retained in folds on one side by a bouquet of saffron blossoms; two palmas formed of blossoms to correspond,
ornamented the interior of the brim. Several drawn bonnets have appeared, but nothing is yet decided as to their vogue. We have seen some of white pou de soie, and also lilac and blue that we considered very pretty ; they were finished round the top of the crown, and also at the edge of the brim with bouillonnée arranged in a kind of twist in a very novel manner; the ribbons corresponded with the colour of the bonnet : the white ones trimmed with sprigs of red lilac, and the lilac ones with sprigs of white ; bell flowers of a corresponding colour adorned the blue ; the interior of the brims were simply ornamented with coques of white tulle. Lace curtain veils (we mean, white lace ones) are expected to be a great deal in vogue.
Embroidered muslin mantelets begin to be very generally worn; they are lined with coloured silk, and trimmed with lace. The most novel are made smaller than those of last year, but in other respects we do not perceive much difference in their form. Black lace square shawls also are expected to have considerable vogue; and rich silk scarfs trimmed with fringe of a new kind will be very fashionable. It is not, nowever, possible to say what will predominate till towards the end of May, as much must depend upon the weather.
This will not be the case with regard to the materials of dresses, they are already fixed. Silks, and especially foulards predominate in carriage dress ; this material is now, indeed, brought to the highest degree of perfection, and the patterns are prettier than ever. We have them plaided, figured, striped, and what is perhaps the prettiest of all, in satin patterns.
Embroidered cashmere and mousselines de laine of new, and generally of cashmere patterns, are also fashionable, but not in so high a degree as foulards. Mousselines de laine, and plain silks predominate in promenade dress. Pelisse robes are a good deal worn, both in morning and half-dress. There is yet but little alteration in the former; but there are some very pretty and novel trimming introduced in the latter. Fancy silk ornaments are a good deal employed for this purpose. We have seen some dresses trimmed down one side with a fold of the same material, or rather we should call it a bias piece, cut out in dents at the sides ; it is straight on one side, but sloped on the other, so as to be broader at the bottom than the top ; 'it is edged with narrow silk fringe, and trimmed down the centre with brandebourgs. We have seen a few dresses made with long, tight sleeves ; the cuff rather deep and also tight, ornamented with a row of buttons in the centre; they are very cichly wrought, and of a new pattern.
Organdy divides the vogue with silk for robes in evening dress. We may cite among the prettiest forms of those of the former, the dresses with two skirts ; the upper one made en tunique, is trimmed with three narrow flounces of organdy, cut in dents, of a new form. The corsage is pointed, and the Berthé descending in a point upon it, is covered with three rows of lace set on without fulness. Short sleeves, tight at the top, and disposed in three small bouillons at bottom; they are surmounted by a full fall of lace. Several silk robes are trimmed down one side by a row of lace, looped at regular distances by sprigs of flowers. The corsage always made low, and in folds which cross at one side, is trimmed with a falling tucker of Jace, so disposed that it meets the lace at the side.
Head-dresses of hair adorned with flowers, will, as the month advances, be very much in favour ; the favourite coiffure at present is a small lace cap trimmed with flowers. Fashionable colours are Victoria blue, pale pink, cherry colour, drab, primrose, some light shades of green and some neutral tints.
PARIS FASHIONS FOR THE MONTH.
The Spring fashions have as usual made their debut at Longchamps, but it must be confessed that they have not yet wholly superseded the costumes of the demi saison. Some very light toilettes indeed were seen, but they were not in a majority. This is not to be wondered at, for the weather is not yet sufficiently genial to render shawls or warm mantelets wholly unneccessary. The chapeaux and capotes were, however, of a summer kind, or at least nearly all. Some of the most admired hats were of Italian straw of exquisite fineness, trimmed with straw-coloured ribbons figured at the edges in various colours in new and singular patterns, and ostrich feathers panachés in the same colours ; in some instances the body of the feather was white, in others straw-colour. We noticed, also, some hats of English straw, trimmed with rich but rather glaring plaided ribbons, disposed in very full knots on one side, and on the other a bouquet of flowers, the colours of the ribbon. Some hats of white pou de soie lined with blue crape, and trimmed with a single white marabout plume panache with blue, were justly considered among the most tasteful novelties that appeared ; but those of pale pink satin, covered with a veil of English point lace which fell over a wreath of roses on each side, and partially veiled the throat, and almost the shoulders, certainly dispute the palm with them. The most simply ele, gant, however, of all the head-dresses that appeared, were the capotes à coulisse of crape in various colours; they are drawn bonnets trimmed with narrow crape ruches round the edge of the brim and crown; the other ornaments are a simple twist of ribbon round the bottom of the crown, in which a sprig of roses with buds and foliage is placed : the roses we should observe, turn upwards on the crown, but the buds and foliage form a gerbe upon the brim.
Some summer shawls of cachmere with blue grounds flowered in light colours were introduced by distinguished leaders of fashion ; they were greatly admired, but their reign will be short, though they will, probably, be revived in Autumn. Mantelets were more general, and afforded more variety,--a few velvet ones were worn with white muslin robes. The trimmings of the mantelets were either black lace, or knotted fringe. We have observed that they were few in number ; there were a great many of light coloured silks trimmed either with white or black lace, and several black lace ones lined with coloured silk. We do not observe as yet any change in the forms of mantelets, and in truth it would be rather a difficult matter to invent anything new in that way: butit is yet too early to decide.
The majority of the robes at Longchamps were of silk, and we have no hesitation in saying that it will be the predominant material during the spring ; but it is expected to be partially displaced by muslin when summer heats come on.
Foulards of various patterns are the most in request, though we can hardly say they are in a majority, for shot silks seem to divide the vogue with them ; but for plain promenade dress, pou de soi of quiet colours, will unquestionably be the most generally adopted. Embroidered cashmere and mousselines de laine of the finest kind, and of cashmere patterns, will be fashionable also, though not so much so as silks.
It will be seen by our prints that there is very little altera. tion in the forms of dresses, nor is there much contemplated. The corsages of robes in half dress will be more open on the bosom ; and trimmings composed of biais are already beginning to be in very great favour, though it is not expected that they will wholly supersede flounces. In some instances these biais give the dress the appearance of a redingote ; three encircle the skirt, the one at top ascends on one side to the waist, and terminates under the ceinture-we should observe that they are laid on easy but not full. If the dress is made en robe, we have seen as many as from five to seven folds on the skirt.
Evening dress begins already to exhibit a degree of simple but costly elegance. Several of the new social party toilettes
are of organdy. The corsage is cut low round the top, drawn with a little fulness, and without a point at the waist; it is trimmed round the top with a falling tucker à l'enfant ; the lace is looped in the centre of the bosom and on the shoulders by cameos in coral ; a cordelière of coral terminated by acorns of the same encircles the waist. Fashionable colours are different shades of rose, green, and yellow, lilac, poussière, silver grey, and azure blue.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.
Carriage Bress. Light green pou de soie pelisse robe, the corsage high behind, and mode. rately open on the bosom, has the front wrapping across in full folds, and the top bordered by a ruche of the same material, but of a very novel form. The sleeve is demi large with the upper part decorated with three ruches, and the cuff bordered with one. The skirt is trimmed down one side of the front with three, put rather close cogether; they turn round the border, but with considerable space between each. Drawn bonnets composed of pale pilik spotted tulle, the briin round, open, and descending low at the sides, has the interior trimmed with coques of tulle and flowers. The crown is decorated with tulle, and a new spring ornament, a bunch of thistles composed of the barbes of feathers.
CUalking Bress. LAVENDER coloured gros de Naples robe; half bigh corsage, and sleeves demi large. The border is terminated with a single deep Hounce headed by a row of bouillonnée. Rice straw hat, a very open shape, a round and moderate sized brim, the interior trimmed with verbes of white fluwers; a lavender willow feather, and plaid ribbons decorate the crown. Organdy shawl mantelet of rather a large size, and with the border embroidered in a light pattern; it is lined with pink gros de Naples edged with lace, and ornamented with loops aud ends of pink ribbon,
Binner Press. Pale pink pou de soie robe ; Corsage à la Chatelaine, made tight to the shape, cut low and round at the top, and deeply pointed at boliom ; it is trimmed with a Brussels lace Berthé very deep round the bust, and dess cending in the stomacher style in front; the centre is decorated with pearl and emerald ornaments. Short tight sleeve finished with a trimming of the same material in hollow plaits. A very deep lace Aounce encircles the skirt: the pattern of the scarf, also of Brussels lace, corresponds. White crape turban, the front is arranged in soft folds of moderate height, they descend very low ou one side, and are terminated by a full puff and short end on that side , two piuk ostrich feathers are placed in the termination of the folds opposite, and descend upon the neck.
Evening Dress. INDIA muslin robe, over which is a tonic of the same material; the former is crimined with two tucks round the border ; they are each headed by a chef d'or. The corsage low and very full, with a föld down the centre, Short sleeve tight at top, and terminated by a very full, demi Mameluke; it is looped by a cameo set in gold, and bordered by a chef d'or. The cor inge is trimmed en suite, A single fold headed by a chef encircles the round of the tunic, and a cordelière of wbite and gold beads completes the dress. The hair is ornamented with a tiara comb, the gallery set in gold; it encircles the summit of the head,-a knot of crimson velvet with gold tassels is placed on one side, and two wiite ostrich feathers droop ou the neck from the other,