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looking down with a dejected air. “Adieu, “ You know, sir, that I am the Marchioness hasten away-I shall stay here a little longer.” of Tremont,” said she, “and I will tell you what

For a moment Madame de Tremont was cast brings me into your presence.". down by this answer ; but, as usual, her courage Robespierre did not even stir. Then Mme. soon returned. Besides, what worse could de Tremont continued: happen? and was she not condemned?

“ I might have emigrated, as many of my So she picked up a bit of charcoal from among friends have; but two motives withheld methe ashes of a fireless chimney, and, having no the desire to save the property of my chilpaper, wrote upon her handkerchief:-“I am dren, and the illness of one of them, whom it che Marchioness de Tremont, the queen's friend, was impossible to take with me. I am a and I wish to see you."

widow, sir ; I am therefore my own mistress “Here, my girl," said she then to Theresa, and have abandoned my rank to save us all. as she gave her the handkerchief carefully folded, A little shop was on sale, I bought it; the 80 as not to efface the writing, “ carry this quick deed of sale is perfectly valid, as you may asto the citizen, and you will see that he will con- certain if you doubt my words; and far from sent to see me."

my family, dead to the world, to politics, and The

young woman hesitated a moment, but to all the past, I live only for my children, and on seeing the air of authority that had spread conscientiously discharge the new duties I over the features of her companion she durst have taken upon myself. I have been this not refuse, and again left her to execute the day apprised that my name is on the list of commission.

suspected persons, and I resolved to see you She returned in a few moments.

and ask for justice. Shall I obtain it? It is “Make baste up,” she said ; " the citizen for you to say. But before you speak, reflect expects company, and has only a moment to well that it is a sentence of life or death that give you.'

you are about to pronounce.” Madame de Tremont did not wait to be told As she uttered these words, the martwice, but instantly followed her generous con chioness drew herself up calm and dignified ductress.

before the man who was about to decide her They went to the queen's private apartments, fate. and Theresa opened a low door through which Robespierre remained a few moments mothe marchioness passed, and immediately found tionless, and then appeared to awake from a herself in the presence of the person she sought. deep sleep. Theresa retired.

"What! are

you still here, mother “Well, citizen Giraud, what do you want?" Giraud P” said he, rubbing his eyes. said Robespierre to the marchioness, with a then, measure me for a pair of speckled stocksardonic smile..

ings, which I must have; but mind you are "I want justice, sir," answered she fearlessly. quick, for you know I don't like to wait.",

On hearing these bold words Robespierre And as he said this, the proud tribune held threw himself back in his chair, and shut his out his thin lean leg to the noble marchioness, eyes as if he wanted to sleep.

who, quite astonished, knelt down before him, “ Say on," said he; “I hear you."

and took the measure for the stockings The marchioness was again undecided for a required. moment as she looked on that vulgar, ill- At this very moment several Conventionals favoured countenance, incapable, as she thought, came into the room. of expressing a good feeling or a generous sen. Clere,” said he, with one of those smile timent. There was something of the cat and the peculiar to himself," here is a worthy citizen tiger in the man, which made the Marchioness who makes the best stockings in the world. of Créquy humorously remark that in his gal. I advise you to give her your custom. She lantries he resembled a cat that had been drink- lives in the Rue des Marmousets, at the sign ing vinegar. Then the hypocrisy of treating of the Two Pigeons'." her like a woman of the lower orders, well Then, with a familiar gesture, he dismissed knowing who she was, for he affected to call her the marchioness, who neither that day nor mother Giraud, leaving her standing before him after was ever disturbed by the revolutionary -all this embarrassed and confused her. But, tribunal, so that she succeded not only in raising her eyes to heaven, she prayed God to bringing up her children, but also in saving protect her, and dissembling her apprehensions their fortune. under an exterior of firmness and energy

• Well.

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THE LADIES' PAGE,

SILK WINDER IN THE SHAPE OF A STAR. These winders are meant to show how to wind branches. Insert at the points of these branches cotton or silk in the shape of a star. Take two eight pins; these pins are meant to fasten pieces of card-board, one and four-fiths of an the windings of the cotton, and ornament the inch square, pasted one over the other in such a star in the centre with a coloured wafer or point manner as to form a star pattern with eight russe embroidery pattern.

CLUNY LACE PATTERN. MATERIALS.-Boar's-head Crochet-cotton of Walter Evans and Co., Derby, No. 14, Penelope needle No.

3}, and coloured mohair braid of half an inch in width. THE CIRCLE.

Repeat these 3 divisions 3 times more. Pasten

off. Work 15 circles more the same. The Beading.-Commence with 9 chain, turn, miss the last 6 chain, and work 1 plain in the

THE BANDS OF INSERTION. 3rd stitch of the chain; then 1 chain, miss 1,

Commence with 5 chain, turn, miss the last and i treble in the 1st chain stitch ; * turn back, 3 chain, and work 2 treble stitches both in the that is, on the wrong side. Make 6 chain, and 2nd cbain stitch; then 4 chain, and work 2 work 1 treble on the top of the last treble stitch ; treble both in the 1st stitch of these 4 chain, 1 chain, miss 1, and I treble on the plain stitch; which forms two small divisions. *Make 10 turn back. Make 6 chain, and work 1 plain on chain, miss the last 3, and work a treble both in the treble stitch; then l' chain, miss 1, and i the 7th stitch of these 10 chain, then I plain treble on the next treble stitch. Repeat from * between the two divisions ; 4 chain, 2 treble in until 9 points are made, counting both sides of the 1st stitch of them; work an extra long stitch the beading ; turn back, and for the Small Star on the 18t stitch of the foundation chain. Make -Make 12 chain, turn, miss the last 5, and 11 chain, join to the last stitch of the 6 chain to work 1 single in the 7th stitch of the 12 chain the right, miss 1, and 1 single on the 11 chain, to form a round loop; turn so as to cross the leaving 9 chain. Make 10 chain, and work 2 chain, and in the round loop work 2 plain ; then plaio in the centre of the 9 chain ; then 4 chain, 5 chain, and 2 plain four times more ; make 2 and 1 extra long on the last long stitch. Make chain, and on the 6 chain left miss 2, and work 5 chain, miss the last 3, and work 2 treble in 1 single; then 3 chain, and on the beading work the 2nd stitch; 4 chain, miss 3, and 2 treble in 1 treble on the last treble stitch ; 1 chain, miss the 1st stitch of the 4 chain; then 2 chain, joia 1, 1 treble; turn back. Make 6 chain, work 1 to the 6th stitch of the 10 chain to the right, plain on the treble stitch ; 1 chain, miss 1, i niss 1, and 1 single on the 2 chain. Repeat treble; turn back ; then 3 chain, join to the from * untıl four small crosses are made, and next 5 chain of the star ; 3 chain, 1 treble on fasten off. Repeat these bands of insertion. the treble stitch; 1 chain, miss ], and i treble. The squares.--Commence with 7 chain, work Repeat from * 3 times more; then fasten off, 1 single, on the 1st stitch; and in this founda. leaving an end of cotton, and when the circle is lion round work 8 chain and I plain, then 11 finished use it to join the first and last row chain and 1 plain, alternately for 8 loops. Fastea together. Always take both edges of the pre- off, and repeat. vious stitches. The work should be tight.

The Centre Star.—Commence with 6 chain, Commence with 6 chain, miss the last stitch, and work 1 single in the 1st stitch to make it work 1 plain ; then 9 chain, 2 plain in the 1st round. 1st round. Work 2 plain, both in a stitch of the 6th chain; * and for the cross make chain stitch of the foundation round, 6 times, 8 chain, and work 2 treble both in the 5th stitch then I single. 2nd. For the 1st division, make of these 8 chain ; then 4 chain, and work 2 treble 12 chain, take the beading and join to the first both in the 1st stitch of these 4 chain; make ? point of it; and on the 12 chain, miss 1, 1 plain, chain, and join to the 6th stitch of the 9 chain i treble, 4 long, 2 treble, 1 plain, 2 single, and to the right; miss 1, and I single on the 2 chain; on the 1st round, 1 single in the same stitch as then 9 chain, work 2 treble, both in the 6th the last, and 1 single in the next stitch.

stitch of these 9 chain, 1 plain between the 2nd division. Make 11 chain, m188 the last 4 treble stitches of the cross, 4 chain, and 2 treble chain, and work 1 single to form a dot; then 4 in the 1st stitch of it ; 5 chain, 1 plain in the chain, join to the next point but one of the chain to the left; turn back. Work in the last beading; make 9 chain, miss the last 4, and 5 chain, 6 cbain and 2 plain, 3 times ; 9 chain, work i single ; then 6 chain, and on the 1st | miss the crose, and work I plain in the 5 chain round, 1 single in the same stitch as the last, to the left ; tura back; 9 chain, 2 plain in the then 1 single.

centre of the last 9 chain. Repeat from * until 3rd. Work as the 1st division, joining to the 7 crosses are made. Then along the straight next point but one of the beading.

edge work a row of chain.

THE BORDER,

L E A V ES

FOR THE LITTLE ONES,

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THE PEAR TREE.

man, and so on the following night I dug in th

ground on that spot, and to my great mortifi (Translated from the German.)

cation found not a single shilling. In the

morning, the neighbour saw where I had been Old Rupert sat, at the close of day, in the digging, and laughed heartily at my simshade of a beautiful pear tree which stood plicity. before his house, while his gradeon ate of the “I see,' said he, that you did not underpears, and could not cease praising the sweet stand me. I will send you a young pear tree ; fruit.

set that in the hole which you have dug, Then said the grandfather—"I must tell you and after a year the pounds will begin to bow this tree came here. One evening, more appear.' than fifty years ago, I stood here, when there “I set out the young tree. It grew, and bewas empty space, but where now this pear tree came what you now see it. The luscious fruit stands, and complained to a rich neighbour of which it has borne year after year has brought my poverty. 'Oh,' said I, 'how perfectly con- me in far more than fifty pounds, and it is yet tented should I be if I could only possess one a capital which yearly brings in a good hundre. dollarge'

interest.” "The neighbour, who was a wise man, said – "That you can easily do, if you only set about

Open your eyes it. See,' said he, there in the soil where you

And open your mind, stand are more than forty pounds, if you can

Work with your hands, only get them.'

And riches you'll find." At that time I was only a foolish young

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THE THEATRES, &c.

THE EASTER NOVELTIES.

theatre, where Mrs. John Wood's liberality as

the directress has spared no cost in providing Verily the ways of theatres are devious and the robes of her Frou-Frou, so elegantly played sometimes past understanding; while houses by a real French actress, viz., Mdlle. Beatrice. with really good plays lately produced appear to The “Frou-Frou" of the Olympic, played by languish, at any rate not to be too well attended, Miss Plessy Mordaunt, is also elegantly other houses with bad and meretricious plays dressed, and like Deselee, the original “Frouare crammed with large audiences. The Frou" at the Gymnase, a butterfly of the most "Frou-Frous" at the St. James's and OLYMPIC variegated hues; but the latter is the more theatres are followed by playgoers whose agreeable character, since when she becomes vitiated lastes can only be sated by the hectic penitent she does not so readily descend to drama of the “Gymnase” and other Parisian “sackcloth and ashes.” Such are the two theatres ; a kind of drama which perpetually “Frou-Frous” imported on to the English deals with the frailties of the sex, and which stage. The rustle* of their dresses is with a frailties we believe to be more common as mere difference; Malle. Beatrice is robed with the stage rices than as _actual vices in French most splendour, Miss Plessy Mordaunt, persociety. But " Frou-Frou,” take which version haps it may be considered, with the most you like of the French Jezebel's career, is as a elegance. However, we think a drama depend, drama more tantalizing than satisfactory. The ant only, upon externals, being. weak and unfaithful wife of the aged Pandarus, who is antithetic in itself, is too unsubstantial a creation ber husband, is too frivolous at first and too to permanently occupy our stage. hypocritically repentant at last to prove worthy either of our admiration or our sympathy. It is Frou-Frou's fine dresses and not herself that

*"Frou-Frou,” it appears, is a diminutive or term are admired. Worth and Alexandrine have of endearment drawn from the mantuamakers' vocabuexhausted the resources of their art in attiring lary, to be applied to a fine lady, and signifies the their model Parisian lady of fashion. Her rustle of a silk dress. We will give another siguifice. wardrobe is magnificent at the St. James's tion-Frog in French is a whistle, or call-bird.

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Our visit to Miss Oliver's well-managed rendered rather uneasy by their quiet but respecttheatre, the ROYALTY, to witness a new and able mode of life, being practically placed in original petite comedy by Mr. Madeson Morton, invidious contrast with the style in which “the entitled " Little Mother ;” produced about the Skimmingtons,” their relations, live at £5,000 a same time as the objectionable French piece year... “Can any good come out of Camden above animadverted upon, was, as it happened, town” is the question it is the business of the well-timed; it enabled us to contrast a healthy play to solve. The result shows that it can, and with an unhealthy style of drama. After in the moral is that the city clerk and his wife are haling the exotic air of the conservatory, laden happier than the parvenu Skimmingtons with with the breath of forced camellias, it is refresh their May Fair aspirations but concealed mising to breathe the pure air of nature. We fortunes. The best acting in the piece after found in the comedietta of “Little Mother" a Mr. Montague's City Clerk, is the Major Bunmoral commentary on the unchaste “Frou- combe of Mr. George Honey, the gay young Frou.” Mr. Morton makes his little heroine a widow of Miss Ada Cavendish, and the affection. young milliner, who is engaged to the son of a ate little wife of Miss Amy Fawsitt. But the gentleman, Spartan-like in her respect for the texture of Mr. Halliday's present work is not proprieties. In this virtuous sentiment she is so sound as that we observed in several of his well supported by her rustic eister, who comes comediettas produced at the Royalty. The up to London from Devonshire to rescue her, as second novelty at the new Vaudeville is a events fall out, from an equivocal position. burlesque of an exceedingly amusing description, Against all the arts of the seducer the "Little entitled “Don Carlos; or, the Infante in Arms." Mother" (or sister) shows herself armed even The personal attractions and splendid mountings prematurely; since in reality there is no seducer of the piece at once secured for it approbation ; to expose, although “Litile Mother" is so and the “horse-play," resorted to with so much vigilant a guardian of her sister's honour that success at the Strand, found perhaps quite as she fancies one in every young fellow she meets. many applauders at the rival establishment; Miss Oliver plays Little Mother with all that although it is not certainly everyone who can simplicity and ease required for the part, and laugh at the childish extravagance of a “bullMiss Bishop carefully represents the young fight” carried out with the old-fashioned pantomilliner, whose cares arise from her fears that mime agencies. But notwithstanding our own she will be cast off by the gentleman who has sedate objection, it must be said that the “bullfixed his affections upon her, and who she fight” extravagance finds an applauding public at loves. There is a country bumpkin's part in the no less than three theatres at the present piece played with much humour by that excellent moment. The Vaudeville is a small but pretty comedian Danvers. We regret that the able house; the decorations are in the romanesque management of this house by Miss Oliver came style. The stage and machinery are built upon to a close last week.

the newest principles, and the lighting of the The Gaiety has entirely changed its pro- stage is effected by a novel mechanism, which gramme for the Easter holidays, and now rejoices does away with thie old footlights; that is to in an excellent after-piece, viz., Offenbach's say, keeps them entirely out of sight. Mr. C. latest and most popular opera-bouffé of “The J. Phipps is the architect. We wish Messrs. Princess of Trebizonde.” The piece has been H. J. Montague and Company every success with produced with magnificent mountings and with a their spirited

venture. strong caste, including Mr. J. L. Toole, Miss E. The HOLBORN theatre, lately tenanted by Mr. Farren, Miss Loseby, Miss Hughes, Miss Barry Sullivan, has reopened under new manageTremaine, Mr. Soutar,' &c., and an additional ment with a new drama written by Mr. George operatic company. The first piece here has been Roberts, and entitled “Behind the Curtain.” for some nights, "A Lucky Friday,” a little The subject scems to have been suggested by comedy in which Mr. Alfred Wigan plays so " The First Night,” the piece in which Mr. admirably.

Alfred Wigan plays so finely the part of the Yet another theatre is established in the French professional” Dufaur, who brings out Strand, close to the Gaiety and closer to the his daughter as an actress, with an address and Adelphi. The VAUDEVILLE theatre (the name solicitude of the most pathetic nature. “Behind of which is pronounced with the oddest variation the Curtain” is an elaboration of this idea, just by the audiences), will no doubt occupy the as “The Prompter's Box” at the Adelphi is also place it seems to have been designed to fill, a a dramatic version of “The First Night.” The house for the lighter forms of the drama and Holborn novelty has proved a thorough success, operatic music. The new theatre opened on the and the sensational scene of the "burning of a 16th ultimo, when the curtains were withdrawn theatre” is witnessed with great interest and for the first time on the representation of a new curiosity. The acting is very good. Miss comedy by Mr. Andrew Halliday, entitled “For Wingfield, from the Theatre-royal Dublin, who Love or Money." Mr. H. J. Montague, a enacts the interesting part of the clown's

rising young actor and one of the lessees, played daughter,

Polly Scott, imparts the character of excellently well the principal character in the the young actress with much animation and piece, that of a city clerk newly married, and affecting earnestness. Mr. J. C. Cowper, who trying to live genteelly at Camden-town on enacts the part of John Bolton, a thorough, $300 a year. The young married couple are paced scoundrel, played in the bighest form of

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efficiency that can be attained in this line of HALL, provided for the holidays a long and character; and Mr. Billington, Mr. M'Intyre, capital musical entertainment, such as only Mr. Mr. Atkins, and Miss Desborough, proved them- Burgess's sable troupe could give in London at selves talented members of the present company. the present time.

E. H. M. E. H. MALCOLM.

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WIVES IN ENGLAND AND THEIR HUSBANDS MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENTS,

IN CANADA. With the Easter holidays an impetus has been behalf of the Clerkenwell Emigration Society.

We have received the following letter, on given to the POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTION, where Professor Pepper has added to the many and There is a special fund for assisting out the varied attractions of the “Hall of Spindles," a

wives and children of emigrant men now in capital lecture with pictorial illustrations on

Canada, to which the attention of ladies is the Suez Canal. At the GALLERY OF ILLUSTRA- earnestly desired. The names of Miss Florence TION Mr. and Mrs. German Reed had already Nightingale, Lady Monteagle, and others in provided, in view of Easter, a novelty in their connection with it, vouch for the practical ex. musical entertainments, entitled " Ages Ago'

cellence of the undertaking :and “ Beggar My Neighbour." The EGYPTIAN Sir,-I have on my lists a good many sorrowing Hall is now occupied by Mr. W. S. Woodin, wives with families pining to rejoin their beloved huswith his famous Monologue Entertainment bands, who, in their turn, are bemoaning the forced of the "

Carpet Bag” and “ Sketch Book." absence of those who " Halve our sorrows and double This receptacle we found newly replenished, liberal help of all—but especially the ladies of England

our joys." I sincerely ask for the sympathy and and bulging with novelties, such as only Mr. Woodin's "Carpet Bag” or the Pandora's Box children.

-to aid in re-uniting these poor wives, husbands, and

I remain, of mythology could contain. Among the con

Yours obediently, tents of Mr. Woodin's "Carpet Bag" are plenty

A. STYLEMAN HERRING. of bon-bons for the children. The Christy

Incumbent of St. Paul's, Clerkenwell. Minstrels,” en permanence at the St. James's 45, Colebrook Row, Islington.

THE TO I LET.

(Specially from Paris.)

First FIGURE.Ball and evening dresses. | row of white lace. At top, near the waist, - White tarlatan dress, having at bottom two there is a tarlatan puff, and at the side a wreath plaitings with a cross strip of dahlia velvet in of roses without foliage, falling rather low on the interval between them. The front of the the train. The apron in front is ornamented dress is trimmed with similar cross strips, but with a large puffing of tarlatan, above which running up and down. At the bottom, a lace a white lace flounce describes a festoon. flounce surmounted by a puffing of tarlatan, Châtelaine corsage with large rounded basques connected at intervals by tea roses. In front, in front and behind, trimmed with two fluted a short tunic rounded at bottom, and bordered flounces of tarlatan. Tarlatan berthe, puffed by three fluted tarlatan flounces. Coat corsage and ornamented at intervals with roses. Châteof dablia velvet, lined with straw colour, with laine coiffure, with wreath of roses. two long pointed and diverging tails behind : THIRD FIGURE.-Dress of

mauve tulle round the top of the corsage a berthe of white entirely covered with narrow-plaited flounces ; lace, and straw-coloured revers cut in scallops. on the corsage, a berthe bordered with three Haydée coiffure-a net of pearls falling over similar flounces. the hair, without confining it; tuft of tea roses FOURTH FIGURE.-Dress of white tulle, at the side. Pearl parure, consisting of neck- worn over a slip of straw-coloured silk. The Jace, earrings, and bracelets.

white tulle berthe is trimmed with white lace, SECOND FIGURE.—White tarlatan dress, and ornamented on the shoulders and in the with a train over an under-skirt of white silk. middle of the corsage with red poppies. Tuft The train is trimmed all round with a double of red poppies in the hair. I append the fluted flounce, surmounted by a cross strip of description of two very stylish costumes do pink faille, fastened by another cross strip of ville :*“ Dress of Siam blue silk, trimmed tarlatan, and placed up and down. These with two Aounces plaits à la Russe. Tunic same cross strips are put alternately with al trimmed with a row of black, not very wide.

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