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COURT AND FASHIONABLE

MAGAZINE,

FOR MARCH, 1906.

EMBELLISHMENTS..

1. Portrait of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, engraved by special Permission of · the Duke of Gloucester, from the Picture in the possession of his Royal Highness,

painted by Sir W. Beechey.
2. Song, set to Music by Mr. Braham, expressly for this Work.
3. Three whole length Portraits, and four Head Dresses of the London Fashions.
4. Three whole length Portraits of the Parisian Fashions, with Head Dresses,- for the Month

of March.
5. Four New Patterns of elegant Needle-Work.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS. || STATE OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS. TRIOUS LADIES.

Description of the Carnival at Paris, and the Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales . 65 Fete de Longchamp ............ 93

= | Public Recreations in Paris, (continued from ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. . our last) ................. 100 On the Use of the Fables of Mythology . . . 69 Solution of the Inquiry, “who was the Man FAMILIAR LECTURES ON USEFUL in the Iron Mask ” ........... 70

SCIENCES. Account of the Almanack of Liege, the Proto

Letters on Botany, from a Lady to her Friend 102 type of the Celebrated Almanack of Francis

Letters to a Young Lady on the Science of Moore ................... 71

Perspective, (with an Explanatory Print) 105 Present mode of Feniale Education considered ; with Hints for its Improvement ..... 73

FINE ARTS.
Alzadin; or the Maze of Life explored ; an
Eastern Tale ............... 75

| An account of the British Institution for the Ferdinand de Guimaraens : a Portuguese Tale

Promotion of the Fine Arts in the United of the Thirteenth Century ........ 76

Kingdom ............ .... 108 Ladies Toilette ; or, Encyclopædia of Beauty ...................

POETRY AND MUSIC. On the Propensity of Women to Dress . .

Song, Composed exclusively for this Work On the choice of Colours . ........

by Mr. Braham ............. 110 On Beauty .................. Poetry, Original and Select ..... 110-118 On th: Bosom ............... On the Hands .................79 RETROSPECT OF POLITICS, for the Cross Purposes, a Dialogue ........

Month of March, 1806. Letters to a Young Lady, introductory to a

Public Amusements for the preceding Mont!: 115 Knowledge of the World ........ 81 The Beau Monde, or History of the New

SECOND DIVISION OF THIS WORK. W orld ................... 84 1 A Biographical Sketch of a celebrated Living character, under a fictitious Name : ... 87

LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.

London Fashions for the Month of April, BEAUTIES OF MODERN LITERATURE.! with Descriptive Prints ......... Gentianu, or Beauties selected from the Works Parisian Fashions for the Month of April,

of the celebrated Madame Genlis . . . . 91 with Descriptive Prints ......... Description of the Progress of Society and General Observations on Fashions : .::.

Manners in Scotland, from Stark's Picture Letter on the Use of Rouge ........ of Edinburgh published in the preceding Belinda, on the Adoption of Bouquets . . . Month ................., 94 Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.

London: Printed by and for J BELL, Southampton Stretl, Strani. April 1, 1806.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

WE have to return our thanks to many of those early Friends of our Work, whose Communications have appeared in our present Number. We solicit a repetition of their favours, and offer freely to them, and to others, the pages of our Magazine, for the discussion of whatever is interesting and elegant, or anywise bearing upon the important points of domestic life and character.

There are many who might wish to address admonitory, or other Letters, to friends or relations, who would not choose to appear in their own names. It is well known that such was the case with the Spectator, and with the earlier Numbers of our most celebrated Periodical Publications, the greater part of the Letters of which, and particularly of those which have been most admired and considered as Letters of Life and Character, were actually sent with this covert purpose-that of conveying, under the assumed fiction of a story, of exactly resembling circumstances, some precept or admonition, which could not have been communicated, or would not have been attended to, in any direct manner. To Correspondents of this class our Magazine is respectfully offered, as a delicate and most suitable vehicle for this covert, and not least effectual method of precept and admonition.

The Culinary System will be continued in our next.

We have to regret the loss of our Correspondent who faroured us with the article on Heraldry in our last; but we have obtained the assistance of another Gentleman, intimately acquainted with this Science, who will resume it in our next Number.

We thank BELINDA for her Letter.

H. S.'s Poetry is very good, but the si:bject is too grare. We are not partial to blank verse; but shall be glad to hear from him in any other metre.

The Acrostic on Cupid's punishment is translated from the French.

The Tale entitled the Sisters, came to hand; but we can never insert a Tale to be continued, without being first possessed of the whole of the MS.

The future Correspondence of the Author of the admirable Letter on the use of Rouge," is earnestly solicited by the Proprietors of this work.

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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
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For MARCH, 1806.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

OF

ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.

The Second Number.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES.

CAROLINE AMELIA ELIZABETH, first, Charlotte-Georgiana-Augusta, the the present Princess of Wales, and wife of eldest, born Dec. 3, 1764; married, Oct. 11, his Royal Highness George Prince of 1780, Frederick-William, now Duke of Wales, was born May 17, 1763. She is Wirtemberg-Stutgard, lately created King the second daughter of the present Duke of Wirtemberg by the Emperor of the of Brunswick, of the Electoral line of French, (by whom she had two sons and a Hanover, and of consequence, closely daughter), and died in 1791. The present connected before her marriage with the Duke of Wirtemberg is brother to the Royal Family of Great Britain.

Empress of Russia : he was born on Nov. The following genealogical account of 7, 1754; and on May 18, 1797, married, her Royal Highness will explain her con- secondly, to Charlotte-Augusta-Matilda, nection with the Royal Family of Eng. Princess Royal of England: second daughland, and is sufficiently ample for our |ter, Carolina-Amelia Elizabeth, born May purpose:

|| 17, 1768, was married, April 8, 1797, to Frederick-Lewis, late Prince of Wales, || her cousin, the Prince of Wales, and has father of his present Majesty, was born issue Charlotte-Carolina-Augusta, born on January 20, 1707. Married, April 20, January 7th, 1796. 1726, Augusta, daughter of Frederick II. In the short sketch which we propose to Duke of Saxe-Gotha, and great aunt to give of her Royal Highness, it might be the present Duke; by whom (who died difficult to confine ourselves altogether Feb. 8, 1772) he had the following issue; l within those limits which respect for her and died March 20, 1751, during the life-exalted character and rank would prescribe, time of his father.

and at the same time to produce an acFirst, Augusta, born July Si, 1737 ; 1 count which should convey interest and married to the present Duke of Brunsa instruction. We shall therefore extract wick-Wolfenbuttel, Jan. 17, 1764, by whom from the writings of a German traveller she had issue three sons, viz. first, Charles who was intimately acquainted with her George-Augustus, born Feb. 8, 1766 ; mar- Royal Highness, such an account as will sied, Oct. 14. 1790, Frederica-Louisa-Willendear her to all those subjects whom she helmina, daughter of the late Stadtholder;ll is destined to reign over in future. second, Georgc-William-Christian, born! The following extract is from Travels in , June 27, 1769; third, William-Frederick, England, in the year 1809, by Joachim born Oct. 9, 1771 : and three daughters; Henry Campe. It is proper to observe,

No. II. Vol. I.

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