Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor; A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature... Volume 16

Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor; A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature... Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...inside. Vandyke or collar oflace. Hair braided. _ Full Dress.-Full robe of silk, with one deep flounce of embroidered lace---body not too tight, sleeves full. Rich mantilla, edged with silk or velvet fringe, and open at the throat, from which rows of tassels and clasps descend to the waist. Turban or cap of silk or velvet, interlaced with a rich embroidered gauze scarf, and ornamented with flowers and feathers. The former most fashionable. ' Evening Dress.-Robe of the richest quality of lace, over a skirt of white or colored satin. with one deep flounce of fringe or lace--body low on the shoulder, with peaked waist, and ornamented with deviceslof pearls. Cords and tassels depend ing from the waist. Hair plainly braided, and adorned with lace, or with an embroidered scarf and flowers. Urrca, the subject of our engraving, from the burin of the clever artist, Gimbrede, is situated in the state of New-York, on the south bank of the Mohawk river, on the spot where old Fort Schuyler formerly stood. Up 'till 1798, it was merely a scattered hamlet, when it became an incorporated village, and so rapid and prosperous was its advance, that in 1832 it became a city, and is now one of the most flourishing in the Union. The streets are wide and even; constructed of elegant brick stores and dwellings. The principal is called Gennessee street, a noble and showy avenue, extending from the Mohawk river across the Erie canal, and is the chief mart of business. The most conspicuous building is the court-house, in which the supreme circuit-courts of the State of New-York, and the U. S.District Court for the Northern district of the state are sometimes held. There are also three banks, the academy, museum, several inns, many beautiful churches, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979893
  • 9781236979896