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DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM FOLLETT.—This bright lu. minary of the English bar expired on Saturday afternoon, at a quarter past three, after a long and painful illness. In the morning he was delirious, and so continued till his last moments. At his decease there were in the room Lady Follett, his three brothers, Dr. Bright, Mrs. Bright (Sir W. Follett's sister), the members of Mr. Pennel's family, and Mr. Williams (deceased's servant), but he was totally unconscious of their presence. We regret to state that Lady Follett, owing, no doubt, to the great anxiety and trouble she has undergone, is far from being con- valescent. Her ladyship, with her deceased husband, received the sacrament on Tuesday, from the hands of the Dean of Westminster. The Observer of Sunday gives the following brief memoir of Sir William Follett:—Sir William Follett has died in what may be styled the prime of life, at least as far as his professional pursuits were concerned. He was boru at Toveham, near Exeter (Devonshire), about the year 1798. and was the son of Benjamin Follett, Esq., who, we believe, was an eminent merchant in that city. He had three other bro- thers and one sister (the lady of Dr. Bright). One of the latter-mentioned gentlemen is a Chancery barrister, another a taxing officer in Chancery, and the third is a timber-merchant, and resides in Exeter. Sir William married, in 1830, the daughter of Sir Harding Gifford (deceased), formerly chief justice of Ceylon, and that lady now survives him, together with six children, two of whom are daughters; the youngest is but 13 months old. In early life he chose the bar as his profession as a politician he first appeared in 1833, when he stood as a candidate for the city of Exeter, but was left in a minority on the poll. In 1835, he was successful, and was at the head of the list. At the last general election he was again returned, the poll at the close being,-Follett (Conservative) 1,302; Divett (Liberal) 1,192; Lord Lovaine (Conservative) 1,119.-ln April, 1844, on his appointment to the office of Attorney-General, rendered vacant by the promotion of Sir Frederick Pollock (now chief baron), there was of course, a new election, and at the close the poll stood:—Sir W. Follett, 1,293; Major-General Briggs, 529. The representation is now once more vacant. In November, 1834, Sir William was first appointed Solicitor-General, and so he remained until April, 1835, when Sir Robert Peel resigned office. He was re-appointed on the return of the Conservatives to power in 1841, and was presented to the office of Attorney-General in April, 1844. To the lucrative and distinguished post Sir Frederick Thesiger will, as a matter of course, succeed. FASHIONS FOR JULY.—(From the London and Paris Ladies' Magazine of Fadioll.)-There is not much change in the make of dresses; the most general observa- tion is, that the corsages are mostly high, and the revers generally .open to show the guimpe or habit-shirt, which is richly embroidered. Preparations for the country have commenced, for which various styles of redingotes have appeared, and robes Amazones, that is, the skirt and body separate with jacket; some of coutil, are with full backs, though the front is tight, ornamented with buttons Mar- quises. Peignoirs, are trimmed with bouillons of the same material, or plisses of riband; some with flounce open in front. Flounces are also worn en-echelon, in tiers of five from the ceinture to the hem of the skirt, for barege, this style answers very well. White, pink, and blue are the favourite colours this season. Dresses of these colours are sometimes worn with mantelets of the same, trimmed with pink ruches, or frills festonnes. All light and transparent materials are now in demand, bareges, grena- dines, cotpali, papyrus, batistes, mousselines de soi, &c., with tarlatanes, gauzes, crapes, and dresses of these textures have usually two flounces. Caps continue to be worn small and placed backward on the head one of clear tulle was lined with sarsnet riband, and formed a pretty contrast to the clear tulle, it was rather short at the ears. Very elegant capotes are made of pearl gray, white or pale pink crape, with wreaths of Bengal roses, touffes of marabouts or long frises feathers twisting and lying on the front. Pamela shape is admired, and bonnets composed of biais of crape, from the palest to the deepest tints, are pretty. Bonnets A, la glaneuse are of open straw, round in-front, the crown very low, and brides placed outside and two roses just above them. Double shawls of black lace and black lace mantelets are always in high favour, as well as scarfs. A new mantelet, termed visites, is a mixture of the scarf and mantelet, of white organdy, lined with pink, the long ends rounded, and the pelerine very full, the whole trimmed with fringed pink riband three rows on the pelerine; others are trimmed with lace, or embroidered with trimmings fe*tonn £ s.






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