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THE i'lC KLENESS OF FASHION.~~

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THE i'lC KLENESS OF FASHION. One leading characteristic of pleasure-seekers at the present time is extreme fickleness. One year all the world plays at croquet, the next year it throws aside its croquet and devotes itself to lawn-tennis. For a few months it goes mad on the sub- ject of "rinking." Rinks at a great cost are built for its con- venience, but in the meantime rinking has gone out of fashion, and the rink builders are left lamenting. As with its amuse- ments, so with its places of "favourite rosort." Where the world flocks to this year is no criterion as to where it will flock next year, and those who, misled by its momentary fancies, build houses for its accommodation do- so it their own peril Foreigners have not yet realized this lack of stability in British tastes, and occasionally find themselves in an awkward predica- ment, owing to their having counted on an annual rush to some town or village which has for one or two seasons attracted a large number of visitors. This appears to have happened at San Remo, in Italy, where, according to the report of Vice-Consul Congreve, a fever of speculation seized landed proprietors house-owners, and hotel-keepers when the English began to flock to San Remo and made it a fashionable winter resort The speculative fever reached its height in ls76, when villas which used to let at 5,ooof. were eargerly snapped up at 10,000f. Others not yet finished, and therefore" unwholesomely fresh," were taken at equally high rates, and hotel-keepers enormously increased their already high charges but as the season advanced these glittering expectations proved to be a delusion and snare. They all found they had been going too fast, and the result was "general discontent, lamenting, and fault-finding."—Pall Mall Gazette..

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j~JULY 18, 1877.

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