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RURAL NOTES. .

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-lA Pious Fraud.

FIRST EDITIONS.

AN ENGRAVED DIAMOND.

KNEE-BREECHES.

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KNEE-BREECHES. It has been decided in Berlin that men do not know how to dress now more picturesquely than in the days of the great Frederick, and the Im- perial order that the Court dress for gentlemen is to include knee-breeches, silk stockings, and high-heeled. shoes,. will, perhaps, do something towards re-introducing that costume for ordinary evening dress. It is, however, essentially an attire for hours of recreation or dignified ease. A century ago some such costume was no doubt worn in business, but the business of those days, except on the part of the honest John Gilpins of the period, was of a leisurely kind. There were no trains to catch, or hansom cabs to be jumped into, and the modern costume, although not, perhaps, elegant," is the best adapted to the rush and hurry of modern city life.

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SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE.

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RURAL NOTES. .