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Paris itself and out of the cheapest materials. That no genuine market of reach the is, course, untrue, but specimens foreign

do the best examples. The Berber is more adaptable than inventive, and we see that when they turn out modern work, such rarely as the

ago,

enamelled spoons which had a great success some years This race, which does not the native character is lost.

all

any of

preserving intact its own designs never dreaming of using other than a learns to manufacture especially for the

change

easily in

for its

own women, and

wooden spoon, soon

its tastes,

foreigner.

The

tattooing of the

women shows

of ornamentation has gone heraldry

of this art

decorative, and the

jewellery this

make up

form of

in

to what a pitch their love however for, purely tribal was the the past, it is now little more than ;

poorer

women who

much

We

it look upon by tattooing their faces. decoration as singularly barbarous, yet how

for

facial

cannot afford

near were the great ladies of our most intellectual age to the Did not the ladies of Elizabethan England

same weakness.

patch their faces with " All the wandering

And some

planet's signs.

of the fixed stars,"

while such a design as a coach-and-four was an especial favourite ? If " I'ame humaine n'est point partout la meme," human weaknesses, at least, resemble each other all the

world over.

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