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SINGULAR LAIW-RIRD:-.-A lady of the Russian Court, in the reign

of Catherine the Second, kept a slave, who was her perruquier, shut up in a cage in her own chamber. She let him out every day to arrange her bead-dress, and locked him up again with her own bands after the busi- ness of the toilet was over. His box was placed at her bed-head, and In this fashion he attended her wherever she went. He passed three years in this captivity, the object of which was to conceal from the world that this lady wore a wig.—Minioires Secretes sur la Hassle.