3 MARCH 1866, Page 21

The Young Englishwoman. Vol IL (July—December), 1865. (l3eeton.) With Fashion

Plates and Needlework Patterns.—The editor of this cheap periodical continues to do his best to elevate the tone and refine the manners of the fair subscribers who assiduously correspond with him. Whether the effect of his moral teaching is not lessened by the constant contemplation of the fashions so lavishly scattered as largess amongst the patronesses of the journal, we should think open to question. We should be afraid that, what with the romances and the dresses, some of these ladies would be transported to a paradise which is usually characterized by an epithet that we shrink from applying on the present occasion.