The Lady's Magazine, or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated
to Their Use and Amusement, 1790
Volume XXI for the Year 1790
London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, No. 25, Pater-noster Row.
This issue contains a copper plate of "An entire new Pattern for a Gown" and "A beautiful historical
Picture of the Unexpected Recovery." "The Unexpected Recovery. A Tale." is on pages 475-
This number contains a plate of "A new Pattern for working a Cloak, Apron, &c."
This number contains plates of "A new pattern of Sprigs" and "An historical Picture of the
Daughter." "The Dramatic Daughter. A Tale." is on pages 635-8.THE BUDGET.
Consisting of original and scarce Fragments, Scraps, Anedotes, and Remarks.
(from page 632)
A Correspondent has sent us the following, as the reason of evergreens being used on Christmas
Day.--Tradition says, that the first Christian church in Britain was built of boughs; and that the
disciples adopted that plan as more likely to attract the notice of the people, because the monks built
their temple in that manner, probably to imitate the temples of Saturn, which were always under the
oak. The great feast of Saturn was held in December; and as the oaks were then without leaves, the
monks obliged the people to bring in boughs and sprigs of evergreens; and at Christmas on the 25th
of the same month, did the like, from whence originated the present custom.
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