NORMANDY. 197 richest and most complicated of point lace was made lias been the work of great patience. It is called “ point Colbert,” after the minister to whom France owes the establishment of her lace industry. In 1851 there were in Calvados 00,000 lace-workers, spread along the sca-coast to Cherbourg, where the nuns of La Providence have an establishment. It is only by visiting the district that an adequate idea can be formed of the resources this work affords to the labouring classes, thousands of women deriving from it their sole means of subsistence. 20 “ I/Industrie fiaiuj-.use depuis la Revolution do Fcvrier ct 1’FiXjosition do 1848, par M. A. Audiganne.” M. Aubry, in bis report, thus divides the lace-makers ot Normandy :— I Arrondissement of Caen 2a,000 Department J „ „ Bayeux 15,000 of Calvados I „ „ Pont-l’Eveque, Falaise, and ( Lisieux 10,000 Departments of La Manclio and Seiuc-Inferieure 10,(.00 00,000 The women earn from 50 sous to 25 sous, sous a day, an improvement on the wages Their products arc estimated at from of the last century, which, in the time of 8 to 10 millions of francs (320,0001. to Arthur Young, seldom amounted to 2-1 400,0001.).