"The sea Monsieur, At low tide"
MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, April 27, 1864, p. 2, c. 4
At a fancy dress ball in Paris, recently, a lady was seen in a very low-necked dress, wide, floating, and waving an abundance of green gauze. She was politely asked by a gentleman what she personated. "The sea, Monsieur." "At low tide, then, Madame." The lady blushed and the gentleman smiled.