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Indescreet Wives – January 1912

Many an hour have I sat and listened with wonder to the indiscreet tales from wives of the lack of wisdom fathers have shown in the treatment of their offspring, all tending to bring into relief the loving and unerring … Continue reading

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Pride of Sex – January 1911

A gangrel buddy came to the door accompanied by a mongrel dog. “It’s a’ the company I hae,” he said, “unless ah tak a wife. “Ye’ll be thinking it’s hardly worth my while noo, mistress, eh? Ah could hae got … Continue reading

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Love Honour and Obey – March 1913

Not infrequently of late years, brides have been successful in persuading the ministers who performed their marriage ceremony to omit the word “obey” from the service. (I am ignorant of the Prestyberian form of religious marriage service, and do not … Continue reading

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Working to Catch a Man – September 1910

While listing to a harangue upon the tiresome delinquencies of a servant girl — for there was nothing really very bad complained of — I could not help wondering why experienced mistresses continue to cherish such a high standard of … Continue reading

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Sound Judgement of Women – September 1904

When I go over in my mind the married couples whose lives and character I have known most intimately, while there is of course much diversity and disparity, I find that the balance of special knowledge and business ability is … Continue reading

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