Archive for April 18th, 2012

Such as…

April 18, 2012

QUITS.

Said a young and tactless husband
To his inexperienced wife,
“If you would but give up leading
Such a fashionable life,
And devote more time to cooking —
How to mix and when to bake —
Then perhaps you might make pastry
Such as mother used to make.”

And the wife, resenting, answered
(For the worm will turn, you know),
“If you would but give up horses
And a score of clubs or so
To devote more time to business —
When to buy and what to stake —
Then perhaps you might make money
Such as father used to make.”

Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) Apr 25, 1899

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

April 18, 2012

Image from The Fin de Siecle

She can swing a six-pound dumbbell,
She can fence and she can box,
She can row upon the river,
She can clamber ‘mong the rocks.

She can do some heavy bowling,
And play tennis all day long;
But she cannot help her mother,
‘Cause she isn’t very strong!

— Life.

Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) Apr 20, 1899