Outlook Volume 49, No. 14

Outlook Volume 49, No. 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...is this mother's supper pleasing with little novelties, but there is deliberate conversation at her table; story-telling as long as they like to chat. Sometimes there are young girls, often there are none; but the feeling of home thrift is what attracts these tea-guests and makes them grateful for their invitation. Girls are nowadays practical, and the chances are that they can live as economically as the men; we hope that it is a slander that bachelors are afraid to venture on this score, as it implies a selfish fear of being called to limit their personal superfluities. Let the matrons treat this question--"reform it altogether." Take the bachelor home to dinner; afterward lend him Tom's slippers and Will's jacket and let him relax body and mind in the sweet ease and quiet of your home. He will be loth to put on his walking apparel and to cast himself out of this nineteenth-century paradise and seek the frigid boarding-house or the circumspect club. Let him use the club for entertainment, possibly--the clubs that honor ladies with their hospitality--but let him have a home for his heart and soul, from which he may reach out a saving hand to the fraternity he commiserates. He will add to his litany a petition in behalf of the United State: "From the desolation of single blessedness, good Lord, deliver us.."% Curing Defects Dear Outlook: Will you give your advice as to teaching spelling to a small boy of eleven years? He has attended the public school for three years, and, in spite of attention on the part of the family, finds great difficulty in spelling even the simplest words, putting in unnecessary letters, etc., and seems to have absolutely no idea of the sound of the vowels. The child is bright, good at...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757645
  • 9781236757647