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H ' 10 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY
H .. Gossip for Women .'.
BOYS "men are Included If they
think this question hits what
H return do you make for the hos-
H pitnlity offered ou b the grirls of
H Have ou nny sense of obligation.
H or do you take every kindness von re-
H eive as your due, with no thought of
H evening up?
H It looks that nny so often that I
H would like to hoar the bos" side of
H f.iors received.
H A man of proper feeling aims to
B work off his social obligations, if only
Hj from self-interest. He knows enough
B of the world to understand that noth-
B ing- is to be had for nothing; that if
B ho is to go on having nice things
fl done for him he must do something
B Ho.s take so long to come to this
H rnlizatlon that a little jogging will not
H Youth is supremely selfish, especlnl-
H lv the youthful "male creature, lie
H likes to please himself generally
H does, with no disturbing thought of
H let it is just this pleasing himself
H that is so displeasing to the hostess
H who has done so much to give that boy
M Boys, whom are you golnj: to take
H to the school dance? The girl to
B whom you are indebted for many
H kindnesses or the latest "poach" who
H has hit your fancy?
B You know whom you should take
B i d T know or can put up a keen guess
H whom you 'will take. There is not
H much of Lady or the Tiger problem,
H is there, boys?
H But do you ever stop to think what
Hj the girls you do not take must think
H of you or how the mothers of those
H Kirls regard our manners? You
H would not feel flattered if mind read-
H lng came easy to you. hut It would
H make you just as careful to pay back
H your social obligations ns that dollar
H you borrowed from -oneof the fellows
H until an allowance day came around.
H There was a big dance given by
H a boys' preparatory school recentlv.
H The mothers of the girls in the neigh-
H borhood had been charming to the
H boys all season. They asked them to
fl tea and dinner with their daughters,
H had entertained many pf them fre-
Hh quently, had gien them all a good
H time that would have been otherwise
H When the invitations for that dance
H camo out only (lie girl who was
H asked by a boy could attend did the
H girl hostess receive the coveted invl-
H I would like, to say yes, for the good
9 manners of the male sex, but only one
H of the neighborhood girls was asked,
H , qjid she because the bo's mother in-
H slated upajft it.
Whaf'So you think of it, bos?
' Polite, is it not''
Hi A-frlend of mine gave a dinner one
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evening to two pretty friends. Tho
party later went to a dance. At that
dance not only did not one of the boy
guests speak to the hostess which one
could have overlooked but only one
of them dnnced with alf three of
her guests and two of them did not
ask a girl in the party to dance.
Under it all is selfishness. The per
son who thinks but of his own pleas
ures neve- yet had a reputation for
good manners, no matter how polished
his manners may be.
Not to return kindnesses is more
than boorish; it is utterly impolite.
As time goes on and we go on with
it more rapidly than we like It be
comes necessary to cling to the re
rr ibrnnce of a few things and let go
a great many others.
The mind the average mind has
not room ejiough to hold all that has
been learned, reserved, experienced
in the course of a lifetime.
And" tho first things to forget are
the failures, the disappointments, the
crumbling of our Idols upon their feet
of clay, the hard knocks dealt us in
tho jostling concourse of the broad
The things to remember are the
many blessings that have been our
portion from the beginning; the kind
face, the hospitable welcome, tho
thought that was taken for us even
when we took no thought for our
selves, the sympathetic understand
ing that outran our own and found an
excuse for our shortcomings.
Let us drop out of sight and out of
mind all that there is in the past that
may be as clogs on the wings of the
soul to prevent It from flying.
There is too much put into our
hands to do, with each new day, to
make it safe and wise for us to brood
Whatever we remember out of that
post let It be what It Is profitable for
us here and now to think about. We
may keep before us the rare, Inspir
ing example of one who Is no longer
with us In the physical presence, for It
does us good If wo try to walk In
those steps and model our lives upon
But to grieve merely to make a
luxury of sorrow does not help us and
does not help the needy world. Let
us not keep before its the bogey of a
pust mistake that cannot now be
History may repeat itself If It likes;
it does not need the lugubrious aid of
The thing for us is to go on, without
looking back, and If we do not like
the melam loly aspect of today, to
morrow is coming.
The sunrise is Just as new and orig
inal for us as it was for Adam, and
the hand of yesterday has no hold
upon the immediate hour
The truly happy new year must al
ways take a forward look. The year
left behind has had in it inevitably, a
great many disappointments, worries,
burdens, and troubles. To carr them
on one's spirit into the new year is a
crippling mistake. The door of "De
cember 31 should swing to on them
once for all.
Not that there are not continuing
burdens that cannot, be laid down,
If these long to the now year Its
days will bring strength for them.
But what tho now year cannot cheer
fully cany Is the added and alien load
of what ought' to be left behind. "If
I had only done differently!" there
is the backward look that ought not
to be taken. On the closing door of
tho old year the motto should stand
"Things without remedy should bo
"What's done is done."
Nor Is it necessary In this over
changing, ever renewing world to ac
cept helplessly and for always the
first results of a mistake. It was a
wise woman who said, when a certain
Ellm was commlseratod because she
had made her bed and must He on It:
"Nonsense! Why can't Eliza get up
and make her bed over -again and
make it right?"
Why not, indeed? There is no need
th"U any one should-jje tossing on the
prickly worries, the sharp frets and
griefs and errors of 1912, as long as
1913 Is ready to bo made a different
kind of thing. Up, therefore; for
ward and courage!
It is the old question, forever new.
And the old answer is forever true
tho answer of eternity to time. It is
the angels that roll away the stone.
Never is heaven nearer to us than
when we celebrate the coming of
Christ, the incarnation of the eternal
In our clay, and closo upon It, the pass
ing of the years of earth. Those who
have left us for heaven are near
and theirs is the happy New Year,
the Immortal year, whose joys cannot
fade or fail.
The sense of loss abides with us.
That we cannot change nor cease to
feel. But the sense of the love of
God, at this holy day time, can so
be felt, too, that the thought of the lit
tle child taken up in his arms, the
gentle saint gone home to him, the
strong souls whom he has called up
higher will lift our spirits up Into
the joys in which those loved ones
stand transfigured, safe from all the
chances and changes of the years.
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THE LOVE LYRICS OF PHYLLIS.
On Strephon's Bald Spot.
Upon the top of Strephon's ruby head
A spot of Ivory amid the red
Doth, like a yellow daisy In a field
Of blushing peonies, stand full re
vealed. A good deed in a naughty world f9
not " w
More fully blazoned than that self
That in n lush, luxuriant, display
Of hirsute doth its Innocence betray.
At night when murky dark comes over
And clouds have thrown the moon
beneath a, pall,
And e'en the stars- that shine upon tho
In gloom and inky blackness aro en
furled, And sharpest eyes are impotent to
pic. 'co h
The horrors of that adumbration ,
When Strephon's hat is off then all j
is right I
That little spot shines like a beacon- I
light! , I
Like an oasis in a desort drear
It lies there bright and beautifully, B
A jewel like the Koh-I-nur a gem'
Set in a capillary diadem. vi
Serene, untroubled by the stress o
Calm, imperturbable amid the strife,
How l rejoice that Its effulgent shin"
Stronms forth from Strephon's head,
and not from mine!
John Kendrlck Bangs.
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