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TPIK SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1SQO.
Bertie, the lamb, says: "Wo fellows at the
club, wo pretend wc are devils of fellows, but
we ain't." The sobcil3-clad young women wo
meet on the (streets dally, the Lenten season
showing In all thctr pot-up, the long lashes of
their downcast eyes washing their pink checks,
their little gloved hands holding beautifully
bound prayer books, pretend thoy aro very
devout but they "ain't." The fact Is womun
are born actresses, and like to try the effect of
their different characters on men. During Lent I
the temptation to lay aside earthly things and '
observe the effect of spirituality on Alphonso Is '
too Irresistible to bo put away. These demure
little creatures are very fascinating, and Cupid
has a busy time of it during the forty days' de
voted to fasting. This naughty elf hides be
tween the covers of hymnals, makes a nest for '
himself in the corners of the very pews, and
many a flirtation has been commenced between (
responses when both participants wero kneel- I
ing. Nothing is moro entertaining than to sit
behind a pretty woman occupied with her de
votions, to note tho exquisite curves of her
figure as she bends her shapely head devoutly '
on her pretty hands, and If a side view of the
face is caught, with its earnest expression and
the lovely lips making responses, Cupid's work
isdoneand an other conquest made. Sometimes
the flirtation thus begun lasts only until the end
of Lent, but it often ends in a wedding, and
the mairied life that follows is, I fancy, nover
the less happy because of the iunocent masque
rading which preceded it.
But the demure liitle maidens, who sit with
heads bowed at the end of the pow, aro not tho
only people in church who "are not what they
seem." Madame, there in the middle of tho
pew, half way down on the right-hand side of
the aisle, tho children on either side of her
and their little govoruness at the end of pew,
notwithstanding the melancholy and wrapt ex
pression of her countenance, is not hearing a
word of the service. Sho is a busy woman, and
week days arc given over to shopping and so
ciety. 'With the true economy of a good house
wife she devotes the Sunday service to making
plans for the managomout of her house and
children. One of the baby's daintiest costumes
was planned during tho reading of tho Litany
with her head devoutly bowed, and the charm
ing dinner she gave foreign ministers on Friday
was the result of busy thinking during an un
usually long sermon. But this habit of combin
ing home and religious duties sometimes puts
her in embarrassing positions. On her last re
ception day, when her clergyman camo in for a.
cup of tea and fifteen miuutos' chat, 6he 6aid:"
"Oh ! Mr. , I want to thank you for the
spiritual comfort I derived from your sermon
last Sunday." Mr. wore a peculiar ex
pression as he said: "My dear Mis. , I
am very much gratified that last Sunday's ser
mon gave you comfort. The Rev. Mr. ,
from ville, is a very eloquent and earnest
man, and I felt more than pleased when he con
sented to fill my pulpit for me while I was ab
sent in 2ew York peiforming tho last sad offices
for an old friend." Mrs. was for a mo
ment abashed, but only for a moment, then she
said: "I was speaking of Sunday before last.
I remember now it was Sunday before last that
your eloquent sermon appealed so strongly to
me." "Yes, Suuday before last young Mr.
, from Boston, preached. The sermon
seemed to me an especially good one. Mr.
is a man full of promise full of promise, and 1
predict for him a brilliant future." Madame
attempted no fm titer explanations, but gave
her spiritual adviser a cup of tea.
The silver-headed old man who sits close up
in front on the right-hand side of tho main aisle
in one of our many chuiches Is a constant at
tendant at morning service on Sunday, not only
during Lent, but all the year round, when he Is
in town. 'When he was n young man ho was
stupid, uninteresting, had no temptations to
sow his wild oats, the only talent ho possessed
that of money-making. His quiet behavior
gained him a reputation for piety which helped
him in his business, llo was quick to see the
adv.iutage of being considered a religious man,
and to all outwaid appearances became one.
He never misses a Sunday, and sits during the
entire service with a mo6t devout expression on
his face, but he hems nothing. IIo reviews his
finuucial affaits. conceives new projects, and
and lingers iu imagination his stocks and bonds.
His mind, through constant habit, never works
as well as when he Is In his own pew and tho
agreeable voice of his pastor resounds through
the edifice. He gives liberally to the Church,
for he believes that to his constant attendance
there he owes his fottune. The Church is not
entirely composed of make-believes, but tho sin
cere, earnest members do not need to bo written
about. It is only those who protend a devotion
they do not feel who should bo held up to
On Friday I went to a dinner whete one of the
guests was a Bontun Catholic. Sho ato her
her clams with a relish, aud had nearly finished
her soup, when she dropped her spoon in alarm.
"Oh ! Mrs. ," said she, "it is Friday, and
seo 1 have neatly eaten my soup," "What
kind of soup is it ?" "Mock turtle," answered
the hostess. "Mock turtle? Oh 1 that is all
right, then, for turtlo is a fish."
One day last week I spent a morning iu tho
Corcoran Art Gallery, aud beside visiting ray
favorite pictures had much amusemeutln watch
ing the people who came aud went. It is in
the public buildings that one realizes how mauy
strangers visit tho Capital. On tho day I was
at the Gallery it was filled with travelers, who
woro doing tho city. Some of them would stop
Into the main picture gallery, give one glanco
around, and then, their artistic curiosity being
satisfied, they would go down stairs again.
Others would make tho round of the pictures,
aud 6omo of their comments were very amus
ing. Tho "Lost Dogs" was tho favorite plcturo
of tho multitude, aud I was much Interested in
their comments. "Hoar 'em moanin' and
grounin'," said a seedy-looking old man.
"They're jes' as noteral as life, hain't they ?
Au' it makes one sort o' sad like to look at
'cm." "Oh, mamma!" said a young creaturo
in u red bonnet, "do come and look tt these
dogs; they aro just too cuto for anything." A
major general of a woman done up in a brown
shawl allowed as how "them dogs" made a
mighty nice picture, but her Annie at homo
could paint prettier dogs "than them all." I
cannot remember half tho funny things that
wero said about Von Tltorcn's picture. Almost
as many wero inspired by "The Vestal Tuccla,'
which hangs near it. As few of tho visitors at
the Gallery hid Invested in a catalogue, they
wore, of course, in tho dark as to tho story of
this exquisite picture, and various woro tho
conjectures as to what the woman on tho banks
of tho Tiber was doing. One suggested that
fish might be in tho pan sho held above her
head, another sand, but all "allowed" that tho
picture was pretty, wliatover.lt meant. Power's
mastcrpleco and Dctaillo's "Lo Regiment qui
Passe" received but little attention, while
nearly every ono stopped before Renout's "Tho
Helping Hand." Most of tho people hardly
looked at tho pictures as thoy hutrled through,
and they wero evidently making tho tour of
tho Gallery as a duty. I learned before going
away that my fellow-visitors wero excursionists
from Bomo Northern city, who woro doing tho
Capital. I should llko to havo hoard their criti
cisms on the pictures In the Art Gallery when
thoy talked them ovor with tho "homo folks."
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