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A LEAP YEAR VALENTINE
So sudden will you answer in that old bromidic way,
To my passion-pleading missive, "Be my Valentine for aye?"
Why, for four long years I've waited, yet my courage did iiot fail ;
For the female of the species is more patient than the male.
For four long years I've waited, tho' with hope and faith profound,
I had thought that You would ask Me, ere this Leap Year day swung
. round; '
lYou have passed by crucial moments, stammered, blushed, and e'en
Now this day gives me the privilege to write "finis" to the tale.
The purport of this greeting, tinselled o'er and wrought in fire
"Let's embark, we two, together, for the Land of Heart's Desire!"
With Cupid as our Pilot, we caa weather any gale,
For the female of the species is as fearless as the male!
There it's over, and I've asked you, and although I've seemed
Through these four long years of waiting, oft has my "nerve"
But you must admit I've done it in a most romantic way,
Choosing, with an eye to fitness, this all-lovers' gala day!
Why Love Is Blind.
Romantic Remus determined
to carjy off the pride of his heart
on St. Valentine's day. For weeks
he planned carefully. At last,
with his trusty ladder, and his
breast swelling with the very
cleverness of his idea he reached
her window. No sooner had the
ladder touched the house than
his fair lady love's outstretched
arms were waiting. But alas ! the
fair one leaned too far, the puffs
which adorned her fair young
head tumbled full into our hero's
face, and, losing his grip on the
ladder he fell into the rosebushes,
scratching out his eyes. With
that the heart-broken maiden re
fused to marry him. And that is
the reason, dear reader, why love
It's too bad St Valentine's day
doesn't come oftener. Kind and
loving words should have full
sway the year 'found.
Women smile and laugh around
the bride, but the men just look
at the groom and then turn their
Before the bridal couple are
three miles out of town the crowd
at the depot has gone back to
town to look up new excitement.