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BILLY-BpKE ON THE HIGH COST OF-LOVING
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f By .Miss Billie Burke, America's
Most 'Charming J Young, Act
ress. The First Wqrdr-Everything
most be paid iorrin, this .world,
even love! "j"
, We are moreor-Ie'ss" exercised
over the high cost'pf living, but
little has been said about the high
cost of loving.
"What's that!" you 'say.
Love is the only thing in the
world that costsnothfng."
That shows ihoiV little- you
know about it. True you" can
not buyjtove wYth'Tndney as you
. would a piece-ttfcheese, but you
must pay for it'over "arid over
agafh, not once, but a hundred
Wherf a mother Spends sleep
less nights at the bedside of a srck
childj when she nurses it badrto
health -with infinite care and in
finite patience, she may not real-1
Ize it, but she is paying for a cost
ly commodity. And that same
child yill expect this care and
sympathy all through her life as
the price o'f his love.
You simply must not expect
love unlfess you give something in
return. Neither can you continue
to love while feeding your soul on
the husks- of bitterness:
I received a letter from a friend
of mine which tells how somewo
men view married ldve. She
"Many a woman has tried her
level best to keep on loving some
man who gave nothing in return.
He may have provided her with a
good home, pretty clothes arid all
the material comforts, yet he reat
ly gave her nothing? for her love.
"Since the time of Essau, matt