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ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
DOil 7 BOTHCK ne. 1
are indeed a hero and will 'prove to
the world that women are not going
to extremes in dress," etc., etc., etc.,
until Durbin made his escape.
"Why, they're the coolest things I
ever wore," said Durbin, "plenty of
.ventilation for the" angles, you know."
DIARY OF FATHER TIME x
Four hundred years ago, upon the
rushes of the torch-lighted hall, the
.English courtiers danced their grave
measures and corantoes to the airs of
"Queen Elizabeth's "Virginal Book";
and the peasant youths and maidens,
on the village green, tripped the
comely country-roud. Today the En
glish nobility dance the merry lango
to the strains of the latest rag-time,
while the village maiden bunny-hugs
and turkey-trots "to beat the band!"
The appearance of the tango dance
is creating quite a stir in English so
ciety. Stout old dowagers are writ
ing to the papers denouncing it very
strongly, while giddy old roues are
loud in its praises. One noble lord in
particular declares that it has added
another ten years to his life.
I can remember the first time the
polka was danced. What a furor it
created At a ball given by Lady
Elizabeth Spencer Stanhope it made
its debut. The guests stood upon the
chairs and tables to watch it and
the general verdict was that the ob
noxious ,dance was calculated to lead
to the most licentious consequences.
Subsequently, the Sporting Magazine
denounced the dance which "to the
disgrace of sense and taste has ob
truded itself 'into the whole circle of
the fashionable world, a will-corrupting
dance a compound of immodest
gestures and infectious poison."
At a small party of intimate friends
someone reproached a certain diplo
mat of not being able to dance the
turkey-trot He rose at once and
danced it to perfection with his wife.
There were loud exclamations at his
never dancing it before. "I never
2jave with a -lady," was his reply.
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