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MARY AUSTIN DISCOVERS LOVE-GRAFTERS
"BIRDS OF SPECKLED FEATHERS"
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
New York. Mary Austin has writ
ten a book about "mate love."
She calls it "Love and the Soul
maker," and in it she makes the ad
mission always so startling to men
that mate love does not always im
ply parental love; that romantic
passion between men and women is
not merely a nature's preface to fath
erhood and motherhood, but is the
oldest need and strongest instinct of
the human race.
She says that mate loye the love
of one man for one woman existed
in a past so dim that parenthood was
looked upon as a miracle, utterly de
tached from the sex relation and in
np way a consequence of it.
"Marriage," as Mrs. Austin defines
it, "is an agreement between any pair
to practice mate love toward one an
other with intention."
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