Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
HER SEVEN SELVES A WOMXN IS ALWAYS
ARTIFICIAL TODARD HER LOVER
BY WINONA WILCOX
Woman is most artificial when she
is in love. She fits into, the star part
of her romance with a talent prac
ticed by Eve and improved by each
of her descendants.
In the role of a woman in love,
here is no special need for gorgeous
. TO m LOVER3
costumes, for no fond lover cares
what his lady wears; nevertheless,
she persists in painting the lily and
in applying rouge to the rose.
There is an uplift about love which
sustains a girl on a mental plane high
above her ordinary level. She may
not know the difference between
Maeterlinck, Malachi and malachite,
but she will appear to be posted,
should her adorer have literary
tastes; but if he hates a book, she
'will J only pose as mildly artistic,
knowing that it flatters most men to
be approved by a girl of tempera
ment If he happens to be poor, the girl
in love will let him know what a
fascinating hat she can tnm for ?1;
but if he4s rich, she will reckon only
golf and polo among the useful arts.
And all the time her wooing is pro
gressing, her temper moves smoothly
and sweetly over all life's little riffles.
She works wonders with her voice,
causing it to thrill with emotion, or
tremble with pathos, or ring with
gladness, as the occasion seems to
require but never to betray anger.
Though self-forgetfurness is not
her normal state, she quite forgets
herself in him. You'd think she
never had an opinion of her own in
her life, by the way she echoes his.
This one phase of their relationship
places them both for a time in that
seventh heaven where all true lovers
are supposed to abide forever.
But all these artificial splendors of
taste and temperament are not in
tended to deceive. A girl is no more
to be blamed for them than the moon
for'its halo on a misty night or the
western sky for its glory when the
sun is setting. These are little bits
of nature but one may mean rain
tomorrow and the other torrid
It is just so with the subtle evas
ive beauties which a girl puts on be
fore her wedding day.
They are a pretty sure sjgn of a
speedy fall in love's barometer after
marriage. The girl who is least ar
tificial before her wedding gels few
est hard bumps after it.
(The third reel will show woman
as she is to her husband.)