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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1913, Image 14

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not regular features .or even a beau
tiful complexion. The adage that
"beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
is certainly true.
The eyes and the mouth give the
expression tahe face and it is just
this expression which makes or un
makes beauty. Both the mouth and
the eyes depend more on their shape
than their color, although "coral lips"
have been one of the charms which
the poets have raved over and "eyes
of heavens own blue," etc., etc., are
to be found in almost every novel
one reads.
I have seen beautiful eyes of every
color. Black, brown, blue and gray,
but the, most fascinating eyes I ever
saw were blue gray, flecked with
spots of golden brown.
The golden spots seemed to be just
swimming about in a blue gray pool.
The girl, however, Was far from a
beauty, as her mouth, and teeth were
A friend of mine who had the typ
ical Irish gray eyes put in with a
"smutty finger" and a wide, smiling
mouth was about when I was talking
of this theory one day and said:
"Nevertheless, Billie, I'd rather
have a beautiful pair of eyes than a
beautiful mouth."
"Why?" I asked.
"Well," she said, "suppose you
were sitting down with someone you
wished to charm, you could keep a
fan or a .handkerchief up to your
mouth and if your voice was sweet
and your eyes looked bright he would
never notice your "imperfection.
"But, if your mouth was a Cupid's
bow and your eyes were 'crossed,'
how would you ever cover them up
while yoursweetheart sat beside you
listening to what you had to say?"
She was right about that, and the
beautiful Empress Josephine invent
ed the lace handkerchief, which she
kept at her lips most of the time when
she talked, as her teeth were bad. If
her eyes had been "crossed," the his
tory of France might have been writ
ten very differently. ,1
By Berton Braley.
Our hearts are very tender
Toward maidens sweet and slender,
And gladly do we render
Our homage to the Fair;
Yet we are sick of faces
Of'Molls and Dolls and Graces
Who simper from their places
On covers everywhere!
Their charm is evanescent,
We've ceased to find their pleasant
-These girls forever present
On magazines galore;
So benedict or lover
About the stands we hover
Hoping to note a cover
Where girls are seen nb more.
Oh, editors-, have pity!
These girhj of course are' pretty,
But Phyllis, Maude and Kitty
Have palled beyond a doubt;
So cease to put before us
That endless beauty chorus,
We've seen 'em till they bore us,
We pray thee cut 'em out!
o o
,1 '. J.-
Percy Look here, sir, these trous-f
ers are too short. n
Tailor No, sir, the trousers are' all
right; it's your legs are too'Iong. - s-

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