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(IZYT ?ZJCAY, S~ CAROLINA, FIA' Ai 17884
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Trhere's lots of fItp iun cont'thig,
Jtfotg itn ti ky tU: p
nt's Ni a i glp$ iul of spfnting
On1Pee geO ccustomed to it.
Do yOlW*io iuthig moderately,
As not a favor;
Ma tg yt: litdde greatly
T I leiant fl:lvor.*
Cotirt yoir a vetheart lia the kitchen,
in the parlor, li the -park;.
And you'Illfind the most bewltein'
Time for courting after dark.
Court for love; most women like ft,
Nay, I am certaiu they all do;
And the .fellow who can strike it
Once willhanker for it,, too.
Court a woman for herself, sir,
For the ,lrttue that Is In her;
Don't go courting'or her pelf, sir;
You will rue it If you win her.
Court a woman boldly, bravely;
Never court her for a fool;
When you do, she'. teaph you nalvely
Ilow a woman scorned can rule:
Court'a woman for a wife, si'
For a mother good and true;
And mypwor yog~ll tind th~i Ufe, sir,
Paradise enough for yout.
And such courting heats strawberi Ies
Penehes iqzeni in ,lceeeam;
Charppagne frippe bran led. cherries,
'Tis a sunny golden dreajfl.
BY MISS TABITHA PRIMROSE.
[From the Alfma Mater.]
My hearers.-malo and female,
-Squenchin' my native modesty,
which is nateral to all of the weak
or vesselsuv whom I am which, I
feel impelled to speak to yoo this1
evenin' on the subjeck iv wonan
-her origin, her mission, her des
tiny-a subjeck, bein' ez I din a
woi , an myself, I hev given much
MA1, my.hearers, olans to be
the sooperfir tiv won! nIs it 06
and ef so, in what, and how much ?
wui he the fust creation? Nie wvuz,
my heaters; but what doe~s that
p~rove? Man wuz applied to the mnan
kin' .uVa bet~eror and more fiuer
bein', uv whom I am a sample.
Nachier made man, int sawv irma
breef space uv time that he cood
ent take car&t uv hisself alone, and
so he made a woman to take (care
uv him, and thats lhy we wuz cre
ated, though scein' al'l the trubhle
we hev I don't doubt that it would
hey been meney in our pocke~ ef
we hadn't been mnade'at all.
Tmagine my antiquated sisters.
Adath before Eve wuz made! Who
se opisg~gbettons I A'Whf'
CQoked his beefsteoak? Who made
his coffee in the m6rini',.and did his
washiri'?. He wuz inizable, he wuz
-he. must hev boarded out and eat
hash ! But when Eve come the sene
changed. Her gentle hand soothed
his akin brow - when he <-one in
from a hard day's work. She lied
his house in order. She lied Iiis
slippers and dressin'-gown ready,
and after tea he smoked his ineer
schaum in. peace.
Men, cruel ,! hard-hearted inen,
assert that Eve wuz the cause iv
his expulsion from Eden-that she
plucked the apple and give him
half, oh, my sisters, is it true! It's
too true, but what uv it? It proves,
fustly, her goodness iHed Adam
plucked the apple, of it lied bin a
good one, he'd never thought uv
his.wife at home,, but, would hev
gobbled it all. Eve, angel that we
all are, thorght uv him, and went
havers with him. Secondly, it wuz
the means of good, anyhow. It
introdoost death into the world,
which seperated 'em while they
still lied love for each other. I ap
peal to the sterner sex present to
night. Would you, oh Would you
desire for immortality, onless in
deed, you lived in Injeany, where
you cood git divorces and changze
your names wunst in 10 or 15
yeas ? S'pos,n all iv you :ied bin
fortunate enough to win sich virgin
souls ez me, could you endure
charms like mino for a eternity?
Methinks not. I know that of I
hed a hiusbiaid he would bless Eye
for introdoosin' death into the
I progress. Woman then,is-manu's
ekaI, but ez she okkepyin' her pro
per speer? Alas not! we are de
prived uv the ballot, and ain't al
Jowed to make stump speeches or
take part in pollitix. Is it right?
rue we ain't ez yit learned in
these mjatters,, but what uv that?
How mans men vote who know
what they'r votin' for, and how
mnuy stumpt sp~eakers -know what
they'r talkin' about ? I dle1ifand the
'ballot. I want to be ai torehlight
procession. .I want to sit in Con
gris: among the other old grannfies.
I want to demonstrate my fitnse
for govcrin' by comin' hiome eleva
ted on 'le'ckshunm nigh ts. I' w ant
to assoom that speer which Nachei
fitted me for ekally with nian,' bu
from which maskeline Jealousy he:
thus far excluded me. Don't waM
we're weak and frivolous! weak
Why I wunst knowed a 'femabl
friend uv mine whohed strenth reg
lerly to carry her husband, wh<
weighed 200 lbs., averduJ-ois, intc
the house every night, after he wa;
lifted off from a dray onto whici
his friends which c(ould stand mor,
fluids thai he could hed depositet
him. Many a time I've seed het
lift that barrel uv whiskey with a
man outside uv it.
Ez I heard some wicked boy
who wiuz a playin' cards say, I pass
Matrimony,. thus far in the world's
history, hez bin our only destiny.
I am glad I led alls stiengtl II
mind enough to resist all proposi
tions lookin' to my euslavement. I
lied too much respeck for mysell
to make myself the shlae iv a man.
IWunst, indeed, I might hev done
so, but the merest accident in the
world saved me. A young nian, iin
my younger (lays, when the 1loom
wuz on the peach, ere sleepless
nflights spent in meditatin' thc
wrongs tiv my sex hed worn fur
rows into tlhese wunst blushii'
cheeks, a young man come to our
house and conversed sweetly with
me. It wuz my fIst beau ; and oh,
my sisters, hed. he that night, asked
me to be his'n I should hey bin
weak enough to hev sed ves, and I
woulld hev bin a washer uv dishes
and a mender of stockings for life.
But fate saved me. IE DIDN"I
ASK ME-that night nor nevei
afterwards-and, htlelujy I arc
Again. I demand the right oi
standin' up in the cars the same an
mel), instead uv havin' a dozen ua
'em start up when I enter coz I'n
a womian 1 Why should they ! Wu:
these limbs given mue by Nacher
for what? I resent wvithi skor-r-r'i
the implied insult. I hev seem
bearded men stand up to let a lit ti
chit av 18 [0, my sisters, ef ther,
oz a provokin' objick in tnis worli
it's a smooth-face girl av 18 ; thek
know so little of life and let om
they know :so inuch,] .set down
. when the nlght af'orc that samecgir
lhed waltzed 90 miles, and .ef sh14
hiednf't tired 'all her n~artnlers ont
eould 1heV .&-aitzed.;20 norei. It-i
There hev' bin Wo;vu 'l the
worid who heV'do~iieu tce
I wuz the queen of 40e61" i
eggselled only by Solomon, antall
that surpi'ized heri him wuz that
he could supp~ort 3000 woeu.
Bless Solomon's heart, I'd like to
see him do it now! Where could
lie fiad a house big enough to hold
'em? He'd hev to puit a wihig Oil
each side uv the end put another
story on top uv it. And th'ere 'iu
Joan of Arc, who walloped the En
glish, who wuz maid uv Orleans,
which wuzn's the same as Noah's
Ark, for that wuz made of gophet
wood, besides the latter wuz pitch
ed within. There wuz Queen Eiz
abeth, who wuz the Virgin Queen,
and-but I propel.
How shall we gain our lost right,
and assume that positions ini the
world to which we are entitled to?
0, my sisters, these is a question
utpon which I hav cogitated long
aud vigorously. We might do it
by pisenin' all the mni, but we
would be robbed yiv one-half ny
our triumph, for, they vouldin't be
alive to see how well we did things
without 'em; and besides, who'd
pay our bills, and then what would
become iv the generation? We
might resolve to do no more of the
degradin' work they hev imposed
onto us, but if we- didn't who
would? One week's eatin' what *
they would cook would sicken a
well-regulated woman, but let us
be women in a grand style. Let
us refuse to. kiss 'pm or be kissed
by 'em till they -ome to - terms;
let's preserve a keerful coldness
toward 'em till they.acknowledge
our skality. This I have practice d
for years. I allow no young man.
to throw his arms around my waist,
and pressin' me to his buzzuim,
imprint. upou my virgin lips the
Simpassioned kiss uv love. ~,F4 one
Sshotild attempt it this minute, 1.
Sshould exclaim, 'My-ivil :rights
Sfust, the marriage rights after'
Sward !" 'Tr'y it, young sisters !
rapnd ef that don't fetch em to terms,
Swrite mq postrpaidl, snlL I'I send~
suthin that will.
-+-Gen. Longstreeg' -though only
sixty-three years 'old, is repoffdf
to be in his dotage.