Observer, Rōrahi 9, Putanga 551, 20 Hōngongoi 1889, Page 4
She hath eyes of heaven's own blue, Cheeks that shame the rose's hue, Lips as red as cherries are, Teeth like pearls from depths afar, Breath as sweet as orient air, Hath my little sweetheart fair. As her love for me she tellsj Sweet her voice as silver bells. And her soft hand's light caress Wakes a thrill of happiness, As no one hath power to do Save my little sweetheart true. I admit that I've a wife, That she loves me as her life ; But my heart, in spite of this, 1 Turns with an ecstatic bliss To my little sweetheart true, For I loved her ere I knew. Useless 'tis for you to preach, Or your moral lessons teach ;U All the cant since Adam wasf , Cannot alter natare's laws. Hearts will do as mine hae done, And in spite of wives be won. This the moral that I draw : Love is ever love's own law. So I do not hesitate, But, despite my married state, Tield my love, as you would do, To my little sweetheart true. As I clasp, her to., my breast, Ask I whom she loves the best. Turn her soft blue eyes to me, * Where a soft love-light I see, Then replies my sweetheart true : " Why, papa, you know it's you,"
— An arousing scene recently occurred at a meeting of the Woman Suffrage League at the residence of a lady in Soutbport. A number of ladies met to appoint candidates for poor-law guardians. Just as the meeting got into full swing, and as one of the ladies present was holding forth on the superiority and great advantage it would be to the community to have women as guardians, a little mouse was observed quietly contemplating the scene from an elevated position on the cheffonier. Immediately on perceiving the intruder, the ladies gathered their skirts tightly round them, and the meeting lasped into solemn silence. No member could summon courage to turn out the intruder. After an interval of a few moments, during which the habits and instincts of mice formed the" topic under discussion, one lady observed she had heard that mice bit dreadfully. A very uneasy feeling began to pervade the scene, and a climax was reached when a lady breathlessly exclaimed she saw another mouse running up the curtain, bigger than the first. No more words were wasted on woman guardians, but a rush was made for the door, the meeth% broke up in the greatest excite
— A Chicago baby began its earthly career the other day with four lower and six upper teeth. .
— Gendarme blue is very popular for short smart coats, and invariably light waistcoats of pearl cloth are used in conjunction, the effect being pretty.
— Many women in England earn large salaries by making the large silk and lace lamp shades now so popular. One woman in London, at this employment, averages £10 per week.
— Lilac is the fashionable flower of the moment — not the white lilac in which Parisians delight, which is produced by means of growing the purple lilac under glass — but the sweet purple lilac, which looks so refreshingly rural, and makes one think of country lanes and orchards in the spring-time.