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Worse than Marriage.

A bachelor old and cranky Was sitting tlono in the room; His toes with the gout wc re aching; And his faco was o'er ; pread with gloom. Ko little ones' flhouts disturbed him, From nones the house was free ; Iu fact from the attic to cellar Twaa quiet as quiet tould be. N" medical aid was lacking ; The servants answered h's ring, Respectfully heard his order?, And supplied him with everything. But fc till there was something wanting, Something he couldn't command ; The kindly woida of compassion, The touch of a gentle hand. And ho said, a3 his brow grew darker. And he rang for the hireling nurse: "Well, marrlago may be a failure, But this is a blamed sight worse. A writer asserts that each man who attains the age of three score and ten consumes, during the course of his life, twenty waggon loads of food, solid and liquid. At four tons to the waggon, this would correspond to an average of about lOOoz of food per day, or say some 120oz per day during adult life, and about 80oz during infancy and yov\ih. A correspondent o£ the ' Standard,' writing from Eaton Grange, Norwich, describes how a bedridden parishioner made uee of the telephone to participate in the services at a church three hundred yards distant. He heard the service well,

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Worse than Marriage., Issue 8000, 31 August 1889, Supplement

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Worse than Marriage. Issue 8000, 31 August 1889, Supplement

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