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The Ideal Wife.

I observed that at the recent competitions, the subject of an impromptu speech was "The Ideal Wife : the woman you would like as your wife.”-' I do not know how the competitors treated the subject, or what qualities they desired, in their ideals. Some years ago I described my ideal woman in poetry, and as love and marriage are always attractive subjects, I think my poem will still interest your readers. MY OWN TRUE LOVE, (By Andrew Kinross). My own true love is beautiful, but better still, is kind. No selfish or unkindly thought can enter in her min'd ; No angry tear e’er dims her eye, no frown e’er clouds her face — She always with a lover’s warmth returns my fond embrace. And when misfortunes press on me she sweetly tries to cheer — No harsh reflections on the past from her I ever hear ; Though vainly after wealth I strive, her love I still retain. Through all the many cares of life she never gives me pain. And when to high and noble thoughts my soul will oft aspire. With truly sympathetic heart she shares each fond desire ; She makes this dull and dreary life seem something more divine, ) The blessing of her constant love cheers every hour of mine. But I have never met my love upon this solid earth — It was a Poet’s sanguine dream that gave my love her birth ; Perhaps a maid so good and kind, so loving, sweet, and fair. Dwells only in some far-off land in castles in the air. (If any of our readers care to favour us with their views,, in prose, of the ideal wife, we shall be glad to give them publicity.—Ed.)

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The Ideal Wife., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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The Ideal Wife. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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