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Matrimony Made Easy. Here is a sample of the bright Australian method of arranging sexual affairs : — WANTED, a young Girl, keep house and as companion to young Man. State age, etc, Angus, Herald Office, Sydney. No beating about the bush, no sickly 'view matrimony' as a screen. ' Angu3 ' .yearned for a sweeter self to fix his neckties and read poetry to him in the gloaming, and he said so, and there's the end (or beginning ?) of it. What does this snip from the Sydney Daily Telegraph mean : — d^i ENTLEMAN, about 35, stranger, with some means, \3T would like to correspond with some good Lady. Object, mutual improvement. Address A.D., this Office. Probably he wants a housekeeper— not over 20. Yet we should like a glimpse of that ' improving correspond ence.' No doubt it would commence with Btilted homilies on ' deep ' subjects, and end comfortably with' 'my ownost little duckey ' after all. Here is another Telegr-aph gem : I" ADY in embarrased circumstances, would like some _J Gentleman to LEND her .£l3; security. B. William-st. P.O. Why this (pecuniarily) embarrassed being should advertise for a philanthropist, if she has security, is one of the things you can't understand. Any money-lender will advance her cash on these terms — and if her ' security r isn't firm enough for him, what use would it be to ' gentleman V Still another : ENGLISH LADY, recent arrival, of good family, well domesticated and not without means, wishes to correspond with Gentleman, about 30, with view to matrimony. 'No beer barrels need apply.' Address, Is*, care of Daily Telegraph Office. As a sample of male solicitation, take the following from the Sydney Evening News : YOUNG Man would like to correspond with a nice young Scotch woman (no fli-ts). Scotch girls never flirt ; they always mean business. Last, but not least, comes the following from the Sydney Evcniny News : WANTED, single Gent, lend a young Woman £$> pay back weakly, no other need apply. , Eedfern P.O. ' Think of that! No other need apply. No old baldhead wanted.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1, Observer, Volume XI, Issue 677, 14 November 1891

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 Observer, Volume XI, Issue 677, 14 November 1891

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