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THE QUAKER AND HIS WATCH.

PROVERBS ABOUT WOWEN.'

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PROVERBS ABOUT WOWEN. The Germans say: "Listen to &woRla.n'b.rst opinion, but not" her second." This pi -rf1 embodies the world-old theory that wtuition is better than her reason. The French say: "A wife ib a perpetual tor- nent," and "A man of straw is worth a, woman >f gold." The absurd F.rench cynicism.ith«\ trench distrust of womankind, is ae welt por- trayed in those two proverbs ae in one of Guy de Maupaseasit's stor-iee. The Spanish love their women, but in a light and jesting way. Thus their nroverbs make sport of her. For instance: Women, ioin(i, and fortune are changeable." "If you have any. thing; to proclaim in the open market you, need only whisper it to a woman." Be on your guard against a bad woman and never trigst a good one." "There is only one bad wife, bu every Iris^nu thinks he 1.S got -her. Bitter and contemptuo is the Italian's idea of woman. They say in taly as they suck des- perately on their miserably-made Government Bigars: "He who loses his wife aivi a brass farthing has only lost the latter." The Chinese objection to women is that, sht talks too much. "A woman's tongue is her sword, and she never permits it to rust." The American proverbs are kinder- "Women can keep a secret, but it takes a lot o> them' to df it," and Women paint to hide their blueses —.»

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