A sensible writer exprestses bis opinioD oí oíd maidd in the following manner : "1 tu inclined to thiok tbat many of' thc satirical aspcr.sions cast upon oíd ruaids tell more to their credit than i.s generally iiuagined. ís a young woman romarkably neat in her person, she will certainly be an oíd maid. ís she perfeotly reserved toward the otborx,x, she has all the squeaniishness of an oíd maid.4 Ib shc frugal in her exiienses and her doniestie concerns, she is cut out foran oíd maid. It' f-he is kindly humane to the animáis about her, nolhiog can save her f'roui the appellation of an old maid. In hort, I have always found that neatness, moduüty, economy and humanily are the never failing characteristics of tbat terrible creature.