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Portuguese Courtship

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The young men of Portugal have one ! oeeupation more important thau wearing tight boots, and which almost, in fact, l goes with itr-that of making the very mildest form of love known among men. The young gentlemen pay their addresses by simply standing in front of the house oecupied by the object of their affections, while the young person in question lookn down approvingly from an upper window, and there the matter ends. They are not within speaking distance, and have to dontent theinselves with expressive glances and duinb show, for it would be thoaght highly unbecoming for the young lady to allow a billet-doux to flutter down into the sfreet, while the laws of gravitation stand in the way of the upward flight of such a document, nnweighted, at least, with a stone, and this, of course, might riik giving the young lady a black eye, or breaking her father's window panes. So the lovers there remain, often for hours, feeling no doubt very happy, but looking nnutterably foolish. These silent courtships sometimos continue for very long periods before the lover can ask the fatal question or tha lady return the final answer. The Corsicana Snarling Scrap is a new Texas paper.


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