MANNERS & MORALS: Manners & Morals

Strawberries, Blueberries & Men

O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?

O, stay and hear; your true love's coming,

That can sing both high and low.

Nonsense, snapped one Cora Carlyle last week. To get a husband, the modern girl must seek him out as relentlessly and indefatigably as a barracuda—with her standards held realistically low. Miss Carlyle spelled it all out in a book, and serialized it in the Washington Post and three other U.S. newspapers. "You are not the princess in the fairy tale," Miss Carlyle told her maidens. "Open your eyes to the men around you."

In an age in which most...

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