omission from the likes and lives of Miss 1900 was sport. Not a single mention was made of anything more strenuous than walking.
Swimming, cycling, hockey, tennis, and track sports were apparently unknown to them.
Another thing the modern girl would miss is the cigarette habit, which the 1955 girl has picked up from her hrothers. I cannot remember a single girl of those days who smoked. though to my knowledge many of the 17 who are still living now do so,
Quite recently I asked a woman in her sixties whom I had known in her teens whether she would sooner have been a girl when she was a girl, or a girl to-day. Her reply was: "A girl when I was a girl. fot there were more decencies observed and young people were more discreet," But were they? Here are the answers of these girls to the question: "What is your opinion of the girl of the period?" Too fond ,
mrsurping the rights of men.' Uninteresting. Shall not venture to .1,,l1'e one. Flippant. Flighty. Don't blow her well enough 10 linve any opinion. Assuming to he what she is not. Not so bad as she is painted. Thoughtless and indifferent. Not much. She thinks a deal ma much of herself. Too mas('uline.
pERHAPS. after all, their characteis were more clearly revealed in their favourite proverbs than in any other answer.
The first in the book, some years before men began to fly. was Per asnera )-' mini, which the writer translate,' "By rough ways to tha stars."
"Look before you leap."Two heads are better than one." "Nothing venture nothing have." "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." "All is not gold that glitters." "A stitch in time saves nine--and so on.
Perhaps girls do not differ greatly froni one generation to another, or from one era to an