Ladies Vs. Gentlemen

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Barrycdog

Major
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Location
Buford, Georgia
Daily Intelligencer, Sep. 24, 1863 -- page 1 Atlanta Paper

LADIES VS. GENTLEMEN

Three things a lady cannot do.

1. She cannot pass a millinery shop without stopping.

2. She cannot see a pece of lace without asking the price of it.

3. She cannot see a baby without kissing it.

A lady of our acquaintance turns the tables on the gentlemen as follows.

1. He cannot go through the house and shut the door after him.

2. He cannot have a shirt made to suit him.

3. He can never be satisfied with the ladies fashion.

4. He is a poor stick any way, without a good wife.
 

Hannah

2nd Lieutenant
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Location
California
That made me laugh.

3. She cannot see a baby without kissing it
To make it interesting my great-great grandma was a midwife for almost half the city of Turlock when it was still a small town.

1. He cannot go through the house and shut the door after him.
My great-grandfather had that problem. My great-great grandfather would always close the doors behind him. He was a lot like Grant in that he'd never retrace his steps. If he forgot something in the dinning room he'd go around the long way to go and retrieve it. One time he was caught coming in through the parlor window.

4. He is a poor stick any way, without a good wife.
Great-great grandpa would say that too.
 

Samuel.Sohm

First Sergeant
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Daily Intelligencer, Sep. 24, 1863 -- page 1 Atlanta Paper

LADIES VS. GENTLEMEN

Three things a lady cannot do.

1. She cannot pass a millinery shop without stopping.

2. She cannot see a pece of lace without asking the price of it.

3. She cannot see a baby without kissing it.

A lady of our acquaintance turns the tables on the gentlemen as follows.

1. He cannot go through the house and shut the door after him.

2. He cannot have a shirt made to suit him.

3. He can never be satisfied with the ladies fashion.

4. He is a poor stick any way, without a good wife.
These are actually pretty close to accurate (IMO). If you translate for contemporary language I totally agree with almost all of this.
 
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CivilWarNurse

Private
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Location
United States
Daily Intelligencer, Sep. 24, 1863 -- page 1 Atlanta Paper

LADIES VS. GENTLEMEN

Three things a lady cannot do.

1. She cannot pass a millinery shop without stopping.

2. She cannot see a pece of lace without asking the price of it.

3. She cannot see a baby without kissing it.

A lady of our acquaintance turns the tables on the gentlemen as follows.

1. He cannot go through the house and shut the door after him.

2. He cannot have a shirt made to suit him.

3. He can never be satisfied with the ladies fashion.

4. He is a poor stick any way, without a good wife.
Human nature never changes...
 
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