Box 13-076 A CORNER FOR WOMEN READERS CONDUCTED BY NINA VIVIAN, THE EVENING NEWS (WRITTEN BY [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN)
Jan 24 1901
A CORNER FOR WOMEN READERS
CONDUCTED BY NINA VIVIAN
The Evening news, Toronto, Ontario
January 24, 1901
CONDOLENCE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN
Lady Minto, honorary president of the National Council of Women, has forwarded the following cablegram to King Edward VII.
"The National Council of Women of Canada beg to tender their respectful and most heartfelt sympathy to the Royal family on the occasion of there present sore bereavement. They mourn the loss the nation has sustained. To your Majesty they humbly pledge their constant loyalty and pray that your reign may be long and prosperous (Signed) Margaret Taylor President."
MAINLY ABOUT WOMEN
Another old resident or Toronto has passed away. The wife of the Rev. Dr. Withrow yesterday entered into rest, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian resignation and patience. Her family were all present as she peacefully breathed her last.
Lady Kirkpatrick is spending a few days in Montreal with Mrs. H. B. Yates of Peel Street.
Miss May Stephens of Montreal gave a very pleasant luncheon last Friday in honor of Mrs. Herbert Cawthra.
There will be no meeting of the Women's Musical Club or of the Choral Club this evening.
It is said that some of the most prominent women of New York's "400" are wearing black or grey, or have at least eschewed all brilliant color in their costumes.
SIMPSON'S MEMORIAL WINDOW
One of the first thoughts, which comes to the mind of most people--women, at least--on heading of our sovereign's death, has been beautifully carried out in the arrangement of one of Simpson's windows. The background is, of course, of dull black, and thrown out in relief against this there are two beautifully soft-toned sketches, one of the late Prince Consort, and the other of Queen Victoria, as she appeared at the time of her marriage. These portraits are placed on easels, and are both surrounded with wreaths of exquisite roses, lilies and carnations. Where the wreaths are tied at the base a huge bunch of English violets rests on the ribbon. In the foreground, immediately beneath the picture, is placed a large pillow of the same flowers as the wreaths, with the word "Re-united" inlaid in English violets. The whole display is tasteful and beautiful, illustrating as it does, one of the best loved and most admired phases of the late Queen's character--her faithfulness through forty years to the husband of her early womanhood.
A MAN'S REQUIREMENTS
Love me, sweet, with all thou art,
Feeling, thinking, seeing,
Love me in the lightest part,
Love me in full being.
Love me with thy open youth,
In its frank surrender;
With the vowing of thy mouth,
With its silence tender.
Love me with thy voice, that turns
Sudden faint above me,
Love me with thy blush that burns
When I murmur "Love me,"
Love me with thy thinking soul--
Break it to love sighing;
Love me with thy thoughts that roll,
On through living--dying.
Through all hopes that keep us brave,
Further off or nigher,
Love me for the house and grave-
And for something higher.
Thus if thou wilt prove me, dear,
Women's love no fable,
I will love thee--half a year--
As a man is able.
Elizabeth B. Browning