Monday, 5 September 2011
23 October, 1885 - Answers to Correspondents - Miscellaneous
WESTON-BY-WELLAND:- Our little friend at the address which we have substituted for a name, forgot two things in her letter; first she forgot to sign it and secondly she did not name her age when she asked whether she was old enough to wear long dresses. Girls' frocks are gradually lengthened as they grow older, and lengthened sometimes at an earlier age than would otherwise be considered at an earlier age than would otherwise be considered necessary, if very tall for their age. At about ten they should wear a slightly lengthened dress. Our little friend adds, "Could you tell me what to do to be as clever as you?" Alas! we know of no recipe for cleverness, but we advise her to be diligent in learning her lessons, and in filling her head with all the useful information she can get, but at the same time ever remembering that to be good is better than to be clever. We thank her for her kind wishes.