is making love as a pastime. It is a lack of earnestness or due respect and
should not be indulged in by respectable girls and boys. Flirting is an outrage
upon the most holy and exalted feeling of the human soul and the most sacred and
important relation of life. The refined soul is always disgusted with it. It is
very demoralizing in its tendency and low and base in its character.
is much trifling courting among the young in some portions of the country,
carried on sometimes when the young man means nothing but present pleasure and
sometimes when the young woman has no other object in view. The results are
often disastrous. Such courting is confined mostly to young men and women before
they are of age. Some who are questionable characters flirt after they are
older, I am sorry to say. There is no excuse for such actions, and these should
be frowned upon by decent, respectable persons of any and all ages.
man, let all your dealings with women be frank, honest, and noble. Treat every
woman you meet as you would wish another man to treat your innocent, confiding
sister. Young lady, take warning.