Who are the girls that are wanted?

The Managing Housewife

J. H. Gray’s poem “The Girls that are Wanted” (c. 1880) might give you some ideas.

The girls that are wanted are good girls
Good from the heart to the lips
Pure as the lily is white and pure
From its heart to its sweet leaf tips.

The girls that are wanted are girls with hearts
They are wanted for mothers and wives
Wanted to cradle in loving arms
The strongest and frailest lives.

The clever, the witty, the brilliant girl
There are few who can understand
But, oh! For the wise, loving home girls
There’s a constant, steady demand.

–from “The Girls that are Wanted” by J. H. Gray.

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