140 years ago today - Oct 11, 1882

[James E. Talmage]
[Talmage's reasons for not attending a dance:]

[...] 1-One must know how to dance: I do not; 2-one must wear a dress suit: I have none; 3-one must have a lady: I have none; 4-one must hire a carriage and pair for going and coming, etc.: I cannot afford it.

[The Journals of James E. Talmage—Excerpts, Compiled by J. Trevor Antley, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dOE6pgN6OkBJIq-X73JGpCdt0p5b8_UdfTfLREz4uTg/]

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