Girls want leap year every year

An anonymous letter writer to Toronto’s Mail, October 24, 1894, suggests every year be leap year.

Society is still in a pretty benighted condition, or else it would not forbid ladies to propose to young men to whom they feel disposed to offer their hands, hearts and milliners’ bills. This is a sore point with spinsters. Why are they still condemned to passivity and invested at the very most with a mere veto, instead of being endowed the right of initiative in this, as in all things else? Why not extend the precious privilege of leap years to all the years of the century and all the days of the year? These are important questions, which are occasionally asked in England, but have little chance of finding a satisfactory solution here.

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