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A Lady's Chance Of Marrying

Every woman has some chance to marry. It may be one to fifty, or it may
be ten to one that she will. Representing her entire chance at one
hundred at certain points of her progress in time, it is found to be in
the following ratio:

Between the ages of 15 and 20 years 14-1/2 percent

Between the ages of 20 and 25 years 52 per cent

Between the ages of 25 and 30 years 18 per cent

Between the ages of 30 and 35 years 15-1/2 per cent

Between the ages of 35 and 40 years 3-3/4 per cent

Between the ages of 40 and 45 years 2-1/2 per cent

Between the ages of 45 and 50 years 3/4 of 1 percent

Between the ages of 50 and 56 years 1/8 of 1 per cent

After sixty it is one-tenth of one per cent, or one chance in a thousand.

Some hae meat and canna' eat,
And some wad eat who want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit.

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