A Time and a Place for
The other day business caused me to cross the dam of
Wright'sMill Pond at about
half-past six o'clock in the evening. The sun was then shining gloriously, and
at least half a dozen young men were amusing themselves by swimming close to
the public road, and even frequently running out of the pond on the Road.
This is not proper on or near a public road when
females are constantly passing backwards and forwards, and these would-be Gents
will not allow any women, respectable or otherwise, to pass without an insult!
I saw three parties who had to cross Mr. Powell's fields to avoid insult.
Bathing is undoubtedly healthy and pleasant, but it
ought to be carried on at a fit time and place.
"A Subscriber," in the
York Herald,July 15, 1866