P.S.--I never give wedding-presents; so please regard the enclosed as an unwedding present.
cried the old woman; "if you show him any affection now, it will be for the first time since your wedding-day."
Timea promised to be a faithful and obedient wife, but on the wedding- day when Timar said, "Do you love me?"
The wedding-- Politian.
The marriage was celebrated on 3rd September 1558 in the private chapel of the Pitti Palace,--a Saturday, always considered, in Florence, an unlucky day for a wedding,--a few months after that of Prince Alfonso d'Este's to Isabella's younger sister--Lucrezia.
* * * * * The present crisis to be faced is in the form of a wedding,--an apple-blossom wedding, to take place in St. Peter's Church.
"Why, lad, I've been thinkin', since you were away, of the duties of a bride's-maid,"--to his dying day, Moses always insisted he had acted in this capacity at my wedding;--"for the time draws near, and I wouldn't wish to discredit you, on such a festivity.
"Go h-on with the weddingg!"
If you form your own opinion of a man who might spend a livelong morning,--an October morning, quivering with color, alive with light, sweet with the breath of dropping pines, soft with the caress of a wind that had filtered through miles of sunshine,--and that the morning of the day before his wedding,--reading Stuart Mill on Liberty,--I cannot help it.
18, every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular, all his life long, which Jamblichus calls daemonem,) preferments, losses, weddings, deaths, rewards and punishments, and as Proclus will, all offices whatsoever, alii genetricem, alii opificem potestatem habent, &c. and several names they give them according to their offices, as Lares, Indegites, Praestites, &c. When the Arcades in that battle at Cheronae, which was fought against King Philip for the liberty of Greece, had deceitfully carried themselves, long after, in the very same place, Diis Graeciae, ultoribus (saith mine author) they were miserably slain by Metellus the Roman: so likewise, in smaller matters, they will have things fall out, as these boni and mali genii favour or dislike us: Saturni non conveniunt Jovialibus, &c. He that is Saturninus shall never likely be preferred.
It was decided unanimously, that, situated as I was, there was no reason for delaying the wedding,--that I should repossess myself of the furniture I had given away, by giving new in exchange, the old being dearer to both Jane and myself,--and, finally, that our wedding should be very quiet, and should take place as soon as Jane could be got ready.
Bells before a Wedding.--The bells were already ringing loud and blithely; and the near vicinity of the church to the house brought that sound, so inexpressibly buoyant and cheering, to the ears of the bride, with a noisy merriment, that seemed like the hearty voice of an old-fashioned friend who seeks, in his greeting, rather cordiality than discretion.
Mr. Appleby at once visited Mr. Pickle, the marriage settlement was determined, and the day appointed for the wedding,--to which everybody of any fashion in the neighbourhood was invited.
But it is not water simply that so much offends, as the slime and noisome smells that accompany such overflowed places, which is but at some few seasons after a flood, and is sufficiently recompensed with sweet smells and aspects in summer, Ver pinget vario gemmantia prata colore, and many other commodities of pleasure and profit; or else may be corrected by the site, if it be somewhat remote from the water, as Lindley, Orton super montem, Drayton, or a little more elevated, though nearer, as Caucut, Amington, Polesworth, Weddington (to insist in such places best to me known, upon the river of Anker, in Warwickshire, Swarston, and Drakesly upon Trent).
Had she not her bits of furniture stowed away which had been got ready for her own wedding,--two rocking-chairs, one worn with long use, one kept for him so long that it had grown a superstition with her never to sit in it,--and might he not come back yet, after all?