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" ... women, in order to discover if she has any bodily defect, and, if any, to remedy it if possible. The bride on her wedding day is crowned with a garland of wormwood, implying the bitterness of the married state. When the priest... "
Elements of Useful Knowledge: Containing a Historical and Geographical ... - Page 160
by Noah Webster - 1806 - 294 pages
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Marriage Customs and Modes of Courtship of the Various Nations of the ...

Theophilus Moore - Marriage customs and rites - 1820 - 364 pages
...married state. When the priest has tied the nuptials knot at the altar, the clerk or sexton sprinkles on her head a handful of hops, wishing she may be as fruitful as that plant. Sin1 is muffled up and led home by a certain number of old women, the priest carrying the cross...
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Marriage Rites, Customs, and Ceremonies, of All Nations of the Universe ...

Lady Augusta Hamilton - Marriage customs and rites - 1822 - 400 pages
...married state. When the priest baa tied the nuptial knot at the altar, the clerk or sexton sprinkles on her head a handful of hops, wishing she may be as fruitful as that plant. She is muffled up and led home by a certain number of old women, the priest carrying the cross...
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Courtship and matrimony; their lights and shades

1864
...married state. When the priest has tied the nuptial knot at the altar, the clerk or sexton sprinkles on her head a handful of hops, wishing she may be as fruitful as that plant. She is then muffled up and led home by a certain number of old women, the priest carrying the...
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