The History of the Fleet Marriages: With Some Account of the Wardens of the Prison, the Parsons, and Their Registers, to which are Added Notices of the May Fair, Mint, and Savoy Chapels, and Numerous Extracts from the Registers (Google eBook)
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Page 82 - Jeremy says will take anybody for her that he imposes on him. Now I have promised him mountains, if in one of his mad fits he will bring you to him in her stead, and get you married together, and put to bed together; and after consummation, girl, there's no revoking.
Page 16 - In walking along the street in my youth, on the side next the prison, I have often been tempted by the question: ' Sir, will you be pleased to walk in and be married? ' Along this most lawless space was hung up the frequent sign of a male and female hand conjoined, with ' marriages performed within
Page 17 - Bath invented this bill, but had drawn it so ill, that the chancellor was forced to draw a new one — and then grew so fond of his own creature, that he has crammed it down the throats of both houses — though they gave many a gulp before they could swallow it.
Page 143 - ... till four in the afternoon, by another regular clergyman, at Mr. Keith's little chapel in May Fair, near Hyde Park Corner, opposite the great chapel, and within ten yards of it ; there is a porch at the door like a country church porch.
Page 142 - However, two nights afterwards, being left alone with her while her mother and sister were at Bedford House, he found himself so impatient, that he sent for a parson. The doctor refused to perform the ceremony without...
Page 59 - Marriages with a licence, certificate, and crown-stamp, at a guinea, at the New Chapel, next door to the China Shop, near Fleet Bridge, London, by a regular bred clergyman, and not by a Fleet parson, as is insinuated in the public papers ; and that the town may be freed...
Page 135 - Semiramis urbem. notitiam primosque gradus vicinia fecit, tempore crevit amor; taedae quoque iure coissent, 60 sed vetuere patres: quod non potuere vetare, ex aequo captis ardebant mentibus ambo. conscius omnis abest; nutu signisque loquuntur, quoque magis tegitur, tectus magis aestuat ignis.
Page 143 - To prevent mistakes, the little new chapel in May Fair, near Hyde Park Corner, is in the corner house opposite to the city side of the great chapel, and within ten yards of it; and the minister and clerk live in the same corner house where the little chapel is ; and the...
Page 15 - this coach was called for me, and since the weather is so bad and there is no other, I beg leave to bear you company : I am going into the City, and will set you down wherever you please.