A Tour Through the Island of Rügen: In the Baltic ... 1805, in a Series of Letters

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R. Phillips, 1807 - Rügen (Germany) - 64 pages
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Page 60 - ... where one of them presents the bride with some warm beer, and desires her in a verse to drink beer with all her friends, and make herself happy till they meet in Heaven. The warm beer, plentifully studded with large raisins, is circulated briskly till towards evening, when the discharge of a pistol summons them to the bridegroom's dwelling, where an immense dish of rice constitutes the first course, which is succeeded by a variety of others ; during which time, the cup bearer is actively employed....
Page 60 - If the bride belong to another village, ske takes leave of her relations with tears, as if she were never more to behold them. After the ceremony in the church is over, both sexes separate, and the females retire to the warm beerhouse, where one of them presents the bride with some warm beer, and desires her in a verse to drink beer with all her friends, and make herself happy till they meet in Heaven. The warm beer, plentifully studded with large raisins, is circulated briskly till towards evening,...
Page 60 - Neither man nor woman ever thinks of matrimony till they are in possession of a kath or cottage ; and as soon as the parties are agreed, the consent of their ground landlord is requested. In the afternoon of the wedding-day, the relations and friends of the bridegroom repair to his house, and vice versa with the bride, each inviting their friends separately. The two parties proceed toward the churchyard, where they unite ; the bridegroom then salutes his...
Page 9 - OH a sudden from the sea, and which covers the whole island like a thick smoke, after a couple of hours again disappearing.
Page 23 - ... is chiefly shallow and sandy, and, with certain winds, exposed to a tremendous surf.

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