The reader will remember that at five minutes past eight in the evening-- about five and twenty hours after the arrival of the travellers in London-- Passepartout had been sent by his master to engage the services of the Reverend Samuel Wilson in a certain marriage ceremony
, which was to take place the next day.
Of course Shelley's mind was full of the sanctity of the moment, and indignant that "the hour for which the years did sigh" should thus be broken in upon by vulgar revelry; but while we may sympathise with his view, and admit to the full the sacredness, not to say the solemnity, of the marriage ceremony
, yet it is to be hoped that it still retains a naturally mirthful side, of which such public merriment is but the crude expression.
So, when the marriage ceremony
was over, Captain Hull whispered a word to two of his men-servants, who immediately went out, and soon returned, lugging in a large pair of scales.
Kuragin was to put her into a troyka he would have ready and to drive her forty miles to the village of Kamenka, where an unfrocked priest was in readiness to perform a marriage ceremony
He acknowledged, in conclusion, that he should have followed us to Edinburgh, or even to the Continent itself, on the chance of our leading him to the doctor's retreat, but for the servant girl at the inn, who had listened outside the door while our brief marriage ceremony
was proceeding, and from whom, with great trouble and delay, he had extracted all the information he required.
A room in the house could be nominally engaged for Natalie, in the assumed character of the stewardess's niece--the stewardess undertaking to answer any purely formal questions which might be put by the church authorities, and to be present at the marriage ceremony
. As for Launce, he would actually, as well as nominally, live in the district close by; and the steward, if needful, would answer for him .
He had already dispatched four letters, and not an answer to any one of them had been received, when, on the very morning fixed for the marriage ceremony
, which was to take place in the chapel at the Palais-Royal, Raoul, who was dressing, heard his valet announce M.
But she recognized his love, on the understanding that she bound herself to nothing whatever, and that she reserved the right to say "no" up to the very hour of the marriage ceremony
. Gania was to have the same right of refusal at the last moment.
It was several weary marches to the nearest mission; but they only waited at the farm a few days for rest and preparation for the great event before setting out upon the journey, and after the marriage ceremony
had been performed they kept on to the coast to take passage for England.
He can, to see the last of a friend, venture into the very jaws of the marriage ceremony
Through this long chamber E-Thas escorted her to the throne room which also was empty, the marriage ceremony
in Manator differing from that of other countries of Barsoom.
"She had been wise enough in her own interests to dread the influence of his brother-officers, and to persuade him, up to the period of the marriage ceremony
, to keep the proposed union between them a secret.