The celebrity of the bride
's name attracted attention, and the spectators seemed to wonder that the wedding was not more sumptuous.
Basilio, however, reviving slightly, said in a weak voice, as though in pain, "If thou wouldst consent, cruel Quiteria, to give me thy hand as my bride
in this last fatal moment, I might still hope that my rashness would find pardon, as by its means I attained the bliss of being thine."
Now she was so frightened that she did not see it; but her maid saw it, and was very glad, for she knew the charm; and she saw that the poor bride
would be in her power, now that she had lost the hair.
"How silly men are, though, in this position," he said to Tchirikov, when Levin, after looking absently at him, had moved back to his bride
Here, too, the bride
's aunt and next relation; a widowed female of a Medusa sort, in a stoney cap, glaring petrifaction at her fellow- creatures.
"Nay, I must not put finger to string until the bride
and groom have come.
Ned Russell, and the schoolmaster's bride
. Elizabeth Russell was a nice, clever little critter, and Mrs.
Pale-blue is the bride
's, if she will; and this colour she had honoured.
A whisper, communicated from those who stood nearest the windows, now spread through the church; a hearse, with a train of several coaches, was creeping along the street, conveying some dead man to the churchyard, while the bride
awaited a living one at the altar.
When the bride
saw it she wanted to have it, but the maid would only give it her on condition that she should sleep for the third time by the Prince's door.
drove up quietly with her father, and there was a subdued note even in the murmur of recognition which ran along the villagers as they stood in groups near the church porch.
The trapper received his new and numerous family connection with proper solemnity; he placed his bride
beside him, and, filling the pipe, the great symbol of peace, with his best tobacco, took two or three whiffs, then handed it to the chief who transferred it to the father of the bride
, from whom it was passed on from hand to hand and mouth to mouth of the whole circle of kinsmen round the fire, all maintaining the most profound and becoming silence.
Shelby, who, with a little womanly complacency in match-making, felt pleased to unite her handsome favorite with one of her own class who seemed in every way suited to her; and so they were married in her mistress' great parlor, and her mistress herself adorned the bride
's beautiful hair with orange-blossoms, and threw over it the bridal veil, which certainly could scarce have rested on a fairer head; and there was no lack of white gloves, and cake and wine,--of admiring guests to praise the bride
's beauty, and her mistress' indulgence and liberality.
After the ceremony at the church, the party went to a dinner given by the parents of the bride
. The dinner lasted all afternoon; then it became a supper and continued far into the night.
Irwine and her daughters were waiting at the churchyard gates in their carriage (for they had a carriage now) to shake hands with the bride
and bridegroom and wish them well; and in the absence of Miss Lydia Donnithorne at Bath, Mrs.