Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
Come, is the bride ready to go to church? Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act IV. Scene 5. 1
Here, afore heaven, I ratify this my rich gift Do not smile at me that I boast her off, For thou shalt find she will outstrip all praise, And make it halt behind her. Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act IV. Scene 1. 2
Quiet days, fair issue, and long life. Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act IV. Scene 1. 3
Give me your hands: Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart That doth not wish you joy! Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act V. Scene 1. 4
My gentle lady, I wish you all the joy that you can wish. Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 2. 5
I dont think matrimony consistent with the liberty of the subject. Farquhar.The Twin Rivals, Act V. 6
Our Maker bids increase; Hail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring. Milton.Paradise Lost, Book IV. 7 The wedding, you know, is always before the sermonwhich is one of the chief things wherein hanging and matrimony disagree. Fielding.Love in several Masques, Act V. Scene 4. 8