The poet sings of the greenest spot on memory's waste, and surely Gretna Green was the particular spot he had under consideration. The mind pictures a pretty straggling, half Scotch, half English village, with clean white rails, upon a spacious green, and happy rustics in muffin caps, and high cheek bones, looking out for happier couples to congratulate.
A pair of pruners is perhaps the most reached for (and most often misplaced) tool in a gardener’s armoury.
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Mousehole Forge is said to be the first and longest running anvil factory in the world.
Of the three forms of "irregular marriage" that had existed under Scottish law, the last was abolished by the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1939, which came in force from 1 July 1940.
Prior to this act, any citizen was able to witness a public promise.
Few we should think but have pictured to themselves the chaise stained 'with the variations of each soil,' the galloping bustle of the hurrying postboys, urging their foaming steeds for the last stage that bears them from Carlisle to the border.