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26 August 2015 @ 08:35 pm
marriage, that blessed arrangement, that dream within a dream  
From Pepys' diary:

I went away […] to my Lord’s lodgings, where my brother Tom and Dr. Thomas Pepys were to speak with me. So I walked with them in the garden, and was very angry with them both for their going out of town without my knowledge; but they told me the business, which was to see a gentlewoman for a wife for Tom, of Mr. Cooke’s providing, worth 500l., of good education, her name Hobell, and lives near Banbury, demands 40l. per annum joynter. Tom likes her, and, they say, had a very good reception, and that Cooke hath been very serviceable therein, and that she is committed to old Mr. Young, of the Wardrobe’s, tuition.

Good lord, for alliance!
eglantine_breglantine_br on August 27th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
I heard that title in the voice. Made my night.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on August 27th, 2015 03:54 am (UTC)
Glad to be of help. :)