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FARMER LITTLEWORTH, THOMAS NEWMAN, REV. MR.
LOVEGOOD, AND OTHERS.
No. 133 CHERRY-STREET.
XLVI. Same subject continued
MR. WORTHY AND FAMILY, MR. CONSIDERATE, AND
THE HAPPY MARRIAGE.
CCORDING to the hint given in the former Dia
two days after Mr. Lovegood's return from the Lovely's, the intended union between Mr. Merryman and Miss Worthy took place. As the reporter of these events was not at the wedding, much information from him cannot be expected on that subject. From the feelings of female delicacy, it was the wish of Miss Worthy that the marriage should be solemnized with all possible secrecy; and in order to accomplish this, the family went to the church with Mr. Worthy and Mr. Lovegood, apparently with a design to see about a gallery that was erecting for the children of the sunday school, and some other accommodations, that the poor might be better seated, who so plentifully crowd the aisles. And while the carpenters were gone to their breakfast, old Andrew Snuffle, the Clerk, was ordered to attend at a moment's warning, and then the marriage ceremony *was peformed. They next retired to Brookfield Hall, when a very appropriate prayer for a blessing on the union, was offered up by Mr. Lovegood.
Though this event was thus performed in secret, yet it was not the wish of the family that it should be kept a secret. Old Andrew went directly to the ringers, who began gingling the bells as well as they could ; though one of them being cracked, and anoVOL. III.