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.= MARRIAGES UNDER ItfFlCULTIES.

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= MARRIAGES UNDER ItfFlCULTIES. jflt is said that "love laughs.t locksmiths," but* ibwever_ that may bej love hai jpet and overcome Sine serious obstacles in ScotlaiJ. Three marriages Jgtve taken place iti Strathdearn,|i of them attended ^ping to the severity, of the 8noafconn, with circum- J Manoeqof an interesting charact^, A marriage was 1 K-ranged for Wednesday week t a house at Strath- } X*rn, about 20 miles from Invtne88, a spot high- Sing and unprotected. The bidegroom reached the,! Bouse on horseback, and the lergyman and some gnests also reached it, althouh with difficulty and 1 much labour. The happy coups &fte, the ceremony J-ere to go to Boat of Garden Railway station, but: ow was the Journey to be acCmpliahed? To the Mouth the road was blocked, ando the Ilprth the road: was blockedâeverywhere ther. WSB snow so deep that no vehicle could be drafced through it. At length the bride volunteered to \ke the saddle, and to face the storm and the road horseback, and on horseback accordingly the coule set out on their honeymoon. The journey to t of Qarden proved a long and difficult one, but it WAS accomplished in safety, and the bride an< bridegroom were none the worse for their difficit ad, doubtless, t anxious undertaking. Anothei^rri^ge took place pn Friday in the same locality. brine was there, but the bridegroom lived in IiWnesf For days, It may be presumed, he had hi own fears about Sfche difficulties that lay before 111 in bis contem- plated journey from Inverness (Stratbdearn. The 1 bridegroom, however, was not t< be kept at home, or to be stuck in the snow. Hhired two sleighs .well yoked, one dog-cart well Y<>9d, add one saddle, o and with these he gift- out mined that, ehould one or of these means prove unequal to the journey,foe Would go on] hi4 way with such as remained* He reached the bride's house, the wedding took|aCe» tod the bride and bridegroom arrived in Inveri^3 the same night in a sleigb. There was yet ajoth?* marriage in 1 Strathdearn attended with slmHr d»%ulties. The weather was so threatening that (h^ were negotia- tions for the postponement of th&w^^lng, but these fell through. The bridegroom am a COmpany of 13 oame from the west of Boss-sbi^ .n4 In spite 011 snow-blocked roads and storinj either reached the bride's house, five-and-t«tty miles from Inverness. Thus in all these case» ju Spite 0f difficult ties, the parties were united. n

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