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SINGULAR MARRIAGE CUSTOMS.

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SINGULAR MARRIAGE CUSTOMS. In Brazil a couple may be ma.rried by drink- ing brandy tog-ether; in Japan by so many cups of wine in Russia, and Scandinavia It used to be one cup for both. The .icining of hands among the Romans and Hindoos is common to many'parts of the world. In Scotland it is called hand-fastening, and couples live together nfter. To sit together oh a seat while re- ceiving friends, or to have the hands of each tied top-ether with grass, or to smeM- with each other's blood, or for the woman to tie a, cord of her own twisting around the na,ked' wrist of the man, constitutes marriage in one part or another. In Australia, a woman carries iire to her lover's hut and makes a fire for him. In South Amarica. she lays a bundle of rods f,t the door of his tent. A Loango negress cooks two dishes for him. in his own hut. In Croatia, the bridegroom boxes his bride's ears, and in Russia the father formerly struck his daughter gentiv with a new whip—for the last time—a,ad then 6--ve the weapon to her husband. Down to the present it is a custom in Hungary for the groom to give the bride a kick a,fter the marriage ceremony to make her feel her sub-

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