Goods, chattels and cash, that a bride 'Came with'. What if this practice applied to Both partners to a marriage. (reading fun A Civil Campaign scene). -- KnitNan
The bride's family pays the groom's family to take her? That seems wrong. -- a slice of wisdom from ancient times.
For centuries, marriage was a fiduciary transaction. One half of the proposed relationship had a minimal say in the proceedings. One family was purchasing use of the uterus, and the other side was attempting to sell the rest of the person. Of the two parts of the deal, the latter portion involved the greatest transaction.
Then, one couple decided to hell with all of that.
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