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Quotation by Frances Burney
As to the bride, she is blithe as the month; if one can compare in any degree a weed of December, with the fragrance of May; for a weed in truth it is, and a weed not in its first prime.
Frances Burney (1752–1840), British author. The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, vol. 1, p. 66, journal entry, May 15, 1769, ed. Lars E. Troide, Oxford University Press (1988).
The May bride was the Burney family cook, aged 50.
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