marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

full formalities

I suppose that St. George is our own original St. George, who killed the Dragon and afterwards married the grand lady. In many of the marriages of grand ladies, however, which take place in this parish, the preliminary ceremony of the gentleman killing a dragon is often omitted. I am against all this dropping of the full formalities.

― G.K. Chesterton
Tags: families: matrimony, snippets

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