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The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom There was once a miller who had one beautiful daughter, and as she was grown up, he was anxious that she should be well married and provided for. He said to himself, 'I w…

Brewer's: Robber

The highwayman who told Alexander that he was the greater robber of the two was named Dionides. The tale is given in Evenings at Home under the title of Alexander and the Robber. Robber. E…

Brewer's: Bride

The bridal wreath is a relic of the corona nuptialis used by the Greeks and Romans to indicate triumph. Bride Cake A relic of the Roman Confarreatio, a mode of marriage practised by the …

Brewer's: Alexander and the Robber

The robber's name was Diomedes. —Gesta Romanorum, cxlvi. You are thinking of Parmenio, and I of Alexander i.e., you are thinking what you ought to receive, and I what I ought to gi…

Runaway Bride

Director:Gary MarshallWriters:Josann McGibbon and Sara ParriottTouchstone and Paramount; 110 minutes; PGRelease:7/99Cast:Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack Decidedly less misogynistic th…

Brewer's: Bride of Lammermoor

Lucy Ashton. (Scott: Bride of Lammermoor.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bride of the SeaBride of Abydos A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …

Brewer's: Bride of Abydos

Zuleika, daughter of Giaffir, Pacha of Abydos. As she was never wed, she should be called the affianced or betrothed. (Byron.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 18…

Son of the Bride

Director: Juan Jose Campanella Writer: Juan Jose Campanella, Fernando Castets Sony Pictures Classic; R; 124 minutes Release: 4/02 …

Brewer's: Bride of the Sea

Venice; so called from the ancient ceremony of the Doge, who threw a ring into the Adriatic, saying, “We wed thee, O sea, in token of perpetual domination.” Source: Dictionary …

Brewer's: Weeping Brides

A notion long prevailed in this country that it augured ill for a matrimonial alliance if the bride did not weep profusely at the wedding. As n…