The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, A Dwarf Marriage, 1860
I'm also trying to figure out how the rabbit fits in here, particularly with the parsley. I know rabbits like to munch on greens, but why parsley here? Would a rabbit not be happy with a carrot, or cilantro or dill? Heaven forbid a maiden enters the garden looking for thyme...would she leave an old woman?
It is these questions that go unanswered by the ever-wise Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. I will forever seek "fate, destiny, and chance" to direct my choice of marriage, though my own engagement unfolds in a slow, un-expeditious fashion. Perhaps my peculiar fitness needs a more robust climate.
Also, my garden will be filled with rosemary when he whisks me away...