Thursday, February 18, 2016

Friday Funny 2/19

The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, A Dwarf Marriage, 1860

I have so many questions about this. Did it often occur women entered the garden a maid and left it married? Does the marriage take place in the garden? Next to it? Is she whisked away to another location without her knowledge? Is there no parental supervision in this godless place?

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...


1 comment:

  1. when it says "to stuff a rabbit" I think it may be referring to stuffing a rabbit to cook it, like stuffing in a modern day thanksgiving turkey. But on a side note parsley is something often used for rabbits to sooth an upset stomach ;)



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