These two scenes establish the triangles of desire that motivate plot and subplot: Mall later betroths
herself to Bowdler, and Phillis betroths
herself to a man whom she believes is Cripple, but who is actually Frank Golding disguised as Cripple; by the play's end, each woman is re-betrothed to the true "hero" of each scene, Mall to Barnard, and Phillis -- this time knowingly -- to Frank Golding.
The difficulty, in these cases, as was already pointed out by the Ashkenazic commentator Rashi in the eleventh century, was inconsistent local custom.(27) In some places, custom specified that "the groom gives the [engagement] gifts and then betrothes
his wife"; elsewhere it specified the reverse.
229-30; Raphael Patai, Op.cit., passim; both are used and intermixed in Betrothed
. For example, while Agnon
Princess Elizabeth is mourning her lover, and none too impressed that she's betrothed
to the new Tudor King Henry VII - who she's never met, and is by all accounts a nasty piece of work.
Marriage itself is a two-stage process: A couple is first betrothed
, and then, once they have sexual relations or undergo a marriage ceremony, they become fully married.
1839: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were betrothed
. 1881: Novelist PG Wodehouse - creator of Jeeves and Wooster - was born in Guildford, Surrey.
Though it was a very private affair, Jaya Bachchan came in to bless the newly betrothed
When she was three years old, she was betrothed
to Arthur, the son of Henry VII of England.
Would you be my betrothed
until the end of time?" Ayda replied: "I would love to be your betrothed
until the end of time."
A peasant girl falls in love with a Count, finds out her beau is betrothed
to another, and kills herself.
The five will each be given a chance to say why they should scoop the prize - and we'll also be testing them on how well they know their betrothed
The first time we meet Agon, the hero of Deicide: Path of the Dead, he is frolicking under a waterfall with his betrothed