Nipped in the Bud

ladysmag250“Nov. 6: Miss N____, a ward in Chancery, who is entitled to a considerable fortune on her coming of age, eloped on Wednesday with a strolling player from Tunbridge Wells. The lovers made the best of their way to London, and took lodgings in the parish of Mary-la-bonne, in which church the banns of marriage were published. Through the activity, however, of the family solicitor and a Bow Street officer, their residence was discovered on Saturday, when the person of this young lady was secured and delivered over to her friends.”

The Lady’s Magazine, November 1809

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