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A London oorreapondent writes :—Reference was reoently made In my correspondence to the loves of tie pltyer and the peer's daughter. Here is a perfeotly true romance in whioh the amorous con* ' dltlons are reversed. Among the marriages celebrated the week before last at a fashionable West End oh arch was ODe whioh was arrived at under specially Interesting oiroumstanoes. The bride is a lady wbo inhabits one of th« best honsqs, keeps her carriage, and lives otherwise in the manner of a person of property and poaition. The bridegroom «as up to a short time bef< re tbe nuptials a member of the troupe of mtndolin {.layers conneoted with tbe Italian KxhibltlocV These musical experts perform in tbe huge tent in the Exhibition grounds, and their display forma an attractive feature of the programme. They are to a man typloal Italiana, swarthy, handsome fellows, part brigand, part opera Blnger, and their highly plotute qoe costume is in effeotlve accord with their pbyajoil appearance. One of their number was luoky enough to fascinate this fair enthußiest— a widow it seems — at any rate the wooing, we hear, was principally the work of the woman. She contrived to convey her sentiments, and finding the foreigner reciprocal the course of love ran at a rate that very soon brought the pair to the point of mam*, mony. It brought them at the Bame time to a very awkward hltoh, for the mandolinist was under engagement to perform till the oloee of the exhibition. He appealed to tbe management to releeia him, pleading the peculiarity of the oase, but be Was held to bis agreement. The lady solved the d ffioultv, Determined tbat her haibarjd- elect should be relieved bb toon as possible from the dally obligation of making a ahow of himself, the interviewed the management, and bought the slgnor oat of the company. No farther obstacle intervening -at least to the knowledge of the Isdy — the marriage took place as reported, in spite, It appears, of the md%t energetlo opposition by the ft lends of the bride. This is quite authentio, and Is proof that the Italian maiidollnUts are quite »s brilliant ooolal successes in ths British oipitßl and just as Irreelstib'e to the British female as their predeoeiiori, the Oowboya of the Wild Weat,

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A TRUE ROMANCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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A TRUE ROMANCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889