Samuel E. Smith weds Miss Ida Burge

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
January 27, 1875, Page 3
 
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HYMENEAL. – On Thursday the 14th inst., Mr. SAMUEL E. SMITH, of Cassville, and Miss IDA BURGE, youngest daughter of Judge Wm. T. Burge, near Stilesboro, pledged mutual vows at the altar, The young couple were happy—the occasion was most pleasant, and the arrangements complete.

We are persuaded that there is no richer lovelier sight on this earth than a union of souls at the bridal altar: when the altar is approached, hands are joined, vows are plighted, the parson blesses, both become one, friends congratulate, and smiles are the feast of all.  Then the culinary march to the table—oh! How nice it looks—how tempting it is—snow white cakes—foamy bub—egg-nogg—apples red—candies rich—nuts so rare.  With all this before him and Ida by his side, ‘twas enough to have brought forth from Samuel the song, “The year of Jubilee is come.”

Then there is something racy and romantic when such occasions wind up, on the following morning—when the new couple set out for their own little home, amid the smiles and congratulations of the many friends left behind, and all retire to pleasing reflections on the pleasant past.

JUDGE BURGE is one of our most thrifty and substantial farmers.  Most snugly domained is he, on a valuable estate of fine bottom land, on the rippling Raccoon.  Here cotton and corn, grain and grass grow in rich profusion—an Egypt of plenty—a Shenandoah Valley, before the brutal Sheridan’s touch or torch.  The Judge is a fine specimen of the independent farmer, the hospitable country gentleman—reclining amid the luxuries and comforts of his own domain.

Everything here bears the appearance of enterprise and thrift.  Fields fertile and in good repair, clover and grasses green and well set, barns and buildings larger and well filled, stock all sheltered, fat and well fed, residence neat, large and well arranged; the Judge, himself, social, genial, clever—his good wife, fat, jolly and good natured.  With such surroundings and such facilities, who can fail to form some idea of the pleasant gathering and rich repast of Thursday evening, the 14th inst, which the last and youngest daughter had selected as her wedding day?

 

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