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 Bride.Bride or Wedding Favours 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bride Cake.
A relic of the Roman Confarrea’tio, a mode of marriage practised by the highest class in Rome. It was performed before tèn witnesses by the Pon’tifex Max’imus, and the contracting parties mutually partook of a cake made of salt, water, and flour (far) Only those born in such wedlock were eligible for the high sacred offices.   1

 Bride.Bride or Wedding Favours 


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