Gretna Green, Scotland

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain (1803):

Gretna Green, Dumfris-shire, Scotland.

A village near the mouth of the river Esk.It has been much celebrated since the marriage-act as the resort of young people who chose to be married without the consent of their parents of guardians.The ceremony is now performed by a blacksmith

Inn: Gretna Hall.

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 Chapter 46 
Though Lydia's short letter to Mrs. F. gave them to understand that they were going to Gretna Green, something was dropped by Denny expressing his belief that W. never intended to go there, or to marry Lydia at all, which was repeated to Colonel F., who, instantly taking the alarm, set off from B., intending to trace their route.
 Chapter 47 
"You will laugh when you know where I am gone, and I cannot help laughing myself at your surprise to-morrow morning, as soon as I am missed. I am going to Gretna Green, and if you cannot guess with who, I shall think you a simpleton, for there is but one man in the world I love, and he is an angel."

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