It must have been much nicer when men ran away with their heiresses only as far as Gretna Green.
They are off, and what we have now to hope for is—that they will go to Gretna Green.
Further on, though almost contiguous, is Gretna Green, upon a hill and among trees.
After that the romance of Gretna Green was as a tale that was told.
We bid farewell to Scotland, as we reached the little town of Gretna Green.
I was still in the hospital when the awful “Gretna Green” disaster happened.
An offer to work in a factory at Gretna Green, wages to commence at 17s.
You know, I've always vowed to be married at Gretna Green, if at all.
He then went to London; where he eloped with a young lady to Gretna Green.
“Just come from Gretna Green, and already quarrelling,” said the postillion.
town in Scotland just across the border, proverbial from late 18c. as the customery place for English couples to run off and be married without parental consent.