It must have been much nicer when men ran away with their heiresses only as far as Gretna Green.
And then all at once the proof came—some people who lived at Gretna and had seen the marriage.
Further on, though almost contiguous, is Gretna Green, upon a hill and among trees.
They are off, and what we have now to hope for is—that they will go to Gretna Green.
We bid farewell to Scotland, as we reached the little town of Gretna Green.
After that the romance of Gretna Green was as a tale that was told.
But this actually happened in Gretna, a few miles from New Orleans.
In this he states that between 1811 and 1839, not less than 7744 persons were united by him at Gretna.
Gretna was sulky and silent, and his parents thought they had conquered.
He had heard nothing of them on the road, and they had not been at Gretna.