Punch makes a remarkably frank allusion to the discussions in the House over her marriage portion in May.
She would have given you a marriage portion, have found you a husband!
On the other hand, he proposes to give his daughter one hundred and fifty thousand pounds as her marriage portion.
And now you want me to take my marriage portion out of your dread.
Well, then, let thy son marry thy daughter, and bestow the treasure on the young couple for a marriage portion.
The plant to this day bears the name of the "marriage portion."
Such a free wife of one who was still a slave might bring her marriage portion, inherit property, &c.
Marry one to the other and make the treasure their marriage portion.
And my sister, little Liline, that I meant to save money for, to give her a marriage portion!
Zoe was but another girl for whom a marriage portion must be provided.