Marriages of Folkingham

Entered into Folkingham (Lincolnshire) parish register for 1746, the parson observed:

No Marriages this year, an unlucky Year for the Ladies (Unlucky also for the Minister). The Ladies were certainly very unfortunate, and it is to be feared some might leave this World without tasting the Sweets of Matrimony.

If they left this world knowing Christ, they tasted something far sweeter, and for which the parson received no fee. Marriage is a blessing, and so is singleness, but going to be with Christ is blessing more.