Better wed over the mixon than over the moor.

It is better to take a wife born near one’s own dunghill, i. e. house, than to marry a stranger from afar off. By marrying a neighbour, the characters and qualities of the parties are better known to each other, than they can be when a match takes place between a pair, educated and living at a distance from each other.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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