DSL - SNDS   FURTH, adv., prep., n., adj. Add v. V. 3. Add quot.:
    *Per. 1830 Perthshire Adv. (4 Nov.):
    The bride's friends, who had been called together by special invitation of herself and her maid, as was also the case with the bride-groom and his man, a week or ten days before hand, then sat down to an early dinner, termed the forthgoing. When this repast was finished, the bride took leave of her parents, generally in tears, at her father's door, and was led by the send, one taking hold of each hand, to the church.