We have remarked on the vulgar error of a vein going from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. It is said by Swinburn and others that, therefore, it became the wedding-finger. The priesthood kept up this idea by still keeping it as the wedding-finger,but it was got at through the use of the Trinity; for, in the ancient ritual of English marriages, the ring was placed by the husband on the top of the thumb of the left hand, with the words "In the name of the Father;" he then removed it to the forefinger, saying, "In the name of the Son;" then to the middle finger, add ing, "And of the Holy Ghost;" finally, he left it as now, on the fourth finger, with the closing word, "Amen." - The History and Poetry of Finger-rings.