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Page 103 - Home from my office to my Lord's lodgings, where my wife had got ready a very fine dinner — viz. a dish of marrow-bones ; a leg of mutton ; a loin of veal ; a dish of fowl, three pullets, and a dozen of larks all in a dish ; a great tart, a neat's tongue, a dish of anchovies; a dish of prawns and cheese.
Page 25 - Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind present of game. If there is a pure and elevated pleasure in this world, it is that of roast pheasant and bread sauce ; — barn-door fowls for dissenters, but for the real churchman, the thirty-nine times articled clerk, the pheasant, the pheasant !
Page 192 - Why, I don't rightly remember, but we could spare her very well from us. Poll is a stupid slut; I had some hopes of her at first; but, when I talked to her tightly and closely, I could make nothing of her; she was wiggle-waggle, and I could never persuade her to be categorical.
Page 90 - ... next after the other pie, whence comes out the birds; who by a natural instinct flying at the light, will put out the candles; so that what with the flying birds and skipping frogs, the one above, the other beneath, will cause much delight and pleasure to the whole company : at length the candles are lighted and a banquet brought in, the music sounds, and every one with much delight and content rehearses their actions in the former passages.
Page 194 - Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Page 134 - The chimney, in this kitchen, where they were roasting and boiling, seemed to be taken off from the rest of the room, and enclosed by a wooden partition, the rest of the apartment was made use of as a sitting and eating room. All round on the ', sides were shelves with pewter dishes and plates, and the ceiling was well stored with provisions of various kinds, such as sugarloaves, black puddings, hams, sausages, flitches of bacon, &c.
Page 79 - Gris-amber-steamed ; all fish from sea or shore, Freshet, or purling brook, of shell or fin, And exquisitest name, for which was drained Pontus, and Lucrine Bay, and Afric coast. Alas ! how simple, to these cates compared, Was that crude apple that diverted Eve...