The mysteries of Paris, tr. without abridgement. Roscoe's libr. ed

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1845
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Page 6 - What a glorious dish ! It is a regular omnibus ; there is something in it to everybody's taste. Those who like fat can have it ; so can they who like lean ; as well as those who prefer sugar, and those who choose pepper. There's tender bits of chicken, biscuit, sausage, tarts, muttonbones, pastry crust, fried fish, vegetables, woodcock's heads, cheese, and salad. Come, eat, Goualeuse, eat ; it is so capital ! You have been to a wedding breakfast somewhere this morning." " No more than on other mornings....
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