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" ... many servants to attend him, that brought in his meat with their heads covered with blue caps, the table being more than half furnished with great platters of porridge, each having a little piece of sodden meat; and when the table was served, the... "
Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution - Page 297
by Robert Chambers - 1858
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Modern Athens! Displayed in a Series of Views: Or Edinburgh in the ...

John Britton - Architecture - 1829
...sodden meat. He further informs us, that the servants sat down to dinner at the same table, and adds, " I observed no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuff, but rather rude neglect of both." The habits of the men were wholly French, while the women had adopted the costume of the Germans ;...
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Waverley; or, 'Tis sixty years since. 3 vols. [in 1].

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1831
...sodden meat. And when the table was served, the servants did sit down with us; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth." — (Travels, p. 155.) Till within this last rentury, the farmers, e\en of a respectable condition,...
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A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical ..., Volume 3

James Bell - Geography - 1832
...when the table was served, the servants sat down with us; but the upper mess, instead of porriilge. had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth : and...cookery, or furniture of household stuff, but rather a rude neglect of both, though myaelf and my companions, sent from the governor of Berwick, about bordering...
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Introductions, and Notes and Illustrations to the Novels, Tales ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1833
...sodden meat. And when the table was served, the servants did sit down with us ; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth."— (Travels, p. 155.) Till within the last century, the farmers even of a respectable condition, dined...
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Notices and Anecdotes Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters, and Scenery ...

Scotland - 1833 - 426 pages
...mess, however, was better; it consisted of a boiled pullet with prunes in the broth; but his guest observed, "no art of cookery," or furniture of household stuff, but rather a rude neglect of both. Forks are a recent invention, and in England, the table was only supplied with...
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Waverley Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters and ..., Volume 1

1833
...mess, however, was better ; it consisted of a boiled pullet with prunes in the broth ; but his guest observed, ' ' no art of cookery," or furniture of household stuff, but rather a rude neglect of both. Forks are a recent invention, and in England, the table was only supplied with...
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The Waverley Anecdotes: Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters, and ...

Walter Scott - Waverley novels. Selections - 1833 - 468 pages
...mess, however, was better ; it consisted of a boiled pullet with prunes'in the broth ; but his guest observed, " no art of cookery," or furniture of household stuff; but rather a rude neglect of both. Forks are a recent invention, and in England, the table was only supplied with...
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The Waverly Anecdotes: Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters ..., Volume 1

Mr. Forsyth - Characters and characteristics in literature - 1833
...mess, however, was better ; it consisted of a boiled pullet with prunes in the broth ; but his guest observed ' no art of cookery,' or furniture of household stuff, but rather a rude neglect of both. Forks are a recent invention, and in England, the table was only supplied with...
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Waverley Novels ...: Waverley

Walter Scott - 1853
...sodden meat. And when the table was served, the servants did sit down with us ; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth." — (Travels, p. 155.> Till within 'this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition,...
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The Novels of Walter Scott: With All His Introd. and Notes, Volume 1

Sir Walter Scott - 1846
...sodden meat. And when the table was served, the servants did sit down with us; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth." — Travels, p. 155. Till within this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition, dined...
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