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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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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1874
...of 'sodden' meat. When the table was served, the servants also eat down at it ; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth. And he observed ' no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuff,' but rather rude neglect of both...
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Waverley

Walter Scott - 1855
...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." — ( 7Yare/s, p. 165.) Till within this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition,...
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Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1858
...served, the servants did ww. sit down with us; but the upper mess [those sitting above the salt-vat], instead of porridge, had a pullet with some prunes...entertained after their best manner They vulgarly cat hearth-cakes of oats [girdles for toasting the cakes over a fire were subsequently invented at...
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The novels of sir Walter Scott, with all his introductions and notes, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1862
...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." — Trawlt, p. I5fi. Till within this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition, dined...
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The comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to ..., Volume 2

Charles MacFarlane - 1861
...when the table was served the servants sat down with us; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, liad a pullet, with some prunes in the broth; and I observed...but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companions, sent from the governor of Berwick about Bordering affairs, were entertained after their...
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Waverley novels. Centenary ed, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1870
...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." — Trawls, p. 155. Till within this last century the farmers, even of a respectable condition, dined...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 122

1874
..." sodden " meat. When the table was served, the servants also sat down at it ; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth. And he observed "no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuff," but rather rude neglect of both ;...
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The comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to ..., Volume 2

Charles MacFarlane - 1876
...piece of sodden meat; and when the table was served the servants sat down with us; but the upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes...but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companions, sent from the governor of Berwick about Bordering affairs, fere entertained after their...
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Old Glasgow: The Place and the People, from the Roman Occupation to the ...

Andrew Macgeorge - Glasgow (Scotland) - 1880 - 338 pages
...when the table was served the servants did sit down with " us, but the upper mess [above the salt] instead of porridge had a " pullet with some prunes...though myself and companion, sent from the Governor of Ber" wick about Border affairs, were entertained after their best manner. " They vulgarly [commonly]...
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Cassell's old and new Edinburgh, Volume 1

James Grant - 1880
...sodden meat; and when the table was served, the servants sat down with us ; but the •upper mess, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes...cookery, or furniture of household stuff, but rather a rude neglect of both, though myself and my companion, sent from the Governor of Berwick, about Bordering...
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