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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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The Haigs of Bemersyde: A Family History

John Russell - Bemersyde (Scotland) - 1881 - 496 pages
...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." But he observed " no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuff, but rather rude neglect of both...
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Social Life in Scotland: From Early to Recent Times, Volume 1

Charles Rogers - Scotland - 1884
...sodden meate. And when the table was served, the servands did sit downe with us, but the upper messe, instead of porridge, had a pullet with some prunes in the broth. And I observed no art of cookery or promotion of household stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companion, sent...
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Social Life in Scotland: From Early to Recent Times, Volume 1

Charles Rogers - Scotland - 1884
...sodden meate. And when the table was served, the servands did sit downe with us, but the upper messe, instead of porridge, had a pullet with some prunes in the broth. And I observed no art of cookery or promotion of household stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companion, sent...
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Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

William Carew Hazlitt - Cookery - 1886 - 271 pages
...did sit down with us ; but the upper mess, instead of toorridge, had a pullet with some prunes inythe broth. And I observed no art of cookery, or furniture...but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companion, sent by the Governor of Berwick upon bordering affairs, were entertained in the best...
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All the Year Round

1891
...sodden meat. And when the table was served, the servants did sit down with us; but the upper mesp, instead of porridge, had a pullet, with some prunes in the broth." Let me turn to another of Sir Walter's imaginary dinners. When the Laird of Moukbarns and young Lovel...
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WAVEERLEY NOVELS BORDER EDITION

ANDREW LANG - 1892
...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 fanners, even of a respectable condition, dined...
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The Temple Edition of the Waverley Novels, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1897
...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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Transactions, Volume 23

Gaelic Society of Inverness - Celtic literature - 1902
...meat, And when the table was served, the servants did sitt doiwne with us, but the upper messe insteade of porridge, had a pullet with some prunes in the...observed no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though my selfe and my companion, sent from the Gavernwur...
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Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, Volume 23

Inverness Gaelic Society - Celts - 1902
...meat, And when the table was served, the servants did sitt downe with us, but the upper messe insteade of porridge, had a pullet with some prunes in the...observed no art of cookery, or furniture of household stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though my selfe and my companion, sent from the Governour...
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Rosyth Castle and the Site of the Naval Base

Alan Reid - 1904 - 111 pages
...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...And I observed no art of cookery, or furniture of household-stuff, but rather rude neglect of both, though myself and my companion, sent from the Governor...
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