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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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Scotland in the Time of Queen Mary

Peter Hume Brown - Scotland - 1904 - 243 pages
...of 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. " Wine was the chief beverage of all persons of substance, and in drinking it, the same observer...
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An Itinerary Containing His Ten Yeeres Travell: Through the Twelve ..., Volume 4

Fynes Moryson - Europe - 1908
...the Table was served, the servants did sit downe with us, but the upper messe in steede of porredge, had a Pullet with some prunes in the broth. And I observed no Art of Cookery, or furniture of Houshold stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though my selfe and my companion, sent from the Governour...
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Scottish Gardens: Being a Representative Selection of Different Types, Old ...

Sir Herbert Maxwell - Gardening - 1908 - 251 pages
...the Table was served, the servants did sit downe with us, but the upper messe in steede of porredge, had a Pullet with some prunes in the broth. And I observed no Art of Cookery, or furniture of Houshold stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though my selfe and my companion, sent from the Governour...
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An Itinerary Containing His Ten Yeeres Travell: Through the Twelve ..., Volume 4

Fynes Moryson - Europe - 1908
...the Table was served, the servants did sit downe with us, but the upper messe in steede of porredge, had a Pullet with some prunes in the broth. And I observed no Art 183 16o5-17. of Cookery, or furniture of Houshold stuffe, but rather rude neglect of both, though my...
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The Past at Our Doors; Or, The Old in the New Around Us

Walter William Skeat - Civilization - 1923 - 198 pages
...by the servants in the house of a Scottish knight. And the same author adds that the " upper mess, instead of porridge had a pullet with some prunes in the broth." The servants sat down with their master and his guest, who observed that " they had no art of cookery,...
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Waverley

Sir Walter Scott - 1923
...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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Waverley

Sir Walter Scott - Fiction - 2006 - 360 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.' - TRAVELS. Till within this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition, dined with...
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Waverley. Woodstock

Walter Scott - 188? - 894 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.'' — t Travels, p. 155.) Till within this last century, the farmers, even of a respectable condition,...
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