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" O the monks of Melrose made gude kale * On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbour's lasted. "
The lay of the last minstrel. Illustr. ed - Page 204
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1835
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - Scottish poetry - 1845 - 352 pages
...Mary, and the monks were of the Cistertian order. At the time of the Reformation, they shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity, thrown upon the Roman churchmen. The old words of Galathiels, a favourite Scottish air, ran thus : — O the monks of Melrose made gude kale ' On Fridays...
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Ayr, Bute

Scotland - 1845 - 993 pages
...Register, quoted by Chalmers. \ " The Friars of Fail drank berry-brown ale, The best that ere was tasted, The monks of Melrose made gude kale, On Fridays, when they fasted." Another version of this stanza has been preserved. " The Friars of Fail Gat never owre hard eggs, or...
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Waverley novels. Parker's ed., revised, Volumes 19-20

sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected]) - 1845
...such verses RS these :— " The Friars of Fail drank berry-brown ale, The best that e'er was tasted ; The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted. " Saint Monance' sister, The grey priest kist her— Fiend save the company ! Sing hey trix Trim-go-trix,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. in Twelve Volumes: With All ...

Walter Scott - English poetry - 1848 - 823 pages
...Mary, and the monks were of the Cistertian order. At the time of the Reformation, they shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity, thrown upon the Roman churchmen. The old words of Galathielt, a favourite Scottish air, ran thus : — O the monks of Melrose made gude kale a On Fridays...
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History of Architecture: From the Earliest Times; Its Present Condition in ...

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - Architecture - 1848 - 426 pages
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars, so honourably mentioned in the old border ballad : ' O the monks of Melrose made gude kale, On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neiiher beef nor ale, As long as their neighbours' lasted.' * " Corbel Is, the projections from which...
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The Crayon Miscellany

Washington Irving - Spain - 1849 - 379 pages
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad: " 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors lasted." This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest...
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Crayon miscellany

Washington Irving - Astoria (Or.) - 1849
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad: " 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors lasted." This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 10

1854
...for their fastiug. As the old Scotch song of GalnshM's said — Oh, the monki of Melrose made guile kale,* On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale. As long aa their neighbour*' laated. Melrosc, however, was in an unfortunate situation, being exposed to all...
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Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1851
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad : " O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays,...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors lasted." . This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest...
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Vallis Eboracensis: Comprising the History and Antiquities of Easingwold and ...

Thomas Gill - Easingwold (England) - 1852 - 456 pages
...thus slily alludes to their luxury and rapacity: — 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale2 On Friday, when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbour's lasted. The ruins of this abbey, says Mr. Hutchinson, present the greatest variety of Gothic...
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