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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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A tour in Tartan-land, by Cuthbert Bede

Edward Bradley - 1863
...whicb could supply them with choice dinners on fast days ; though, according to the scandalous ballad, O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays when they fasted ; * Inaugural Lecture on the Study of Modern History, t Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets, Part ii....
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A Tour in Tartan-land

Cuthbert Bede - Scotland - 1863 - 430 pages
...which could supply them with choice dinners on fast days ; though, according to the scandalous ballad, O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays when they fasted ; * Inaugural Lecture on the Study of Modern History, t Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets, Part ii....
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The Crayon Miscellany

Washington Irving - Authors, American - 1865 - 441 pages
...honorably mentioned in the old border ballad, — " 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridiiys, when they fasted; 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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History of the Burgh of Dumfries

William M'Dowall - Dumfries (Scotland) - 1867 - 916 pages
...for their jollity, the expense of these periodical visits would amount to a heavy rent in itself. " The monks of Melrose made gude kale, On Fridays when they fasted; And wanted neither beef nor ale As lang's their neighbour's lastit. " * Chartulary of Melrose, Nos....
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History of the burgh of Dumfries, with notices of Nithsdale, Annandale, and ...

William McDowall - Dumfries (Scotland) - 1867 - 916 pages
...for their jollity, the expense of these periodical visits would amount to a heavy rent in itself. " The monks of Melrose made gude kale, On Fridays when they fasted; And wanted neither beef nor ale As tang's their neighbour's lastit." * Chartulary of Melrose, Nos....
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The lady of the lake, The lord of the Isles ,The lay of the last minstrel ...

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1868
...Mary, and the monks were of the Cistercian order. At the time of the Reformation they shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity thrown...of Galashiels, a favourite Scottish air, ran thus : — " 0, the monks of Melrose made gude kale * On Fridays, when they fasted ! They never wanted beef...
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The Lafayette Monthly, Volume 3

1872
...probably brought down the Abbey to where it is now, for we are told : " O, the monks of Melrose made good kale On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbors' lasted." The reformers at least thought this for they made a ruin of this grand old pile....
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. With memoir and ..., Volumes 1-2

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1870
...words of Galaihiels, a favonrite Scottish air, ran thns : — ' 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale l On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbonr's lasted.' CANTO IL NOTE A. • When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach...
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Anster Fair

William Tennant - 1871 - 172 pages
...hail on feasting days. Feasting may have been the tiling, but we suspect fasting was the name. " Oh, the monks of Melrose made gude kale, On Fridays when they fasted, They neither wanted beef nor ale, As long as their neighbours' lasted." — Old Song. Page 148. St. Ixxviii....
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The lay of the last minstrel. With notes [&c.].

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1872
...St. Mary, and the monks were of the Cistertian order. At the time of the Reformation, they shared the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity, thrown...churchmen. The old words of Galashiels, a favourite Scotch air, run thus : — O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays when they fasted, They...
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