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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 Crayon Miscellany

Washington Irving - Abbotsford (B.C.) - 1882 - 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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Complete Works, Volume 4

Washington Irving - 1882
...jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old bordei ballad : " 0 the monks of Melrose made glide kale On Fridays, 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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Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography ..., Volume 5

Francis Hindes Groome - Scotland - 1884
...necessarily true the declaration of the old words of Galashiels : — ' The monks of Melrose mode gude kail, On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted.' The regard in which they were held by Bruce and his successors was probably due to the fact that, although...
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The History of Old Dundee, Narrated Out of the Town Council Register, with ...

Alexander Maxwell (F. S. A. Scotland.) - Dundee (Scotland) - 1884 - 610 pages
...it may be doubted whether this Act was rigorously enforced at a time when it was alleged that even " The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted." In 1567, restrictions were again imposed, in consequence of scarcity, by an Act "permitting the lieges...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Walter Scott - 1886 - 188 pages
...sensuality and irregularity, thrown upon the Roman churchmen. The old words of Galashids, a favorite Scottish air, ran thus: — *O the monks of Melrose...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors' lasted.' " See also on ii. 16, 113 below. 336. Abbaye. The French for abbey, used for the...
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Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Washington Irving - Abbotsford (Scotland) - 1886 - 157 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 he had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest of...
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Tales of a Traveller

Washington Irving - 1887 - 270 pages
...of those jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad : " O the monks of Metros? made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted; They wanted neither beef nor ale. As long as their neighbors lasted/ This skull he had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest of...
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The Denham Tracts: A Collection of Folklore : Reprinted from the ..., Volume 1

Michael Aislabie Denham - Folklore - 1892
...as the old words of " Galashiels," a favourite Scottish air : — 0 the Monks of Melrose * made good kale On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither...beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted. See Chambers' Pop. Rhymes Scot. 3rd ed. 1847, p. 42 (edition 1870, p. 244); also Allan Ramsay's Evergreen,...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: The abbot

Walter Scott - 1893
...verses as 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 bay trix, trim-go-trix,...
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Verona and Other Lectures

John Ruskin - Architecture - 1894 - 168 pages
...of all his moonlight reveries in St. Mary's aisle, was but, for himself and for his reader, that " The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted." monks of Tweeddale were altogether to be blamed, or ridiculed, for the excellence of their broth, —...
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