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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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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." I am going to ask you to consider with me, this evening, whether, admitting such to be the fact, the...
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The abbot

Walter Scott - 1896
...such 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. St. Monance' sister, The grey priest kist her — Fiend save the company ! Sing hay trix, trim-go-trix,...
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The Monastery ; And, Chronicles of the Canongate: And, The Abbot

Walter Scott - Scotland - 1898 - 462 pages
...some such 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. ^ St. Monance' sister, The gray priest kist her — Friend save the company ! Sing hay trix, trim-go-trix,...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...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 Galashiela, a favourite Scottish air, ran thus: " O the monks of Melrose made gude kale 1 On Fridays...
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Tales of a Traveller and Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Washington Irving - 1900 - 395 pages
...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, when they fasted ; They wauted neither beef nor ale. As long as their neighbors lasted." This skull he had caused to be cleaned...
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Irving's Works: The Crayon miscellany

Washington Irving - 1865
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad, — i" 0 the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors' lasted." J This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest...
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The Burns Country: By Charles S. Dougall ... With Fifty Full-page ...

Charles Shirra Dougall - Electronic book - 1904 - 338 pages
...by Scott in The Abbot: " 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." More famous than any of the Fratres de Redemptions Captivorum who dwelt in the monastery during the...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 12

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - Scotland - 1907
...the time of the Reformation," says Scott in a note to the "Lay," "they (ie, the monks) shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity thrown...Scottish air, ran thus: — 'O the monks of Melrose made fat kail On Fridays when they fasted, Nor wanted they gude beef and ale So lang's their neighbours'...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 33

John Ruskin - 1908
...conclusion of all his moonlight reveries in St. Mary's aisle,1 was but, for himself and for his reader, that "The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted." 2 I am going to ask you to consider with me, this evening, whether, admitting such to be the fact,...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 33

John Ruskin - 1908
...conclusion of all his moonlight reveries in St. Mary's aisle,1 was but, for himself and for his reader, that "The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted." 2 I am going to ask you to consider with me, this evening, whether, admitting such to be the fact,...
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