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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 Poetical Works

Sir Walter Scott - 1909 - 970 pages
...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, ran thus:— 'O the monks of Melrose made gude kale 1. (>n Fridays when they fasted. They...
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The abbott

Sir Walter Scott - 1923
...some such verses as these: \v 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 Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 12

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - Scotland - 1907
...the time of the Reformation," sayg Scott in a note to the "Lay," "they (ie, the monks) shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity thrown upon the Roman churchmen. The old words of 'Qalashiels,' a favourite Scottish air, ran thus: — 'O the monks of Melrose made fat kail On Fridays...
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Collectanea curiosa antiqua Dunmonia; or, An essay on some druidical remains ...

William Tayler P. Shortt - 1840
...honourably mentioned in the old Border ballad— ' O the monks of Melrose made good kale On Friday when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted ! ' or whether the mass of bones was merely thrown here, like old lumber, to clear the way for live...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 12

1835
...bonourably mentioned in the old Border ballad, — ' O the monks of Melrose made good kale On Friday when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted ! ' 'I'1; is skull Scott ku1 caused to be cleaned and varnished, nnd placed it on a chest of drawers...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 109

1891
...Woodcock, where we learn : 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. I will but give one extraoi. more illustrative of this side of Scott's character, and will take it...
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The Caledonian, Volume 20

1920
...114 LIBERTY STREET NEW YORK The Friars of Fall drank berry brown ale, The best that e'er was tasted; The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays when they fasted. To the south and east you look past the woodland charm of Barskimming to the braes of Ballochmyle,...
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