Hints for the table: or, The economy of good living [by J. Timbs].

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Seite 93 - Distrust the condiment that bites so soon; But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault To add a double quantity of salt; Four times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown, And twice with vinegar procured from town; And lastly o'er the flavoured compound toss A magic soupcon of anchovy sauce.
Seite 87 - The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.
Seite 34 - Doctor," he said, in his precise and quiet manner, " Doctor — do you not think that they taste a little — a very little, green ?" — " D d green, dd green, indeed — tak them awa', tak them awa'," vociferated Dr Hutton, starting up from table, and giving full vent to his feelings of abhorrence.
Seite 177 - A gentleman in company was one day making a somewhat zealous eulogy of his mother's beauty, dwelling upon the topic at uncalled-for length — he himself having certainly inherited no portion of that kind under the...
Seite 110 - Some charitable dole is wanting to these, our often very unhappy brethren, to fill the gloomy void that reigns in minds which have nothing on earth to hope or fear; something to relieve in the killing languor and over-laboured lassitude of those who have nothing to do...
Seite 59 - Henry), on which the king laid on lustily, not disgracing one of that place for whom he was mistaken. "'Well fare thy heart!
Seite 174 - ... them, and I had plenty to spare after having freighted the company. Some sweetmeats easily bribed me home with him. I learned from poor Boyse my alphabet and my grammar and the rudiments of the classics : he taught me all he could, and then he sent me to the school at Middleton — in short, he made a man of me.
Seite 153 - After the company have eaten heavily of messes which it would be impossible to describe, in comes some nice salmon— then fowls — then puddings — then meat again — then stewed fruit ; and after the English stranger has fallen back in his chair quite beaten, a leg of mutton majestically makes its appearance ! I dined just two days at the Saals, and then bade adieu to them for ever.
Seite 173 - ... did. The moment appetite was felt, it was necessary that it should be satisfied, and his establishment was so arranged that in all places and at all hours, chicken, cutlets, and coffee, might be forthcoming at a word."— Vol.
Seite 88 - In Scotland I have eaten nettles, I have slept in nettle sheets, and I have dined off a nettle table-cloth. The young and tender nettle is an excellent pot-herb* and the stalks of the old nettle are as good as flax for making cloth.

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