It's my favorite line from E2.
I love this little exchange...
Mr. Woodhouse: "send them a loin or a leg...Hartfield pork is no like any other pork....making it into steaks, nicely fried, as our's are fried, without the smallest grease, and not roast it, for no stomach can bear roast pork..."
Emma says she sent the whole hind-quarter.
Mr Woodhouse: "...They must not over-salt the leg; and then, if is not over-salted, and if it very thoroughly boiled, just as Serle boils our's, and eaten very modestly of, .....I do not consider it unwholesome."
Then Miss Bates enters with news of Mr. Elton...and thankful for the pork!!!
Miss Bates: "...My dear sir, if there is one thing my mother loves better than another, it is pork.. a roast loin of pork"
Here Emma conveniently interupts, lest her father hear....
and the conversation reverts back to Mr Elton and his news, then as Miss Bates is taking her leave...
"I shall not attempt calling on Mrs. Goddard, for I really do not think she cares for anything but boiled pork: when we dress the leg it will be another thing." and she's gone.
Wow while thinking of how funny this actually was, I didn't consider how long it would take me to type it out. Very anit-climatic!!