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Written by Carolyn
(5/1/2006 9:22 p.m.)
JT: I should like to dine with him; I dare say he gives famous dinners.
Thorp’s is contemplating the generous table the General could set, something like the following menu that appeared in Hannah Glasses Art of Cookery published in various editions from 1747-1824. (and currently available at Amazon.com in a facsimile edition)
The Order Of A Modern Bill Of Fare For February
Thorp would have no doubt bragged about all that he had eaten and all the wine he drunk at such a dinner. (And at no expense to himself, always a bonus for JT I have no doubt.) And no doubt everyone would have to listen to a dish by dish replay of his evening. Probably going on about it as much as sister Maria did her trip to Bristol.
Maria desired no greater pleasure than to speak of it; … that they had driven directly to the York Hotel, ate some soup, and bespoke an early dinner, walked down to the pump–room, tasted the water, and laid out some shillings in purses and spars; thence adjoined to eat ice at a pastry–cook’s, and hurrying back to the hotel, swallowed their dinner in haste.
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