Old Virginia And Her Neighbours (volume 2)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Fiske

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...often of a fine fabric delicately embroidered. Forks, on the other hand, were in the earlier days scarce. Before the seventeenth century, forks were nowhere in general use, save in Italy. Queen Elizabeth ate with her fingers. A satirical pamphlet, aimed at certain luxurious favourites of Henry III. of France, derides them for conveying bits of meat to Napkins and their mouths on a little pronged imple-forkB. ment, rather than do it in the natural way.1 Forks are nowhere mentioned in Shakespeare. In 1608, while travelling in Italy, one Thomas Coryat took a liking to them and introduced the fashion into England, for which he was jocosely nicknamed Furcifer? Naturally the use of forks narrowed the functions of napkins.3 Spoons were in much more common use, and, in the New World as in the Old, were of iron or pewter in the poor man's house, and of silver in 1 Larousse, Dictionnaire universe!,, viii. 668. 2 A double entendre, either " fork-bearer " or " gallows-bird." 3 Meercrqft.--Have I deserved this from you two, for all My pains at court to get you each a patent? Gilthead.--For what? Mtercraft.--Upon my project o' the forks. Sledge.--Forks? what be they? Meercraft.--The laudable use of forks, Brought into custom here, as they are in Italy, To the sparing o' napkins. Ben Jonson, The Devil is an Ass, act v. scene 3. the rich man's. The dishes and plates were of earthenware or pewter, but in the eighteenth century the use of chinaware increased. Pewter cups and mugs were everywhere to be seen, and now and then a drinking-horn. Well-to-do planters had silver tankards, sometimes marked. ".,., Silver plate. with the family arms, as well as silver salt-cellars, candlesticks, and snuffers. A cupboard with glass doors, or light drapery,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...often of a fine fabric delicately embroidered. Forks, on the other hand, were in the earlier days scarce. Befor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217524397

ISBN - 13:9780217524391

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