Some Memories of Books, Authors, and Events

Paperback | February 11, 2012

byJames Glass Bertram

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ... LITERARY, LEGAL, AND OTHER HOSPITALITIES "SIXTY YEARS SINCE" The Modern Athenians have never been deficient in the virtue of hospitality. Beginning with breakfast--a mode of entertainment much in favour with Sir Walter Scott, who maintained that a breakfast party "saved wine and wassail" (although the Lord of Abbotsford was no niggard when the wine cups were on his table). Literary and other travellers used to be surprised and delighted with the tables liberally supplied with an appetiteprovoking variety of fish, flesh, and fowl, hot and cold; with rolls, scones, coffee, tea, delicious cream, and especially with a condiment described by an old-time tourist, "a bitter-sweet, but most delightful compound of orange skins and juices, called 'marmalade,' which we never see in England." At the opening of the Court of Session, the judges and high officials are always entertained at breakfast by the President. In a publication of many years ago, called The Whim, only a few numbers of which were issued, there appeared some rhymes descriptive of one of these feasts. The following lines being from memory, are not perhaps quite exact, but they convey an idea of the opening of the lines, which became highly personal before their end:--"Lord President Hope he fills the big chair, With smiles on his brow for those who are there; Close by him sit Lords Balgray and Cockburn, Whose faces shine bright in the old Silver Urn, His Lordship presumes they like his good fare--There's plenty to eat and plenty to spare." The Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland entertains the ministers at "breakfasts " during the sittings of the Church Court. The Moderator does the same, and many of the hospitably inclined citizens of Edinburgh entertain country c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ... LITERARY, LEGAL, AND OTHER HOSPITALITIES "SIXTY YEARS SINCE" The Modern Athenians have never been deficient in the virtue of ho...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217051871

ISBN - 13:9780217051873

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