Saturday, October 22, 2016

The pedagogue's mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. In his devouring mind's eye he pictured to himself every roasting pig running about with a pudding in his belly and an apple in his mouth; the pidgeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie , and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cozily in dishes , like snug married couples, with  a decent competency of onion sauce. In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon,and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he behold daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a sidedish,with uplifted claws,as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.

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