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214
MERRY ANDREW
CHAP.
A soup take off.
Two large carps at the upper end.
Pidgeon pie, salad, veal ollaves,
Leg of mutton, and cutlets at the lower end.
Three rosed chickens.
Scotch pancakes, tarts, asparagus.
Three green gees at the lower end.
In the room of the chickens removed,
Four souced Mackerel.
Rasins in cream at the upper end.
Calves' foot jelly, dried sweetmeats, calves' foot jelly.
Flummery, Savoy cakes.
Imperial cream at the lower end.
In October, 1709, Mr. Burrell writes in Latin : "From this time I have resolved, as long as the dearth of provisions continues, to give to the poor who apply for it at the door on Sundays, twelve pounds of beef every week, on the nth of February 4-lbs. more, in all i61bs., and a bushel of wheat and half a bushel of barley in 4 weeks."
From Borde Hill to the north east of Cuckfield, is supposed to have come Andrew Boord, the original Merry Andrew. Among the later Boords who lived there was George Boord, in whose copy of Natura Brevium and Tenores Novelli, bound together (given him by John Sackville of Chiddingly Park) is written :
Sidera non tot habet Celum, nee flumina pisces, Quot scelera gerit femina mente dolos.
Dixit Boordus ;
which Mr. Lower translates :
Quoth Boord, with stars the skies abound,
With fish the flowing waters ; But far more numerous I have found
The tricks of Eve's fair daughters.
This Boord would be a relative of the famous Andrew, priest,
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