Denton Hall and Its Associations

Denton Hall and Its Associations

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...she spent the next few weeks. Her comments on her neighbours, as communicated to her friends, can scarcely have been flattering, judging by the following paragraph in one of Miss Carter's letters: --" Are your swinish Northumbrians, who stuff four solid meals and guzzle four quarts of ale in a day, more brutal in their pleasures than the set of fine gentlemen who kissed the greasy cook for making a soup to their epicurean taste?"1 On the 12th of July she had an opportunity of testing the gastronomic capabilities of Northumbrian pitmen, for on that date the winning of the colliery was celebrated at Denton Hall by a great entertainment. "All the workmen, with their wives, walked in procession to the great court before the hall, with colours flying and a band of music; from whence, after a general salute of three huzzas, they proceeded to a field east of the house, where several long tables were placed sufficient to contain all the company, consisting of 377 men and women, the tenants and workmen upon the estate. These tables were each furnished with a large piece of beef, mutton, or veal, to which were added twice as many fruit puddings, the size of which may be guessed at by the quantity of flour used for them and the pies, which was less than two sacks; the rest of the dinner consisted of two sheep of 144 lbs. each, and several hundredweight of beef. One of the sheep was roasted whole, and the Other, with the beef, boiled in a large brewing vessel. Abundance of ale, strong beer, and punch was consumed. Dinner being ended, the company again returned to the great court, and being drawn up in a circle, with Mr. Montagu and his lady in the centre, they toasted the royal family, the donors, the coal trade, etc., accompanied more

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