Sunday, May 6, 2012

Their plump breasts clothed succulently with a counterpane of fat bacon





— Wilkie Collins, My Black Mirror
(will be searching the novels to see if ‘succulent’ is as frequent as it seems to be)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Larks, dished and diddled

Four ways of dishing up larks (1885):

And this “Belgrave jelly” is just baffling: