"You don't get tired of muffins, but you don't find inspiration in them."
George Bernard Shaw (British playwright and critic)
“Well, I can't eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would parobably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895)
“Her corn-cake, in all its varieties of hoe-cake, dodgers, muffins and other species too numerous to mention, was a sublime mystery to all less practised compounders.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852)
“Pray let me, an American, inform the gentleman, who seems ignorant of the matter, that Indian corn, take it for all in all, is one of the most agreeable and wholesome grains in the world...and that johny or hoecake, hot from the fire, is better than a Yorkshire muffin.”
Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to the London Gazetteer, 1/2/1766, during the controversy over the Stamp Act
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