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Mutton Food Quotes

“He'd been drinking whisky from a beer glass, which he held by its handle in a fist the size of a mutton roast.”

Dr. Watson in 'The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist' by Loren D. Estleman (2009)


"Let the leg of mutton be awaited as the first lovers' meeting, mortified as a liar caught in the act, golden as a young German girl and bloody as a Carib."

Des Essarts (1740-1793) French actor


"Mutton is to lamb what a millionaire uncle is to his poverty-stricken nephew."

Des Essarts (1740-1793) French actor


“'Een in our hashes live their wanted fires' - as the poetical cook said when they said her hashed mutton was not hot enough.”

Edward Lear, English artist, writer  (1812-1888)
'literary nonsense'


“Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of scented urine.”

James Joyce, Irish writer. (1882-1941)


“When they didn't give him boiled mutton, they gave him rice pudding, pretending it was a treat. And saved the butcher.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
'The Schoolboy's Story' (1853)



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