"Why, then they would be laughed at, and a master pastrycook must never be laughed at."
"Do you know, my dear fellow, why master pastrycooks never work with their hands?"
The Analytical, in course of time achieving what he feels to be due to himself in bringing to a dignified conclusion several quarrels he has on hand with the pastrycook's men, announces breakfast.
For he, standing on the doorsteps to grace the departure, is suddenly caught a most prodigious thump on the side of his head with a heavy shoe, which a Buffer in the hall, champagne-flushed and wild of aim, has borrowed on the spur of the moment from the pastrycook's porter, to cast after the departing pair as an auspicious omen.
Here he stopped at a pastrycook
's, went in (probably to give an order), and came out again immediately with a tart in his hand.
and Muffin-maker, much respected;' introducing gravestone.
In they came, some hot and ruddy from football or long walks, some pale and chilly from hard reading in their studies, some from loitering over the fire at the pastrycook
's, dainty mortals, bringing with them pickles and saucebottles to help them with their dinners.
A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook
's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that.
knew who was on his books, and in that knowledge could be calm, with a few glass cylinders of dowager peppermint-drops in his window, and half-a- dozen ancient specimens of currant-jelly.
Then sweeping away all the embers, I set down my loaf or loaves, and whelming down the earthen pot upon them, drew the embers all round the outside of the pot, to keep in and add to the heat; and thus as well as in the best oven in the world, I baked my barley-loaves, and became in little time a good pastrycook
into the bargain; for I made myself several cakes and puddings of the rice; but I made no pies, neither had I anything to put into them supposing I had, except the flesh either of fowls or goats.
- to undertake the whole charge of my own existence, that often, in going to Murdstone and Grinby's, of a morning, I could not resist the stale pastry put out for sale at half-price at the pastrycooks
' doors, and spent in that the money I should have kept for my dinner.
I have to inform you, Sir, that at the house of a Jew Pastrycook
in Duke's Place, Mendoza distributed, I may safely say, hundreds of Free Admissions to Covent Garden Theatre.