"I haven't seen her this two hours," says Tom, commencing on the plumcake.
Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie's punishment, which was no more than she deserved.
It might have pleased him, too, in some degree, to have seen how dull and dissatisfied she was throughout that week (the greater part of it, at least), for lack of her usual source of excitement; and how often she regretted having 'used him up so soon,' like a child that, having devoured its plumcake
too hastily, sits sucking its fingers, and vainly lamenting its greediness.
(11) See two Highgate School events mentioned by Norman White: that of a bully who devoured a junior's "rich and rare plumcake
" and the routine end-of-term "breaking-up supper at each assistant master's house." Norman White, Hopkins: A Literary Biography (Oxford, U.K.: Clarendon, 1992), p.
One annual Whitsun trip to a local beach saw the children "plentifully regaled with tea and plumcake
Whenever he was away from home, Peake wrote regularly to Maeve, his "little plumcake
", his "darling sweetheart and companion", his "little daisy-chain" and his "darling little lover".
(22.) Florence Walzl (1971) notes that in turn-of-the-century cook books "recipes for plumcake
Maria does not pick up some plumcake
for the children and parents and Joe does not get the corkscrew as his fortune.
," and with characters that produce an unintended comic effect--an envoy of dark lord Sauron awkwardly resembles Tim the Enchanter, while the bearded Ents are like ZZ Top on stilts.
Of the forty, nine or ten are the expected old favorites, albeit with Lincolnshire colouring ("plumbread"--a Lincolnshire delicacy--instead of "plumcake
" in "The Lion and the Unicorn" for example).