"I smell roast beef
cooking," he mumbled-- "underdone roast beef--with brown gravy over it."
The work he had to do at home, besides putting on his best clothes, made it seven before he was on his way again to the Hall Farm, and it was questionable whether, with his longest and quickest strides, he should be there in time even for the roast beef
, which came after the plum pudding, for Mrs.
"Let us thank God for simple pleasures, roast beef
and rice pudding, a good appetite and beer.
Look at your knife-handle, there, my civilized and enlightened gourmand dining off that roast beef
, what is that handle made of?
"How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef
on a hot dish.
We take soup, then wait a few minutes for the fish; a few minutes more and the plates are changed, and the roast beef
comes; another change and we take peas; change again and take lentils; change and take snail patties (I prefer grasshoppers); change and take roast chicken and salad; then strawberry pie and ice cream; then green figs, pears, oranges, green almonds, etc.; finally coffee.
She fetched crockery -- new, and plenty of it; new wooden goblets and other table furniture; and beer, fish, chicken, a goose, eggs, roast beef
, roast mutton, a ham, a small roast pig, and a wealth of genuine white wheaten bread.
There is an island; on that island there are trees; under those trees, terrestrial animals, bearers of cutlets and roast beef
, to which I would willingly give a trial."
His breakfast consisted of a side-dish, a broiled fish with Reading sauce, a scarlet slice of roast beef
garnished with mushrooms, a rhubarb and gooseberry tart, and a morsel of Cheshire cheese, the whole being washed down with several cups of tea, for which the Reform is famous.
Athos, do you know any inn in the whole town where one can find white sheets, roast beef
reasonably cooked, and wine which is not made of hops and gin?"
While others, implicitly crediting the most extravagant fictions, firmly believe that there are people in the world with tastes so depraved that they would infinitely prefer a single mouthful of material humanity to a good dinner of roast beef
and plum pudding.
His chin, from the same cause, had acquired the grave and imposing form which is generally described by prefixing the word 'double' to that expressive feature; and his complexion exhibited that peculiarly mottled combination of colours which is only to be seen in gentlemen of his profession, and in underdone roast beef
. Round his neck he wore a crimson travelling-shawl, which merged into his chin by such imperceptible gradations, that it was difficult to distinguish the folds of the one, from the folds of the other.