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Food Quote Friday: Herman Melville

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"Copying law papers being proverbially a dry, husky sort of business, my two scriveners were fain to moisten their mouths very often with Spitzenbergs to be had at the numerous stalls nigh the Customs House and Post Office. Also, they sent Ginger Nut very frequently for that peculiar cake — small, flat, round, and very spicy — after which he had been named by them. Of a cold morning when business was but dull, Turkey would gobble up scores of these cakes, as if the were mere wafers — indeed they sell them at the rate of six or eight for a penny — the scrape of his pen blending with the crunching of the crisp particles in his mouth."

Herman Melville in Bartelby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street

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5.30.2008

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Blogger Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Your cookies look yummy!

5/30/2008  

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