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One brag'd and boasted that when he was married, that he had at least two hundred Cookes to dresse his Wedding Dinner: Another answered him that hee believed him not, because he knew that he had not so much as a House to put his Head in, but lodged in a Garret, and therefore he could not have use or roome for so many Cookes: He replied, that as hee with his friends came from Church, they went to a drie Hedge, and set it on fire, (every man having a piece of Cheese in his pocket,) and dividing themselves, the one halfe halfe of them on one side of the Hedge, and the other halfe on the other, and so toasting their Cheese, being two hundred in number, they were all Cookes, and drest the Wedding dinner.

  • Cheese. Source: Taylor, John. Taylor's Feast. London: Printed by J. Okes dwelling in little St. Bartholmews, 1638

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