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Re: Butter
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0977  Friday, 11 June 1999.

[1]     From:   Matthew C. Hansen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 1999 09:38:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: Butter

[2]     From:   Pete McCluskey <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Jun 1999 11:23:16 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Butter


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From:           Matthew C. Hansen <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 1999 09:38:28 -0500
Subject:        Re: Butter

Art Neundorffer's response is quite interesting.  Of course we all know
that the "Buttery" has far more to do with Butts (of ale) than butter,
yes?

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From:           Pete McCluskey <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Jun 1999 11:23:16 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Butter

Joseph Tate has probably received more responses for his request for
information about early modern butter than he imagined, but here's one
more: Fussell, G. E.,  The English Dairy Farmer 1500-1900.  London:
Cass, 1966. I found this work useful while exploring the numerous
dramatic references to the proverbial Flemish love of butter.  For what
it's worth, in July 1595 there was a disorder in Southwark during which
apprentices forcibly took butter from merchants who were gouging
prices.  I can supply the sordid details to anyone interested....

Pete McCluskey

  Peter M. McCluskey <
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  Department of English, University of New Orleans
 

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