"more dances, and there was cake, and there was negus, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer." (pg. 100)
The rich in the 19th Century often displayed their wealth by having extravagant parties with many dishes of fancy food. This picture shows many foods that the wealthy, even today, consume.