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Book of Curtasye(This guide could be included in the program. Spellings are as they were in the Elizabethan Era.)
Kindly Heed These Rules of Etyquett:
Gueysts myst have nayles cleane or they wyll dysgust theyre table companyons.
Gueysts myst avoyd quarrelyng and makyng grymices wyth other gueysts.
Gueysts syst not stuff theyre mouths. The glutton who eats wyth haste, if he is addressed he scarcely answers thee.
Gueysts should not pick theyre teethe at the table wyth a knyfe, straw, or stycke.
Gueysts myst not tell unseemly tales at the table, nor soyle the clothe wyth theyre knyfe, nor reste theyre legs upon the table.
Gueyst myst never leave bones on the table; always hyde them under the chayres.
Gueysts myst not wype theyre greezy fingers on theyre beardes.
Gueysts myst not leane on the table wyth theyre elbows, nor dyp theyre thumbs in theyre drinks.
Gueysts myst retane theyre knyfes lest they be forced to grubbe wyth theyre fingers.
Gueysts myst refrane from flirting wyth the chambermaids.
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~ British puddings recipes and background
and Renaissance Food and Feasts
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