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Sowens Disappointment – April 1905

Slightly sour flavour of sowens. Some weeks ago, “Epicure” expressed surprise in the correspondence column that I was unfamiliar with the composition of sowens “seeing I (“Gretchen”) was so well acquainted generally with the customs and practices which were in … Continue reading

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Doing Twa Weemens Work – April 1894

All semi-barbarous people make the women do the hardest work; the men reserve their strength for fighting. Even in this century, the Highland women carry the manure to the fields on their backs, dig the soil and carry home the … Continue reading

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