Would it not be a horrible thing if, after having lost one part of the Empire over a case of tea, and after nearly losing Australia two years ago over the currants and raisins for the English plumpudding, Australia and Canada came to daggers drawn over a few pounds of butter?
I cannot understand what either plumpudding or gunpowder has to do with saving grace.
No Frenchmen like plumpudding; All Englishmen like plumpudding.
I promised myself that I would do something for them one of these days, and formed a plan in outline for bestowing a dinner of roast-beef and plumpudding, a pint of ale, and a gallon of condescension, upon everybody in the village.
None of your inchthick blueblooded Balaclava fried-at-belief-stakes or juicejelly legs of the Grex’s molten mutton or greasilygristly grunters’ goupons or slice upon slab of luscious goosebosom with lump after load of plumpudding stuffing all aswim in a swamp of bogoakgravy for that greekenhearted yude!
I believe I am getting discontented I have a great desire to do something to distinguish myself I would make a plumpudding if I had raisins, but there is not one in the house. "