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Thread #113588 Message #2491277
Posted By: Jim Dixon
11-Nov-08 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Under the Willows (Bob Franke)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Willows (Bob Franke)
Funny thing: when you Google for "peppermint Gibraltar" you get lots of hits. That led me to this:
The Gibraltar, on the other hand, is a From
white and delicate candy, flavored with
lemon or peppermint, soft as cream at one
stage of its existence, but capable of hardening
into a consistency so stony and so
unutterably flinty-hearted that it is almost
a libel upon the rock whose name it bears.
The Gibraltar is the aristocrat of Salem
confectionery. It gazes upon chocolate
and sherbet and says:—
"Before you were, I was. After you are
not, I shall be."
[The discussion goes on for several more paragraphs.]
Putnam, Eleanor. Old Salem. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889.