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Goodman’s Fields


Whitechapel. Fields belonging to a farmer named Goodman.

At the which farm I myself in my youth have fetched many a halfpenny-worth of milk, and never had less than three ale-pints for a halfpenny in summer, nor less than one ale-pint in winter, always hot from the kine … and strained. One Trolop, and afterwards Goodman, were the farmers there, and had thirty or forty kine to the pail.”—Stow.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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