To Miss Porden

Mr Kay

To Miss Porden with a Hot Pancake on Shrove Tuesday

The accompanying burnt offering, prepared after the manner of the domestic rites of the day, on the most favoured altar of the Penates of all ages, y’clep’d a kitchen fire, claims your regard in common with the numerous votaries for your esteem that will this day venture to accost you. Consider it not however in its ordinary flat acceptation, but rather in its form, emblematic of the endless esteem of


February 14th 1809