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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Funeral Banquet.
 
The custom of giving a feast at funerals came to us from the Romans, who not only feasted the friends of the deceased, but also distributed meat to the persons employed.   1
       
“Thrift, thrift, Horatio! the funeral baked meats
Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.”
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 2.
 


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