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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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3356. GASTRONOMY, English.—
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3356. GASTRONOMY, English.—

I fancy
it must be the quantity of animal food eaten
by the English which renders their character
insusceptible of civilization. I suspect it is
in their kitchens, and not in their churches
that their reformation must be worked, and
that missionaries of that description from
hence [Paris] would avail more than those
who should endeavor to tame them by precepts
of religion or philosophy.—
To Mrs. John Adams. Ford ed., iv, 100.
(P. 1785)