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English traveller as early as 1675, "the gallants walk with their marmalet-madams, as we do in Moorfields."
To others he gave China oranges, dishes of marmalet, Meers Cakes,
A Boston gallant must choose well his marmalet-madam, must proceed cautiously in his love-making in the gloaming, obtaining first the formal permission of parents or guardians ere he take any step in courtship.
(really marmalet) is so called because Queen Mary found comfort in marmalade when she was sea-sick -- hence Marie-malade, hence