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  • Parliament chose to receive the communion at St. Margaret's Church instead of Westminster Abbey "for fear of copes and wafer-cakes."

    History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) Puritan England, 1603-1660 John Richard Green 1860

  • The Magdalene convent exhibited its little boxes, the drum-major beat most lustily, and from a near booth came the real odor of warm wafer-cakes.

    O. T. a Danish Romance 1840

  • He could make fish-jelly, and quince fritters, and even wafer-cakes; and he gilded the ears of all his boars’ heads.

    The Crimson Fairy Book 2003

  • An old woman came by, selling conical wafer-cakes, and singing -- "_V'lâ l'plaisir, mesdames -- V'lâ l'plaisir!

    Peter Ibbetson George Du Maurier 1865


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  • "Trust none;

    For oaths are straws, men's faiths are wafer-cakes,

    And hold-fast is my only dog, my duck."

    Shakespeare, King Henry IV, II, iii. Line 53

    September 24, 2009