[Sca-cooks] mysterious query (Parliament cake/gingerbread)

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 24 10:36:31 PST 2007

...and a websearch on "parliament gingerbread" finds a slightly earlier 

BURGIN, ISAAC MARTIN, JACOB DACOSTA, theft : simple grand larceny, theft : 
receiving stolen goods, 30th October, 1799.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17991030-85

"Q. There is gingerbread in different forms; there is nuts and parliament 
gingerbread? - A. No, that is what we call shop-goods, we never sell them 
at fairs."

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