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Quotation by for the State of Rhode Island
The menu was stewed liver and rice, fricassee of bones, and shredded dog biscuit. The dinner was greatly appreciated; the guests ate until they could eat no more, and Elisha Dyer's dachshund so overtaxed its capacities that it fell unconscious by its plate and had to be carried home.
For the State of Rhode Island, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State (The WPA Guide to Rhode Island), p. 215, Houghton Mifflin (1937).
On the 1890s' "Dogs' Dinner," a noted Newport social event.
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