At Dijon , Burgundy , it is the custom on the first Sunday in Lent to make large fires in the streets whence it is called Firebrand Sunday. This practice originated in the processions formerly made on that day by the peasants with lighted torches of straw, to drive away, as they called it, the bad air from the earth .
It's a na|«ve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back. 2tom brown
It's a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.james thurber