At mete wel y-taught was she with-alle:
She leet no morsel from hir lippes falle,
Ne wette hir fyngres in hir sauce depe.

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius


(= She was very well-educated at dinner / She let no morsel of food fall from her lips / Nor did she get her fingers wet by dipping them in the sauce)

Again, super-courtly. Forks weren’t commonplace in England till about 1500.

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