Bunbury in the Caucasus

Lawrence Kelly, Lermontov: Tragedy in the Caucasus, Robin Clark, 1983, pp. 73-4:

And there had been the unfortunate case of a would-be poet who visited him, and was invited to recite his verses, while Lermontov ate half his hamper of freshly salted cucumbers — always a treat — and then scampered away in mid-recitation with the other half stuffed in his pockets.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (Act I Scene 2):

Algernon. [Jack puts out his hand to take a sandwich. Algernon at once interferes.] Please don’t touch the cucumber sandwiches. They are ordered specially for Aunt Augusta. [Takes one and eats it.]

Jack. Well, you have been eating them all the time.

Algernon. That is quite a different matter. She is my aunt.

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