Sore on his knee
Cooks well (Like that's a surprise).
Makes a great blancmange (French for "white" and "eat"). This is a repulsive reference because the Cook's ulcer resembles the blancmange he cooks. Would you want to eat it?
"But what a pity--so it seemed to me, That he should have an ulcer on his knee." (line 395)
"And he could roast and seethe and broil and fry, Make good thick soup and back a tasty pie." (line 394)
"As for blancmange, he made it with the best." (line 397)
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