From "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers" or "The Roly Poly Pudding" by Beatrix Potter - "Oh! Mother, Mother, there has been an old man rat in the dairy—a dreadful 'normous big rat, mother; and he's stolen a pat of butter and the rolling-pin.
'The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding', 1908 -- Beatrix Potter. "The visitor was a neighbour, Mrs. she had called to borrow some yeast." *** Ribby is framed in the doorway at Potter's HILL TOP HOUSE.