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    Altogether agrees with me

    Dear friends

    Please, help me to interpret what Poe intends to say. See the underlined part below:
    "Thank you, no," I replied; "to say the truth, I am not particularly partial to veal a la St. what is it? for I
    do not find that it altogether agrees with me. I will change my plate, however, and try some of the rabbit."

    Does he want to say that the veal is not in the taste of the narrator? Or, maybe, it is not the best choice?
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    Re: Altogether agrees with me

    The speaker is indicating that his body cannot tolerate veal without having negative side effects, such as upset stomach or diarrhea.

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    Re: Altogether agrees with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    The speaker is indicating that his body cannot tolerate veal without having negative side effects, such as upset stomach or diarrhea.
    For info, in BrE, the end would be "... an upset stomach or diarrho​ea".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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