With basket at back, no labour he grudges,
But whistles and sings, while onward he trudges
Through hail, rain, or snow, or sultry hot weather;
His pride is "To keep his connection together."
To the mistress a bow - a smile to the maid -
Doughy knows pretty well how to manage his trade;
Extols the girl's beauty while a loaf she is taking,
Then tells her what care he will take of her baking;
Asks her to buy a few biscuits, or cakes,
Proclaiming what beautiful french bread he bakes;
Thus Doughy goes on with a good word to all,
His face it is welcome where 'ere he may call.
From March's Penny Library 1860
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Here is a great video that I have found with instructions for making a bread oven: