Drinks of the World, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Leadenhall Press, 1892 - Alcoholic beverages - 356 pages
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Covers the history and origins of all kinds of beverages: from water to cocktails.
  

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Contents

I
7
II
13
III
25
IV
30
V
37
VI
52
VII
64
VIII
110
XV
180
XVI
195
XVII
206
XVIII
235
XIX
237
XX
248
XXI
260
XXII
272

IX
115
X
128
XI
144
XII
153
XIII
156
XIV
167
XXIII
279
XXIV
296
XXV
303
XXVI
320
XXVII
334
XXVIII
345

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Page 124 - Poor stuff! No, sir, claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero (smiling) must drink brandy.
Page 268 - By this pathetic manner, which no one ever possessed in so eminent a degree, he used to shock me from quitting his company, till I hurt my own health not a little by sitting up with him when I was myself far from well: nor was it an easy matter to oblige him even by compliance, for he always maintained that no one forbore...
Page 183 - ... up one-third, or perhaps a little less. Then take rasped or pounded ice, and fill up the tumbler. Epicures rub the lips of the tumbler with a piece of fresh pineapple, and the tumbler itself is very often incrusted outside with stalactites of ice. As the ice melts, you drink.
Page 268 - ... he used to shock me from quitting his company, till I hurt my own health not a little by sitting up with him when I was myself far from well : nor was it an easy matter to oblige him even by compliance, for he always maintained that no one forbore their own gratifications for the sake of pleasing another, and if one did sit up it was probably to amuse one's self.
Page 256 - It prevents and cures Agues, Surfets and Feavers, by infusing a fit quantity of the Leaf, thereby provoking a most gentle Vomit and breathing of the Pores, and hath been given with wonderful success. * It (being prepared and drank with Milk and Water) strengtheneth the inward parts, and prevents Consumptions, and powerfully asswageth the pains of the Bowels, or griping of the Guts and Looseness.
Page 219 - With a friend and a pipe puffing sorrows away, And with honest old stingo was soaking his clay, His breath-doors of life on a sudden were shut, And he died full as big as a Dorchester butt.
Page 290 - Pasco throw masticated coca on hard veins of metal, in the belief that it softens the ore, and renders it more easy to work. The origin of this custom is easily explained, when it is recollected that in the time of the Incas it was believed that the...
Page 117 - The vertuose boke Of Distyllacyon of the waters of all maner of Herbes...
Page 18 - Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the wares of thy making : they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and broidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and agate.
Page 15 - Teniotic, a wine which receives its name from a place called Tenia, where it is produced. Its colour is pale and white, and there is such a degree of richness in it, that, when mixed with water, it seems gradually to be diluted, much in the same way as Attic honey when a liquid is poured into it ; and besides the agreeable flavour of the wine, its fragrance is so delightful as to render it perfectly aromatic, and it has the property of being slightly astringent. There are many other vineyards in...

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