Beverages, Past and Present: An Historical Sketch of Their Production, Together with a Study of the Customs Connected with Their Use, Volume 2

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908 - Beverages

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Page 278 - All the various dangers by which the traveller was beset were greatly increased by darkness. He was therefore commonly desirous of having the shelter of a roof during the night; and such shelter it was not difficult to obtain. From a very early period the inns of England had been renowned. Our first great poet
Page 279 - was drunk in London. The innkeepers, too, it was said, were not like other innkeepers. On the continent the landlord was the tyrant of those who crossed the threshold. In England he was a servant. Never was an Englishman more at home than when he took his ease
Page 262 - at the court, which when the Frenchmen first saw, they reported at their return into their countrey, that the Englishmen used to drink out of their bootes; we have besides cups made of homes of beasts, of cocker-nuts, of goords, of the eggs of
Page 280 - our conveyances. Nor is this strange; for it is evident that, all other circumstances being supposed equal, the inns will be best where the means of locomotion are worst. The quicker the rate of travelling, the less important it is that there should be numerous
Page 386 - the ground, his mouth convulsively closed, and his nostrils dilated. In the course of about a quarter of an hour his eyes began to roll, foam issued from his half-opened lips, and his whole body was agitated by frightful convulsions. These violent symptoms having subsided, a profound sleep of several hours succeeded. In the evening I
Page 278 - of the fourteenth century. Nine and twenty persons with their horses found room in the wide chambers and stables of the Tabard in Southwark. The food was of the best and the wines such as drew the company
Page 298 - says : And first behold this cordial julep here, That flames and dances in his crystal bounds, With spirits of balm and fragrant syrups mix'd.
Page 259 - him, whether he would pledge him, on which he, answering that he would, held up his knife or sword, to guard him whilst he drank ; for while a man is drinking he necessarily is in an unguarded posture, exposed to the treacherous stroke of some hidden or secret enemy. The
Page 406 - In Bishopgate Street, in Queen's Head Alley, at a Frenchman's house, is an excellent West India drink called chocolate, to be sold, where you may have it ready at any time, and also unmade, at reasonable rates.
Page 91 - Folks fit to be of Bacchus' train, so quaffing is their kind; Drink is their whole desire, the pot is all their pride ; The soberest head doth once a day stand needful of a guide. If he to banquet bid his friends, he will not shrink On them at dinner to bestow a dozen kinds of drink,

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