Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1863 - Viticulture - 505 pages
 

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Page 51 - The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again. The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair.
Page 52 - s drunken, fiery face no less) Drinks up the sea, and when he's done, The moon and stars drink up the sun. They drink and dance by their own light, They drink and revel all the night. Nothing in Nature's sober found, But an eternal health goes round. Fill up the bowl, then, fill it high, Fill all the glasses there, for why Should every creature drink but I : Why, man of morals, tell me why 1 BEAUTY.
Page 264 - Français! pour nous, ah! quel outrage! Quels transports il doit exciter! C'est nous qu'on ose méditer De rendre à l'antique esclavage! Aux armes...
Page 275 - Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen unsre Reben; Gesegnet sei der Rhein! Da wachsen sie am Ufer hin und geben Uns diesen Labewein.
Page 50 - And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunken ; and he was uncovered within his tent.
Page 30 - Arundel with his famous equipage of grey horses, still remembered in Sussex. The Prince of Wales had concocted with his royal brothers a notable scheme for making the old man drunk. Every person at table was enjoined to drink wine with the Duke — a challenge which the old toper did not refuse. He soon began to see that there was a conspiracy against him; he drank glass for glass; he over-, threw many of the brave.
Page 30 - Home from my office to my Lord's lodgings, where my wife had got ready a very fine dinner — viz. a dish of marrow-bones ; a leg of mutton ; a loin of veal ; a dish of fowl, three pullets, and a dozen of larks all in a dish ; a great tart, a neat's tongue, a dish of anchovies ; a dish of prawns and cheese.
Page 51 - That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humours, good humours cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo good wine carrieth a man to heaven.
Page 29 - Eegent, all play parts. The feast took place at the Pavilion at Brighton, and was described to me by a gentleman who was present at the scene. In Gilray's caricatures, and amongst Fox's jolly associates, there figures a great nobleman, the Duke of Norfolk, called Jockey of Norfolk in his time, and celebrated for his table exploits. He had quarrelled with the prince, like the rest of the Whigs ; but a sort of reconciliation had taken place ; and...
Page 422 - ... the contravenaries to mak rekning and payment of the ane halff of the said panes in Maiesteis exchequir yierlie and to apply the vther halff of the saidis panes to thair awne vse." In 1622 a more stringent measure was passed, termed an " Act that nane send wynes to the His...

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