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The Flowing Bowl - A Treatise on Drinks of All Kinds and of All Periods, Interspersed with Sundry Anecdotes and Reminiscences
I claim no merit for the following pages, other than may attach to industry, application, the gift of copying accurately, and the acquisition of writers cramp. The mechanical writing isto the great joy of the compositors who have dealt with itevery letter mine own; but the best part of the book has been conveyed from other sources. In fact the book is, as the old lady said of the divine tragedy of Hamlet, full of quotations. The hand is the hand of Gubbins, but the voice is, for the most part, the voice of the great ones of the past, including Pliny and Gervase Markham. The matter, or most of itI am endeavouring to drive the fact homeis culled from other sources; and if this is the most useful and interesting work ever published it is more my fortune than my fault. The genial reception of my earlier effort, Cakes and Alewhich was condemned only by worshippers of Ala, who were not expected to applaudtogether with the hope of earning something towards the purchase of a Bath Chairhave induced me to issue this little treatise on liquids, as a companion to my first cloth-bound book. And innate modestyI stick to innate, despite the criticscompels me to add that I think the last is the better work. I will, however, leave a generous and discriminating public to decide that question for itself. LONDON, CHRISTMAS EVE, 1898. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 57179
Author: Spencer, Edward
Release Date: May 18, 2018
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