Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


The iron cup chained for the general use.
Rogers.—Inscription in the Crimea.

[Not inapplicable to the fountains now in use all over the kingdom.]

When you smooth
The brows of care, indulge the festive vein
In cups by well-informed experience found
The least your bane.
Armstrong.—On Preserving Health, Line 476.

[In an essay on the excellences of Tar Water, Bishop Berkeley says, “It emulates the virtues of that famous plant Gin Seng, so much valued in China as the only cordial that raises the spirits without depressing them.” See his Siris, Vol. II. Division 66.—“The effect of all wines and spirits upon me is strange. It settles, but it makes me gloomy.”—Byron, Diary, 1821.]