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

Sherry Cobbler

For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.
Xenophon.—Expedition of Cyrus, Books III. and IV.