1827 Oxford night caps, a collection of receipts for making various beverages used in the university
Such is the intoxicating property of this liquor, that, none but bard drinkers will venture to regale themselves with it a second time. - THE OXFORD GRACE CUP. The ancient Grace Cup was a vessel pro– portioned to the number of the company assembled, which went round the table, the guests drinking out of the same cup one after another. Virgil describes something like it, when, speaking of the entertainment Queen Dido gave to .lEneas, he say11, Postquam prima quies epulis, memeque remotm ; Crateras magnoa statuunt, et vina coronant. • • • • • • • • • • The grace cup serv'd, the cloth away, Jove thought it time to shew his play. Prior.
Hie regina gravem gemmia auroque poposcit Implevitque mero pateram : • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
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