1827 Oxford night caps, a collection of receipts for making various beverages used in the university


sail Bowl, with roasted apples floating in it, and which is generally ushered in with- great. ceremony. Shakspeare alludes to the Was– sail Bowl when he· says, in his Midsummer Night's Dream,

Sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl, In very likeness of a roasted crab,

And when she drinks, against her lips I bob, And on her wither'd dewlap pour the ale.



Brown Betty does not differ materially from the preceding; it is said to have de– rived its name from one of the fair sez, ycleped a bedmaker, who invariably recom– mended the mixture so named as a never failing panacea. Recipe. Dissolve a quarter of a pound of brown sugar in one pint of water, slice a lemon

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