1835 Oxford night caps (3rd edition)


asse1nblctl , which wc11t rou11d th e table, the g uests dri11ki ng o ut of the same c up o11e :1fter a nother. Virgil describes something like it, whe n, speaking of the entertainmel\t Queen Dido gave to JEnea s, he says, Postquam prima quics epulis, mens:l'que rcmot:u; Cratcras m:.gnos ~la.tuunt, et vina corooant. • • • • • • • • • • H ic regina gral'cm gem mi~ auroquc poposcit Implel'itquc mcro patcram : • • • " . . . . . . . . . P rimaque lil>ato summo tcnus attigit ore. Tum Ditire dcdit iocrcpitans : ille impiger hausit Spumnntem patcram, et plcno se proluit anro. Post alii proccrcs. I t has bee11 t he c ustom from time imme– morial, at the c ivic feasts in Oxford, for the Grace C np to be introduced before the re– moval of the cloth, when the Mayor receives the Cup standing; his right and left haud g uests a lso rise from their ~eats while lte gives the toast, which, since the H efor111a tio11, has been, "Church au·d King." Th e ~

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