1835 Oxford night caps (3rd edition)

28 Cup is then handed round the lalilc, no one presuming to apply his lips to it until two pe rsons have risen from their seats. The origin of this custom is ascribed by our antiquaries to the practice of the Danes heretofore in England, who frequ ently used to stab or cut the throats of the natives while they were drinking, the persons stand. ing being sur"°t.ies that the one hol

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