1835 Oxford night caps (3rd edition)
cloves and ci11narnon, half a pint of brandy, and one quart of good strong· ale; stir it well together, put a couple of slices of toasted bread into it, grate some nutmeg and ginger on the toast, and it is fit for use. Ice it well and it will prove a g·ood summer, warm it and it will become a pleasant winter, beverage. It is drank chiefly at di11ner.
Next crowne the bowie full With gentle Lambs wooll,
Adde sugar, nutmeg, and ginger,
·with store of all too, And thus ye must doe
To make the Wassaile a swinger. Herricl!s T welft.h N ight, or King and Queen.
Lamb~ "\-Vool is merely a variety of the Wassail Bowl, and although not common in Oxford, is a great favourite in some parts
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