in the winte r season ; an d Swift , writin g in 1727 , ha s the lines — "As clever Tom Clinch, while the labHe was bawling, liode statelj through Holboxn to die of Ms calling, He stopped at the ' George f for a bottle of sack, And promised to pa j for it wien lie came back, 1 ' He was probabl y of th e sam e opinio n as th e Elizabe - tha n poet , who sang ,
e ' Saeke will make the merry minde sad, So will it make tlie melancliolie glad. If mirthe and sadnesse doth in sacke remain, When I am sad I'l l take some sacke again,"
A recip e of thi s time , attribute d to Si r Flcetwoo d Fletcher , is curiou s in it s compositio n in mor e way s tha n one ; and , as we seldo m find ssueh document s in rhyme , we gi? e it: —
4i From famed Barbadoes, on the western main, Fetch sugar, ounces four | fetch sack from Spain, A pint | and from the Eastern coast, Nutmeg, the glory of our northern toast j O'er flaming coals le t them together heat, Till the all-conquering sack dissolve the sweet 5 O'er such another Ire put eggs just ten, New-born from tread of cock and rump of lien f Stir them with steadj liand, and conscience pricking, To see the untimely end of ten fine cliicken j From shining shelf take down the "brazen skillet— A (|uart of milk from gentle cow will 111 it $ "When boilM and cold put milk and sack to eggs, Unite them firmly like the triple leagues; And on the fire le t them together dwell Till miss sing twice * you, must not kiss and tell | ? Each lad and lass take up a silver spoon, And fall onfiercely like a starred dragoon, 11 c
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