gown trimmed with, silver braid, and "bearing in Ms hand a silver wand. A Latin, grace is then chanted, and the Prebend presents the boy with a shilling, who, having placed the cups on the table, marches out of the room, accompanied by the verger. The cups are then passed down each side of the table, and qnaffed by each guest in succession to an appropriate toast. For the €€ sensation-drinks " which have lately tra- velled across the Atlantic we have no friendly feeling; they are far too closely allied to the morning dram, with its thousand verbal mystifications, to please our taste; and the source from which u eye-openers n and "smashers" come is one too notorious to be wel- comed by any man who deserves well of his country; so we will pass the American bar, with its bad brandies and fiery wine, and express our gratification at the poor success which u Pick-me-ups/' " Corpse-revivers/* €€ Chain-lightning/* and the like have had in this country.
HINTS TO CUF-BBEWERS.
THEBE are certain things to be observed in the com- pounding of cups, which, though patent to every ntan^s common sense, we may be pardoned for mentioning. When a drink is to be served hot, never let the mixture boil, but let the heat be applied as gently as possible:
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