PRBIACE, without the least jealous feeling being aroused at the employment of a Muse whose labours ought to be secured solely for humanity; but a cup-drink, little and good, will, for its social and moral qualities, ever hold the chief place in our likings. Lastly, although we know many of our friends to be first-rate judges of pleasant beverages^ yet we believe that but few of them are acquainted with their composition or history in times past. Should, therefore, any hints we may have thrown out assist in adding to the conviviality of the festive board, we feel we shall not have scribbled in vain; and we beg especially to dedicate this bagatelle to all those good souls who have been taught by experience that a firm, adhesion to the €€ pigskin," and a rattling galopade to the music of the twanging horn and the melody of the merry Pack, is the best incentive to the enjoy- ment of all good things, especially good appetite, good fellowship, and
• . , . . . And, although, alone, We ? E drain one draught in Memory* of many a joyous Banquet past.
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