brandy-and-water love

brandy-and-water

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  • So I called for my brandy-and-water; and as I was sitting drinking it by the fire, Thompson got up and went out.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • I went into the bar, where there was a young woman serving, and called for a glass of brandy-and-water.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • All the country is covered with snow, and the inhabitants have nothing to do but sleigh about, play ball on the ice, drive the young ladies to quilting frolics and snow picnics, drink brandy-and-water, and play at whist for sixpenny points.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • We sit down at table again (rather more cheerfully than before); prolong the meal with a rather mouldy dessert of apples, grapes, and oranges; and drink our wine and brandy-and-water.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • They and the handmaid before mentioned, being in such ecstasies of fear that I scarcely knew what to do with them, I naturally bethought myself of some restorative or comfortable cordial; and nothing better occurring to me, at the moment, than hot brandy-and-water, I procured a tumbler full without delay.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • I suppose I dodged them up and down this sofa for at least a quarter of an hour, without reaching them once; and by the time I did catch them, the brandy-and-water was diminished, by constant spilling, to a teaspoonful.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Dunkirk, — night falling, lunar rainbow, brandy-and-water; night confoundedly thick; supper, nightcap of rum-punch, and so to bed.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • If they would have a leg-of-mutton and an apple-pudding, and a glass of sherry and port (or simple brandy-and-water called by its own name) after dinner, all would be very well; but they must shine, they must dine as their neighbors.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • ‘Sir,’ said I, on finding that worthy gent, — he was drinking warm brandy-and-water, Sam, at two o’clock in the day, or at least the room smelt very strongly of that beverage — ‘Sir,’ says I, ‘you were tried for forgery in the year ‘14, at Lancaster assizes.’

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • At any rate, the Reverend Grimes Wapshot drank a deal of brandy-and-water at our house, and dined there even oftener than poor Gus used to do.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

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