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  • The Players, the short address which, ending on the stroke of midnight, dedicates each passing year to the memory of Edwin Booth, and pledges each new year in a loving-cup passed in his honor.

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  • “I just laughed and told him to think of me rather as a loving-cup that goes from hand to hand but should be valued none the less.”

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • So, when he lifted the great loving-cup to the sound of trumpets, and begged the gods to give us all kinds of blessings, but harmony between Macedonians and Persians above all, I drank with a whole heart, and drank again to the hope reborn in his face.

    The Persian Boy

  • Chares himself, whose office was far above serving anything, bore in a beautiful gold loving-cup.

    The Persian Boy

  • After grace, Tom (being instructed) rose - and the whole house with him - and drank from a portly golden loving-cup with the Princess Elizabeth; from her it passed to the Lady Jane, and then traversed the general assemblage.

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  • Could we only go back to the old Dutch town where the custom started, where all animosities were healed, all offences forgotten, on New-Year's day, when the good Dutch housewives made their own cakes and spiced the loving-cup, when all the women stayed at home to receive and all the men called, what a different

    Manners and Social Usages

  • And forthwith the loving-cup -- several of them, indeed, on each side of the tables -- came slowly down with all the antique ceremony.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • If his Lordship had sent me an infusion of ratsbane in the loving-cup, I should have taken it much more kindly at his hands.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • Being curious to know all about these important matters, with a view of recommending to my countrymen whatever they might usefully adopt, I drank an honest sip from the loving-cup, and had no occasion for another, -- ascertaining it to be Claret of a poor original quality, largely mingled with water, and spiced and sweetened.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • Even at the present day, the loving-cup and decanters are handed to the right around the social board.

    The Mysteries of All Nations Rise and Progress of Superstition, Laws Against and Trials of Witches, Ancient and Modern Delusions Together With Strange Customs, Fables, and Tales

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