- n. alternative spelling of public house.
“A public-house by the road-side is commonly known by the name of The Cat at Charlton.”
“We have seen it remarked that it is the public-house and gin palace, and not the church or chapel, which would gain in attendance by the stoppage of the trains.”
“Mrs. Grundy rules as supremely over the workers as she does over the bourgeoisie; but in the case of the workers, the one thing she does not frown upon is the public-house.”
“Not only do men and women abnormally crave drink, who are overworked, exhausted, suffering from deranged stomachs and bad sanitation, and deadened by the ugliness and monotony of existence, but the gregarious men and women who have no home-life flee to the bright and clattering public-house in a vain attempt to express their gregariousness.”
“Now such a room as I have described is not home but horror; and the men and women who flee away from it to the public-house are to be pitied, not blamed.”
“Mrs. Grundy drew the line at spirits, but allowed that it was quite proper for a clean young girl to drink beer, and to go into a public-house to drink it.”
“And thereupon we entered upon a talk that extended itself to a public-house and a couple of pints of "arf an 'arf.”
“Wretchedness squirms for alleviation, and in the public-house its pain is eased and forgetfulness is obtained.”
“When it is considered that there is no public-house in all the island and that seven thousand souls dwell therein, some idea may be gained of the temperateness of the community.”
“His community was the Island McGill, where seven thousand of his kind lived in such amity and sobriety that in the whole island there was but one policeman and never a public-house at all.”
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