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  • I was enchanted by the contrast between the freezing nature of our external mission on the blood of the populace, and the perfect composure reigning within those sacred precincts: where His Majesty, reclining easily on his left arm, smoked his pipe and drank his rum-and-water from his own side of the tumbler, which stood impartially between us.

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  • I am only sure that I was not affected, either by the smoke, or the rum-and-water.

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  • After some delicate reluctance on his part, we were provided, through the instrumentality of the attendant charioteer, with a can of cold rum-and-water, flavoured with sugar and lemon.

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  • He was in great spirits that night, and drank with his friend and butler an extraordinary quantity of rum-and-water — at a very late hour the faithful friend and domestic conducted his master to his bedroom.

    Vanity Fair

  • He did not come for months together to the Hall, where his abominable old father abandoned himself completely to rum-and-water, and the odious society of the Horrocks family.

    Vanity Fair

  • I had no money, as I said, and was sitting very disconsolately over a platter of rancid bacon and mouldy biscuit, which was served to us at mess, when it came to my turn to be helped to drink, and I was served, like the rest, with a dirty tin noggin, containing somewhat more than half a pint of rum-and-water.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Lane, where the Captain was indeed in pawn, and for several glasses containing rum-and-water, or other spirituous refreshment, of which he and his staff had partaken.

    The History of Pendennis

  • There was Mrs. Hammerly in curl-papers; Mrs. Saxby with her front awry; Mr. Wriggles peering through the gauze curtains, holding the while his hot glass of rum-and-water — in fine, a tremendous commotion in Bittlestone

    The Book of Snobs

  • “You and me with our coats off, plenty of cold rum-and-water, Mrs. Roundhand at Margate, and a whole box of Manillas?”

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • He drank copiously of rum-and-water with a piece of butter in it.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 11, 1841

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