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  • England to the detryment of many Englysshe men; specyally it kylleth them the whiche be troubled with the Colycke and the stone, and the strayne coylyon; for the drynke is a cold drynke.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Chaucer wrote of his Franklin: β€œIt snowed in his house of mete and drynke.”

    Convention on Modern Liberty

  • As for the issue of moneye, if chaunce shal haue yt that we meet at a conferaunce (thou kan recognise me by myn brode sholdres, litel woolen hatte, and joviale expressioun), ich wille buye thee a drynke or thre.

    Chaucer, Making a Quick Buck

  • Icn do nat wisshe thee to take ydown the shirte, but a drynke (or thre) wolde plesen me.

    Chaucer, Making a Quick Buck

  • So nowe Y haue bought manye a beggare, who Y do feede at my cost, and eftimes Y do commaunde them to thanke and prayse me so that Y feele lyk a seynte – but Y kan yet swyve and drynke depe of wyn and snorte the poudre of cockayne, the whiche no Seyntez do.

    Data Preservation/File Formats

  • And zif 2 persones ben at debate, and peraventure ben accorded be here frendes or be sumn of here alliance, it behovethe that every of hem, that schulle ben accorded, drynke of otheres blood: and elle the accord ne the alliance is noghte worthe, ne it schalle not be ne repref to him to breke the alliance and the accord, but zif every of hem drynke of otheres blood.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • In that partie is a welle, that in the day it is so cold, that no man may drynke there offe; and in the nyght it so hoot, that no man may suffre his hond there in.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And there ben other trees, that beren hony, gode and swete: and other trees, that beren venym; azenst the whiche there is no medicyne but on; and that is to taken here propre leves, and stampe hem and tempere hem with watre, and then drynke it: and elle he schalle dye; for triacle will not avaylle, ne non other medicyne.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And zee may wel undirstonde, that be this desert, no man may go on hors back, be cause that there nys nouther mete for hors ne watre to drynke.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And than passe men be the welle of Marache, of the whiche the watre was first byttre: but the children of Israel putten there inne a tree; and anon the watre was swete and gode for to drynke.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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