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  • I beseech thee, sionnach, for the sake of Sot: The List, bracket those fabulous tidbits

    June 25, 2009

  • Wunderbar.

    June 25, 2009

  • I found it under the entry for "ivy-bush" in James Halliwell's "Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words"

    June 25, 2009

  • Indeed ... malt-wormes!

    Where's the passage from sionnach?

    June 25, 2009

  • it's a pity A Dram Too Many doesn't have some kind of "Sot" appendix

    June 25, 2009

  • A president of binding any one apprentise to the known trade of the Ivy-Bush, or Red-lettice ; taken out of the ancient register-booke of Potina.

    Be it knowne unto all men by these presents, that I Ralph Rednoseof Running-Spiggot In the countie of Turne-Tap, bowzer, am tide and fast bound unto Francis Fiery-face in all up-carouses. In twenty pots sterling ; that is to say, not by the common can or jug now used, but by the ancient full top and good measure, according to the laudable custome of the Red Lettice of Nip-scalpe ; to the which said payment well and truely to be made, I bind me, my heires, ale-squires, pot-companions, lick-wimbles, malt-wormes, vine-fretters, and other faithfull drunkards, firmely by these presents : Dated the thirteenth of Scant-sober, and sealed with О I am sicke, and delivered with a bowle and a broome in the presence of the ostler, the tapster, and the chamberlaine.

    June 25, 2009