|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid;thou female tonguerunning, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wink-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.|
Colley Cibber.The Ladys Last Stake, Act I. Scene 1.
|The Muses friend, tea does our fancy aid,|
Repress those vapours which the head invade,
And keeps that palace of the soul serene,
Fit on her birth-day to salute the Queen.
Waller.Of Tea, from last lines.
|The ship from Ceylon, Inde, or far Cathay, unloads for him the fragrant produce of each trip.|
Byron.Don Juan, Canto XII. St. 9.
|And sip with nymphs their elemental tea.|
Pope.Rape of the Lock, Canto I. Line 62.
|Te veniente die, te decedente canebat.|
Virgil.Georgics, Book IV. Line 466.
| [Translated.Thee did he sing as day approached, thee as it departed. A punster has thus rendered it:|
At morning he sang the praises of tea,
The praises of tea too at evning sang he.
A facetious Cantab is said to have placed upon his tea-caddy the Latin words, Tu Doces, (i.e., Thou teachest,) rendering the phrase into a punning motto, Thou tea-chest.Rileys Dict. Class. Quot. 456.]