|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A quart of ale is a dish for a king.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. (Song by Autolycus.)
|Balm of my cares, sweet solace of my toils,|
Hail, juice benignant!
T. Warton.On Oxford Ale.
|Hot was the play; twas language, wit, and tale;|
Like them that find meat, drink, and cloth in ale.
Dryden.Prologue to the Conquest of Granada, Part I.
|Hath thy ale virtue, or thy beer strength, that the tongue of man may be tickled, and his palate pleased in the morning.|
Ben Jonson.Bartholomew Fair, Act II. Scene 1.