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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Ale
 
A quart of ale is a dish for a king.
        Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. (Song by Autolycus.)
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Balm of my cares, sweet solace of my toils,
Hail, juice benignant!
        T. Warton.—On Oxford Ale.
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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.
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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.
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