|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Matrons, who toss the cup, and see|
The grounds of fate in grounds of tea.
ChurchillThe Ghost. Bk. I. L. 117.
| Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, * * * thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wink-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.|
Colley CibberLadys Last Stake. Act I. Sc. 1.
|Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,|
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
CowperTask. Bk. IV. L. 36.
|Here, thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,|
Dost sometimes counsel takeand sometimes tea.
PopeRape of the Lock. Canto III. L. 7.
| Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.|
Sydney SmithLady Hollands Memoir. Vol. I. P. 383.
| Tea does our fancy aid,|
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
Edmund WallerOf Tea.