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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Matrons, who toss the cup, and see
The grounds of fate in grounds of tea.
        Churchill—The 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 Cibber—Lady’s 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.
        Cowper—Task. Bk. IV. L. 36.
Here, thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,
Dost sometimes counsel take—and sometimes tea.
        Pope—Rape 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 Smith—Lady Holland’s 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 Waller—Of Tea.

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