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 Refresh’er.Rega’le (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
of public men, etc.   1
   BRAHAM’S favourite refreshment was bottled porter.   2
   BYRON almost lived on uncanny foods, such as garlic pottage, raw artichokes and vinegar, broths of bitter herbs, saffron biscuits, eggs and lemons.   3
   CATALANI’S favourite refreshment was sweetbreads.   4
   CONTRALTO SINGERS can indulge even in pork and pease-pudding.   5
   COOK (G. F.) indulged in everything drinkable.   6
   DISRAELI (Lord Beaconsfield), champagne.   7
   EMERY, cold brandy and water.   8
   GLADSTONE, an egg beaten up in sherry.   9
   HENDERSON, gum arabic and sherry.   10
   INCLEDON (Mrs.), Madeira.   11
   JORDAN (Mrs.), Calves’-foot jelly dissolved in warm sherry.   12
   KEAN (Edmund), beef-tea for breakfast; brandy neat.   13
   KEMBLE (both John and Charles), rump-steaks and kidneys. John indulged in opium.   14
   LEWIS, oysters and mulled wine.   15
   MALIBRAN, a dozen native oysters and a pint of half-and-half.   16
   SIDDONS (Mrs.), mutton-chops, either neck or chump, and porter.   17
   SMITH (William), coffee.   18
   SOPRANOS eschew much butcher’s meat, which baritones may indulge in.   19
   TENORS rarely indulge in beef-steaks and sirloins.   20
   WOOD (Mrs.), draught porter.   21

 Refresh’er.Rega’le (2 syl.). 


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