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1) 15. The Scene in the Ale-house. I. Piers the Plowman and its Sequence. Vol. 2. The End of the Middle Ages. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 190721
...of genre painting in our early literature. It presents the veritable interior of an English ale-house in the fourteenth century, with all its basenesses and its gross...

2) Mug-house. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An ale-house was so called in the eighteenth century. Some hundred persons assembled in a large tap-room to drink, sing, and spout. One of the number was made chairman....

3) Ale-wife. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The landlady of an ale-house or ale-stand. 1...

4) Ale-dagger (An). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A dagger used in self-defence in ale-house brawls. 1 "He that drinkes with cutlers must not be without his ale-dagger." (1589). (See N. E. D.)Pierce Pennilesse says:-"All...

5) Benbow. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A sot, generous, free, idle, and always hanging about the ale-house. He inherited a good estate, spent it all, and ended life in the workhouse. The tale is in Crabbe...

6) Da'vy's Sow. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Drunk as Davy s sow. Grose says: One David Lloyd, a Welshman, who kept an ale-house at Hereford, had a sow with six legs, which was an object of great curiosity....

7) 5. "Widow Edith". V. The Progress of Social Literature in Tudor Times. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 190721
...Sometimes the career of the ale-house adventuress throws light on the different types of society, as in the Widow Edith. In twelve mery gestys this ingenious personage...

8) 27890. Henry VIII. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same....

9) 4. "The boke of Mayd Emlyn". V. The Progress of Social Literature in Tudor Times. Vol. 3. Renascence and Reformation. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 190721
...As in previous centuries, the ale-house continued to figure in popular literature as the scene where character, especially female character, revealed itself in amusing...

10) Wordsworth, William. 1888. Complete Poetical Works.
...the land: And, for hunger and thirst and such troublesome calls, Every ale-house should then have a feast on its walls. The traveller would hang his wet clothes on...

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