They served me with the ale
, though I suspect it was not the Genuine Stunning; and the landlord's wife, opening the little half-door of the bar, and bending down, gave me my money back, and gave me a kiss that was half admiring and half compassionate, but all womanly and good, I am sure.
Poyser, who saw his draught of ale
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale
He pushed aside his plate, poured out his glass of ale
and drew his chair a little forward, profiting by the occasion to look at the inner side of his legs, which he stroked approvingly-- Mr.
I, poor simple fool, gave him the ale
and all that he craved, leaving him alone too, because he said that a man's mind must be left untroubled when he had great work to do.
Give me my old ale
, and my hunk of bread and cheese.
inquired the lady, winking and frowning to give him to understand that the question propounded, was, whether Nicholas should have ale
, and not whether he (Squeers) would take any.
Flattered at this compliment, my mother rang the bell, and a china jug of our best ale
was presently brought and set before the worthy gentleman who so well knew how to appreciate its excellences.
These are, indeed, designed to supply the place of the said ale
, and to refresh the mind, whenever those slumbers, which in a long work are apt to invade the reader as well as the writer, shall begin to creep upon him.
But a glass of ale
you may have, and welcome," said I.
I spoke with a melancholy air, and said, 'No, child; the boy is gone for a pint of ale
He had a lighted cigar in his hand, and brought with him airs of ale
and tobacco smoke.
Rousing himself sufficiently to sit up and look about him, he found that worthy in close fellowship and communication with a labouring man, over a pint of ale
At the upper end of the room was a table, with a white cloth upon it, well covered with a roast fowl, bacon, ale
, and et ceteras; and at the table sat Mr.
Mr Codlin indeed required no such persuasion, as he had already eaten as much as he could possibly carry and was now moistening his clay with strong ale
, whereof he took deep draughts with a silent relish and invited nobody to partake--thus again strongly indicating his misanthropical turn of mind.