Poyser, who saw his draught of ale unpleasantly deferred.
Bede, I'm sorry you've to wait so long for your ale, but it's coming in a minute.
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
Trumbull, finishing his ale
and starting up with an emphatic adjustment of his waistcoat.
Dame Eliza looked doubtfully at him, as though fearing some other stratagem, but, as he made no demand for ale
, she finally brought the paints, and watched him as he smeared on his background, talking the while about the folk round the fire.
With those noble words the honorable gentleman clapped him on the back, and held out his tumbler for some more ale
If you should go near Barnard Castle, there is good ale
at the King's Head.
I always maintain that there's nothing to compare with your home-brewed ale
But he soon perceived that though he might be a little the worse (or better) for ale
, the staple of his excitement was not brewed from malt, or distilled from any grain or berry.
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.