13 Sep 2011

Water Drinking Wit: The Charles Lamb

EIGHTEENTH century essayist, Charles Lamb doesn’t seem the obvious choice to lend licensed premises his name. In ‘Confessions of a Drunkard’ (Last Essays of Elia) the Georgian Islingtonite presaged against ‘draughts of life-destroying wine … distilled into airy breath to tickle vain auditors.’
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