How he managed to cope with his humor; whether he pledged himself in raw rum and blazing punch
, and "clinked the can" with him as they made their bargains, does not appear upon record; we must infer, however, from his general observations on the absolute sway of this hard-drinking potentate, that he had to conform to the customs of his court, and that their business transactions presented a maudlin mixture of punch
One evening, after due preparation, he took Philip and Lawson to a tavern situated in Beak Street, remarkable not only in itself and for its history--it had memories of eighteenth-century glories which excited the romantic imagination--but for its snuff, which was the best in London, and above all for its punch
Having ordered punch
and summoned de Beausset, he began to talk to him about Paris and about some changes he meant to make the Empress' household, surprising the prefect by his memory of minute details relating to the court.
Immediately the invisible Punch
, who had hitherto followed Mr.
That much injured Royal Person invented, in her happier hours, maraschino punch
All I know, Genevieve, is that you feel good in the ring when you've got the man where you want him, when he's had a punch
up both sleeves waiting for you and you've never given him an opening to land 'em, when you've landed your own little punch
an' he's goin' groggy, an' holdin' on, an' the referee's dragging him off so's you can go in an' finish 'm, an' all the house is shouting an' tearin' itself loose, an' you know you're the best man, an' that you played m' fair an' won out because you're the best man.
with his humped back and big nose "comes out" every week to make us laugh.
He tasted the punch
, and smiled contentedly as he set down his glass.
He could do it, for he was noted for the strength of punch
that remained in his arms as long as he could keep his feet.
Oh dear, Mrs Kenwigs,' said Miss Petowker, 'while Mr Noggs is making that punch
to drink happy returns in, do let Morleena go through that figure dance before Mr Lillyvick.
No--I am far from well," sighed he; "and yet I drank only one glass of punch
; but I cannot suppose it--it was, too, really very wrong to give us punch
and hot salmon for supper.
Among these, the generous liquor called punch