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TEA
[ Also see Coffee Drinking Water ]

To warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate.
      - Bishop George Berkeley

The ship from Ceylon, Inde, or far Cathay, unloads for him the fragrant produce of each trip.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Picture you upon my knee,
  Just tea two and two for tea.
      - Irving Caesar, Tea for Two, a song

Matrons, who toss the cup, and see
  The grounds of fate in grounds of tea.
      - Charles Churchill, The Ghost
         (bk. I, l. 117)

Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, . . . thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.
      - Colley Cibber, Lady's Last Stake
         (act I, sc. 1)

Free yourself from the slavery of tea and coffee and other slopkettles.
      - William Cobbett

Now stir the fire, and close the shudders fast,
  Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
    And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
      Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
        That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
          So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. IV, l. 36)

The gentle fair on nervous tea relies,
  Whilst gay good-nature sparkles in her eyes;
    An inoffensive scandal fluttering round,
      Too rough to tickle, and too light to wound.
      - George Crabbe

Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

And afterwards I did send for a copy of tee )a Chine drink), of which I never had drunk before.
      - Samuel Pepys

And sip with nymphs their elemental tea.
      - Alexander Pope

Here, thou, great Anna! whom three realms obey,
  Dost sometimes counsel take--and sometimes tea.
      - Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock
         (canto III, l. 7)

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.
      - Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir
         (vol. I, p. 383)

Indeed, Madam, your ladyship is very sparing of your tea: I protest the last I took was no more than water bewitched.
      - Jonathan Swift

Tea does our fancy aid,
  Repress those vapours which the head invade
    And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
      - Edmund Waller, Of Tea


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