Quote- A Glass of Old English Ale


 Duttons_OBJ_Old_English_Ale_1960They talk about their foreign wines – Champagne and bright Moselle-


And think because they’re from abroad, that we must like them well,


And of their wholesome qualities they tell a wondrous tale;


But sour or sweet, they cannot beat a glass of old English Ale.


D’ye think my eye would be as bright, my heart as light and gay,


If I and “old John Barleycorn” did not shake hands each day?


No, no; and though teetotalers at malt and hop may rail


At them I’ll laugh and gaily quaff of old English Ale.


-J. Caxton, from the song “a Glass of Old English Ale”images-1