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Cyder v wine – 1788

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Photo: André Karwath
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The Times
London, Middlesex, England
October 25, 1788

Cyder is so cheap this year, that on the condition of giving two hogsheads, in either the counties of Limerick or Waterford, one of them is filled (or tilled) land given in return for the other. Cyder is certainly an healthy beverage, but should not be drank too fresh, or in great quantities. It is known by experience that those who drink nothing but this liquor, are stronger, more healthy, and look better than those who drink wine; of which Lord Bacon gives a remarkable instance of eight old people, who were near, and others above one hundred, who during their whole lives drink nothing but cyder, and were so vigorous, that they danced and jumped about like young men.

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