The Old Woman and the Empty Cask

096. THE OLD WOMAN AND THE EMPTY CASK. An old woman saw an empty cask lying, from which, there had been lately drawn a piece of choice racy palm sack; the spirit of which yet hung about the vessel, and the very lee yielded a grateful cordial scent. She applied her nose to the bung-hole, and snuffing very heartily for some time, at last broke out into this exclamation: “Oh! The delicious smell; how good, how charming good must you have been once, when your very dregs are so agreeable and refreshing?” [more info]

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