• Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day; Let other hours be set apart for business. To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk; And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.

    Henry Fielding (1766). “The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq;: The coffee-house politician. The tragedy of tragedies. The letter-writers. The grub-street opera. The modern husband”, p.94