Shandygaff

Christopher MORLEY (1890 - 1957)

A number of most agreeable Inquirendoes upon Life & Letters, interspersed with Short Stories & Skits, the whole most Diverting to the Reader. (Title page) SHANDYGAFF: a very refreshing drink, being a mixture of bitter ale or beer and ginger-beer, commonly drunk by the lower classes in England, and by strolling tinkers, low church parsons, newspaper men, journalists, and prizefighters. Said to have been invented by Henry VIII as a solace for his matrimonial difficulties. It is believed that a continual bibbing of shandygaff saps the will, the nerves, the resolution, and the finer faculties, but there are those who will abide no other tipple. (John Mistletoe: Dictionary of Deplorable Facts.) Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. Here are thirty-five of his humorous essays. - Summary by Book Preface and david wales

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

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Play 00 Introductory: Titles And Dedications; The Song Of Shandygaff David Wales
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Play 01 A Question Of Plumage David Wales
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Play 02 Don Marquis David Wales
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Play 03 The Art Of Walking David Wales
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Play 04 Rupert Brooke David Wales
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Play 05 The Man David Wales
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Play 06 The Head Of The Firm David Wales
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Play 07 17 Heriot Row David Wales
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Play 08 Frank Confessions Of A Publisher's Reader David Wales
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Play 09 William McFee David Wales
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Play 10 Rhubarb David Wales
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Play 11 The Haunting Beauty Of Strychnine David Wales
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Play 12 Ingo David Wales
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Play 13 Housebroken David Wales
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Play 14 The Hilarity Of Hilaire David Wales
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Play 15 A Casual Of The Sea David Wales
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Play 16 The Last Pipe David Wales
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Play 17 Time To Light The Furnace David Wales
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Play 18 My Friend David Wales
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Play 19 A Poet Of Sad Vigils David Wales
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Play 20 Trivia David Wales
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Play 21 Prefaces David Wales
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Play 22 The Skipper David Wales
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Play 23 A Friend Of Fitzgerald David Wales
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Play 24 A Venture In Mysticism David Wales
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Play 25 An Oxford Landlady David Wales
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Play 26 Peacock Pie David Wales
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Play 27 The Literary Pawnshop David Wales
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Play 28 A Morning In Marathon David Wales
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Play 29 The American House Of Lords David Wales
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Play 30 Cotswold Winds David Wales
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Play 31 Clouds David Wales
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Play 32 Unhealthy David Wales
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Play 33 Confessions Of A Smoker David Wales
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Play 34 Hay Febrifuge David Wales
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Play 35 Appendix: Suggestions For Teachers David Wales
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