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Having finished his second glass of punch, Napoleon went to rest before the serious business which, he considered, awaited him next day.
The punch was finished and there was still nothing to do.
She mixed another tumbler full of maraschino punch, and drank one good half of it before she spoke again.
She held up her hand for silence, and finished the second tumbler of maraschino punch.
The ecstasies consequent upon the effort had not yet subsided, and Newman (who had not been thoroughly sober at so late an hour for a long long time,) had not yet been able to put in a word of announcement, that the punch was ready, when a hasty knock was heard at the room-door, which elicited a shriek from Mrs Kenwigs, who immediately divined that the baby had fallen out of bed.
He was as good as his word; for, in an exceedingly short time, he burst into the room, and seizing, without a word of apology or explanation, a lighted candle and tumbler of hot punch from the table, darted away like a madman.
But really it is terrible what an effect that one glass of punch must have had on me
The good woman set oat-bread before me and a cold grouse, patting my shoulder and smiling to me all the time, for she had no English; and the old gentleman (not to be behind) brewed me a strong punch out of their country spirit.
Finally, he insisted upon having a bowl of rack punch; everybody had rack punch at Vauxhall.
Saxon saw Punch, the little, rough-coated Skye-terrier with the honest eyes (who had plodded for weary months), gone lame and abandoned; she saw Daisy, the chit of a child, hide Punch in the wagon.
Hot punch is a pleasant thing, gentlemen--an extremely pleasant thing under any circumstances --but in that snug old parlour, before the roaring fire, with the wind blowing outside till every timber in the old house creaked again, Tom Smart found it perfectly delightful.
The merry man was the first to greet the strangers with a nod; and following the old man's eyes, he observed that perhaps that was the first time he had ever seen a Punch off the stage.