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Toasts for All Occasions (1903)



Toasts for All Occasions. Compiled by E.C. Lewis; 1903; Mutual Book Co., Boston.

A book on toasts for all occasions published in 1903, celebrating such subjects as the art of drinking, women, America, home, friendship… and the household cook. Below is a small selection of some of the entertaining toasts found in the book.

The German loves his beer;
The Englishman loves his ‘alf and ‘alf,
Because it brings good cheer.
The Irishman loves his “whiskey straight”;,
Because it gives him dizziness.
The American has no choice at all,
So he drinks the whole —— business.

Hail to the graduating girl;
She’s sweeter, far, than some;
For while she speaks she talks no slang
And chews no chewing gum.

We may live without poetry, music, and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends and live without books;
But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
We may live without books — what is knowledge but grieving?
We may live without hope — what is hope but deceiving?
We may live without love — what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?

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