John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Happy Birthday, thirdhorse!

For your present, here's today's Forgotten English (© Jeffrey Kacirk):

Elated; in high spirits.
--John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825

Tea Time
On this date in 1763, the diary of James Boswell contained the following observation about the effects of a favorite beverage: "I was really a good deal low-spirited all the afternoon. In the evening, my mind cleared up. I was pleased and lively, and my genius was in fine humour for composition. I wrote several fanciful essays that pleased me highly. The human mind is really curious; I can answer for my own. For here now, in the space of a few hours, I was dull and a miserable, a clever and a happy mortal, and all without the intervention of any external cause except a dish of green tea, which indeed is a most kind remedy in cases of this kind. Often I have found relief from it. I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dissertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spiritous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee."

So I'm guessing you like it, eh Bos?

-The Gneech
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