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Dana Doten. The Art of Bundling: Being an Inquiry into the Nature & Origins of that Curious but Universal Folk-Custom, with an Exposition of the Rise & Fall of BUNDLING in the Eastern Part of No. America. Drawings by Lee Brown Coye. Countryman Press / Farrar & Rinehart, 1938.

“We may think we drink well today. Probably a fourteen year old youngster could put away more cider during haying in the 1750’s that you or I could handle in a month. Mugs of cider stand beside almost every plate on the table described above, and they are frequently refilled. Contemporary accounts do not always refer to the drink as “hard cider,” but, then, if you are a cider-lover, you seldom think of it as hard. Cider is, to the family group we are visiting, as commonplace as wine to the Parisian bourgeoisie.

Yet, cider never replaced beer, the Elizabethan…”


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