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Eisell

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Wormwood wine. Hamlet says to Laertes, Woulʹt drink up eiselli.e. drink wormwood wine to show your love to the dead Ophelia? In the Troy Book of Ludgate we have the line “Of bitter eysell and of eager [sour] wine.” And in Shakespeare’s sonnets;        

“I will drink


Potions of eysell, gainst my strong infection;

No bitterness that I will bitter think,

Nor double penance to correct correction.”


Sonnet exi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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