butt of Malmsey

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  • For example, an English prince died one day because they had put him into a butt of Malmsey. Cited from Twenty Years After, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Prince William was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine; he never laughed again. Cited from Toaster's Handbook, compiled by Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams
  • Clarence mopes in the hole with one electric light -- his butt of malmsey wine is even out of view. Cited from Europe--Whither Bound?, by Stephen Graham
  • The saying was that he was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine, but this is not at all likely to be true. Cited from Young Folks' History of England, by C.M.Yonge
  • He allegedly met his end (according to William Shakespeare) by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey.
  • The creature certainly died a luscious death, quite equal to Clarence's in the butt of Malmsey. Cited from Omoo, by Herman Melville
  • He is said to have chosen to die by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey, a wine of which he had been inordinately fond. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 8, by Rossiter Johnson
  • "What would you do if a man said he could drown in your hair as joyfully as the Duke of Clarence did in his butt of Malmsey?" Cited from Lady Baltimore, by Owen Wister
  • "Why, he and Socrates had to take hemlock or they were drowned in a butt of malmsey, I really forget which." Cited from Mince Pie, by Christopher Darlington Morley
  • And yet at times some awkward qualms he Felt about leaving honor's track; And though he's got a butt of Malmsey, It may not save him from a sack. Cited from The Humourous Poetry of the English Language
  • Mr. Tennyson better earns his butt of Malmsey. Cited from Queen Victoria, by Grace Greenwood
  • He was later convicted of treason against his brother, Edward IV, and was executed (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).
  • George, Duke of Clarence, was drowned in a butt of Malmsey. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 554
  • In 1478, the continued trouble caused by Clarence caused him to be executed in the Tower of London, popularly he is thought to have been drowned in a butt of malmsey wine.
  • We all know how abstemious is the poetical habit; and yet, to read these songs, one would think 'twas Bacchus' self that wrote, or that Clarence who lay down to die in a butt of Malmsey. Cited from The Book-Bills of Narcissus, by Le Gallienne, Richard
  • As the Duke of Buckingham was appointed to superintend the execution, it is incredible that he should have been drowned in a butt of malmsey, and that Richard should have been the executioner. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V4,Horace Walpole
  • The only favor which the king granted his brother after his condemnation, was to leave him the choice of his death; and he was privately drowned in a butt of malmsey in the Tower; a whimsical choice, which implies that he had an extraordinary passion for that liquor. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part B, by David Hume
  • Following his conviction, he was "privately executed" at the Tower on 18 February 1478, and soon after the event, the rumour gained ground that he was drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine.
  • The only favor which the King granted him after his condemnation was to leave him the choice of his death; and he was privately drowned in a butt of malmsey in the Tower -- a whimsical choice, which implies that he had an extraordinary passion for that liquor. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 8, by Rossiter Johnson
  • As an instance of the former, he says, the Duke of Clarence might die of drinking sack, and so be said to be drowned in a butt of malmsey; of the latter sort, are his calling the Lady Bridget Lady Biddy, and the Duke of York poor little fellow! Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole v3, Horace Walpole
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