08 September 2011

Wine, Brandy, Rum and Sugar

They went into a dingy room lined with books and littered with papers, where there was a blazing fire. A kettle steamed upon the hob, and in the midst of the wreck of papers a table shone, with plenty of wine upon it, and brandy, and rum, and sugar, and lemons.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Painting: Willem Claeszoon Heda (1594-1680)

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