Cobbett’s Wisdom

Oh, how things have changed in 180 years!

On Beer Making:

Little children, that do not work, should not have beer. William Cobbett 1833 (25).

Put ’em to work then.


3 thoughts on “Cobbett’s Wisdom

  1. He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
    and to his praises we shall always sing.
    Look what he has done for us he’s filled us up with cheer!
    Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
    tiddly beer beer beer.

  2. Beer drinking was not uncommon for kids back then. I recently read a book called Tom Brown’s Schooldays, which chronicles life in a British public school during the early 1800’s. Beer drinking seems to have been the norm, at least at school!

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