|ALL ABOUT SMOKING BISHOP!
At the end of Charles Dicken's novel A Christmas Carol (London 1842 ). Ebebezer Scrooge says, to Bob Cratchitt-
We will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!'
Jonathan Swift wrote the 1738. the earliest reference?Come buy my fine oranges, sauce for your veal,
And charming, when squeezed in a pot of brown ale;
Well roasted, with sugar and wine in a cup,
They'll make a sweet bishop when gentlefolks sup.
-J. Swift, 'Women who cry Oranges' from Works. (London:1755) IV. i. 278.
Image- John Leech: "Scrooge and Bob Cratchitt, 1843.
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Below From: Oxford Nightcaps, Richard Cook, 1827
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