- A sly grog-seller's method
In her 1853 memoir, Mrs Ellen Clacy described a sly-grog seller’s method.
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- Robyn Annear's research Notes prepared in the course of writing the book, Nothing But Gold; Private (Robyn Annear). Details
These notes from a variety of primary sources were kindly donated to the eGold project by Robyn Annear.
TranscriptSome of the stores managed to evade the [prohibition] law rather cleverly - as spirits are not sold, ‘my friend’ pays an extra shilling more for his fig of tobacco, and his wife an extra sixpence for her suet; and they smile at the store-man, who in return smiles knowingly at them - then glasses and bottle are produced.
Created: 25 August 2006