This topper spirit, yclept the Germanic racial inclination towards bibacity, this bragging of bibulous achievements, for which, as heroic deeds, admiration was exacted, were clearly remnants of the medieval temper, and were transmitted to modern times, although the present age has doubtless sobered down, even if, now and then, there is still something shown of this medieval awe and respect for the unsubdued knight of the bowl.

-Origin and History of Beer and Brewing by John P Arnold This sentence is thronged with alliteration, commas, idioms and breathless, mellifluous vocabulary. Love it!

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