no more cakes and ale?

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Cakes an ale are similar to "the good life", such as beer and skittles.

Etymology:

  • The word cake is often used as as a metaphor for 'a good thing' - as in 'take the cake' for example. The first use of cakes and ale with that allusion is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, 1602.
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Art any more than a steward? Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?

Submitted on January 01, 2020

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plus de gâteaux et de bière?

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