With them he spent certain evenings at the cheshire cheese and there he drank absinthe.
It was about the year 1805 that we were first ushered into the dining-house called the cheshire cheese, in Wine-office-court.
The cheshire cheese is something of a first cousin by comparison.
The cheshire cheese no doubt was the tavern Dickens was thinking of when he wrote the foregoing passages.
A night at the "cheshire cheese," by the way, might be prolific in ghostly adventure.
Some of these lark puddings are even shipped to Yankeeland, which sends every year countless pilgrims to the “cheshire cheese.”
With them he spent certain evenings at the cheshire cheese, and there he drank absinthe.
I made a pun the other day, and palmed it upon Holcroft, who grinned like a Cheshire cat. (Why do cats grin in Cheshire?--Because it was once a county palatine, and the cats cannot help laughing whenever they think of it, though I see no great joke in it.) I said that Holcroft, on being asked who were the best dramatic writers of the day, replied, "HOOK AND I." Mr Hook is author of several pieces, Tekeli, &c. You know what hooks and eyes are, don't you? They are what little boys do up their breeches with. [Charles Lamb, letter to Thomas Manning, Feb. 26, 1808]