Probably, in the early ages, only the great had cups to drink from.
He could not read the expression of the eyes behind the square-cupped snow spectacles.
"Those cups too soon with sickness fraught Thy stomach shall deplore"-- "Then soon," he cried, "the noxious draught And all its ills are o'er."
Gerard gave to his guests, at twelve o'clock at night, a cup of tea and "eternally the same cakes" all the year round; but Gerard was the type of the great honors rendered, as we have observed, to Art under the Empire, and to his house men went as equals, whose daily occupations made them the associates of kings.
At their festival in the month Muan precisely three cups of native wine (mead) were drained by each person present.
The saucer and spoon, possibly even the cup, had been used by someone else before.
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you."
"Here's a match," he said, and courteously cupped his hands about its flame.
She scooted her hips forward, cupping both hands around her bourbon carefully as if she were settling in for a serious talk.
"Saheb," comes the answer, "for two rupees you can treat the whole gathering, men, women and children to a cup apiece; for this coffee is of the best!"
And we'll suppose a happy boy, With face lit up by hope and joy, Who thinks that nothing shall destroy His vine, his pride and pleasure, Is standing near, with kindling eye, As if its very look would pry The cup apart, therein to spy The growing floral treasure.