It's a regular holiday to themall porter and
skittles. CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens ^7 Pickwick Papers, ch.41.
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porterand have it served in
all the pubs in Dublin. I wonder would theyall know it was
me? J(ames) P(atrick) Donleavy The Ginger Man, ch.31.
Away with the music of Broadway! Be off with your Irving Berlin! Oh, I'd give no
quarter to Kern or Cole
Porter and Gershwin keeps
pounding on tin. How can I be civil when hearing this
drivel? It's only for
night-clubbing souses. Oh, give me the
free 'n'easy waltz that is
Viennesey And go tell the band
if they want a hand
the waltz must be
Strauss's! Ira originally Israel Gershowitz Gershwin 'By Strauss'.
believe that people are like portmanteauxpacked with certain
things, started going, thrown about, tossed away, dumped down,
lost and found, half emptied suddenly, or
squeezed fatter than ever, until finally the Ultimate Porter
swings them on to the UltimateTrain and away they rattle. Beauchamp Bliss and Other Stories,'Je Ne Parle Pas Fran c°
No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what
a nurse should be thanthis'devoted and obedient'. This
definition would do just as well for a porter. It might
even do for a horse.It would not do for a policeman. Florence Nightingale Notes on Nursing.
And now the curse has come upon us, because I have personally met in
the streets of Ireland persons who are clearly out of
Synge's plays. They talk and dress like that, and damn the drink
they'll swally but the mug of porter in the long nights
after Samhain. Cruise The Best of Myles.
The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a
philosopher and a common street porter, seems to arise not
so much from nature, as from habit, custom and education
Adam Smith An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of theWealth
of Nations, bk.1,