There are national drinks as well as national airs; and who can tell, when TETOTALISM shall have placed the festive song as well as the festive bowl among the things that were—who can tell but what the antiquarian will resort to beverages as well as ballads to trace historic truth! Talk of “our glorious English heritage,” language, law and letters! what is Milton to the theme he sang! what the trial by jury, what the whole alphabet of poets, to that liquid realization of poetry itself—that delicious soul-fact which first had its being in the origin of mint juleps!—C.F. Hoffman, Wild Scenes in the Forest and Prairie, 1843.