(Samuel Taylor Coleridge on being disturbed whilst writing Kubla Khan. 1797)
My dear father had been killed by the Doones of Bagworthy, while riding home from Porlock market on the Saturday evening. With him were six brother-farmers all of them very sober; for father would have no company with any man who went beyond half-a-gallon of beer, or a single gallon of cider.
(R D Blackmore. Lorna Doone)