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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beastly Drunk.
 
It was an ancient notion that men in their cups exhibited the vicious qualities of beasts. Nash describes seven kinds of drunkards:—(1) The Ape-drunk, who leaps and sings; (2) The Lion-drunk, who is quarrelsome; (3) The Swine-drunk, who is sleepy and puking; (4) The Sheep-drunk, wise in his own conceit, but unable to speak, (5) The Martin-drunk, who drinks himself sober again; (6) The Goat-drunk, who is lascivious; and (7) The Fox-drunk, who is crafty, like a Dutchman in his cups. [See MAUDLIN.]   1
 


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