Miscellaneous Toasts

The three A’s:
Abundance, abstinence, and annihilation.
Abundance to the poor.
Abstinence to the intemperate.
Annihilation to the wicked.

The three B’s:
Bachelors, banns, and buns.
Bachelors, for the maidens.
Banns for the bachelors.
Buns after the consummation of the banns.

The three C’s:
Cheerfulness, content, and competency.
Cheerfulness in our cups.
Content in our minds.
Competency in our pockets.

The three F’s:
Firmness, freedom, and fortitude.
Firmness in the senate.
Freedom on the land.
Fortitude on the waves.

The three F’s:
Friendship, feeling, and fidelity.
Friendship without interest.
Feeling to our enemies.
Fidelity to our friends.

The three F’s: Fat, fair, and forty.

The three generals in peace:
General peace.
General plenty.
General satisfaction.

The three generals in power:
General employment.
General industry.
General comfort.

The three H’s:
Health, honor, and happiness.
Health to all the world.
Honor to those who seek for it.
Happiness in our homes.

The three L’s:
Love, life, and liberty.
Love pure.
Life long.
Liberty boundless.

The three M’s:
Mirth, music, and moderation.
Mirth at every board.
Music in all instruments.
Moderation in our desires.

The three golden balls of civilization:
Industry, commerce, and wealth.

The three companions of beauty:
Modesty, love, and constancy.

The three blessings of this life:
Health, wealth, and a good conscience.

The four comforts of this life:
Love, liberty, health, and a contented mind.

The three spirits that have no souls:
Brandy, rum, and gin.

The three L’s;
Love, loyalty, and length of days.

The three M’s;
Modesty, moderation, and mutuality.
Modesty in our discourse.
Moderation in our wishes.
Mutuality in our affection.

THE MUSICIAN’S TOAST.—May a crotchet in the head never bar the utterance of good notes.

May the lovers of harmony never be in want of a note, and its enemies die in a common chord.

THE SURGEON’S TOAST.—The man that bleeds for his country.

THE WAITER’S TOAST.—The clever waiter who puts the cork in first and the liquor afterwards.

THE GLAZIER’S TOAST.—The praiseworthy glazier who takes panes to see his way through life.

THE GREENGROCER’S TOAST.—May we spring up like vegetables, have turnip noses, radish cheeks, and carroty hair; and may our hearts never be hard like those of cabbages, nor may we be rotten at the core.

THE PAINTER’S TOAST.—When we work in the wet may we never want for driers.

THE TALLOW CHANDLER’S TOAST.—May we make light of our misfortunes, melt the fair when we press them, and make our foes wax warm in our favor.

THE HATTER’S TOAST.—When the rogue naps it, may the lesson be felt.

THE TAILOR’S TOAST.—May we always sheer out of a lawsuit, and by so doing cut bad company.

THE BAKER’S TOAST.—May we never be done so much as to make us crusty.

THE LAWYER’S TOAST.—May the depth of our potations never cause us to let judgment go by default.



This is taken from Routledge's Manual of Etiquette.




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