Quotation by Colley Cibber

Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, thou innocent pretence for bringing the wicked of both sexes together in a morning; thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart- opening, wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate thus, and ... adore thee.
Colley Cibber (1671–1757), British actor-manager, playwright. Lord George, in The Lady's Last Stake, act 1, sc. 1.

Lord George's "happiest moment" was sipping tea in the company of Lady Gentle.
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