cakes and ale
- c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iii], page 261:
- Doſt thou thinke becauſe thou art vertuous, there ſhall be no more Cakes and Ale ?
- 1930, William Somerset Maugham, Cakes and Ale, or The Skeleton in the Cupboard
simple material pleasures of life