Because he might have had another pint, or another two pints, before he came.
The hyseters he has eat, and the pints of ale he has drank, in this house—!'
Put them into a saucepan, with four pints of water, and boil gently for five hours.
The next day put the ingredients together, pour on three pints of boiling milk, let it stand two days, and strain it off.
Let them boil ...