"Half a quartern," stammered the boy, in a frightened voice.
On March 5, 1801, the price of the quartern loaf stood as high as 1s.
He recollects the quartern loaf at 2¼d., primest meat at 1d.
Drink—well, suppose a gentleman does take his quartern, is it a crime?
A quartern is a quarter of a gill, which is about the “dash” of rum.
In November, 1799, the quartern loaf ...