Bubbling and Loud Hissing Urn
by William Cowper (1731-1800)
Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
I promise--I really do. I am not going to inflict you with my obsession about Downton Abbey for the next several weeks. It's just that last night was such delicious fun--Dame Maggie Smith won 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' at the Golden Globes last night on one channel, and on another channel she was justifying her award with yet another stellar performance as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Lady Violet, in the second episode of Downton Abbey.
|Tea bag cookies and heart-shaped cookies. The heart cookie was in honor of Lady Edith's upcoming nuptials, but I guess I should have broken it in half!|