as you brew, so shall you bake


as you brew, so shall you bake
Cf. as you bake, so shall you brew. Medieval usage makes the connection between brewing and drinking rather than between brewing and baking, as in the following: 1264 in C. Brown English Lyrics of XIIIth Century (1932) 131 Let him habbe ase he brew, bale [misery] to dryng [drink] a 1325 Cursor Mundi (EETS) 1. 2848 Nathing of that land [is not submerged], Suilk [such] als thai brued now ha thai dronken. c 1450 Towneley Play of Second Shepherd (EETS) 1. 501 Bot we must drynk as we brew And that is bot reson.

c 1570 T. INGELEND Disobedient Child D8v As he had brewed, that so shulde bake.

1766 COLMAN & GARRICK Clandestine Marriage I. 3 As you sow, you must reap—as you brew, so you must bake.

1922 S. J. WEYMAN Ovington’s Bank xxiii. No, you may go, my lad. As you ha’ brewed you may bake.


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