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  • n  sweet Madeira wine

  • In the scene as written, the murderers declare their intention to stab Clarence and then "throw him in the malmsey-butt in the next room," malmsey being a local beverage.
  • Fixed in many a schoolboy's memory is the fact that 15th Century George Duke of Clarence died in a butt of malmsey (aromatic grape) wine.
  • Take a handful of rose flowers, cloves, mace, nutmeg, all in a powder, quilt in a little bag and sprinkle with rose water, mixed with malmsey wine, and lay it in ye nod of ye neck.

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