Since it’s time for another Smakebit – a «taster» – (though I skipped a week) here’s another Jack quote:
‘Why, Stephen, some people are in a hurry: men-of-war, for instance. It is no good carrying your pig to market and finding…’ He paused, frowning.
‘It will not drink?’
‘No, it ain’t that neither.’
‘That there are no pokes to be had?’
‘Oh well, be damned to literary airs and graces’
Page 114 in The Thirteen-Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian.