About a week after Fisher's return, he left his house one evening with the intention, it was supposed, of resorting, according to his usual custom, to some of the neighbouring ginshops
. Morning came, but his continued absence excited no surprise, as it was supposed that he had got so drunk the previous night as to be unable to return home.
Tlusty has published a good study of drink and drinking houses in early modern Germany (2001), and Jessica Warner has written an account of English ginshops
in the 18th century (2002).