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Ale-draper

a tapster. Ale-drapery, the selling of ale, etc.

“No other occupation have I but to be an ale-draper.” —H. Chettle: Kind-harts' Dreame , 1592.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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