King Over the Water
(The). The Young Pretender, or Chevalier Charles Edward.
“My father so far compromised his loyalty as to announce merely `The
king,' as his first toast after dinner, instead of the emphatic `King
George.' ... Our guest made a motion with his glass, so as to pass it
over the water-decanter which stood beside him, and added, `Over the
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894