A commercial treaty between England and Portugal, negotiated by
Paul Methuen, in 1703, whereby the Portuguese wines were received at a
lower duty than those of France. This treaty was abandoned in 1836.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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