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Page 142 - START not — nor deem my spirit fled : In me behold the only skull, From which, unlike a living head, Whatever flows is never dull. I lived, I loved, I quaff'd, like thee ; I died : let earth my bones resign : Fill up — thou canst not injure me ; The worm hath fouler lips than thine. Better to hold the sparkling grape, Than nurse the earth-worm's slimy brood ; And circle in the goblet's shape The drink of gods, than reptile's food.
Page 87 - BALM of my cares, sweet solace of my toils, Hail, juice benignant! O'er the costly cups Of riot-stirring wine, unwholesome draught, Let Pride's loose sons prolong the wasteful night; My sober evening let the tankard bless, With toast embrown'd, and fragrant nutmeg fraught, While the rich draught with oft repeated whiffs Tobacco mild improves.
Page 31 - That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humours, good humours cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo good wine carrieth a man to heaven.
Page 206 - ... was to supply brief memoirs or characteristic traits of many distinguished persons, in connexion with the records of their own thoughts and feelings, as preserved in autobiographies, in diaries, and in familiar letters : and this is well carried out in the volume before us, which differs, however, in one respect from its predecessor ; for while it was no part of Mr. Knight's original plan to include unpublished letters, yet, having permission to print for the first time some interesting letters...
Page 144 - Oh! Peggy, Peggy, when thou go'st to Brew, Consider well what you're about to do; Be very Wise, very sedately think That what you're going now to make is Drink: Consider who must drink that Drink, and then, What 'tis to have the Praise of Honest Men: 30 For surely, Peggy, while that Drink does last, 'Tis Peggy will be Toasted or Disgrac'd.
Page 88 - Divine repast! Where no crude surfeit, or intemperate joys Of lawless Bacchus reign; but o'er my soul A calm Lethean creeps; in drowsy trance Each thought subsides, and sweet oblivion wraps My peaceful brain, as if the leaden rod Of magic Morpheus o'er mine eyes had shed Its opiate influence. What though sore ills Oppress, dire want of chill-dispelling coals, Or cheerful candle (save the make-weight's gleam Haply remaining), heart-rejoicing ale Cheers the sad scene, and every want supplies.
Page 205 - Corner,' the Rev. JM Bellew has issued a volume of passages from our best poets, accompanied by brief biographical notes. The plan is a very good one ; the selection is made with taste, and the book is well put together. In nearly...
Page 108 - ... one inch from the sides of the box, which allows the juice to escape freely. A considerable quantity of the liquor will run off without any pressure. This must be applied gradually at first and increased regularly towards the conclusion. A box of the above dimensions will require about...
Page 142 - In aid of others' let me shine ; And when, alas ! our brains are gone, What nobler substitute than wine ! 5. Quaff while thou canst — another race, When thou and thine like me are sped, May rescue thee from earth's embrace, And rhyme and revel with the dead.