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Anacreontic. "The Wisest Men Are Fools In Wine."



The wisest men are fools in wine,
Experience makes us think:
Its magic spells are so divine,
We reason--yet we drink!
 
How short's the longest life of man,
How soon its brightest laurels fade--
Then, as our life is but a span,
Let all its hours be joyous made.
 
Wine o'er the ardent restless mind
Entwines its poppy chain;
A solace, then, the wretched find.
In fictions of the brain.
 
Oh! as the charmed glass we sip,
We conquer care and pain:
It woos like woman's dewy lip,
 
To kiss--and come again!
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Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent (1693, Ireland – 1778, York) was a printer and writer, born in Ireland. more…

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