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quote of the day: a drinking song
23 February, 2011, 4:15 pm
Filed under: history, liquor, quote of the day, things i like

drrink to-day and drown all sorrow,
you shall perhaps not do’t to-morrow;
best while you have it use your breath,
there is no drinking after death.
wine works the heart up, wakes the wit,
there is no cure ‘gainst age, but it;
it helps the head-ach, cough, and tissick,
and is for all diseases physick.
then let us swill, boys, for our health;
who drinks well, loves the common-wealth:
and he that will to bed go sober,
falls with the leaf still in october.

– from john reading, the ranters ranting, 1650 (british library).

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