Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DRINKING SONG, FR. THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, by RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
DRINKING SONG, FR. THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen
Last Line: I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for a glass.
Variant Title(s): Let The Toast Pass;drinking Song By Sir Harry Bumper;song And Chorus
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Women; Wine


Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen;
Here's to the widow of fifty;
Here's to the flaunting extravagant quean,
And here's to the housewife that's thrifty.
Chorus. Let the toast pass, --
Drink to the lass,
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for a glass.

Here's to the charmer whose dimples we prize;
Now to the maid who has none, sir;
Here's to the girl with a pair of blue eyes,
And here's to the nymph with but one, sir.
Chorus. Let the toast pass, --
Drink to the lass,
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for a glass.

Here's to the maid with a bosom of snow:
Now to her that's as brown as a berry:
Here's to the wife with a face full of woe,
And now to the damsel that's merry.
Chorus. Let the toast pass, --
Drink to the lass,
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for a glass.

For let 'em be clumsy, or let 'em be slim,
Young or ancient, I care not a feather;
So fill a pint bumper quite up to the brim,
So fill up your glasses, nay, fill to the brim,
And let us e'en toast them together.
Chorus. Let the toast pass, --
Drink to the lass,
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for a glass.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net