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DRINKING ODE, by            
First Line: Drink on, tho' night be spent and sun do shine
Last Line: Who's sure to live, and drink another day?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


Drink on, tho' Night be spent and Sun do shine,
Did not the Gods give anxious Mortals Wine?
To wash all Care and Sorrow from the Heart,
Why then so soon should Jovial Fellows part?
Come, let this Bumper for the next make way,
Who's sure to live, and drink another Day?




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