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PRAISE OF WATER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain, the rain at length
Last Line: Wine, wine, exulting wine!
Subject(s): Water

THE rain, the rain at length;
And from the gift divine
The parched and drooping vine
Recovers life and strength.
The praise of water sing,
Let none the theme decline;
Since doth from water spring
Wine! wine! refreshing wine!

While water's praise I sound,
I feel my throat grow dry;
Quick, push the bottle round,
Which doth the flask supply.
And, merry friends, I think,
If you my chorus join,
Water will make you drink
Wine, wine, exulting wine!

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