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First Line: Though shakespeare's mermaid, ocean's mightiest
Last Line: But water on the brain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chesterton, G. K.
Subject(s): Temperance; Prohibition

Though Shakespeare's Mermaid, ocean's mightiest daughter,
With vintage could the seas incarnadine:
And Keats's name that was not writ in water
Was often writ in wine;

Though wine that seeks the loftiest habitation
Went to the heads of Villon and Verlaine,
Yet Hiram Hopper needs no inspiration
But water on the brain.

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