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LINES, IMPROMPTU, TO Q SCULL, ON ITS IMMEDIATELY ABSORBING SOME WINE, by            
First Line: Who bade thee drink? Thy day is done
Last Line: Come, here's the other glass!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


V.

WHO bade thee drink? thy day is done—
I warrant many a lusty draught
Thou in thy time, old thirsty-one,
Right merrily hast quaffed!

What was thy beverage?—metheglin—
Canary—or good sherris-sack?—
Thou jolly toper, I begin
Almost to wish thee back!

The dust is dry—and thou hast lain
Smothered in dust so long, so dryly,
I marvel not thy bowl-for-brain
Sucked up my wine so slily.

When I am gone, no friend for me
May do the like—but let that pass,
While I have wine I'll share with thee—
Come, here's the other glass!





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