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LIFE, by                    
First Line: I snatched the sparkling cup of life
Last Line: And slowly sipped; and lo, the very dregs were sweet.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Life; Wine


I snatched the sparkling cup of life
In feverish haste to drink both long and deep, --
It fell and shivered at my feet.
A broken fragment held a few stray drops
Which mingled with my tears.
With trembling hands I bore it to my lips
And slowly sipped; and lo, the very dregs were sweet.





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