Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DRINKING VERSUS THINKING; OR, A SONG AGAINST THE NEW PHILOSOPHY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE



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First Line: My merry men all, that drink with glee
Last Line: Dead drunk beneath the table!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


My Merry men all, that drink with glee
This fanciful Philosophy,
Pray tell me what good is it?
If antient Nick should come and take,
The same across the Stygian Lake,
I guess we ne'er should miss it.

Away, each pale, self-brooding spark
That goes truth-hunting in the dark,
Away from our carousing!
To Pallas we resign such fowls --
Grave birds of Wisdom! ye're but owls,
And all your trade but mousing!

My merry men all, here's punch and wine,
And spicy bishop, drink divine!
Let's live while we are able.
While Mirth and Sense sit, hand in glove,
This Don Philosophy we'll shove
Dead drunk beneath the table!





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