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SUNDAY UP THE RIVER: 18, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wine of love is music
Last Line: That great, rich vine.
Alternate Author Name(s): B. V.; Bysshe Vanolis
Variant Title(s): The Vine
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Music & Musicians


THE wine of Love is music,
And the feast of Love is song:
And when Love sits down to the banquet,
Love sits long:

Sits long and arises drunken,
But not with the feast and the wine;
He reeleth with his own heart,
That great, rich Vine.





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