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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Henry Carey. 1693?–1743
  
445. A Drinking-Song
  
BACCHUS must now his power resign— 
I am the only God of Wine! 
It is not fit the wretch should be 
In competition set with me, 
Who can drink ten times more than he.         5
 
Make a new world, ye powers divine! 
Stock'd with nothing else but Wine: 
Let Wine its only product be, 
Let Wine be earth, and air, and sea— 
And let that Wine be all for me!  10
 
 
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