|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Cassio to Iago.)
|What cannot wine perform? It brings to light|
The secret soul; it bids the coward fight;
Gives being to our hopes, and from our hearts
Drives the dull sorrow, and inspires new arts.
Is there a wretch whom bumpers have not taught
A flow of words, and loftiness of thought?
Even in th oppressive grasp of poverty
It can enlarge, and bid the soul be free.
Francis Horace.Book I. Epi. V. Line 23.
|The good mead did its good office.|
Southey.Madoc, Stanza 4.
|Wine makes Love forget its care,|
And Mirth exalts a feast.
Parnell.Anacreontic, Verse 2.
|In vino veritas; there is truth in wine.|
Buckleys Theocritus.Page 152, quoting Erasmus.
| Wine and Truth, is the saying.|