Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And Ill not look for wine. Ben Jonson.To Celia. The Forest. This song is taken from a collection of love-letters written by Philostratus, an ancient Greek sophist.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, When once it is within thee; but before Mayst rule it, as thou list; and pour the shame Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor. It is most just to throw that on the ground, Which would throw me there, if I kept the round. George Herbert.The Temple, Stanza 5.
Drink to-day, and drown all sorrow; You shall not do it to-morrow: Best while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death. Beaumont and Fletcher.The Bloody Brother, Act II. Scene 2.