|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|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 boldly and spare not.|
Urquharts Rabelais.Chap. XXXIV.
|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.
|With frugal nectar|
Give the hesitating wheels of life
Armstrong.On Preserving Health, Line 486.
|I see by thy eyes thou hast been reading a little Geneva print.|
Anonymous.The Merry Devil of Edmonton.
|Potations pottle deep.|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Iagos plot against Cassio.)
|Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink.|
Isaiah, Chap. v. Ver. 11.