|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Not to-nightI have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking: I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment.|
I have drunk but one cup to-night, andbehold what innovation it makes here: I am unfortunate in the infirmity, and dare not task my weakness with any more.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Cassio to Iago.)
|Every inordinate cup is unblessd, and the ingredient is a devil.|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Cassio.)
|If we do not drink to his cost, we shall die in his debt.|
Smarts Horace.Book II. Sat. VIII.
|I drank: I liked it not: twas rage, twas noise,|
An airy scene of transitory joys.
In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl
Would banish sorrow and enlarge the soul.
Prior.Solomon, a Poem, Book II. Line 106.
|And in the flowers that wreath the sparkling bowl,|
Fell adders hiss, and poisonous serpents roll.
Prior.Solomon, a Poem, Book II. Line 140.
| [See a pleasant piece of exaggeration, wherein the drunken person imagines himself on board a vessel, and in danger of shipwreck.Heywood.The English Traveller. Lambs Dramatic Poets, Page 104.]|| 6|