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.)
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.