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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Wine
By Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819–1892)
 
IN the goblet’s magic measure,
  In the wine’s all-powerful spirit,
      Lieth poison and delight:
Lieth purest, basest pleasure,
  E’en according to the merit        5
      Of the drinker ye invite.
 
Lo, the fool in baseness sunken,
  Having drunk till he is tired,
When he drinks, behold him drunken;
  When we drink, we are inspired.        10
 
 
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