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15. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk:
16. He spent his days in riot most uncouth,
17. Which cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires
18. Fill the bright goblet, spread the festive board,
19. The gen'rous wine brings joy divine,
I, while on earth, will still with mirth,
20. What cannot wine perform? It brings to light
21. Could ev'ry drunkard, ere he sits to dine,
22. Thou sparkling bowl! thou sparkling bowl!
Inspiring John Barleycorn,
24. "Tis when the fancy-stirring bowl
25. Ah! Brandy, Brandy! bane of life, Spring of tumult, source of strife, Could I but half thy curses tell,
The wise would wish thee safe in hell!
26. Blame not the bowl-the fruitful bowl, Whence wit and mirth and music spring, And amber drops Elysian roll,
To bathe young Love's delighted wing.
1. And ever-wakeful Echo here doth dwell,
And softly glides, unseen, from hill to hill;
Aping the boy's voice with a voice as shrill,
1. My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.
2. O'ercome with wonder, and oppress'd with joy :-
Defies the aid of words, and mocks description.
3. For joy like this, death were a cheap exchange. ESCHYLUS' Agamemnon.
Tune your harps,
Ye angels, to that sound; and thou, my heart,
5. She bids me hope! and, in that charming word, Has peace and transport to my soul restor❜d.
6. My joy, my best belov'd, my only wish! How shall I speak the transport of my
7. What sweet delirium o'er his bosom stole !
8. No word was spoken, all was feeling
The silent transport of the heart.
9. One hour of such bliss is a life ere it closes'Tis one drop of fragrance from thousands of roses. P. M. WETMORE.
EDUCATION - WISDOM-WIT, &c.
1. Why did my parents send me to the schools,
That I with knowledge might enrich my mind,
2. Will is the prince, and Wit the counsellor,
3. Learning by study must be won;
DAVIES' Immortality of the Soul.
5. Besides 't is known he could speak Greek As naturally as pigs squeak.
4. For what is truth and knowledge, but a kind
EDUCATION - WISDOM, &c.
6. He was in logic a great critic,
7. Learning, that cobweb of the brain,
8. The clouds may drop down titles and estates, Wealth may seek us-but wisdom must be sought. YOUNG'S Night Thoughts.
9. For just experience tells in every soil,
That those who think must govern those who toil.
10. Mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth. GOLDSMITH'S Retaliation.
11. Superior beings, when of late they saw
POPE'S Essay on Man.
-Mingles with the friendly bowl
13. Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies.
14. A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not, the Pierian spring;
POPE'S Essay on Criticism.