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A Catch, in Four Parts
Then let them drink till they nod and wink.
Even as good fellows should do ; They shall not miss to have the bliss
Good ale doth bring men to : And all poor souls that have scoured bowls,
Or have them lustily trowled, God save the lives of them and their wives.
Whether they be young or old. Back and side go bare, etc.
A CATCH, IN FOUR PARTS1
By Thomas Shadwell (1640-1692)
Come, lay by your cares, and hang up your sorrow ; Drink on, he's a sot that e'er thinks on to-morrow ; Good store of good claret supplies everything, And the man that is drunk is as great as a king.
Let none at misfortune or losses repine,
But take a full dose of the juice of the vine ;
Diseases and troubles are ne'er to be found,
But in the damned place where the glass goes notjround.
1 From " The Miser."
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