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Glee from " Headlong Hair"
Wherefore so ? 'Tis Jove's decree, In a bowl Care may not be ; In a bowl Care may not be.
Fear ye not the waves that roll ?
No : in charmed bowl we swim. What the charm that floats the bowl ?
Water may not pass the brim. The bowl goes trim, the moon doth shine. And our ballast is old wine ; And your ballast is old wine.
GLEE FROM " HEADLONG HALL "
By Thomas Love Peacock
A heeltap ! a heeltap ! I never could bear it! So fill me a bumper, a bumper of claret! Let the bottle pass freely, don't shirk it nor spare it, For a heeltap ! a heeltap ! I never could bear it!
No skylight! no twilight! while Bacchus rules o'er us: No thinking ! no shrinking ! all drinking in chorus: Let us moisten our clay, since 'tis thirsty and porous : No shrinking ! no shrinking ! all drinking in chorus!
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