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Wine and Water
Now the Faith is old and the Devil is bold—
Exceeding bold indeed ; And the masses of doubt that are floating about
Would smother a mortal creed. But we who sit in a sturdy youth
And still can drink strong ale— Let us put it away to infallible truth
That always shall prevail.
Semi-Chorus So thank the Lord for the temporal sword,
And for howling heretics, too, And for all the good things that our Christendom bringsBut especially barley brew !
Chorus With my row-ti-dow-ti-oodly-ow, Especially barley brew i
WINE AND WATER1
By G. K. Chesterton
Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest
scale, He ate his egg with a ladle in an egg-cup big as a pail, And the soup he took was Elephant Soup, and the fish he
took was Whale, But they all were small to the cellar he took when he set
out to sail.
1 From " The Flying Inn." 159
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