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A Tankard of Ala
But travel fast or travel slow, No matter a hang wherever you go, To Chelsea or to Pimlico, Booze is there !
When you wed the girl of your heart,
Booze is there ! The day you vow you ne'er will part,
Booze is there ! In the palace, in the stable, Since the days of Cain and Abel. In every house, on every table,
Booze is there !
By Thomas Love Peacock (i 785-1866)
Seamen three ! what men be ye ?
Gotham's three wise men we be. Whither in your bowl so free ?
To rake the moon from out the sea. The bowl goes trim, the moon doth shine. And our ballast is old wine ; And your ballast is old wine.
Who art thou, so fast adrift ?
I am he they call Old Care. Here on board we will thee lift.
No : I may not enter there.
1 From ".Nightmare Abbey."
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