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Anacreontic Verse

by Robert Herrick, 1648

Brisk methinks I am, and fine
When I drink my cap’ring wine:
Then to love I do incline,
When I drink my wanton wine:
And I wish all maidens mine,
When I drink my sprightly wine:
Well I sup and well I dine,
When I drink my frolic wine;
But I languish, lower, and pine,
When I want my fragrant wine.

Published in Hesperides

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