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" Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication : Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation ; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful... "
The works of ... lord Byron - Page 212
by George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1821
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Honor Edgeworth: Or, Ottawa's Present Tense

Vera, Henny Bernstein - 1882 - 354 pages
...jest and laugh at good, and to make his religion the worship of the senses. Saying with Byron, " Man being reasonable, must get drunk, The best of life is but intoxication," and striving to find in the wine-cup, the satisfaction that our inner nature craves, trying to feed...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 782 pages
...John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn. 1313 Burns: Tarn O' Shanter. Line 10i Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation. 131* Byron : Don Juan. Canto ii. St. 179. 'Tis pity wine should be so deleterious, For tea and coffee...
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The poetical works of lord Byron, with notes, Volume 10

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1885 - 286 pages
...Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. CLXXIX. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life...to return, — Get very drunk ; and when You wake withheadache,youshall see what then. Ring for your valet — bid him quickly bring Some hock and soda-water,...
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Specimen of a Bibliography of Old Books and Pamphlets: Illustrative of the ...

1885 - 164 pages
...for all persones to pastyme with, translated out of Dtiche into Englyshe, BLACK LETTER, 4to. 1523 " Get very drunk ; and when You wake with head-ache, you shall see what then." Byron's Don Juan. DRUNKENNESS (Antidote against), being the Drunkard's Looking-Glass, 8vo. 1712 "Wine...
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Specimen of a Bibliography of Old Books and Pamphlets: Illustrative of the ...

1885 - 184 pages
...for all persones to pastyme with, translated out of Duche into Englyshe, BLACK LETTER, 4to. 1523 " Get very drunk ; and when You wake with head-ache, you shall see what then." Byron's Don Juan. DRUNKENNESS (Antidote against), being the Drunkard's Looking-Glass, 8vo. 1712 " Wine...
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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron: Reprinted from the Original Editions, with ...

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1891 - 752 pages
...mirth and laughter. sermons and soda-water the day after. Man. being redeemable, must get drunk ; Tj\g od example, Although Ixjnginus* tells us there is...Coiydon.' Lucretius' irreligion is too strong For üet very drunk : and when You wake with headache, you shall see what then. CLXXX. Ring for your valet...
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Lectures on the History of Literature

Thomas Carlyle - 1892 - 310 pages
...the endless subtle beauties of Dante." We are here, curiously enough, reminded of Byron — " Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication." The reader should study the instructive " parallel between Dante and Petrarch " to be found in the...
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Varieties in Prose, Volume 3

William Allingham - 1893 - 396 pages
...future that can possibly console us for not being always twenty-five ? ' Journal (Life, p. 210). ' Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication.' Don Juan. ' I am grown as tired as Solomon of everything, and of myself more than anything.' Letter...
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Railways and Other Ways: Being Reminiscences of Canal and Railway Life ...

Myles Pennington - 1894 - 510 pages
...drunkenness was almost universal, the world seemed to have adopted Byron's sarcastic maxim that, " Man being reasonable must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication." The Temperance reformation (which has since made such a mighty change in the world) had not commenced....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

1895 - 768 pages
...,-..«/i»w«f. Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn. Burm, Tarn O'S. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life...intoxication ; Glory, the grape, love, gold, — in these are punk The hopes of all men, and of every nation.2?yron, DJ u. 179. 'Tis pity wine should bo so deleterious,...
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