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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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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 810 pages
...Cursed be my tribe, If I forgive him! SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, i, 3 Intoxication. — Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation. BYRON, Don Juan, Canto ii, st. 179 Ire. — Arise! ye Goths, and glut your ire. BYRON, Childe Harold's...
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Forskrevet

Holger Drachmann - 1908 - 496 pages
...mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. Øjeblikkeligt riposterede Skyggen: Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication! „Holla, Skygge! stille!" tordnede Ulf. „Slaar Du ikke din byronske Spunsprop fast i Tønden —...
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Samlede poetiske skrifter: folkeudgave

Holger Drachmann - 1908 - 498 pages
...mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. Øjeblikkeligt riposterede Skyggen : Man, being reasonable, must get drunk ; The best of life is but intoxication ! „Holla, Skygge! stille!" tordnede Ulf. „Slaar Du ikke din byronske Spunsprop fast i Tønden og...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 784 pages
...bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn. 1313 Burns: Tarn O'Shanter. Line 105 Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation. 1314 Byron : Don Juan. Canto ii. St. 179. 'Tis pity wine should be so deleterious, For tea and coffee...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 784 pages
...bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn. 1313 Bums: Tarn O'Shanter. Line 105 Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...intoxication ; Glory, the grape, love, gold — in these arc sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation. 1314 Byron : Don Juan. Canto ii. St. 179. 'Tis...
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English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement

George Benjamin Woods - 1916 - 1604 pages
...carry off an lo, J79 Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; But three Ragusan vessels bound for Scio. c F A0 175 Then came her freedom, for she had no sunk mother, The hopes of all men, and of every So that,...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1422 pages
...more sober far than all sobriety. WM. R. ALGER — Oriental Poetry. The Sober Drunkenness. 20 Man, tica. Vol.1. Pt BYRON— Don Juan. Canto II. St. 179. 21 Libidinosa etenim et intemperans adolescentia effortum corpus...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 150

1925 - 806 pages
...expressed in Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. . . . If any lingering curiosity survives from our schooldays it will be better satisfied by the study...
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Literary Blasphemies

Ernest Augustus Boyd - 1927 - 286 pages
...expressed in Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. . . . If any lingering curiosity survives from our school days, it will be better satisfied by the...
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Body, Mind and Spirit

Elwood Worcester, Samuel McComb - 1931 - 396 pages
...explanations. One of Byron's trifling and immoral sayings for which the world has never forgiven him is, "Man, being reasonable, must get drunk. The best of life is but intoxication." It will some day be accounted for righteousness to this generation that it first dared to make alcohol...
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