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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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The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life

Robert C. Solomon - 1993 - 360 pages
...indifference of Nature Weiss, Marat/Sade 2. Romanticism Passion is the element in which we live. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. Byron, Don Juan There are as many characterizations of the old Romanticism as there are discussions...
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The Collected Poems of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron - 1994 - 884 pages
...after. CLXXtX Man, being reasonable, must get drank ; The beat of life is but intoxication : Qlory, Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath...youth's summer I did sing of One, The wandering outlaw trank Of life's strange tree, ю fruitful on occasion I Bat to return,— Get very drank ; and when...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 pages
...of malt liquor — in various works. "Usquabae" or "usquebae" is the Gaelic word for whisky. 2 Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. GEORGE GORDON NOEL BYRON, ÓTH BARON BYRON, (1788-1824) British poet. Don luán, cto. 2, st. 179 (1819-1824)....
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The Orphaned Imagination: Melancholy and Commodity Culture in English ...

Guinn Batten - 1998 - 326 pages
...When o'er the brim the sparkling bumpers reach, That spring-dew of the spirit, the heart's rain! Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of men, and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree,...
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - 1999 - 324 pages
...does sometimes seem based on a kind of omniscience that the giver of it may not actually have: Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication (BYRON, Don Juan) Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying (HERRICK, "To the Virgins,...
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The First and Second Lady Chatterley Novels

D. H. Lawrence - 1999 - 738 pages
...on 298:17. 344:5 Man ... says Byron. The reference is to Don Juan (1819-24), canto n, clxxix: 'Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; / The best of life is but intoxication.' 347:4 will-to-live. See note on 41:23. DHL frequently used analogous 'will-to-' formulations. See Reflections...
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Byron and Shakespeare

George Wilson Knight - 2002 - 416 pages
...vi, 126. Let us have wine and woman,1 mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life...trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion! (Don Juan, n, 178) So the advice is, 'get very drunk' and afterwards — hock and sodawater. FalstafFs...
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A Companion to Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon

Miriam B. Mandel - 2004 - 376 pages
...us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, / Sermons and soda water the day after" and added, "Man being reasonable must get drunk; / The best of life is but intoxication" (II. 178.7-8, 179.1-2). Similarly, Hemingway enthusiastically proclaims in Death in the Afternoon that...
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 264 pages
..."natural diet," which insisted that no liquid was fit to drink but distilled water, Byron claims that "Man being reasonable must get drunk; / The best of life is but intoxication" (DJ 2.179.1-2). Insofar as the shipwreck of canto 2 rewrites cannibalism as vampirism, it provides...
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A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America

James E. McWilliams - 2005 - 414 pages
...interregional convergence. „ s « CHAPTER 7 INTOXICATION Finding Common Bonds in an Alcoholic Empire Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. Lord Byron, Donjuán IN 1714, when Judge Samuel Sewall entered a Boston tavern and "found much company,"...
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