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The Rhyme Maker
George Gordon/Lord Byron
George Gordon/Lord Byron

Theme:   Partying

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2nd stanza:
“hock” = the wines of the Rhine

Xerxes: “ Tis said that Xerxes offered a reward/To those who could invent him a new pleasure."
        - from Don Juan, Canto I, stanza 118 by Lord Byron
- S. H. Bass  

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Fill The Goblet Again
Lines Inscribed Upon A Cup Formed from A
     Skull  A/V
My Boat Is on the Shore

from the epic poem Don Juan
Few things surpass old wine

Juan would question further
'Tis melancholy and a fearful sign

from  A Translation of Anacreon
Mingle with the genial bowl

Stop Button Clutter!
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk
Lord Byron (1788-1824), British poet

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 on occasion:
But to return, Get very drunk ; and when
You wake with head-ache, you shall see what

Ring for your valet bid him quickly bring
Some hock and soda-water, then you'll know
A pleasure worthy Xerxes the great king:
For not the blest sherbet, sublimed with snow,
Nor the first sparkle of the desert-spring,
Nor Burgundy in all its sunset glow,
After long travel, ennui, love, or slaughter,
Vie with that draft of hock and soda-water.

Canto II, stanzas 179-180 from Don Juan (1857)

Free E-Books by Lord Byron at Project Gutenberg     Free E- Books by George Gordon/Lord Byron
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Lord Byron at the Poetry Foundation 

Lord Byron at Amazon
            Lord Byron: The Major Works        Byron's Poetry and Prose
                 Oxford World's Classics               Norton Critical Edition


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