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Sack: Any of
various light, dry, strong wines from Spain and the Canary
Islands, imported to England.
S. H. Bass
more John Fletcher
Drinking Song A/V
Lyaeus ever young
late and cold, stir
up the fire
John Fletcher (1579-1625), English
late and cold; stir up the fire;
close, and draw the table nigher;
merry, and drink wine that’s old,
hearty medicine ‘gainst a cold:
beds of wanton down the best,
you shall tumble to your rest;
could wish you wenches too,
I am dead and cannot do.
for the best the house may ring,
white, and claret, let them bring,
drink apace, while breath you have;
find but cold drink in the grave:
partridge, for you dinner,
a capon for the sinner,
shall find ready when you’re up,
your horse shall have his sup:
welcome, shall fly round,
I shall smile, though under ground.
Comedies and Tragedies (1647)