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John Fletcher
John Fletcher
1579-1625


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NOTES:
Sack: Any of various light, dry, strong wines from Spain and the Canary Islands, imported to England.
- S. H. Bass  


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Tis late and cold, stir up the fire
John Fletcher (1579-1625), English playwright/poet

’Tis late and cold; stir up the fire;
Sit close, and draw the table nigher;
Be merry, and drink wine that’s old,
A hearty medicine ‘gainst a cold:
Your beds of wanton down the best,
Where you shall tumble to your rest;
I could wish you wenches too,
But I am dead and cannot do.
Call for the best the house may ring,
Sack, white, and claret, let them bring,
And drink apace, while breath you have;
You’ll find but cold drink in the grave:
Plover, partridge, for you dinner,
And a capon for the sinner,
You shall find ready when you’re up,
And your horse shall have his sup:
Welcome, welcome, shall fly round,
And I shall smile, though under ground.


from Comedies and Tragedies (1647)


            

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