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1856 Excerpt: ...e'er I 'l1 ask Let those, who pant for Glory's
charms, Embrace her in the field of arms; While my inglorious,
placid soul Breathes not a wish beyond this bowl. Then fill it
high, my ruddy slave, And bathe me in its brimming wave. For though
my fading years decay, Though manhood's prime hath pass'd away,
Like old Silenus, sire divine, With blushes borrow'd from my wine,
I'll wanton 'mid the dancing train, And live my follies o'er again
ODE XLVIII. When my thirsty soul I steep, Every sorrow's lull'd to
sleep. Talk of monarchs I am then Richest, happiest, first of men;
Careless o'er my cup I sing, Fancy makes me more than king; Gives
me wealthy Croesus' store, Can I, can I wish for more? On my velvet
couch reclining, Ivy leaves my brow entwining, While my soul
expands with glee, What are kings and crowns to me; If before my
feet they lay, I would spurn them all away Arm ye, arm ye, men of
might, Hasten to the sanguine fight; But let me, my budding vine
Spill no other blood than thine. Yonder brimming goblet see, That
alone shall vanquish me--Who think it better, wiser far To fall in
banquet than in war. ODE XLIX. When Bacchus, Jove's immortal boy,
The rosy harbinger of joy, Who, with the sunshine of the bowl.
Thaws the winter of our soul--When to my inmost core he glides, And
bathes it with his ruby tides, A flow of joy, a lively heat, Fires
my brain, and wings my feet, Calling up round me visions known To
lovers of the bowl alone. Sing, sing of love, let music's sound In
melting cadence float around, While, my young Venus, thou and I
Besponsive to its murmurs sigh. Then, waking from our blissful
trance, Again we'll sport, again we'll dance. ODE L. When wine I
quaff, before my eyes Dreams of poetic glory rise;1 And freshen'd
by the goblet's dews, My soul...
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