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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...Whiskey, &c. Could my
feeble lays Half thy virtues number, A whole grove of bays Should
my brows encumber. Be his name ador"d, Who summ'd up thy merits, In
one little word, When he call'd thee Spirits. Whiskey, &c.
Bright as beauty's eye, When no sorrow veils it; Sweet as beauty's
sigh, When young Love inhales it. Come, then, to my lip, Come, thou
rich in blisses, Every drop I sip Seems a shower of kisses.
Whiskey, &c. Send it quickly round; Life would be uo pleasure
If we had not found This enchanting treasure. E'en when tyrant
Death's Arrow shall transfix ye, Let your latest breath Sing, '
Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey Whiskey, &C-" In no place on the face
of the habitable globe are the merits of "Whiskey" so fully
appreciated, or so ably discussed, as in "the beautiful city called
Cork." Between jestmaking and punch-making, life rubs on pleasantly
enough. While a resident in that city, the Editor of these volumes
ventured on the following verses on the nectar so greatly lauded by
Mr. O'Leary, and all his countrymen of taste. WHISKEY-PUNCH. "Come,
hand me down the whiskey, the lemons quickly pass, And fling some
lumps of sugar white into the deepest glass. The dreary
midnight-hour is gone, time hastens on for morn, Vet, ere St.
Barry's Church tolls one, 'mid smiles shall Punch be born. With
acid and with sweetness now we fill each tumbler fair, Then whirl
it round, and in the tide dash fleet the spirit rare. It sparkles
up to meet each lip that doth the rummer kiss, And famed St.
Patrick never saw Punch half so fine as this. To Erin and her
patriots firm, who shone in former days, With sighs to bless their
memories, we now the goblet raise; And, should their shadows walk
this earth, they'll...
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