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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7506
AUTHOR:Bartholomew Dowling (1823–1863)
QUOTATION:We meet neath the sounding rafter,
  And the walls around are bare;
As they shout back our peals of laughter
  It seems that the dead are there.
Ho! stand to your glasses steady!
  ’T is all we have left to prize.
A cup to the dead already,—
  Hurrah for the next that dies! 1 
ATTRIBUTION:The Revel: Time of the Famine and Plague in India.
 
Note 1.
Often attributed to Alfred Domett. [back]
 

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