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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Wine
 
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3. (Cassio to Iago.)
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What cannot wine perform? It brings to light
The secret soul; it bids the coward fight;
Gives being to our hopes, and from our hearts
Drives the dull sorrow, and inspires new arts.
Is there a wretch whom bumpers have not taught
A flow of words, and loftiness of thought?
Even in th’ oppressive grasp of poverty
It can enlarge, and bid the soul be free.
        Francis’ Horace.—Book I. Epi. V. Line 23.
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The good mead did its good office.
        Southey.—Madoc, Stanza 4.
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Wine makes Love forget its care,
And Mirth exalts a feast.
        Parnell.—Anacreontic, Verse 2.
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In vino veritas; there is truth in wine.
        Buckley’s Theocritus.—Page 152, quoting Erasmus.
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Wine and Truth, is the saying.
        Buckley.—supra.
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