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They say do not drink wine for you will suffer for it
On the day of rewards you will be cast into the fire,
That is so; but what is worth both the worlds
Is the moment where you are elated with wine

 

F4 62

I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must,
Scared by some After-reckoning ta'en on trust,
Or lured with Hope of some Diviner Drink,
To fill the Cup--when crumbled into Dust!

HA 62a

They say, "Do not drink wine for thou wilt suffer for it,
On the Day of Rewards thou wilt be cast into the fire.
That is so; but what is worth both the worlds
Is the moment when thou art elated with wine.

P 800

They say, "Drink not wine, or a prey to God's ire thou shalt be;
On the Day of Requital the food of Hellfire thou shalt be."
'T is maybe as they tell us, but better than this world and that
Is the moment when merry with liquor and lyre thou shalt be.

Th 495

"Pray drink no wine, or you will grieve!" they say,
"And all afire you'll be on Judgment day!"
This may be, but more sweet than both the worlds
That instant is when you from wine are gay!

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