Omnes nimirum, ex quo monachi sumus, infirmos stomachos habemus, et tam necessarium Apostoli de utendo vino consilium merito non negligimus. Modico, tamen quod ille praemissit, nescio cur praetermisso. Being monks, we all naturally have a weak stomach, and we therefore justly attend to the Apostle's advice to use wine. He adds, however, the words 'a little'; I can't think why I have omitted them.St Bernard of Clairvaux: c.1124 Apologia ad Guillelmum, ch.9, section 21.
Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.Bible (NewTestament): Ephesians 5:18.
He did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead.Oscar Fingal O'FlahertieWills Wilde: 1898 The Ballad of Reading Gaol, pt.1, stanza1.
You are ordered abroad as a soldier of the King to help our French comrades against the invasion of a common enemy In this new experience you may find temptations both in wine and women.You must entirely resist both temptations, and while treating all women with perfect courtesy, you should avoid any intimacy.Do your duty bravely. Fear God. Honour the King.1st Earl Herbert: 1914 Message to the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, reported in The Times,19 Aug.
Botticelli isn't a wine, you Juggins! Botticelli's a cheese!Punch:
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 104Bible (Old Testament): Isaiah 55:1-2.
Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.John Edward Masefield: 1903 'Cargoes'.
Give me the plumpVenetian, fat, and lusty, That meets me soft and supple, smiles upon me As if a cup of full wine leaped to kiss me.Dario Fo: c.1621 The Wild-Goose Chase, act1, sc.2.
Venice will linger in your mindand wherever you go in life you will feel somewhere over your shoulder, a pink, castellated, shimmering presence, the domes and riggings and crooked pinnacles of the Serenissima. There's romance for you! There's the lust and dark wine of Venice! No wonder George Eliot's husband fell into the Grand Canal.Jan formerly James Morris Morris: 1960 Venice.
Theyare not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream.Ernest Dowson: 1896 'Vitae Summa Brevis'.
Virginity, albeit some highly prize it, Compared with marriage, had you tried them both, Differs as much as wine and water doth.Christopher Marlowe: 1593 Hero and Leander (published1598), pt.1, l.268-9.
The king sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blude-red wine; 'O whare will I get a skeely skipper, To sail this new ship of mine?''Sir Patrick Spens', opening lines.
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.Bible (Old Testament): Ecclesiastes 9:7.
Lie soft, sleep hard, drink wine, and eat good cheer.thomas middleton: 1613 A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (published1630), act1, sc.1.
Here is the ecstasy Of sun-fed wine and song: Drink! it is melody Under a kurrajong.John Shaw Neilson: 'Under a Kurrajong', stanza1, in R H Croll (ed) Collected Poems of John Shaw Neilson (1934).
Go fetch to me a pint o' wine, And fill it in a silver tassie, That I may drink, before I go, A service to my bonie lassie.Robert Burns: 1788 'My Bonie Mary', stanza1.
The fine wine leaves you with something pleasant; the ordinary wine just leaves.Quoted in Clifton Fadiman The New Joy of Wine (1990).
Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough, A flask of wine, a book of verseand Thou Beside me singing in the wilderness And wilderness is paradise enow.Edward Fitzgerald: 1859 The Ruba iya t of Omar Khayya m of Naishapur, stanza12. In the1879 edn this was changed to'A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a loaf of Breadand Thou / Beside me singing in the Wilderness / Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!'
And when night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.john milton: 1665 Paradise Lost (published1667), bk.1, l.500-2.
Oh some are fond of Spanish wine, and some are fond of French, And some'll swallow tay and stuff fit only for a wench. 559John Edward Masefield: 1903 'Captain Stratton's Fancy'.
Give me books, fruit, frenchwineand fine weatherand a little music out of doors, played by somebody I do not know.john keats: 1819 Letter to Fanny Keats, 29 Aug.
From wine what sudden friendship springs!john gay: 1738 Fables,'The Squire and His Cur', l.4.
Fast fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.john keats: 1820 Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems,'Ode to a Nightingale', stanza 5.
If all be true that I do think, There are five reasons why men drink, Good wine, a friend, or being dry, Or lest we should be by-and-by, Or any other reason why.Henry Aldrich: 1689 'Five Reasons for Drinking'.