Roman playwright of the Old Latin period
She's a dwelling place for demons She's a cage for every unclean spirit, Every filthy bird and makes us drink The poisoned wine to fornicating with our kings Fallen now is Babylon the GreatAvenged Sevenfold, 'Beast and the Harlot', City of Evil (2005)
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous...Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.1 Timothy 3:2-9.
Theyare the last drops of vintage wine from a musty old bottle.Of Winston Churchill's letters to President Eisenhower. Quoted in Peter G Boyle (ed) The Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence 1953-1955 (1990).
Oh, wasteful woman, she who may On her sweet self set her own price, Knowing man cannot choose but pay, How has she cheapened paradise: How given for naught her priceless gift, How spoiled the bread and spilled the wine, Which, spent with due, respective thrift, Had made brutes men, and men divine.1854 TheAngel in the House, bk.1,The Betrothal, canto 3, prelude 3,'Unthrift'.
In vino veritas. (In wine, there is the truth).Pliny the Elder.
I think [wine] will be, at a minimum, incredibly useful to archeology, like DosBox has been for playing Wing Commander. Certainly it has been known to save the day with modern titles, too. But to have it as the agreed-upon way to how you play video games on Linux is completely unacceptable for several reasons, both technical and moral.ryan c. gordon
The word is clear only to the kind who on peak or plain, from dark northern ice-fields to the hot wet jungles, through all wine and want, through lies and unfamiliar truth, dark or light, are governed by the unknown gods, and though each man knows the law, no man may give tongue to it.Stephen Crane
If on my theme I rightly think,There are five reasons why men drink,—Good wine, a friend, because I'm dry,Or lest I should be by and by,Or any other reason why.Causæ Bibendi, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). These lines are a poetic translation of a Latin epigram (erroneously ascribed to Henry Aldrich in the Biographia Britannica, second edition, vol. i. p. 131), which Menage and De la Monnoye attribute to Père Sirmond:Si bene commemini, causæ sunt quinque bibendi:Hospitis adventus; præsens sitis atque futura;Et vini bonitas, et quælibet altera causa.Menagiana, vol. i. p. 172.
Jolly nose! there are fools who say drink hurts the sight, Such dullards know nothing about it; 'Tis better with wine to extinguish the light Than live always in darkness without it.Paraphrase of Olivier Basselin's Vaux-devire. Quoted by Ainsworth in Jack Sheppard, Volume I, p. 213.
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