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began this vice.



1734



1738 but we quickly

imitated and now
often excel them.



58



A MAN MUST DRINK OR BE A JEST.



[sat. 5.



[leaf 21, back]
A man who
cannot sit and
drink all day
is made a jest.



The dmnkard
sits and makes
base speeches.



The Lacedsmo-
nians used to
make their
slaves drunk as
a warning to
their children.



I pass over the
man who had a
thousand dishes
at one feast,



and by his
extravagance



1742



1750



And shew himselfe an ape in imitation
Of every new found & liell-hatched sinne
Or else he is not counted worth a pinne.
He that cannot sit quafling aU the day,
Carousing healths till wit & wealth decay ;
W/; ich will not vpon every lewd request
Brink drunk in kindenesse, why, he 's made a jest 1746
To those companions, whose licentious veine
And drunken hximoz


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