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If you are invited to drink at any man's house more than you think is wholesome, you may say "you wish you could, but so little makes you both drunk and sick; that you should only be bad company by doing so."

Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield Quotes , Source: Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World (sec. Sundry Little Accomplishments)

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Prudence must not be expected from a man who is never sober. [Lat., Non est ab homine nunquam sobrio postulanda prudentia.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (II, 32)

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Nothing in Nature's sober found, But an eternal Health goes round. Fill up the Bowl then, fill it high-- Fill all the Glasses there; for why Should every Creature Drink but I? Why, Man of Morals, tell me why?

Abraham Cowley Quotes , Source: Anacreon II--Drinking

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The thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain, And drinks, and gapes for Drink again; The Plants suck in the Earth and are With constant Drinking fresh and fair.

Abraham Cowley Quotes , Source: Anacreon II--Drinking

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Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle? He was all for love and a little for the bottle.

Charles Dibdin Quotes , Source: Captain Wattle and Miss Rol

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When I got up to the Peacock--where I found everybody drinking hot punch in self-preservation.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Holly Tree Inn

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"Wery good power o' suction, Sammy," said Mr. Weller the elder. . . . "You'd ha' made an uncommon fine oyster, Sammy, if you'd been born in that station o' life."

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XXIII)

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Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue.

Emily Dickinson Quotes , Source: Poems (XX)

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How gracious those dews of solace that over my senses fall At the clink of the ice in the pitcher the boy brings up the hall.

Eugene Field Quotes , Source: The Clink of the Ice

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