Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

A HYMN TO BACCHUS


Bacchus, let me drink no more!
Wild are seas that want a shore!
When our drinking has no stint,
There is no one pleasure in't.
I have drank up for to please
Thee, that great cup, Hercules.
Urge no more; and there shall be
Daffadils giv'n up to thee.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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