Isaac Hawkins Browne
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'Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west
Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest;
Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides
His hours, and rivals Opium and his brides;
Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand,
Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand.
Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe,
When tipped in Amber, mellow, rich and ripe;
Yet they lovers more admire by far
Thy naked beauties - Give me a cigar !'
Lord Byron 'The Island'
'Little tube of mighty power,
Charmer of an idle hour,
Object of my warm desire,
Lip of wax, and...