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James Kenneth Stephen

(25 February 1859 – 3 February 1892 / England)

Poems of James Kenneth Stephen

Drinking Song

There are people, I know, to be found,
Who say, and apparently think,
That sorrow and care may be drowned
By a timely consumption of drink.

Does not man, these enthusiasts ask,
Most nearly approach the divine,
When engaged in the soul-stirring task
Of filling his body with wine?

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