Praise Of Ale





Dr. Still, though Bishop of Bath and Wells, seems not to have been over

fond of water; for thus he sings:--



"A stoup of ale, then, cannot fail,

To cheer both heart and soul;

It hath a charm, and without harm

Can make a lame man whole.

For he who thinks, and water drinks,

Is never worth a dump:

Then fill your cup, and drink it up,

May he be made a pump."



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