by Robert Herrick

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
Daffodils given up to thee.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 153.

  Guido Reni. The Boy Bacchus.
Guido Reni. The Boy Bacchus. 1615-20.
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