HOW HE WOULD DRINK HIS WINE.
FILL me my wine in crystal ; thus, and thus
I see't in's puris naturalibus :
Unmix'd. I love to have it smirk and shine ;
'Tis sin I know, 'tis sin to throttle wine.
What madman's he, that when it sparkles so,
Will cool his flames or quench his fires with snow ?
Georg Flegel (1566-1638)
Still-Life with Bread and
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 234.
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