1903 The Complete Buffet Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Drinks by V.B. Lewis


Toasts and After Dinner Speeches

One bumper at parting !-though many Have circled t he board since we met,. The fullest, t he saddest of any , Remains to be crowned by us yet. The sweetness that pleast:.re has in it Is always so slow to come forth, That seldom, alas! 'til the minute It dies do we know half its worth! But oh! may our life's happy measure Be all of such moments made up, They're born on the bosom of pleasure, They die in the tears of the cup. To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure; To the fair, their face, With eternal grace; And the rest, to be loved at leisure. For let her be clumsy , or let he_r be slim, Young or ancient, I care not a feather; So fill up a bumper, nay fill to the brim, Let us toast all the ladies together!

Fill the goblet again; for I never before Ji'elt the glow which now gladdens my heart to its core. Let us drink; who would not? since through life's . varied round in the goblet alone no deception is found.

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