Excerpt from “Cyder: A Poem in Two Books” by John Philips

Give the Debtor Wine;
His Joys are short, and few; yet when he drinks
His Dread retires, the flowing Glasses add
Courage, and Mirth: magnificent in Thought,
Imaginary Riches he enjoys,
And in the Goal expatiates unconfin’d.

From: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/html/1807/4350/poet257.html

Date: 1708

By: John Philips (1676-1709)

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