Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Beer: The Perfect Lenten Meal

A bit of pre-lenten levity.
William Hogarth's Beer Street
Beer! happy produce of our isle,
Can sinewy strength impart,
And wearied with fatigue and toil,
Can cheer each manly heart.
Labour and art upheld by thee,
Successfully advance,
We quaff thy balmy juice with glee,
And water leave to France.
Genius of Health! thy grateful tasteRivals the cup of Jove,
And warms each English generous breast
With liberty and love.

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