William Butler Yeats

Beer comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.


Wallace Rice

There is a rule to drink,
I think,
A rule of three
That you ‘ll agree
With me
Cannot be beat
And tends our lives to sweeten:
Drink beer ere you eat,
And while you eat,
And after you have eaten!


Gilbert Chesterton

Feast on beer or fast on water,
And your honour shall stand sure;
God Almighty’s son and daughter,
He the valiant, she the pure.
If an angel out of heaven
Brings you other things to drink,
Thank him for his kind intentions,
Go and pour them down the sink.


Robby McLintock

Notably fond of music, I dote on a sweeter tone
Than ever the harp has uttered
or ever the lute has Known.
It the vexing tone of beer poured in a glass
comforts to mind and body to come
pour me beer again and be you fast


John Wilmont

Vulcan, contrive me such a cup
As Nestor used of old!
Show all thy skill to trim it up,
Damask it round with gold.

Make it so large that, fill’d with brew
Up to the swelling brim,
Vast toasts on the delicious lake
Like ships at sea may swim.


William Aytoum

FAh, liberty! how like thou art
To this large bottle lying here,
Which yesterday from foreign mart,
Came filled with potent English beer!

A touch of steel—a hand—a gush—
A pop that sounded far and near—
A wild emotion—liquid rush—
And I had drunk that English beer!

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