Cavalier Ballad; From the Loyal Garland, 1686
Come let's drink, the time invites,|
Winter and cold weather;
For to spend away long nights,
And to keep good wits together.
Better far than cards or dice,
Isaac's balls are quaint device,
Made up with fan and feather.
2. Of strange actions on the seas
3. Valentian, that famous town,
4. As for water, we disclaim|
Once it caused the world's whole frame
In the deluge to miscarry;
And that enemy of joy
Which sought our freedom to destroy
And murder good Canary.
5. We that drink have no such thoughts,
6. Hear the squibs and mind the bells,
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