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forgotten poem "drink the wine"
Posted by: oaklaker (---.ym.rnc.net.cable.rogers.com)
Date: December 15, 2004 01:31PM

A favorite saying of my fathers was "drink the wine, smell the roses, we pass this way but once".
I am sure this was not his creation, perhaps someone may know the poem that it cam from.

Re: forgotten poem "drink the wine"
Posted by: ilza (---.162.246.42.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: December 15, 2004 07:09PM

the one I know makes no reference to wine nor roses

"I expect to pass through this world but once;
any good thing therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now;
let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

Stephen Grellet (born Etienne de Grellet du Mabillier)

Re: forgotten poem "drink the wine"
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 16, 2004 11:55AM

Sounds like a mixture of Omar Khayyam and Ernest Dowson.


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