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1 A Drunken old Scot by the rigorous sentence
2 Of the kirk was condemn'd to the stool of repentance.
3 Mess John to his conscience his vices put home,
4 And his danger in this, and the world that's to come.
5 Thou reprobate mortal; why, dost not thou know
6 Whither, after your death, all you drunkards must go?
7 Must go when we're dead? why Sir, you may swear,
8 We shall go, one and all, where we find the best beer.


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    Title (in Source Edition): PENANCE.
    Themes: food; drink; virtue; vice
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 27766

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 295. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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