Monday, February 11, 2008

A bon mot from history

"The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, the fourth for madness."

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)


This does lead you to wonder what he was drinking. Did he bring back tequila from the New World along with the potato? Or did he invent poteen? And what were the Irish eating before this?? So many unanswered questions.....

3 comments:

The Nags said...

But what about the fifth, sixth, seventh, etc.? He was remarkably silent about them... .

Froog said...

Yes, I assume paralysis and/or amnesia had taken over by then. He must have been drinking very large measures of something very strong. Or perhaps tequila slammers.....

Mothman said...

Whoever said "In vino veritas" was probably lying.

And pissed.