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" Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink as I; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip and sip it up: Make the most of life you may, Life is short and wears away. Both alike are mine and thine Hastening quick to their decline: Thine's a... "
Drinking-songs. Miscellaneous songs. Ancient ballads - Page 19
1819
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1834
...The Fly' of Gray for melancholy tenderness of thought ; it consisted only of these two stanzas : 1 Busy, curious, thirsty fly ! Drink with me, and drink...most of life you may ; Life is short and wears away ! 2 placed in the library of the Earl of Oxford, yielded up his entire days to researches concerning...
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Peter Parley's Almanac for Old and Young

1836
...a delightful month, but it is the season of flies. Let us draw a moral from it. The old song says, Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...sip, and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, j Life is short and wears away. SEPTEMBER. Astronomic ;d Pheuomena, Remarkable Day», Arc . Ch ronologf....
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 42

Scotland - 1837
...drinking out offal cup. " Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink at I ; Freely weleome to my cup, Couldst thou sip, and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, Life is short and f.idc3 away. " Both alike are mine and thine, Hastening quiek to their decline ; Thine' sa summer,...
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The poetical works, Latin and English, of Vincent Bourne

Vincent Bourne - English poetry - 1838 - 320 pages
...decrepit old age cannot freeze. THE FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink as 1 ; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thou sip, and sip...you may, Life is short, and wears away. Both alike, both thine and mine, Hasten quick to their decline ; Thine's a summer, mine's no more, Though repeated...
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The Malta penny magazine

...comprehended the meaning of those terrible words — Must we kill them both? OLDYS ADDRESS TO A FLY. Busy, curious, thirsty fly ! Drink with me, and drink as I ! Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst thon sip and sip it up : Make the most of life you may ; Life is short and wears away. Both alike are...
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Poematia Latine Partim Reddita, Partim Scripta

Vincent Bourne, John Mitford - Fine bindings - 1840 - 308 pages
...dies. Quaeque retardari possunt per nulla senectae Frigora, perpetuo gaudia fonte rluunt. THE FLY.f BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...you may, Life is short and wears away. Both alike, both thine and mine, Hasten quick to their decline ; Thine's a summer, mine's no more, Though repeated...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...Grose: — Sony, made Extempore by a Grnlleman, occcaioncd by a Fly Drinklny out of his Cup of Ale. s »ip and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, Life is short, and wears away. Both alike are mine...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...Achilles weeps, great Hector hangs the head, And the Black Prince goes whimpering to bed. THE THIRSTY FLY. BUSY, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me, and drink...away, Both alike are mine and thine Hastening quick to thy decline ; Thine 'sa summer, mine no more, Though repeated to threescore ; Threescore summers, when...
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A new, easy, and correct system of vocal music

Robert Platt - 1847
...thirs-ty, cu-rious fly, Drink with me, and drink as I. Free-ly \vcl-eoine to my cup, Couldst thou sip, ami sip it up. Make the most of life you may : Life is short, and wears a-way. 9. Both alike are mime and thine, Thine 'sa summer ; mine 's no more, Hast'uing quick to their decline...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 3

Robert Kemp Philp
...often occasion to use her pump. Hence the address of the poet: — " Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Brink with me, and drink as I ; Freely welcome to my cup, Couldst tlioiL sip, and sip it up. Make the most of life you may, Life is aliort, and wears away. Both alike,...
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