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  • The elder Philipson marked the scene with an attentive and anxious eye, confining his applications to the wine-cup to such pledges as the politeness of the times called upon him to reply to.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Troy once more at last spend the live-long day in drinking toasts and singing love's praise, while the wildering wine-cup sends a friendly challenge round, as o'er the sea for Sparta bound, the sons of Atreus quit the Ilian strand?

    Rhesus

  • It is powerful as the wine-cup of the Nazarene to drop the curtain on the sleepless eye, and to relieve the burden of the overloaded bosom; but when applied to the purposes of indulgence and debauchery, it rends the nerves, destroys the strength, weakens the intellect, and undermines life.

    The Talisman

  • “Pass the wine-cup, then, to the success of our glorious enterprise, and the health of this our new associate!”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Now it was the night of the full moon and, as they sat with the wine-cup going round, her rays shone upon them, and the governor fell to singing.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Troy once more at last spend the live-long day in drinking toasts and singing love's praise, while the wildering wine-cup sends a friendly challenge round, as o'er the sea for Sparta bound, the sons of Atreus quit the Ilian strand?

    Rhesus

  • Yes, for they too are slaves, and harsh enough are their taskmasters; slaves are they to luxury and lechery, intemperance and the wine-cup along with many a fond and ruinous ambition.

    Oeconomicus

  • But no more do these same marvels tend to promote the object of the wine-cup. 261

    Symposium

  • But if I seem to any of you to indulge a vein more serious than befits the wine-cup, marvel not.

    Symposium

  • I know the regular clink of the wine-cup will row you from darkness and gloom to another haven.

    Alcestis

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