The Fine Words Of English Poets About Wine

14th October 2021


The English Language is one that is filled with wonders, being able to put words on paper or text onto the screen to tell someone a story about something which never existed before you decided it would become real, being able to tell someone how you truly feel about them with a vocabulary as complex or simple as you like.

In this article find out what some of England’s famous Poets decided to tell about Wine in one simple line.

John Gay, was born on June 30th, 1685, in Barnstaple and died on the 4th of December, 1732, London, this English Poet is most famous for The Beggar’s Opera which is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728.

From Wine What Sudden Friendship Springs! – John Gay

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, pictured below, was born on the 6th of March, 1806 in Kelloe, a village and civil parish in County Durham and died on the 29th of June, 1861 in Florence, Italy, she was a poet in the Victorian era, the oldest of 11 siblings, she started writing poetry at the age of 11.

Never Waste Your Wine. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Alexander Pope, was born on May 21st, 1688, in London and died on the 30th of May, 1744 in Twickenham, he was a famous poet in the Augustan literature period, which was a style of British literature produced during the reigns of Queen Anne, King George I, and George II in the first half of the 18th century and ending in the 1740s, with the deaths of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, in 1744 and 1745. Wikipedia

Drink Is The Feast Of Reason And The Flow Of Soul. – Alexander Pope

John Keats, born on the day of Halloween, October 31st, 1795, in Moorgate, London, and died on the 23rd of February, 1821, in Rome, Italy, he was prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, his poems started getting published four years before his unfortunate death at the age of 25, although his poems didn’t give him much fame when he was alive, his popularity rapidly grew after his death, and he is now cemented in history, some of his poems include – To Autumn – Ode to a Nightingale – Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Give Me Books, French Wine, Fruit, Fine Weather And A Little Music Played Out Of Doors… – John Keats

Lord Byron, pictured below, was born George Gordon Byron on the 22nd of January, 1788, in London and died on the 19th of April, 1824, in Missolonghi, Greece, Byron is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, he was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement and still to this day he is influential over aspiring poets and his poems, such as Don Juan – Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage – She Walks in Beauty are still widely read.

What’s Drinking? A Mere Pause From Thinking! – Lord Byron

Wine Cheers The Sad, Revives The Old, Inspires The Young, Makes Weariness Forget His Toil. – Lord Byron

Man, Being Reasonable, Must Get Drunk; The Best Of Life Is But Intoxication. – Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron

Everybody Has a Story to Tell, It’s Up To You if You Tell it

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