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Anacreon - The Vintage



Type of Spiritual Experience



Fragonard - The Swing



A description of the experience

The Vintage

Men and maids at time of year

The ripe clusters jointly bear

To the press, but in when thrown,

They by men are trod alone,

Who in Bacchus' praises join,

Squeeze the grape, let out the wine:

Oh with what delight they spy

The new must when tunned work high!

Which if old men freely take,

Their grey heads and heels they shake;

And a young man, if he find

Some fair maid to sleep resign'd

In the shade, he straight goes to her,

Wakes, and roundly 'gins to woo her,

Whilst Love slily stealing in

Tempts her to the pleasing sin:

Yet she long resists his offers,

Nor will hear whate'er he proffers,

Till perceiving that his prayer

Melts into regardless air,

Her, who seemingly refrains,

He by pleasing force constrains;

Wine doth boldness thus dispense,

Teaching young men insolence

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