_Bumper_ "a cup or a glass filled to overflowing with hard drink"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 17 17:21:33 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:06 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Let every man toss off a full bumper,
> Let every man toss off a full glass;
> And let ye be merry and drown melancholy,
> And drink a success to each true-hearted lass!
>                                               - song, "Spanish Ladies"
> (ca1820)

Mine's bigger. <har! har!>

You talk of a Sight, of a field of Commanders

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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