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Wine does more than physic can... | 27-Jul-11

Our enquirer is looking for a poem that includes the lines:

"wine does more than physic can
to justify God's ways to man"

2 comments have been made on this quote. Click here to read them and then add your own!

Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


Perhaps you mean these lines:

"...And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man.
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink..."

That's from Poem LXI I of Housman's A Shropshire Lad..

Tom Deveson

Thanks, from the original questioner. Maybe I had an echo of the Housman in my subconscious, and made up the "wine" and the "physic." I don't know. Or perhaps Housman was echoing something else?
Glyn Roberts

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