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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes. 1906.

College Humor


Anonymous, in “The Williams’ Argo”

YOU may say that Lachrymæ Christi

Is a potion most divine;

You may praise the wine of Asti,

Or claret of ’59;

You may talk of your golden sherry,

Of Heidsieck, dry and clear,

But a good drink and a merry

Is plain Milwaukee beer.

’Tis a strong yet mild potation,

But let that merit pass—

Its noblest commendation

Is, “Just five cents a glass!”

Away with your costly Rhenish!

With Chablis, good but dear,

And, waiter, my glass replenish

With plain Milwaukee beer.