Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

DESCRIPTION: "Drink to me only with thine eyes And I will pledge with mine, Or leave a kiss within the cup And I'll not ask for wine." The singer prefers his lady's love to "Jove's nectar," and says that her breath makes even a dead wreathe grow
AUTHOR: Words: Ben Jonson
EARLIEST DATE: 1616 (as part of "To Celia," in "The Workes of Benjamin Jonson"); tune in print by 1780
KEYWORDS: love nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Fireside, p. 90, "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henderson-Victorian, p. 84, "Drink To Me Only" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 260, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, pp. 202-203, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes"
ADDITIONAL: Aline Waites & Robin Hunter, _The Illustrated Victorian Songbook_, Michael Joseph Ltd., 1984, pp. 204-205, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes!" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #V3830
Massanutten Military Quartet, "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes" (Columbia 15751-D, 1932)
NOTES [14 words]: According to Waites & Hunter, Jonson's text is based on a passage by Philostratus. - RBW
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