Se dell'uve il sangue amabile,
non rinfranca ognor le vene,
questa vita è troppo labile,
troppo breve, e sempre in pene.


Dearest, if one's vital tide
Ran not with the grape's beside
What would life be
Much too short, and far too stupid.


Francesco Redi - 'Bacchus in Tuscany' (1685)

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