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Question: In 1820, where was London getting all it's women, wine and snuff from!?
Give Me Women, Wine, and Snuff
by John Keats

GIVE me women, wine, and snuff
Untill I cry out "hold, enough!"
You may do so sans objection
Till the day of resurrection:
For, bless my beard, they aye shall be
My beloved Trinity!.

Hymn To Apollo
by John Keats

GOD of the golden bow,
And of the golden lyre,
And of the golden hair,
And of the golden fire,
Of the patient year,
Where---where slept thine ire,
When like a blank idiot I put on thy wreath,
Thy laurel, thy glory,
The light of thy story,
Or was I a worm---too low crawling for death!?
O Delphic Apollo!

The Thunderer grasp'd and grasp'd,
The Thunderer frown'd and frown'd;
The eagle's feathery mane
For wrath became stiffen'd---the sound
Of breeding thunder
Went drowsily under,
Muttering to be unbound!.
O why didst thou pity, and beg for a worm!?
Why touch thy soft lute
Till the thunder was mute,
Why was I not crush'd---such a pitiful germ!?
O Delphic Apollo!

The Pleiades were up,
Watching the silent air;
The seeds and roots in Earth
Were swelling for summer fare;
The Ocean, its neighbour,
Was at his old labour,
When, who---who did dare
To tie for a moment, thy plant round his brow,
And grin and look proudly,
And blaspheme so loudly,
And live for that honour, to stoop to thee now!?
O Delphic Apollo!


Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
The wine came mostly from Portugal although imports from France were begining to pick up, the snuff came from America and the women were home-grown!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Think is was brought in via the silk road from or to china possibly what was then mesopotamia, near the tigress and eurphratees modern day iraq near afghanistan, not much as changed has it!? Weird, where do you get these questions from, bazaar, one in twelve folks get mental illness from illicit narcotics, surely you cant be serious!Www@QuestionHome@Com

This illustrates once again that poetry comes in many different levels and forms!. Poetry can be fun as well as serious; it does not need to be lugubrious to be real!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Spent all my money on wine, women and snuff and just wasted the rest!