The Divorce of Reason
60
For "Is" and "Is-not" though with Rule and Line,
And "Up-and-Down" by Logic I define
Of all that one should care to fathom, I
Was never deep in anything but---Wine.

60
Ah, but my Computations, People say,
Reduced the Year to better reckoning?---Nay,
'Twas only striking from the Calendar
Unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday.

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