Fragment. (Translations From The Hebrew Poets Of Medaeval Spain.)
My friend spoke with insinuating tongue:
"Drink wine, and thy flesh shall be made whole. Look how
it hisses in the leathern bottle like a captured serpent."
Oh fool! can the sun be forged into a cask stopped with
earthly bungs. I know not that the power of wine has ever
overmastered my sorrows; for these mighty giants I have found
as yet no resting-place.
Solomon Ben Judah Gabirol (Died Between 1070-80.)