Quotation by Robert Browning

I poured down his throat our last measure of wine,
Which (the burgesses voted by common consent)
Was no more than his due who brought good news from Ghent.
Robert Browning (1812–1889), British poet. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix (l. 58–60). . .

The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.
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