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Quotation by Oliver Goldsmith
When Methodist preachers come down
A-preaching that drinking is sinful,
I'll wager the rascals a crown
They always preach best with a skinful.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774), Irish playwright, novelist, poet. She Stoops to Conquer (l. 10–14). . .
New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, The. Thomas Kinsella, ed. and tr. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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