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The Devil's Dictionary: Bacchus

by Ambrose Bierce
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BACCHUS

-n.

A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk.

Is public worship, then, a sin,
That for devotions paid to Bacchus
The lictors dare to run us in,
And resolutely thump and whack us?

-Jorace

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